Regional Council proclaimed July 19 to 28, 2013 as Pride Week in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
In 2011, the Region of Peel became a signatory member of the Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD), which aims to develop strategies and actions towards eliminating racism and discrimination in our communities.
Greg Roach, Co-Founder and Current Chair, Pride Committee of Peel, delegated to Council and provided an overview of events planned to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Pride Committee of Peel and Pride Week Peel, including an all-ages family oriented picnic to be held July 20, 2013 at Chinguacousy Park.
The Region of Peel supports a positive, safe and inclusive environment and recognizes that discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and the transgendered community must be prevented and awareness and acceptance is crucial to the foundation of a free, peaceful and just society.
For more information about the Pride in Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/sexuality/relations/pride-flag.htm