Canadian Aviation Pride - About

Who we are

 

This is the official website for Canadian Aviation Pride.

Whether you are a Pilot (private or commercial), Flight Attendant, Engineer, Dispatcher, Air Traffic Contoller, Simulator technician, TC Regulator, Safety Officer, aviation student, or enthusiast, here we can share ideas related to aviation.

We are LGBTQ and Straight allies...people, of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions who share an interest in Aviation.

 

This is a forum for support - a safe place to be without judgment, the promotion of social events, provide networking opportunities and emotional support for coming out.

Informal gatherings are planned across Canada, where we can all get along together to meet new friends, network, provide social support and share stories in our common aviation interest.

Current members are represented at Porter, Westjet, Jazz, Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines, Sky Regional, CAE, Transport Canada, corporate operations, and other Aviation related operators.

Various gatherings and events are organized around Canada during the year including house parties, dinners at restaurants, get together at bars, and participation in Pride with booths and marching in Parades.

Canadian Aviation Pride is an independent, not-for-profit organization based in Canada and is not a subsidiary of any other organizations.

We will from time to time partner with other organizations for events.

 

Join the group and be in the loop!

Our Facebook group is classified as "Closed" and only requires approval from Admins to join. When you request to join, just tell us a little about yourself any you can join the Canadian Gay Aviation fraternity.

There are no fees to be a part of this group – it's inclusive, not exclusive.

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History

in 2008 Canadian Aviation Pride started when a two small groups of gay pilots in Toronto and Vancouver coalesced to form a social networking group. The purpose of this group was for members of the LGBTQ community with an interest in aviation to meet and support one another. While there had been a loose collection of gay pilots. Canadian Aviation Pride really got going when  Steve, Dean and Peter and other passionate aviators started organizing to help facilitate social connections and support. It didn't take long to include other groups within the community who shared an interest in aviation including flight attendants, engineers, air traffic controllers, and so on, but not only that, straight supporters and enthusiast also came together to form Canadian Aviation Pride.

 

In January 2016, Canadian Aviation Pride became registered as a Not for Profit organization.

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Mission, Vision and Values

 

 

Canadian Aviation Pride

 

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Mission

To support, encourage and connect people of the Canadian LGBTQ community who share a passion or interest in aviation while raising awareness and reducing homophobia and transphobia.

Vision

To become the primary Canadian organization representing and supporting the LGBTQ community in aviation.

Values

Our values are Integrity, Diversity, Equality, Inclusivity, Acceptance, Self Esteem and Justice. We use these as means to achieve our vision and mission.

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