Our Direction

Vision

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

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.

Values

Integrity – consistency and honesty of actions, words and decisions are essential to the credibility and effectiveness of the organization

Diversity – differences between people are a valued asset and a healthy cross-section of membership should be encouraged

Inclusion – bringing together diverse people creates engagement, respect and therefore more helpful programs

Acceptance – positive and unconditional welcoming regardless of situation develops successful inclusion

Self Esteem – acceptance promotes a person’s confidence in their own worth and abilities allowing them to develop their full potential

Equality – regardless of differences, everyone is given equal respect and opportunity

Justice – where unequal treatment has existed, fairness leads to correction of that inequality

Goals

Goal 1 - To increase the number of Directors and volunteers to enable better sharing of the workload of running CAP, improving its visibility and achieving its mission.

Goal 2 – To develop a communications strategy which links all existing communications and outreach tools in a coordinated program which clearly defines CAP’s brand.

Goal 3 - To develop a membership program which will increase member engagement, and to permit a more detailed understanding of the community which CAP is reaching out to.

Goal 4 – To develop partnerships with aviation companies to help them develop their diversity and inclusion programs, advise them on LGBT issues which they experience and where we can become a valuable asset in supporting sound decisions in addressing inclusion issues.

Goal 5 – To promote the development of CAP groups in other Canadian cities, in particular Calgary and Montreal, thereby providing CAP events and support to more of our Canadian membership base.

Goal 6 - To develop a fund raising program to permit activities such as advertising, attendance at conferences or meetings, and eventually scholarships.

Goal 7 – To develop a detailed sponsorship program in readiness for outreach to aviation industry and other corporations.

Goal 8 – To offer scholarships for different fields of study in aviation.

Goal 9 – To gain registered charity status in order to be able to provide tax benefits to contributors.