Launch of Pride Season – Send Your Video Submission by May 31!

May 25, 2021 - Defence Stories

June marks the beginning of #PrideSeason!

To kick-off this annual celebration, the Department of Canadian Heritage will be hosting a virtual flag raising event on social media mid-June (date and time to be confirmed). 

The Defence Team Pride Advisory Organization (DTPAO) invites all LGBTQ2+ Defence Team members and allies in Canada and abroad to record and submit a short video on camera wishing everyone a Happy Pride Season. Your video may be included in the virtual flag-raising video, which will stream on the Canadian Heritage social media platforms in June.

Let’s show our pride colours and celebrate LGBTQ2+ diversity, inclusion, and pride in the federal public service across the country.

Step 1 – Film your video

Please follow this script: “Happy Pride Season from CITY, PROVINCE OR COUNTRY.”

Step 2 – Submit your video

By May 31, please upload the following items to the Pride Season 2021 Sharepoint Folder (You are now leaving the Government of Canada website):

Please note that depending on the volume of submissions received, it may not be possible to post all submissions.

Please contact Jenny Laviolette and Alexandre Desjardins for any questions regarding video submissions.

If you are interested in volunteering with the DTPAO to provide support to Defence Team members and leadership, or to learn more about allyship or how to connect with other LGBTQ2+ members and allies in your area, contact the DTPAO by email at

Follow @freetobeme_ca and @PSPW2021 on Twitter to stay up-to-date on everything Pride Season.

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