Celebrate Pride with Youth Pride Durham!

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Thank you for your participation in Youth Pride Durham. These events have now concluded. 

Youth Pride Durham is a safe, inclusive celebration for youth, children and families who are part of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, as well as their allies.

Hosted by Durham Children's Aid Society, Durham Children's Aid Foundation, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Durham Regional Police Service, and the Durham District School Board, in association with Durham Pride and PFLAG Durham, this free event champions acceptance through an afternoon of performances, music, dancing and other fun activities.

It also provides a forum for community organizations and agencies to gather in the Resource Village, to share information about the programs and supports they offer for 2SLGBTQI+ children and youth.


Event Details

When: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Region of Durham Headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby

Parking: Free parking is available at Durham Regional Headquarters (605 Rossland Road East). You can access the parking lots from Rossland Road East or Garden Street.

Event Program

1 p.m. Opening show extravaganza featuring Drag Queens Baby Bel Bel, Wilma Checklear and Devine Darlin

1:30 p.m. Musical guests, explore the Resource Village and other fun activities including face painting, cotton candy and popcorn snacks

2:30 p.m. Youth Pride dance party with DJ Sumation

Giveaways! Youth pride goers will also have a chance to win a one-month Durham Region Transit pass, laptop or acoustic guitar and amp!

Activities: All activities at the event are free!

Snacks and water: All snacks and water at the event are free.

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Drag Queen Storytime

Drag Queen Storytime offers free, family friendly storytime programming throughout the month of June at libraries throughout Durham Region in celebration of diversity and inclusion. Checkout the upcoming events sections for more details.


Important links

Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF): is committed to collaborating with the community to enable equal opportunities for children, youth, and families, so that they may reach their full potential. For more information visit DurhamCAF.ca.

Durham Children’s Aid Society: Working collaboratively with families, community members and service providers to overcome barriers to safe and healthy development of children and youth. For more information visit DurhamCAS.ca.

Durham District School Board: is committed to building an education system that celebrates, supports, respects, values and embraces Two-Spirit and LGBTQI peoples in all learning and working environments. For more information visit ddsb.ca.ca.

Durham Regional Police Service: An inclusive organization that embraces 2SLGBTQ+ members, allies, and the communities we serve. For more information visit drps.ca.

Pflag Durham: Helping with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. For more information visit PflagDurhamRegion.ca.

Pride Durham: Providing social programming, such as festivals and events that highlight the 2SLGBTQ+ community, to celebrate and educate the residents of Durham Region. For more information visit DurhamPride.ca.

Region of Durham: Ensuring that Durham Region is a welcoming and inclusive community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. For more information visit durham.ca.


Youth Pride Durham Partners


Youth Pride Durham is a safe, inclusive celebration for youth, children and families who are part of the 2SLGBTQI+ community, as well as their allies.

Hosted by Durham Children's Aid Society, Durham Children's Aid Foundation, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Durham Regional Police Service, and the Durham District School Board, in association with Durham Pride and PFLAG Durham, this free event champions acceptance through an afternoon of performances, music, dancing and other fun activities.

It also provides a forum for community organizations and agencies to gather in the Resource Village, to share information about the programs and supports they offer for 2SLGBTQI+ children and youth.


Event Details

When: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Region of Durham Headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby

Parking: Free parking is available at Durham Regional Headquarters (605 Rossland Road East). You can access the parking lots from Rossland Road East or Garden Street.

Event Program

1 p.m. Opening show extravaganza featuring Drag Queens Baby Bel Bel, Wilma Checklear and Devine Darlin

1:30 p.m. Musical guests, explore the Resource Village and other fun activities including face painting, cotton candy and popcorn snacks

2:30 p.m. Youth Pride dance party with DJ Sumation

Giveaways! Youth pride goers will also have a chance to win a one-month Durham Region Transit pass, laptop or acoustic guitar and amp!

Activities: All activities at the event are free!

Snacks and water: All snacks and water at the event are free.

Follow us on Facebook!


Drag Queen Storytime

Drag Queen Storytime offers free, family friendly storytime programming throughout the month of June at libraries throughout Durham Region in celebration of diversity and inclusion. Checkout the upcoming events sections for more details.


Important links

Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF): is committed to collaborating with the community to enable equal opportunities for children, youth, and families, so that they may reach their full potential. For more information visit DurhamCAF.ca.

Durham Children’s Aid Society: Working collaboratively with families, community members and service providers to overcome barriers to safe and healthy development of children and youth. For more information visit DurhamCAS.ca.

Durham District School Board: is committed to building an education system that celebrates, supports, respects, values and embraces Two-Spirit and LGBTQI peoples in all learning and working environments. For more information visit ddsb.ca.ca.

Durham Regional Police Service: An inclusive organization that embraces 2SLGBTQ+ members, allies, and the communities we serve. For more information visit drps.ca.

Pflag Durham: Helping with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. For more information visit PflagDurhamRegion.ca.

Pride Durham: Providing social programming, such as festivals and events that highlight the 2SLGBTQ+ community, to celebrate and educate the residents of Durham Region. For more information visit DurhamPride.ca.

Region of Durham: Ensuring that Durham Region is a welcoming and inclusive community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. For more information visit durham.ca.


Youth Pride Durham Partners