people should feel
in the South Okanagan
We respectfully acknowledge that we take space upon this beautiful land, the stolen traditional, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan People who have lived and cared for these lands since time immemorial. For more information and to read our land acknowledgement, please click here: Land Aknowledgememt
South Okanagan Similkameen Pride is a non-profit society run by a board of dynamic volunteer directors who serve to support the regional 2SLGBTQIA+ community of the South Okanagan and Similkameen by providing safe spaces and inclusive events for everyone.
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE STAND FOR
We value advocacy work to support human rights, equality and equity for 2SLGBTQIA+ people who face discrimination
We value community partnerships in order to ensure 2SLGBTQIA+ people are reflected and respected.
We value safety for all people so they feel physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally safe.
We value advocacy work to support human rights, equality and equity for 2SLGBTQIA+ people who face discrimination.
The respectful inclusion of 2SLGBTQIA+ people in society, including intersectional* identities of race, religion, culture and individuals with diverse abilities.
We value education about 2SLGBTQIA+ identities to help current and future generations live safely and freely.
WHAT WE DO
We organize our own diverse events which include wellness events, Pride parades, festivals, workshops, panel discussions, film screenings, and social gatherings. We also organize the Osoyoos Pride Arts Festival in September as well as advise and partner with other organizations and businesses, helping them connect and create events supportive of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community.
WHAT U CAN DO
With your donations, we organize engaging events, educational programs, and advocacy initiatives that promote understanding and celebrate diverse identities. From vibrant parades that inspire joy and solidarity to impactful workshops that challenge prejudice, your generosity fuels positive change.
Volunteers are a critical part of our success in the community and we are always looking for new ones to join us in making a difference. We offer a variety of ways to get involved, from one-time projects to long-term commitments. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application form
FUNDING, SPONSORS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
SOS Pride gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders, sponsors and community partners.