Réseau ACCESS Network

Sudbury Pride Week Events

July 9 – July 17, 2021


Sudbury Pride History

The first official Pride March held in Sudbury took place in July of 1997, organized by a coalition of service providers and community advocates concerned about recent, local workplace harassment and incidents of discrimination motivated by homophobic attitudes. By 2006, the Pride March expanded to an entire Pride Week, now led by Fierté Sudbury Pride and celebrated annually.[1] Réseau ACCESS Network provided organizing support for that first march and continues to support local 2S-LGBTQ+ members of community through various initiatives all year, and especially during Pride Week celebrations.

This past year it has been so important for 2S-LGBTQ+ members of community and allies to connect, despite the challenges of necessary COVID-19 restrictions and precautions. Réseau ACCESS Network has adapted its offerings for Pride Week 2021 to be delivered virtually- allowing connection across community members throughout the region and beyond. In recognition of the diverse experiences found in our community, The Agency has prioritized events and activities bringing various age groups and 2S-LGBTQ+ identities together.


Monday - Pride Kits - July 12

Pride Kit Pickup

Pride themed prizes & safer sex kits will be available for pick-up at Réseau ACCESS Network’s Medina Lane entrance.

  • Friday July 9 from 9:30 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 3:30 PM and
  • Monday July 12 from 5 PM – 6 PM
  • & Regular business hours until supplies last during pride week

Tuesday - Meet the 2S-LGBTQ+ Education & Program Team - July 13

Check out our social media to learn more about the 2S-LGBTQ+ Programs at Réseau ACCESS Network and how they support members of community?

Wednesday - Webinar Featuring Eva Bloom - July 14

Presented by award winning queer sexuality educator Eva Bloom, Sex: What Your Gym Teacher Didn’t Tell You with Eva Bloom focuses on a sex-positive, queer and trans inclusive conversation about sexual health, anatomy, and communication.

More information here

Thursday - Intergenerational Coffee & Chats - July 15

Hosted by Réseau ACCESS Network’s Seniors Program Coordinator, this event provides opportunity to foster social connections within the community.

More information here

Friday - Community Pride Breakfast Sponsored by RBC - July 16

Join Rahim Thawer MSW, RSW and Kathleen J of Safer Spaces as they discuss how the pandemic has affected 2S-LGBTQ+ communities and the importance of creating inclusive workplaces for 2S-LGBTQ+ members of community.

More information here

Friday - Pride Kits - July 9 & 16

Pride Kit Pickup

Pride themed prizes & safer sex kits will be available for pick-up at Réseau ACCESS Network’s Medina Lane entrance.

Friday July 9 from 9:30 AM – 12 PM & 1 PM – 3:30 PM and
Regular business hours until supplies last!

Saturday - Virtual Talent Show - July 17

Wrap up the week by highlighting the many talents of Sudbury’s community.

More Info Here

Join us as we celebrate Northern Ontario’s best and brightest talents!




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phone 1.705.688.0500 (local)

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website  CATIE – Hepatitis C & HIV Info

phone 1.800.263.1638


website  Canadian AIDS Society

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website  HIV Legal Network

phone  416.595.1666


website  Community Drug Strategy


website  ConnexOntario

phone  Drug & Alcohol 1.800.565.8603 

phone  Mental Health 1.866.531.2600


website  Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

phone  1.800.839.0369


website  HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic ON

phone  1-888-705-8889


website  LGBT Youth Hotline

phone  1.800.268.YOUTH


website  Ontario AIDS Network

phone  1.800.839.0369


website Ontario HIV Treatment Network

phone  1.877.743.6486


website SWANS


website  WHAI


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