The Halifax Pride Society relies on a variety of committees to offer planning and guidance. These committees allow us to benefit from the experience in our community, hear diverse voices, provide opportunities for community involvement, flatten the organization of the society, and better allocate decision-making responsibilities.
Committees meet approximately three to four times a year to give direction on issues relevant to the society. Each committee is facilitated by a board director or a designated committee lead, whose reports help guide the board. Committee participation is open to the public, but we encourage the participation of individuals with a marked interest in the committee topic. Committee members may assist with the implementation of tasks and goals, but such work is not mandatory for committee membership. Committees involvement requires a minimal time commitment and no term obligation.
ACCESSIBILITY: assists with the planning of events to remove barriers to participation
ADVOCACY: explores ways Pride can support community interests
COMMUNICATIONS: guides communications strategies, primarily through social media efforts
EDUCATION: develops tools for outreach and education
EVENT PLANNING: directs planning on events outside festival time
GOVERNANCE: creates and directs society policy
LOGISTICS: reviews festival planning and material needs
PARADE: coordinates and plans all parade elements
PROGRAMMING: advises on festival artists and speakers
YOUTH: creates new opportunities for youth at the festival
Whenever available, a preliminary committee schedule will be posted below. Committees may decide to meet more or less frequently, based on the will of the members. For locations and times of committee meetings, please send and email with “Committee” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.