Committees

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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.

COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION

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.

COMMITTEES INCLUDE:

  • 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

MEETING SCHEDULE

The following is a preliminary committee schedule. 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 info@halifaxpride.com.

Monday, January 22 - Youth Committee Meeting
Monday, January 29 - Community Meeting
Monday, January 29 - Parade Committee Meeting
Monday, February 5 - Governance Committee Meeting
Monday, February 12 - Youth Committee Meeting
Monday, February 26 - Community Meeting
Monday, February 26 - Accessibility Committee Meeting
Monday, March 5 - Youth Committee Meeting
Monday, March 5 - Programming Committee Meeting
Monday, March 26 - Community Meeting
Monday, March 26 - Programming Committee Meeting
Monday, April 16 - Youth Committee Meeting
Monday, April 16 - Accessibility Committee Meeting
Monday, April 30 - Community Meeting
Monday, May 14 - Youth Committee Meeting
Monday, May 14 - Communications Committee Meeting
Monday, May 28 - Community Meeting
Monday, May 28 - Logistics Committee Meeting
Monday, June 18 - Youth Committee Meeting
Monday, June 18 - Logistics Committee Meeting
Monday, June 26 - Community Meeting
Monday, June 26 - Parade Committee Meeting