Call for Community Event Submissions

In 2017, the Halifax Pride Festival included more than 100 events created for and by our 2SLGBTQ+ community, and now it’s your chance to get involved!

Halifax Pride wants to promote your events. From live performances, art exhibitions, meet-ups and guided tours, to public concerts, wine tastings, and everything in between, we want to feature your events!

Step 1: Check out the Community Organizer Guide for some quick tips and tricks to planning an event during the festival.

Step 2: Submit our simple form so we can include your event in our online festival schedule. (Note: deadline for submissions to the printed Pride Guide was April 27)

Step 3: Start planning and have fun!

If you have questions or need assistance with submitting your event, contact

Read our Community Organizer Guide here.

Submit your event form here.

Halifax Pride Safer Spaces Training

We need fantastic volunteers to make Halifax Pride possible. With that goal in mind, we have partnered with Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and the Province of Nova Scotia to host free training sessions to help us provide safer spaces at all Halifax Pride events.

Although the workshops have been designed with Halifax Pride volunteers in mind, they are open to the general public. Participants can register for one or all three free sessions. These sessions include:

- 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive Language and Safer Space Principles -

Monday, March 12 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This workshop will familiarize participants with Halifax Pride’s safer spaces policy, safer space efforts, and inclusive 2SLGBTQ+ terminology.

- Project Soundcheck: RECOGNIZE and Address Rape CulturE - 

Monday, March 19 | 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Facilitated by Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, this workshop will familiarize participants with skills to help ensure safer space at public events. Project Soundcheck gives volunteers and bystanders the tools to recognize and address rape culture at events. The training will give participants a comprehensive overview of sexualized violence, identifying drug facilitated sexual assault, and bystander intervention.

- Active ListeninG -

Monday, April 30 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Facilitated by Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, this active-listener training gives participants tangible skills to become better listeners and support people who may be feeling triggered or overwhelmed. The training will touch on several important topics in active listening such as setting personal boundaries, trauma, grounding exercises, the importance of utilizing an anti-oppressive approach, and supporting someone in accessing additional resources.



  • All workshops hosted at the Halifax Central Library
  • Snacks and drinks provided
  • The Halifax Central Library is a wheelchair accessible space.
  • Gender neutral washrooms are identified on site.
  • ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event.
  • Those requiring travel assistance may obtain Metro Transit tickets from the organizers at the event.

The Halifax Pride Society recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to offer these skill building workshops for young people and the public.  




Apply for Community Events Funding Support Now!

Applications are now available for the 2018 Community Events Funding Program

Do you want to organize an event during the Pride festival, but require a little support? The Halifax Pride Society is eager to support those who wish to create and host 2SLGBTQ+ community events that celebrate our history, build bridges between diverse communities, enrich quality of life for residents, and foster community pride.

The goal of the Community Event Funding Program is to offer financial assistance to help community event ideas become a reality. Funding decisions will be made by a committee of community volunteers. All decisions will be final and applicants will be notified of the results by April 1, 2018.

To learn more about the Community Events Funding Program, see if you and your event qualify, or submit an application, click here

Call for 2018 Performers and Speakers Now Open

With planning for the 2018 Festival well underway, Halifax Pride is looking for input and feedback from our community. Let us know who you want to see this year. 

Visit the Performers page to submit your suggestion for a speaker, artist, or performer. All suggestions are reviewed by our Programming Committee.

Halifax Pride and the Programming Committee are also accepting submissions from speakers, artists, and performers to perform at Halifax Pride events. Submissions must be received by Thursday, March 1st. Selected performers will be contacted by early April. Due to the volume of submissions received, we may be unable to respond to all who submit applications.

Programming of QBIPOC and Trans* speakers/performers will be prioritized. If you are an artist who is Black, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, and/or a member of the Trans* community, and wish to self identify, we welcome you to indicate this in your application.

Events being programmed by the Halifax Pride Programming Committee include but are not limited to:

  • Outdoor Dances
  • Speakers Series
  • Comedy Shows
  • Live Music Shows

Find both the submission application, and performer and artist suggestion form here

Community Meeting - February 26

On Monday, February 26th, Halifax Pride will host a community meeting in the Halifax Central Library. Halifax Pride organizes regular monthly meetings to gather feedback and update the community on our activities. Halifax Pride invites community input on a variety of subjects but we especially hope to gather community feedback on: 

  • Preliminary Pride Festival planning
  • Community goals for the 2018 festival

Halifax Pride February Community Meeting
Halifax Central Library - Creative Lab, 2nd Floor
Monday, February 26th
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

  • Snacks and light refreshments will be offered.
  • The Halifax Central Library is a wheelchair accessible space.
  • Gender neutral washrooms are identified on site.
  • ASL interpretation services may be arranged by emailing a minimum of 72 hours prior to the event.
  • Halifax Pride is working to ensure an active listener is on site.
  • On site childcare can be provided.
  • Those requiring travel assistance may obtain Metro Transit tickets from the organizers at the event.

All Halifax Pride events are guided by the Safer Spaces Policy.