Through advocacy and education of staff and residents, we assist existing services and facilities to develop appropriate non-discriminatory policies and practices. We are committed to push forward initiatives that improve the quality of life of older 2SLGBTQIA+ residents!
We are grateful for the support of Sage Edmonton, which acts as the financial agent for our informal community group. Sage Edmonton provides meeting space, sponsors grant applications, manages finances and banking, and pays invoices for EPSG. These project grants are invaluable for engaging outside expertise and resources.
We were founded in 2014, and have a membership of mostly Queer and older volunteers. We are always happy to cooperate with other like-minded groups and individuals, from the government, to not-for-profits, to businesses.
We organized as an ad-hoc committee of volunteers initiated by former City of Edmonton Councillors Michael Phair and the late Sherry McKibben. Our members are from the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and allies, and include older as well as younger individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds, including social work, education, medicine, health care management, and local government.
On January 10, 2022 we were incorporated and registered as the Edmonton Pride Seniors Group Society under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act. We now are moving forward to complete our registration for charitable status under the Canada Revenue Agency.
If you would like to know more or to join ESPG please contact us!