Edmonton Pride Seniors’ Group strives to ensure that all queer seniors’ services, activity centres, and housing – assisted and independent senior housing complexes long term care facilities, lodges and palliative care centres – are a welcoming, safe, and caring environment for LGBTQ2S+ older adults aged 55+ in Edmonton and area.
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 LGBTQ2S+ 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 LGBTQ2S+ 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.
If you would like to know more or to join ESPG please contact us!