Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO continues to support Pride and equality events across Ontario


RNAO and the Rainbow Nurses Interest Group (RNIG) will continue our tradition of participating in the Pride Parade. We encourage our members to join in on the celebrations in their local areas.

We invite all members, family, and friends to join us as we march together in an incredible celebration of diversity.

Pride Toronto is an annual event that incorporates activism, education, history and culture of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited communities.

Canada's second-ever Pride Month launched in Toronto on June 1, 2017, and features engaging programming and exciting events throughout the city, culminating with the annual Pride Parade on June 25.

We hope that our members from across Ontario will participate in Pride events around the province. Members who choose to march in events in their locality are encouraged to wear their scrubs, RNAO pins, or anything else that can identify you as a nurse and as much glitter as they can manage!

For your convenience we are including a short list of events here:

Hamilton Pride
Thunder Bay Pride
Pride Month and Pride Toronto
York Pride Fest
Brantford Pride
Muskoka Pride
Pride London Festival
Peel Pride 
Brockville Pride 
Sudbury Pride
Simcoe County Pride
Toronto Leather Pride
Ottawa Capital Pride
Windsor Essex Pride Fest
Peterborough Pride

Daniel Punch
Communications Officer/Writer, RNAO
416-208-5606/1-800-268-7199, ext. 250