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2SLGBTQ+ Youth

Fernie Pride Society youth initiatives are proudly supported by the Tegan & Sara Foundation, Fierte Canada Pride and the Government of British Columbia.

The T&S Foundation raises awareness and funds, fights for equality and justice through flagship programming and support of grassroots organizations and communities that often go unrecognized by major funding institutions. Please consider supporting this amazing Foundation and visit their website to find out more.

Current 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Events

Visit the events calendar to see any upcoming youth events.

Listed below are various youth projects, including details on the graduate scholarship.

2024 Graduate Scholarship Applications

Fernie Pride Society is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to a 2SLGBTQ+ graduating student from an Elk Valley school. 

This scholarship seeks to empower the next generation of 2SLGBTQ+ leaders. Those applying must be furthering their education and show proof of acceptance prior to receiving the funds. Ideally, applicants will have experience with their respective schools GSA and have demonstrated community involvement.

Please submit your application essay to, email subject line as 2024 FPS Scholarship. 

You can determine your own essay topic, but we would like to hear about you. 

  – Who inspires you? 

  – Where would you like to see the 2SLGBTQ+ community in 10 years? 

  – How has your lived experience impacted your educational career? 

Please ensure the essay is no longer than 3000 words. Essay should be attached to email in .pdf format and is due no later than Tuesday, April 30 by midnight.

2SLGBTQ+ Youth Scholarship

Funding permitting, Fernie Pride is pleased to offer a scholarship to a graduating high school student from the Elk Valley or South Country.

Winners are selected by a subcommittee of the Fernie Pride Society Board, based upon essay submissions.

The 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada has poorer economic outcomes than the heterosexual community. Providing funding for pursuit of post-secondary education (including trades), helps both the immediate and longer term outcomes for the queer community.  

Donations toward the scholarship are greatly appreciated and can be made here on our website.

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About Us

The Fernie Pride Society supports and connects the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the Elk Valley.  Incorporated in December 2016, the Society is a hub for 2SLGBTQ+ people and their allies, programming special events as well as providing resource referrals.


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102 Commerce Road
Fernie, BC
V0B 1M5

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We recognize that we live and work within their vast lands. ʔakanuxunik̓ are from Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡi‘it and are members of the Ktunaxa speaking peoples of British Columbia, Idaho, and Montana.

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