LGBTQ+ Youth Aviation Mentoring Event Takes Flight in Toronto

Coming up next month, on March 24, LGBTQ+ pilots and other aviators will be gathering at the Jazz Aviation hangar in Toronto to encourage and inspire LGBTQ+ youth to consider Aviation as a hobby or career. Canadian Aviation Pride has joined with a number of aviation industry partners to plan this exciting, first of its kind event, and COPA is pleased to announce that we will be participating as allies. Carter Mann, our Director of Government Affairs and Communications, will be on hand to speak with the youth about the joy of flying, and how to access various scholarships.

If you would like to get involved, it’s not too late; if you are a COPA member who identifies as LGBTQ+, and will be in (or can get to) the Toronto area for Sunday, March 24, we’d love to have you join us. Please contact Vera Teschow for more information.

This is a great opportunity to show youth the broad range of piloting in Canada, and is an excellent chance to network with other pilots and owners in the industry.

Even if you are unable to attend in person you can help: If you know any young people between the ages of 12 and 16 who may identify as LGBTQ+, please share the link to the registration form, and encourage them to sign up for this exciting event. If you have sons or daughters, nieces or nephews, why not print out the poster linked above, and have them be a good ally and drop it off at their school’s Gay-Straight Alliance?

Thanks to our membership for helping us to support our friends at CAP to make this upcoming event a success.

Pictured above are a few of the partners who have already committed to join and provide support.