The Municipality of Mississippi Mills is committed to promoting a safe, respectful and inclusive community that values and embraces characteristics that make us unique. Having a sense of belonging is critical to our personal and collective success. No matter what our gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation is, we should feel supported and welcomed at Mississippi Mills.

Since 2020, the Pride flag has flown in Mississippi Mills during the month of June. In 2021 through a partnership with Pride in Mississippi Mills, we installed beautiful rainbow crosswalks in all three wards to ensure that everyone who lives in and visits Mississippi Mills feel welcome. In June every year, we celebrate Pride to recognize the value and diversity that two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (or questioning) intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) communities bring to the municipality. 

Research has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 5x more likely to consider suicide and 7x more likely to attempt suicide than the general population. The work being undertaken by municipal council and staff is done with the goal of ensuring Mississippi Mills is a welcoming community, where everyone feels free to be themselves and love who they choose. This includes gender and sexual diversity training for both Council and staff.

Important Dates:

  • May 17th - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
  • June - Pride Month

Check out the webpages below for resources, articles and guides that facilitate support, learning and contribution to a more inclusive world for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities: 

Pride Flag Crossing Walk
Events & Celebrations

The vibrant celebration of Pride Month in Mississippi Mills is just around the corner. This year, we gather under the theme "Free to Be...You & Me," honoring the strength and resiliency of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. 

Lanark County Wide Pride, a coalition of local Pride committees, have arranged a fantastic line-up of events and activities that'll make this year's Pride Month truly memorable. 

For an up-to-date and detailed description of all events in Lanark County, please click here