About Kemptville Pride

The impetus for Kemptville Pride initially came from Holly Brown of the Rainbow Union of Dundas and Grenville, who spearheaded the first Kemptville Pride Parade in June 2019.

Planning for future Kemptville Pride events has been assumed by Kemptville Pride, a local, not-for-profit corporation, with a board of 6 members.

Introducing our new Executive Director!

We are so pleased to introduce Kemptville Pride’s very first Executive Director, Jen Crawford.

Jen moved to Kemptville close to 20 years ago, being a small-town girl at heart, Kemptville was the perfect place for Jen to start her family. Jen has two hockey crazy daughters Anaya 14 and Isla May 12 both of whom are so excited that their Mom will now be working in the community that they have grown to love so much!

Jen grew up and went to school on the East Coast, she studied Psychology at St. Mary’s University in Halifax before moving to Ontario where she attended Algonquin College completing her Social Service Worker Diploma and Carleton University, where she took a Management Development Program for Women. Jen is a passionate energetic leader who has worked in the non-profit sector for the last of 20 years. She has held many positions from frontline worker in the shelter system downtown Ottawa to Executive Director of a Day Program serving those struggling with homelessness, poverty, mental health and addiction.

Fundraising, education, networking and advocacy have been a huge part of Jen’s career path and she knows that this will serve her well in the role of Executive Director of Kemptville Pride.