Join the 2020 Alberta GSA Conference Planning Committee!

Are you interested in helping queer and trans youth? The 2020 Alberta GSA Conference is looking for community members to join the planning committee! As a committee member you will attend digital Zoom meetings, share your thoughts and help make decisions to shape the conference and increase accessibility. Youth, teachers and community members are encouraged to apply. The committee will be meeting 5 times between August and November for 1-2 hours per meeting. Our first meeting is August 18th from 4:30 – … Continued

Calgary GSA Roundtable Network – FOCUS GROUPS

Attention Calgary and area GSA folks! You may have noticed that we haven’t hosted a GSA Roundtable meeting yet this semester – this is because we are taking some time to receive feedback from GSA teachers and students about how the GSA Network can best support them! In December, we will be hosting two focus groups – one for school staff and one for students, so that we can hear from you! There will be snacks, and lots of ability … Continued

5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference

Our LGBTQ+ Youth Programs and Education Coordinator had the great privilege of attending the 5th Annual Alberta GSA Conference in Edmonton. She shares her experience below: The 2016 Alberta GSA Conference took place at East Glen High School in Edmonton, on November 19, with around 500 attendees in total. Students and educators from all around Alberta attended, including individuals from schools as far north as Peace River and Grand Prairie and as far south as Lethbridge. Workshop titles included “GSA … Continued

Understanding the Guidelines

New website offers answers about Alberta Education’s LGBTQ Guidelines   CALGARY – When Alberta Education released “Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions” on January 16, 2016, there was an outpouring of questions from parents, administrators and even government representatives. A new online resource has been launched today which aims to answer those questions. “We have been providing services and supports for LGBTQ communities for decades. Through our many youth-specific … Continued

Bring an Ally night with Brian Burke

CALGARY GSA NETWORK  Enhancing Positive Spaces in School Communities Join CSHC and Brian Burke, the Calgary Flames President of Hockey Operations and spokesperson for “If You Can Play, You Can Play”, a national campaign to end homophobia in sports. Bring your allies, friends and family! February 19, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association Community Centre 1320 5th Avenue NW ALLY: I’M STRAIGHT, BUT NOT NARROW   The Calgary Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network, is a program of the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. We facilitate monthly meetings for students … Continued