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

First meeting of the new school year! –> Calgary GSA Network Roundtable Meeting

The Calgary (and area) GSA Network invites Students and Education Staff to attend the first meeting of the new school year! Calgary Gay-Straight Alliance RoundtableGetting Going and Setting Goals! Tuesday, September 24th, 20136:00pm – 8:00pmHillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association Community Centre1320 – 5 Avenue NW, Calgary(Free parking and just a few minutes walk from the Sunnyside C-Train station) Bring out your GSA, friends and teachers!FREE food and drinks will be provided! Purpose of the meeting:  Please share this poster! ► Network and … Continued

Calgary GSA Network: Summer Break from Roundtable Meetings

With the end of the school year, the Calgary Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Network will be taking a break from Roundtable Meetings over the summer. Finding Support Over the SummerOur last meeting before the summer break had been scheduled for June 20th, but given the extreme flooding emergencies in Calgary and area we decided to cancel the meeting. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience! This meeting was going to be our “Summer Send-Off” meeting, with information and resources for finding … Continued