Events

There are a number of GSA-related events taking
place year-round across Alberta.

Check out events, and submit your own event by emailing AlbertaGSAnetwork@gmail.com

2016 GSA Conference

November 19, 2016
The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS) and the Calgary Sexual Health Centre (CSHC) organize the Alberta GSA Conferences each year. This year the 5th Annual Alberta Gender and Sexual-Orientation Alliance (GSA) Conference to be held on Saturday November 19th, 2016 at Eastglen High School on Treaty 6 land in Amiskwaciy Wậskahikan (Edmonton) Alberta. The conference aims to provide students, teachers, school staff, and community groups with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and resources to start, strengthen, and sustain GSA clubs. GSA clubs have been shown to contribute to more welcoming, caring, respectful, and safer learning environments for sexual and gender minority and allied students in schools.
Camp fYrefly Edmonton & Calgary

2017

Camp fYrefly is an educational, social, and personal learning retreat for sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ2SIAP+) and allied youth. It focuses on building and nurturing their leadership potential and personal resiliency in an effort to help them learn how to make significant contributions to their own lives and to their schools, home/group-home environments, and communities. The Camp is designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, two-spirit, queer, questioning, pansexual, asexual, and allied youth between the ages of 14 and 24.

Camp fYrefly Edmonton & Calgary

Throughout the school year from September to June.

fYrefly in Schools is an educational initiative developed to help reduce discrimination against sexual and gender minority youth, increase awareness of the impacts of homophobia and transphobia, and equip students with the tools they need to become effective allies for diversity, equity, and human rights within their schools and communities. Experienced educators facilitate student-centered and activity-based workshops with help from a youth peer education team. The fYrefly in Schools program is grounded in the fact that all students in Alberta’s schools must be provided with a safe and caring environment free from discrimination based on personal characteristics including sexual orientation and gender identity.

Why Host GSA Support Events?

Support your local GSA!

During a GSA Workshop led by Alberta students, participants were asked why GSAs are important to them. Below are just a few examples of what Alberta students wrote:

Video: Why GSAs Are Important