GSA is a general acronym used for any student-run and teacher-supported school-based club that works to create welcoming, caring, respectful and safe spaces for students of diverse genders and sexual orientations (LGBTQ2S+) and their allies in schools. GSAs are designed to provide a safe space that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. The purpose of a GSA is for students to meet, do fun activities, socialize and support one another in a way that is inclusive of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, and many other interests.

‘GSA’ began as an acronym meaning “Gay-Straight-Alliance” but now GSA is meant to encompass many club names such as Queer-Straight-Allliance (QSA), Gender & Sexual Orientation Alliance, Pride Clubs, Rainbow Alliances, and many others.

Annual Alberta
GSA Conference

The next Alberta GSA Conference will be in November 2019 in Calgary, AB!

Youth Summer Camps
in Alberta

A variety of camps are happening across Alberta each summer!

School Presentations &
GSA Roundtables

Throughout the year, Sept to June. Click the button below for more details.

GSA Activities
& Events

Learn about upcoming GSA events and activities happening across Alberta!  
Students and school staff who have participated in the last 3 Alberta GSA Conferences!
Cities & towns with GSAs listed on our map!
Registered GSA clubs in our network!

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