There are a number of GSA-related events taking place year-round across Alberta.
Check out some of the events and programs below!
Annual Alberta GSA Conference
In November each year, the Alberta GSA Conference is planned by GSA-serving organizations and the host city alternates between Edmonton and Calgary.
Ivan Coyote: Neither/Nor Circumventing the Gender Binary in 7000 Easy Step
iSMSS is honoured to host Ivan Coyote for an evening of storytelling and spoken word poetry. Ivan Coyote will be sharing their truths through storytelling and spokenword poetry on what it takes to be who you are fully and unapologetically. After the performance, guests will have a chance to meet Ivan Coyote and have their books signed.
- Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
- Community Tabling: 6:30 p.m.
- Show Start: 7:00 p.m.
- Book Signing: 8:00 p.m.
All proceeds from this event will be used to support the GSA Network and help sustain GSA initiatives throughout the year. While we no longer have funding for our GSA Network, iSMSS has seen first hand the importance of GSAs in schools. It is imperative to us that we continue to support students and staff the best way we can. Thank you for your support.
Youth Summer Camps
Camp fYrefly Alberta
Camp fYrefly is an annual summer camp aiming to provide an educational, social, and personal learning retreat for youth ages 14- 24 of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions (LGBTQ2SIAP+). It focuses on building and nurturing youth leadership potential, personal resiliency, and create community.
Trans Camp is an annual summer camp hosted by the Pride Centre of Edmonton. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (780) 488-3234.
School Programs & Services
Many communities throughout Alberta host their own GSA Roundtable meetings to bring together students from different schools with the goal of sharing resources, supporting each other, and creating community. Meetings range from monthly to bi-monthly and are designed to support students and school staff with the development & maintenance of their school GSA club.
fYrefly in Schools
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 within their schools and communities. Experienced educators facilitate student-centered and activity-based workshops with help from a youth peer education team.
GSA Events in Alberta
Support your local GSA
Keep up to date on events in your area by checking out the Alberta GSA Network facebook group!
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: