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.
9th Annual Alberta GSA Conference
The 2020 Alberta GSA Conference will be going digital this year, with workshops on zoom and community space on discord. Our opening ceremony will include prayer by Warren Winnipeg, an address frrom the planning committee (including land acknowledgement), a brief speech by MLA Janis Irwin, and a presentation of queer youth artists.
- Conference Dates: November 11th – 15th 2020
- Opening Ceremony: November 11th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm (we recommend signing in 20 minutes early)
- Workshop topics including: Decolonizing transness, 2-Spirit Panel discussion, Navigating post-secondary as a queer individual, Inclusive action in elementary schools, Supporting rural GSAs and many more.
- Closing ceremony: November 15th 2:00 – 3:30 pm
The 2020 GSA Conference would like to honor the support and partnership it has received with the Alberta Teachers Association, Calgary Centre for Sexuality, the Altview Foundation, and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services.
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: