Setting up a GSA
Setting up a GSA or safer space group is an exciting process, but not without its challenges. Use the resources below to help prepare your club for any challenges you may face.
10 Steps to Set up Your GSA
Sometimes starting a GSA can be a challenge, but you're not alone! Many GSAs have been successfully running for years. Here are 10 basic steps to help you form your school's club
School Climate Questionnaire and Checklists
Here are some examples of ways to gauge how LGBTQ inclusive your school is. Use these tools to get sense of where you school is succeeding, and where there’s more to be done.
9 Reasons Religious Communities Need to be Involved
Learn and share these nine important reasons for communities of any faith to get involved in tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in school communities.
Example GSA proposal
When starting a GSA or safer space group, it pays to be prepared! Take a peek at this sample of a GSA proposal to get an idea of the kind of document you might create when looking to start a group at your school.
Homophobia and Transphobia Statistics
Educate yourself by learning the shocking statistics on LGBTQ youth safety and inclusion in Canadian Schools.
Answering Adults' Questions
Consider some of the questions which non-LGBTQ adults may have about safer schools work. Here are some typical questions and answers to help explain this work to others.
Becoming an Ally
An ally is an individual who supports the LGBTQ community. Everyone can be an ally, no matter how they identify. Learn more by reading about a few simple steps to allyship.
School Board Policies
A strong, LGBTQ specific, School Board Policy is an important part of a safer and inclusive school system for everyone. Check out these examples of powerful policy.