Welcome to the GSA Network!
About the Nova Scotia GSA Network
GSA stands for Gay Straight Alliance or Gender Sexuality Alliance. GSAs are student-led clubs in schools that support LGBTQ youth and their allies. GSAs help make schools safer by providing a space free of judgment and assumptions. GSAs can take on many roles. They can provide a safe space for youth to make friends and feel supported while also being sites for advocacy in their schools and communities.
The Nova Scotia GSA Network has been created to provide the opportunity for connection between GSAs, resources to help keep GSA active, and to create a sense of community.
The Nova Scotia GSA Network is a site that connects GSAs from around the province. Use the drop down menu and search for GSAs in your region.
If you sign up your GSA you’ll receive a free full size pride flag! Make sure you sign up to our GSA Network mailing list to stay updated on all things GSA related and the Youth Project!
Want to know how to start a GSA? Looking for workshop ideas? Require resources on sexual orientation and gender identity? Use the drop down list and click on the resource tab. We have provided regional, provincial, national and GSA specific resources.
Our GSA Coordinator can come to your school and provide support to GSAs or those looking to start a GSA. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GSAs can provide LGBTQ youth and their allies with a sense of community within their schools by creating a safe space where people are free to be themselves. The GSA Network seeks to create a greater sense of community by providing GSAs with the opportunity network, make friends, and share their successes.
OUTstanding 2014: OUTstanding was our biggest provincial GSA Conference to date! Our annual provincial GSA Conference is a time when GSAs from around Nova Scotia meet, share their ideas and stories, attend interesting workshops and hear inspiring guest speakers and performers. Every November the Nova Scotia GSA Conference is held- sign up to our mailing list to stay updated!
The GSA Mentorship Program 2015: In 2015 we will be launching the GSA Mentorship Program. We will travel to 7 different regions around the province, pairing well-established GSAs (Mentors) with GSAs that are starting or struggling to stay active (Mentees). We will run team-building exercises, have lunch and then through an activity, the Mentor GSAs will get a chance to share their skills and knowledge with the Mentee GSAs. A special incentive will be provided, but you’ll only find out what that is if your GSA is part of the program! The application will be put up in January to stay tuned for details!