Atlantic GSA Conference 2016

sydneysnsAtlantic GSA Conference 2016 – December 1, 2016 

The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity is proud to be partnering with regional organizations and  community leaders to provide youth and educators with the access to the education and skills they need to create an inclusive community for all LGBTQ+ identified folks.

The Atlantic GSA Conference 2016 will take place on December 1, 2016 at the New Dawn Centre for Social Innovation (37 Nepean St, Sydney, Nova Scotia).

Registration is currently restricted to the regional school boards, and will open to the public on November 25, 2016. If you are member of a regional school board, please email Jeremy ( to request a registration link (

Please see the schedule below:

  • 9:00-10:00 Registration
  • 10:00-10:30 Opening Words, Address from Joanne on World Aids Day
  • 10:30-11:30 Workshop Session 1
  • 11:30-12:00 Small groups/families
  • 12-1:00 Lunch
  • 1-1:30 Keynote
  • 1:30-2:30 Workshop Session 2
  • 2:30-3:30 Session 3
  • 3:30-4:30 Small groups/families
  • 4:30-4:45 Closing and Thanks

Workshop Titles & Presenters:

  1. What is Biphobia? (Mitchel Hill and Reen Currie)
  2. What does it mean to be Non-binary? (Jacob Daley and Eli Quirk)
  3. Ask a Queer Elder (Kate Krug)
  4. The Travelling School (Eskasoni GSA, we need names of the presenters)
  5. Youth Project workshop (Session 1:Trans Inclusion, Session 2: Organization and How to Plan (SMART goals and such); Session 3: Train the Trainer for Youth) by Bria MacKinnon
  6. Getting involved in your GSA and your community (Jeremy Dias)
  7. Power of Language (Matt Campbell)
  8. LGBTQ Mental Health, Wellness, and Self-Care (Leigha Gouthro)
  9. Trans realities (Veronica Merryfield)
  10.  How to be an Effective Bystander and Understanding Our Privilege (Madonna Doucette)
  11. EmbrACE Your Sexuality: Asexuality, Aromanticism, and Personal Experiences by Claire Locke