The 4th annual Saskatchewan GSA Summit:
Join OUTSaskatoon and UR Pride for the 4th annual Saskatchewan Gay Straight Alliance Summit on Saturday, November 23rd in Prince Albert. The summit is an annual conference for students, teachers, administrators, and counsellors who are either part of a GSA in their school or are wanting to start a GSA in their school. The summit serves as a space where attendees can gain skills and knowledge on the LGBTQ2S community, leadership, and inclusion while meeting rad students and educators from across the province!
Get your tickets here: 2019 Saskatchewan GSA Summit - Tickets
Our keynote speaker this year is Arielle Twist! Arielle is a Nehiyaw, Two-Spirit, Trans Woman that creates to reclaim and harness ancestral magic and memories. Originally from George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan. She is now based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
She is an author and multidisciplinary artist. Within her short career, she has attended a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, has work published with Them, Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, This Magazine, and CBC Art and has been Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Shortlisted in The National Magazine Awards, both in 2019. ‘Disintegrate/Dissociate’ is her first collection of poetry.
The agenda for the summit will be released in late October.
Want to do a workshop for students or teachers?
Every year we are proud to showcase an amazing line up of workshop presenters. Past presenters have covered topics like Queer 101, how to campaign, debate skills, breakdancing, queer history in Saskatchewan, queer theory, navigating transitioning, how to run a GSA, advocacy skills, spoken word, improv comedy, and more! If you are interested in providing a workshop for students or educators/advisors please fill out the following form by Friday, October 18th : 2019 SK GSA Summit Workshop Presenter Application
Accommodations for the 2019 summit are available free of charge:
The Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division is allowing students who are chaperoned to stay overnight at a school. In order to receive accommodations please fill out this form: 2019 SK GSA Summit Accommodations Form
2018 Saskatchewan Gay Straight Alliance Summit - Regina, SK
The 2018 SK GSA Summit was held in Regina on campus at the University of Regina. We had 215 students and 35 teachers, administrators, and counsellors attend the summit, who had the opportunity to learn from 18 workshop presenters and our keynote speaker Rae Spoon!
2017 Saskatchewan Gay Straight Alliance Summit - Saskatoon, SK
The 2017 SK GSA Summit was held in Saskatoon at Bedford Road Collegiate High School. We had 200 students and 45 teachers, administrators, and counsellors attend the summit, who had the opportunity to learn from 18 workshop presenters and our keynote speaker Rae Spoon!
To find out more details about how the 2017 summit went, check out our full evaluation here:
2017 Summit Evaluation