Events & Activities
ALBERTA GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
The AB GSA Conference serves youth in 3 main ways. Firstly, our annual in-person conference runs each November and offers workshops to GSA students and teachers. Secondly, we have monthly GSA Roundtables, the roundtables are a chance for GSA students and teachers to build community space, socialize, and receive workshops. To join the roundtables or receive our meeting dates email firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, we offer individual workshops for GSAs across Alberta, workshop topics available are: Coming Out & Self Acceptance, Queer History (with trivia!), Queer Music History, Mental Health for GSAs. These workshops are available in-person in the Edmonton area, and online outside of the Edmonton Area. If your org/school has funding to cover travel costs we can travel to you for an in-person workshop.
A sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth leadership retreat held each summer in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. The camp helps youth develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become agents for positive change in their schools, families, and communities. Camp fYrefly provides free in-school activity-based workshops.
DRAGGING YOUTH SERIES
The Dragging Youth Series has partnered with the Unitarian Church in order to provide a safe, welcoming space for all no matter what their gender, age or race. The idea is a that all youth will have a safe space to find themselves or help with the journey of finding themselves through the art of drag and all forms of drag are embraced and encouraged, as well as celebrated. The idea or concept is to encourage all to find themselves or express themselves as youth are the future. The future church maintenance team, community leaders, you name it, so we believe it is important to support them and give them a place to help find themselves in a safe and welcoming manner.
Emberwood is a community organization that gets people into relationship with nature and themselves. We are about finding meaning, purpose, and connection with ourselves, community and nature. Emberwood primarily serves 2SLGBTQIA folks. We offer eco-art wellness groups, 24 hour wilderness solos, silent retreats, family-based forest school sessions, and individual nature-based sessions.
Queer Prom is a free event organized by a group of committed volunteers associated with the Pride Centre of Edmonton for LGBTQ youth and their close allies. Queer Prom is an opportunity to engage in a night of dancing and fun-filled activities with friends and/or family that may not have been otherwise provided for youth in high schools or may not be available to them now (e.g. prom/dance/formals).
A safe virtual space for queer, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse youth (ages 13- 24) to engage in fun activities, build community, foster friendships, and find support! The group currently meets every Wednesday evening from 5-7 pm. If QueerOut applies to you and/or is in your age grouping, please add YOUTH_PCE #3637 on Discord or email email@example.com for help getting setup.
The QUILTBAG is an LGBTQ* retail shop carrying queer & trans wares in Edmonton AB. The shop carries an always changing assortment of custom and curated items; accessories like pins, pronoun buttons, patches, stickers; art by local artists; small gifts such as candles and soaps; and trans gear including chest binders and compression underwear. All items are procured by Queer/Trans vendors and consignors.
Store Address: 10516 Whyte Ave, Edmonton, Alberta
Social Medias: @thequiltbag
A non-profit organization that promotes local LGBTQS+ inclusive sports and recreational opportunities year-round. Some of the activities include hockey, volleyball, curling, badminton, yoga, swimming, choir and many more. Please visit the Team Edmonton website and Facebook group for the latest event information.