Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) Supports

Lesson plans on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 

Advocates for Youth site with plans for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender roles & relationships. 


Creating a safe space for GLBTQ youth 

This online toolkit is intended to assist educators in educating youth, addressing homophobia, becoming an LGBTQ ally.

 

Calgary ConnecTeen 

Online, email and phone support for teens in distress.


Camp Fyrefly 

Leadership retreat for GLBTQ youth


AIDS Calgary 

AIDS information and awareness


Gay-Straight Alliance Resources from the ATA 

Resources designed to help teachers create, foster and sustain gay-straight student alliances (or similar spaces) in Alberta high schools.


ATA “Safe Spaces” Initiative 

A joint initiative of the ATA and the Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities (SACSC). The Safe Spaces Initiative comprises a poster, brochure and sticker designed to identify your classroom and/or school as a safe and inclusive space where LGBTQ students, teachers, friends, families and allies are welcome and supported.

 

Bullying of LGBT Youth Continues 

An interview with educator and author of the memoir Once Removed - Ron Schmidt, about his experiences as an out teacher in the California school system.


ORGANIZATIONS

Alberta Children and Youth Services

Stand up and be free from bullying. Youth resources and contacts that are designed to end the cycle of bullying.

 

AlterHeros

AlterHeros is a community involved in the fight against prejudices and in the promotion of differences.


BCTF Social Justice

The social justice initiatives of the BCTF focus on poverty, child and youth issues, race relations, gender equity, homophobia and heterosexism, bullying, environmental issues, globalization, and violence prevention. In addition, the Federation has an advisory committee on Aboriginal education.


Teaching Sexual Health

A resource for sexual health teachers and educators in Alberta. We wish to enhance excellence in education by providing teachers with evidence-based sexual health education and delivery methods, lesson plans and activities, and comprehensive resources. The Teacher Portal is an Alberta Education Authorized Resource.


Canadian Federation for Sexual Health

The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health is dedicated to supporting access to comprehensive sexual health education, information and services in every community. 



Centre for Suicide Prevention

A branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, CSP is an education centre with the largest English language library dedicated to the collection and dissemination of suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention resources. Services include: an active Twitter feed, training workshops, online courses, webinars, literature scans and reviews, library database access, lending library and knowledge translation publications.


EGALE Canada

Eagle’s vision is of a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination so that every person can achieve their full potential, unencumbered by hatred and bias. Our mission and values help pave the way for our vision to become reality.


PFLAG Canada

PFLAG Canada is Canada's only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to all individuals.


Project 10

Project 10 works to promote the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning youth and adults 14-25.


The opinions expressed in these resources are those of the authors/organizations and do not necessarily reflect the views of the ATA.  Before using these resources with students, it is advisable to preview them as some may contain sensitive content and may not be appropriate for all ages.