Resources focus on a whole school approach towards supporting welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe schools. Includes information on GSAs, homophobic and transphobic bullying, best practices, and supporting legislation.
Alberta Teachers’ Association
Links to LGBTQ resources for teachers, counsellors, and administrators and answers frequently asked questions.
PRISM Elementary and Secondary Toolkits
PRISM is an acronym for Professionals Respecting and Supporting Individual Sexual Minorities. The PRISM Secondary and Elementary Toolkits were created by practicing Alberta teachers to help secondary schools promote safe and supportive spaces for sexual and gender minorities. Both editions of PRISM have been reviewed by Alberta Education.
Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities
The mission of the Society for Safe and Caring Schools and Communities (SACSC) is to encourage home, school, and community practices that teach, model, and reinforce socially responsible and respectful behaviours, so that living and learning can take place in a safe, caring, and inclusive environment. SACSC features an excellent diversity guidebook series, which includes many SOGI-related materials. They also partner with the ATA to support a province-wide SOGI Safe Spaces Initiative.
Alberta GSA Network
The Alberta GSA Network is a collective of resources specific to students, teachers, and school staff in Alberta’s K–12 schools. Their goal is to connect with local organizations, community groups, and schools across Alberta to help start, strengthen, and sustain GSAs and QSAs.
This University of Calgary website features a collection of provincial, national, and international online diversity resources; funding sources; glossaries; exemplary projects; and selected reading lists. The Diversity Toolkit is designed for teachers, scholars, and activists who wish to promote the acceptance of differences within schools and communities.
Respectful Schools Online Toolkit
Welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools and communities are the responsibility of all Albertans. This Toolkit uses the lens of human rights to help build a society based on dignity and respect. Intended to support adults in their work with children and youth whether they are a parent, teacher, school leader, or community member.