Welcome to the SOGI education community.
A wide range of community organizations, programs, and services are ready to support you. See below.
We’d like to thank our community collaborators for supporting SOGI 1 2 3 activities in Alberta, including The Stollery Charitable Foundation, the Alberta Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Grant and Edmonton Community Foundation.
SOGI 1 2 3
These groups are providing SOGI-related resources directly to schools.
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.
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Founded in 1995, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust is Canada’s only national charity promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights through research, education and community engagement.
MyGSA.ca is Canada’s website for safer and inclusive schools for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The leading national US-based education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children.
Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.
Dancing to Eagle Spirit Society
The purpose of the Dancing to Eagle Spirit Society is to advance Native American healing and spiritual principles for aboriginal and non-aboriginal people who self identify as two spirit persons.
Canadian Olympic School Program
The One Team campaign promotes LGBTQ inclusion and respect in schools and sport throughout the country. One Team Safer School and Sport Environment Resources were developed in conjunction with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust and the You Can Play project.
Genderbread Person (French Translation)
French translation of the Genderbread person with other videos and links related to SOGI terminology.
Safe and Caring Schools for Two Spirit Youth
A comprehensive guide for teachers and students on Two Spirit people created by The Society for Safe & Caring Schools & Communities in Alberta. The information is Alberta-based, but provides ways to support Two Spirit youth in your school and community.
Nous vous informons que nous travaillons actuellement à concevoir un tout nouveau site Internet pour vous, plus convivial et garni d’outils de référence précieux pour mieux comprendre, pour mieux prévenir et pour mieux agir contre l’homophobie et la transphobie.
The Rainbow Owl is a website that centralizes a growing international body of literature and resources that focus on trans and gender diverse young people, their families, and those who support them.
Dates to Remember
October 11 – National Coming Out Day
A day to celebrate coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally.
November 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance
A day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia
December 1 – World AIDS Day
An opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died
January 16-20 – No Name Calling Week
A school-based campaign that aims to end name-calling once and for all
February 28 – Pink Shirt Day
A day that aims to raise awareness of bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes, and over the internet
April 11 – International Day of Pink
The International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world
April 21 – Day of Silence
Every year, hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April to raise awareness about the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination.
May 7 – International Family Equality Day
A day to celebrate supportive and diverse families
May 17 – International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia
A day that aims to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and the media to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTI people internationally