April 2020 Spruce Grove GSA Update!
The Spruce Grove GSA Society respectfully acknowledges that we are situated in Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
After reaching out to everyone and asking about an online GSA, I have started putting together a few resources.
Our GSA is unfortunately too small to maintain an online chat group, but there are a few very wonderful folks who have taken on the challenge of organizing and hosting this!!
The internet and social media are essential for connecting individuals to information and people. It is extremely important to keep these connections!
As with any online group, please be mindful of your safety and your online security with any information you give.
All of our information is posted on our Instagram www.instagram.com/sprucegrovegsa/?hl=en and Facebookwww.facebook.com/sprucegrovegsa/ pages.
These Chat Groups will be found on our Spruce Grove GSA website under our new section
Interactive Links Online sprucegrovegsasociety.org
Chat Groups & More!
Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS)
iSMSS is happy to offer free workshops in the form of video conferencing through Google Meet and Zoom. We are able to offer distance learning keeping in line with the healthy practices of social isolation.
Our presentations will cover a variety of different and interesting topics focused on 2SLGBTQ+ topics. The workshops are open to everyone who is interested in learning more about 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, education, terminology and more! We also offer professional development for teachers and organizations!
For the most updated information check out their Facebook page!
Pride Centre of Edmonton
Queerout: Youth programming has been moved online for weekly meetings on Wednesdays in Discord!
Please email to receive details on how to connect to the server link, or add
YEG_PCE #1054 on discord to receive the weekly server login information.
While the Pride Centre of Edmonton’s building will be closed, they can still be reached by phone, email and social media.
Stony Plain Youth Centre
The Stony Plain Youth Centre has gone VIRTUAL!
They have created a virtual space where youth are invited to engage in activities and have fun. A schedule is posted each week featuring a variety of opportunities for youth to get involved. Connect with them for activities, prizes and fun!
780 968 3846
Start meeting LGBTQ friends today!
TrevorSpace is an affirming international community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Sign up and start a conversation now.
Find friends who share your interests - either by joining an existing group or starting your own! Chat about what matters to you.
Our Community – Help our GSA grow together!
Please help us continue to grow!
Even though we are temporarily closed, we are still paying our insurance. We are still doing research and helping folks online. We are still reaching out to youth and adults in our community. Please help to stay open and continue to grow by saving your bottles or by making a donation online. We will re-open, and we will continue to be a Safe Space where our youth can feel included, respected, and protected.
Are you able to help set up a fundraising committee?
How can you contribute?
Our community is filled with folks with amazing people that care about youth and their surroundings. Our GSA is a Community GSA, help us grow together!
Some of the ways you can fabulous:
Monetary donations, click on the donate button on our website, spend time with us at different events, parades or resource fairs)
Contributions of any size will be used to support youth through the purchase of materials that will be used at our meetings, as well as to fund excursions to special events within the community. They will also support the GSA as a whole by helping us with operational expenses.
We are a 100% volunteer-run organization; all funds will go to ensuring we can continue to offer services to youth.
Please Donate your bottles to the Spruce Grove GSA Society! We will gladly arrange to pick up bottles once a month. This will greatly help out with our fundraising goals! Thank you to the folks who are currently donating to our GSA!
Important Phone Numbers
780-962-2222 Spruce Grove 24 hours
780-968-7267 Stony Plain 24 hours
Kids Help Phone
Text CONNECT 686868
24-hour, anonymous phone counseling for children and youth, 100% confidential
they do not trace calls, they do not have call display, you do not have to tell them your name. You can
connect by phone or mobile app, or through the website.
Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people.
Canadian Mental Health Association-Edmonton
24 hour distress line
Resources for Albertans daily needs.
When you see someone in distress, you can help before police or emergency services are needed by calling 211 and pressing 3 to dispatch the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team.
Health Information and Tools
Spruce Grove GSA Website
On our website you can find all of our information such as dates of our GSA, tips on Safe Spaces, health, recognizing abuse and Resources.