There are events and classes and FREE event’s happening online. Please check them out by reading further! Remember you have to check in by texting or emailing BEFORE the Friday of GSA. That is the 2nd and the 4th Friday of each month. We have a 15 person limit on capacity now. PLEASE always follow the health assessment before coming to GSA!
Registration is still open for the Alberta GSA Conference!
Spruce Grove GSA, What’s Happening!
The Spruce Grove GSA Society respectfully acknowledges that we are situated in Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.
Our GSA is officially back inside St. Andrews United Church at 1A Fieldstone Drive!
There is now a 15 person cap on all social gatherings. Mandatory health measure (Oct. 26th, 2020) by AHS Alberta Health Services. We have to limit the amount of people we can have in our GSA, so we do have a NEW RULE. Pre booking for GSA... This is more difficult as we are usually a drop in GSA, and it’s hard. But for right now we will have to run things a little differently for checking in!!
Health checks, mask use, physical distancing, hand washing, and sanitizing are required to take part in our Spruce Grove GSA meetings. Please help keep our kids and community safe.
We are back to our regular Times, now that we are indoors. GSA this month is, Friday November 13th & Friday November 27th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
This is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
To read more on Transgender Day of Remembrance, please follow this link https://www.glaad.org/tdor
What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Glaad Transgender Resources: https://glaad.org/transgener/resources
Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health: https://cpath.ca/en/resources/links/
Skipping Stone: https://www.skippingstone.ca
Events & Activities!
Alberta GSA Conference
The annual Alberta GSA Conference is DIGITAL!!!
The resource fair will be running online on zoom and discord from November 11th -15th
Registration for the Alberta GSA Conference is READY! I know you’ve received a ton of emails, and the conference is all over social media! But this is the last reminder right here!!!
Just Write Online!
This time camp is just for those 18+ kids!!
YouthWrite®, a camp for kids who love to write… just about anything!©
Nov 6th - 8th
Friday Tailgate, virtual just wine & cheese
Saturday Musical Guest & Open Mic
Sunday 3M celebrity panelists
For more information about other programs please check out their website or follow them on social media!
Thank you to the Stony Plain Public Library for sharing this event and page!
Find out more about the Stony Plain Public Library:
LGBTQ2S+ STEM Day Virtual Panel - Role Models in STEM
The STEM community is a large and diverse one. On this PRIDE in STEM Day we want to recognize the historical and present-day contributions of LGTBQ2S people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Join us for a free virtual panel of local people in the science community as they showcase their contributions to their field, discuss their education and career paths, and answer audience questions.
This free event is open to students in grades 8-12, teachers, and GSA Leaders. We welcome members of the queer community and allies alike.
You must register to join this free event. Teachers and GSA Leaders please register here, then when you receive the link to the session, you can feel free to share the link with your students as you see fit. You can present the event with a group of students at school or share the link to individual students if they would prefer.
Participants will be anonymous and need not provide any personal information.
If you are unable to join us on November 18, this panel will be recorded and available at a later date.
Pride in STEM is a charitable trust run by an independent group of LGBT+ scientists & engineers from around the world. Proud of who we are and what we do. We aim to showcase and support all LGBT+ people in STEM fields.
Find more information about PRIDE in STEM:
Thank you to Andrew for sharing this event and the information on PRIDE in STEM!
Taking Care of You
FCSS Spruce Grove
Virtual Programs for Youth
Virtual programs will be held through Zoom.
A meeting link will be provided by email.
call (780) 962-7618
email firstname.lastname@example.org .
We are ENVIROMENTALY FRIENDLY!
DON’T forget to bring a re-useable water bottle.
REMINDER of COVID-19 Protocols for Spruce Grove GSA Society
Although we have taken care to adhere to the guidance of the Government of Alberta, by attending the Spruce Grove GSA you acknowledge that, even with the best precautions in place, it is impossible to guarantee no exposure to COVID-19 whether while traveling between your home and the GSA or within the confines of the Spruce Grove GSA.
Screening for Symptoms:
Do you have any possible COVID-19 symptoms?
• Possible symptoms: Fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, chills, painful swallowing, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste, loss of smell, muscle or joint aches, headache, conjunctivitis (eyes appear pink or reddish pink).
Quite often we receive requests for counselling.
Please get in touch with these organizations to check their availability.
If you are looking for more information, please connect with us through email, text, or private message our accounts through social media.
(780) 217-4146 Michelle Enright email@example.com
Our Community – Help our GSA grow together!
Please help us to stay open and continue to grow by saving your bottles or by making a donation online. We will continue to be a Safe Space where our youth can feel included, respected, and protected.
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. This 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
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.
Free Food in Alberta Directory – Healthy Eating Starts Here
Free Food in Alberta directories list information about where to find free food including food banks, food hampers, and free meals.To find programs in your community, look for your zone and find your community’s name and click on it.
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.
Health Information and Tools
RCMP - Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Enoch First Nation (Parkland) Detachment
Call 9-1-1 in emergency situations that require fire, police or ambulance response.
Front desk hours (weekdays, excluding statutory holidays): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Administrative line: 825-220-2000
Complaint line: 825-220-7267
Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people.
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.
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