What we are about….
We are a group of caring students and teachers at Nantyr Shores that believe in making our school a safe place for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Safe from harassment, bullying and discrimination of any form. ( homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism. etc. ) We believe that schools can be truly safe only when every student is assured of access to an education without fear of harassment or violence.
Our group has both a social and an activism side to it. We meet every two weeks on Fridays, in the library to talk, make new friends and plan events that will create awareness in our school about issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community. New members are always very welcome, and the GSA welcomes all students!
In the library smart board room
When?: Biweekly on Friday’s at lunch (at your discretion) - listen to announcements for dates
National Coming Out Day: October 11th : On Friday, October 15th we will be recognizing and bringing awareness to “National Coming Out Day - which is recognized every October 11th by the LGBTQ+ community”
GSA CONTACTS: Ms. Harvey , Mr. Moreau, Ms. Houghton
GSA Google Classroom: Join our GSA classroom to receive announcements etc.
Online support: www.youthline.ca - This website provides both resources, information and support via phone for youth. Call (1800-268-9688)
Susan Harvey GSA Teacher Facilitator
I am very excited to be a part of the Tritons GSA club. I believe that all Tritons, regardless of their Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Ableness, Ethnicity, Religion etc. need to feel safe and welcome in our building. Over the past 8 years our GSA club has been meeting on Fridays and has provided many of our students with a place to meet friends, laugh, have fun, and organize events to create awareness about how homophobia and transphobia can negatively affect the day to day lives of students and staff in our community. My hope is to change the way people treat each other by creating awareness, and in doing so make a difference to how students and staff feel in our school and community.