Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 16 York Region

GSMA Gay-Straight Members' Alliance

Supporting members since 2009

The District 16 OSSTF Gay-Straight Members' Alliance had their first meeting in November of 2009.  Since then they have represented D16 at the Toronto Pride Parage, York Pridefest Events, Provincial and Regional Conferences and provided training at schools, conferences, leadership events and facilties of education.  We have lobbied the board for more inclusive practises and supplied LGBTQ resources for teachers.

D16 GSMA Mission Statement

  • To provide a supportive, safe environment for District 16 OSSTF members who are gays,lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, questioning (GLBTQ) and straight to meet.
  • To provide a voice to the district regarding issues of sexual diversity.
  • To provide a vehicle of social and political action in regards to sexual diversity.
  • To act as an ally to other organizations dealing with issues pertinent to the GBLTQ community.
  • To respect the confidentiality of all members. 

The GSMA meets monthy.  For more information, contact Blair Vowles at Keswick High School.

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