As the largest school Board in Canada, we represent nearly 600 schools and serve more than 250,000 students each year. We are proud that 60 of our schools have active student-led trans-positive Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) that show tremendous leadership, advocacy and support in their schools.
In 2011, our Board of Trustees officially declared themselves a Gay-Straight Alliance in support of safe and positive schools in the TDSB.
Outstanding GSAs are honoured every year through the Director’s Gay-Straight Alliance Awards
. Each year this award will see three outstanding alliances receive $1,000 to support their work creating safe spaces for queer and trans youth and their allies, projects in anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia actions and education, and building student leaders in political action.
To learn more about what a GSA is please visit our frequently asked questions
Speak to your school principal or staff from our Gender-Based Violence Prevention Office
if you want to find out further information about the GSA in your school.