Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Students

At NAIT, everyone deserves to feel safe. Safe Spaces is an initiative to mark safe and inclusive spaces for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer and questioning (LGBTQ).

Safe Spaces Workshops

Safe Spaces office stickers identify staff members who have attended a workshop to be a resource for sexual and gender minority students.

The workshop includes

  • exploring terminology
  • understanding the realities of sexual and gender minority students
  • identifying strategies for creating safe and inclusive learning and working environments

Though trained staff may not have all the answers, they welcome conversations and questions. Staff are also prepared to help students find resources on campus and in the community.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Community Resources

Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG)

A non-profit group dedicated to research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. APIRG has a resource and zine library, and they host and fund queer events in the community.
Phone: 780.492.0614 
Email: apirg@ualberta.ca

AlbertaTrans

Has a listing of resources available.

Edmonton Pride Festival

A festival that celebrates the unity and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and queer community and its allies.
Email: info@edmontonpride.ca

Edmonton Rainbow Business Association

A non-profit society serving Edmonton’s GLBT community and allies that maintains a list of businesses and agencies that are members.
Email: support@erba.ca

Edmonton Transgender Support Line 

Phone: 780.488.3234

Gaywire News Radio

Email: gaywire@cjsr.com

HIV Edmonton (HIV Network of Edmonton Society)

One-on-one services, referrals, needle exchange, education, computer services, access to hygiene and health products, and treatment information.
Phone: 780.488.5742

iHuman

A drop-in facility where youth can explore their artistic talents in a safe environment.
Phone: 780.421.8811
Email: info@ihumanyouthsociety.org

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS)

Phone: 780.492.0772
Email: ismss@ualberta.ca

LEGIT 

Immigration information and support to queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people while working to end discrimination in Canada’s immigration regulations.
Email: legitvancouver@gmail.com

Migration within Canada: 2-Spirit and Trans Youth

Research findings from a study with 2-spirit and trans youth, aged 18-25.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN)

Pride Centre of Edmonton

A drop-in space for LGBTQ Edmontonians offering resources, free counselling, public educational programs, social and support groups, and youth activities.
Phone: 780.488.3234
Email: youth@pridecentreofedmonton.org

Queermonton in Vue Weekly

A regular column in Edmonton’s weekly independent publication featuring LGBTQ news, stories and events in Edmonton.

The Support Network – Crisis Support Centre

24 hour Distress Line: 780.482.4357
Email: admin@thesupportnetwork.com

Team Edmonton

A non-profit society that provides the LGBTQ community access to sporting events and other recreational activities. Also open to friends and supporters.
Email: president@teamedmonton.ca

T.R.A.N.S. (Transgender Resources and Needed Support)

Safe and supportive information and resources for the transgender community. 

Transgender Canada

A website with forums to connect with other transgender individuals. 

We R Native

A health resource for Native youth, by Native youth.

Womonspace

A social and recreational society for lesbians in Edmonton.
Phone: 780.482.1794
Email: womonspace@gmail.com