For the past ten years, the Director's Gender Sexuality Alliance(GSA) Awards have recognized and honoured GSAs across the Toronto District School Board, however during these last two school years (2019-20 and 2020-21) the GSA Awards were postponed due to the pandemic.
But this year, the Director’s GSA Awards is back. We know GSAs have been working hard to support each other while having to pivot to remote learning. During this time, some GSAs transitioned their individual school-based groups online whilst others partnered with grassroots activists and community organizations to connect queer, trans, and non-binary students with even more support. One of the most outstanding initiatives created during the pandemic was the TDSB’s GSA Network, which continues to connect hundreds of staff and students across the school board through incredible broad actions of collective care.
To honour all of this creative work by GSAs to support each other, the TDSB wants to commit to providing the necessary resources for these groups to continue and expand. Therefore, this fall/winter the Director’s GSA Awards will be awarding $1,000 to eight GSAs from across the TDSB that operated during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 academic school year.
In Spring 2022, four more awards will be announced for GSAs operating during the 2021/22 academic school year.
The application deadline is Friday, December 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Please send applications to GSAAwards@tdsb.on.ca.
For full application details, click here.