Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC)

Our mission is to create a safe(r) environment for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community through education, advocacy, and unwavering support.

Welcome to the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre – a friendly and welcoming space dedicated to supporting Carleton students of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

At the heart of our approach is an intersectional perspective, acknowledging the diverse and layered identities and lived experiences that each individual brings to our community. We are committed to fostering an inclusive space where everyone feels valued and respected.
Through our carefully curated programming, we strive to provide resources and opportunities for personal growth and empowerment. Our aim is to facilitate dialogue, understanding, and awareness around gender and sexuality-related topics.

The GSRC provides services such as:

    • Peer Support (navigating gender and sexuality, experiences of sexual violence, mental health, student life, and more)
    • Referrals to community supports for 2SLGBTQ+ people via a curated and always-evolving directory of resources
    • Safe(r) space training and gender and sexuality workshops, accessible by sending the GSRC an email!
    • Queer library with over 1000 books in our collection
    • Free safer sex supplies (condoms, lube, gloves, and dental dams)
    • A gender affirming gear program (offered periodically throughout the year on a flexible sliding scale)
    • A drop-in space to socialize, study, relax, etc.
    • A variety of social and educational events

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The GSRC is committed to providing education, advocacy, and support to 2SLGBTQ+ folks and allies alike. After noticing a lack of accessible information for trans people in Ottawa, former GSRC coordinators Merissa Taylor-Meissner and Myles Pelley created a trans resource guide, compiling local transition-related resources into one document. The purpose of this resource guide is to direct trans kin and community to useful trans-affirming resources in Ottawa.

The second edition of this guide (recently updated in 2023) was started by GSRC coordinators Jade Petgrave Cayley and Michah Lafortune (2021-2022), and continued by Rory Hart (2022) & Gabbie Cruz (2023). The hope is that this remains as a living document which will be updated as frequently as possible to reflect changes to the resources available in the community!

Click here to view the GSRC Trans Resource Guide

For more information on trans & non-binary resources at Carleton, take a look at the Trans and Non Binary Resource Hub:

Volunteer with us! The GSRC is always accepting volunteers to help us run events, distribute resources, and provide peer support. Want to get involved? Fill out the GSRC volunteer application to get started.

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