About GSRC

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre (GSRC) is a safe(r) space for Carleton students wishing to connect with queer and trans community.

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 resources
  • Safe(r) space training and gender and sexuality workshops
  • Queer library with over 1000 books in our collection (low contact loans)
  • Free safer sex supplies (condoms, lube, gloves, and dental dams)
  • Gender affirming resources (free/PWYC gender gear, haircutting kits for loan)
  • A drop-in space to socialize, study, relax, etc.
  • A variety of social and educational events

For more information, visit our Linktree at https://linktr.ee/cusagsrc

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. Please note that GSRC coordinators hope to update the Trans Resource Guide in 2021-22 to reflect any relevant changes since it was first released!

Click here to view the GSRC Trans Resource Guide

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.

Mikayla LaFortune – Administrative Coordinator

Mikayla is in their final year of a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in American Sign Language. This will be their fourth year in the GSRC community! In their spare time, Mikayla likes to walk around Ottawa, embroider, and take care of their plants. They also love to learn about sexual and reproductive health, queer history, and community advocacy.

Office Hours

T: 9am-2pm
W: 9am-2pm*
TH: 12-5pm*

*Work from home

Jade Petgrave-Cayley – Programming Coordinator

Jade is in their third year of a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. In their spare time, they enjoy writing and photography, as well as trying to win over the neighbourhood cats!

Office Hours

M: 9am-1pm*
T: 9am-3pm*
W: 12-3pm*
TH: 9am-2pm*

*Work from home

Check Out Our Space


Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre
427 University Centre
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6




613-520-2600 ext. 3723