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.

Gabbie Cruz – Programming Coordinator

Gabbie is in their third year of a Bachelor of Arts in Childhood & Youth Studies, with minors in Psychology and English: Language & Literature. When they are not bouncing from office to office and anxiously pacing in a tech booth, Gabbie enjoys writing, reading, collecting funky earrings on Etsy, and listening to DnD podcasts with no intention of actually learning the rules of DnD.

Office Hours

T: 2:30-6PM
W: 1:30-6:30PM
F: 10AM-6:30PM

Val Hussain – Administrative Coordinator

Val is in their third year of a Bachelor of Cognitive Science, minoring in Biology. When they are not busy balancing school, work, & a social life, they enjoy writing, reading mystery and horror novels and the occasional gossip session with the girlies. Val is someone who can talk the ear of anyone, even the stranger in front of them at the grocery store.

Office Hours

M: 9AM-4:00 PM
W: 9AM-6PM
F: 9AM-4PM

Check Out Our Space


Gender & Sexuality Resource Centre
427 Nideyinàn (formerly UC)
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6




613-520-2600 ext. 3723