On May 19 and 20, 2016, Trillium Lakelands District School Board hosted the sixth annual LGBTQ Youth and Allies conference, ‘Out all Day, Up All Night’, at Camp Wanakita in Haliburton. Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) are student-led groups that provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, queer, and questioning youth and their allies a safe space where they can work together on making their schools more welcoming for all community members regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. The conference hosted a variety of workshops including health and spirituality, strengthening your GSA, and self-expression through the arts.

These workshops ensures that TLDSB students feel safe and supported throughout their high school experience. Special guests also hosted workshops and sharing personal perspectives with students.