Upcoming Events and News

Welcome to your feminist social-action centre

email: gec@lusu.ca       phone: 807.343.8879         fax: 807.343.8598

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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The Gender Equity Centre is a centre for all Lakehead University students.

We initiate and support positive Feminist-Womanist action concerning gender, socio-economic status, ethnicity, religion, culture, family life, sexual orientation, gender identity and difference in physical or mental abilities.

Working from an anti-oppressive and feminist framework, this is a safe and inclusive place to meet new people, access resources, and get involved. We encourage communication, action, awareness, self-reflection and compassion.


LUSU Radio Hour every Thursday, 10-11 am and Queer Radio on Mondays, 6-7 pm. Visit LU radio.ca for the live-stream & more cool shows!


4 days ago

Gender Equity Centre

Hey folks! We’re looking for YOUR feedback on what Take Back The Night 2020 should look like! We here at the GEC recognize that it’s a weird and wild Covid time, and we want to keep you safe while you smash the patriarchy, resist gender norms, and combat sexual and gender based violence. Please click the link in our bio and give us your feedback and perspective on what YOU would love to see for our annual Take Back the Night March! ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking for #2SLGBTQ+ youth aged 16 - 29 to join our #text and #chat #HelpLine as peer support #volunteers. We are hosting an Info Session on September 10th, at 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST to answer any and all of your questions. Go to youthline.ca/helpline for more information on the application and the info session registration.

For the first time ever, our training is now virtual, meaning this volunteer opportunity is open to 2SLGBTQ+ youth across #Ontario!

The deadline for the application is September 17th, 11:59 PM EST!

Looking forward to all of your applications!
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Hey folks! We are BACK and so excited to share this event with you. The Office of Human Rights and Equity is holding STAND UP, SPEAK OUT! To register for the workshop students should go to orientation.lakeheadu.ca and complete a registration form. The event will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm EST on September 10th, 2020. This event is an important conversation on social issues surrounding sexual and gender based violence on our campus. We hope you can attend! ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago

Gender Equity Centre


We are open, staff are still working and can be reached by phone for support please contact us at (807) 345-0894.

We are asking that you not attend the office at this time.
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6 months ago

Gender Equity Centre

6 months ago

Gender Equity Centre

Today is Abortion Providers Appreciation Day. We firmly believe in every person's right to control their body and that Abortion is Healthcare. The Umbrella Clinic provides emergency contraception (like Plan B) and abortion medication (Mifegymiso). We also assist clients to access surgical abortions (although we do not provide surgeries). Here is an article we participated in with TVO Ontario about Abortion access in Northern Ontario www.tvo.org/article/these-ontario-organizations-are-trying-to-make-abortion-more-accessible. ... See MoreSee Less