Safer Space


Safer Space is a place where members can come and ground, learn, and heal through workshops and talking circles about the many intersectional hardships they face. It is geared towards opening room for discussion of the realities and real world issues that are often silenced and unacknowledged, especially in a festival setting.


We acknowledge and recognize the social and economic accessibility issues that exist in and outside of Solstice. Safer Space creates dialogue and awareness and offers peer support with an aim to help politicize and ground Solstice to become a more holistic, transformative, and restorative gathering.


Support your fellow members by simply being present, listening, and participating. Please be respectful of each other and ensure that all discussions remain confidential. Safer Space is a place to meet and show fellow members true compassion, intent, and healing before and after we meet on the dance floor!

Submissions for 2017 workshops are now closed. If you would like to participate as a crew member at Safer Space, feel free to apply here. We would also love to hear any requests and feedback regarding your experience with Safer Space at Solstice -



Talking circles

In 2017, Safer Space will join the wellness area near C.A.L.M. Like previous years, we will offer separate peer support circles for women, men, non-binary-gendered people, people of colour, and people with disabilities, as well as host discussions on addressing racism, privilege, decolonization, sexual health, self-care practices, mental health, and other themes.