Asexuals and aromatics are under-represented in popular media and within the LGBTQIA+ community. When you say the word 'gay', everyone knows what you are talking about. However, very few people have a basic understanding of what it really means to be asexual or aromantic-- or that a-spec identities exists, are a valid orientation and part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Therefore, outreach and education are important to those who fall within the asexual/aromantic spectrum. The Calgary Aces & Aros group allows us to be visible, to represent who we are and to spread awareness.

Our group provides a valuable and safe space for a-specs to form community in Calgary through public and private events as well as communities on social media. Our group exists to affirm that:

- we exist
- we are not broken
- we are proud of who we are
-our experiences matter
-we are not alone
- we are relevant
- we are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community