Gender Creative Families

Calgary Sexual Health Centre, in partnership with Families Matter, is pleased to offer a monthly support group for families and caregivers of gender creative children up to age 14. Gender creative children are kids who express their gender in ways that are different than what others might expect based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender non-conforming, gender independent, gender fluid, gender-queer, non-binary, or Two-Spirit.

This support group is an opportunity for caregivers to share stories and experiences, support each other in a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere, and to learn more about gender creativity. These sessions are supported by a registered psychologist and a sexuality educator. All meetings include information-sharing, time to connect with other caregivers, and semi-structured group discussion. This is an open group and participants are welcome to attend sessions as their schedules allow. Free childcare is available during each support group session. The childcare space is staffed by volunteers who are experienced with gender creative children. Siblings are always welcome to attend the childcare group.

The Gender Creative Families support group is held at Families Matter Trans Canada Centre, located at unit 158, 1440 52 Street, NE. We begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and finish at 7:30 p.m.

 

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016

Tuesday Jan.17, 2017

Tuesday Feb.21, 2017

Tuesday Mar.21, 2017

Tuesday Apr.18, 2017

 

To ensure that we have sufficient space for all participants, please register for all who will be attending (kids included) at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gender-creative-families-night-tickets-28793014682.

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Emily at eophus@calgarysexualhealth.ca

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