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.
Many caregivers voice that they have difficulty finding spaces for their kids to connect with other children who share their experiences. Free childcare is available during each support group session for this reason. This is an amazing space for kids to play and hang out with other gender creative children and their siblings. The childcare space is open for drop off at 5:45pm and is staffed by volunteers who are experienced with gender creative kids.
The Gender Creative Families support group is held at Families Matter Trans Canada Centre, located at unit 158, 1440 52 Street, NE. We will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and finish at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Mar.21, 2017- With Guest: Tamara Gordon
Tamara Gordon is the Supervisor for Psychological Services for the Calgary Board of Education. She will be available to answer any questions you might have around navigating the school system, the right of students and their families, and current CBE policies to support young people.
Tuesday Apr.18, 2017- Connecting and Summer Transition
A time to connect, share what’s happening for you and your family, and seek any supports you may need heading into the summer.
To ensure that we have sufficient space for all participants, please register for all who will be attending (kids included).