Programs for Caregivers of LGBTQ2S+ Youth!

Hello friends,

We at altView foundation are hoping that you are enjoying the warmer weather!

There are many exciting happenings in Alberta for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ2S+ youth. There are more programs than ever before and we hope we see this trend continue, as we believe it is vital for parents, caregivers, and families to have access to supports. Our Resources List is continually updating regularly with programs and events across the province, so feel free to check it out!

From all that is happening in Alberta, we have compiled a short highlights list in this blog post for you to check out. This is not an exhaustive list, of course, but just a sample of what is available in various parts of our province.

EDMONTON

  • Queerflex is offering a 45 minute yoga-inspired group class for gender creative kids ages 5 to 10 called Gender Creative Kids Movement Group. The cost is on a sliding scale from $50 to $100 and is happening Sundays at 10 AM in May on the 12th and 19th as well as in June on the 2nd, 9th, and 16th. More information HERE!

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FORT MCMURRAY

  • TransFormations* is a group for parents, caregivers, and families of transgender and gender diverse youth to share their experiences and support one another. It is in Collaboration with the Skipping Stone Foundation and is facilitated by a registered psychologist. The next dates are May 9th and June 19th from 6:30 – 8:30PM.
  • More information HERE.

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CALGARY

  • Calgary Centre for Sexuality is now offering a support group called Gender Creative Families. It’s for parents, caregivers, and families of gender creative youth up to age 14. There is also childcare available! More information HERE.

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LETHBRIDGE

  • YQueerL Society for Change has a Parent Social Action Group which offers workshops for parents of transgender and gender non-conforming children. It aims to empower parents to be advocates for their children. It’s at the Lethbridge Public Library from 2-4PM on bi-weekly on Sundays. There is free childcare, snacks, and transportation costs are reimbursed! More information HERE.

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Lastly, make sure to check out our own Support Group for Families of LGBTQ2S+ Youth at Family and Community Services in Sherwood Park. Check out our poster below! There is more information on our main website HERE.

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