Learning how to best support the gender creative children in your lives.
Centre For Sexuality, in partnership with Families Matter, welcomes parents, families and caregivers of gender creative (Trans*, non-binary, gender independent, gender fluid, gender-queer, gender non-conforming) children, aged 4-14, to a monthly gathering.
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. The group is facilitated by the 2SLGBTQ+ Natural Supports Worker from Centre for Sexuality (formerly Calgary Sexual Health Centre) and includes resource sharing as well as discussion time.
New families are welcome to drop in at any time.
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 staffed by volunteers who are experienced with gender-creative kids.
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.