Gender Creative Families Night
Centre for Sexuality, 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. The group meets the first Tuesday of every month. We begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish at 7:30 p.m.
This is a support group for parents and caregivers of gender creative children under the age of 14. New families are welcome to join at any point throughout the year and you are welcome to attend based on your availability or interest in the evening’s topic. Gender creative children are kids who express their gender in ways that are different than what might be expected based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, or Two-Spirit.
The group is an opportunity for caregivers to share stories, support each other in a non-judgmental atmosphere, and learn more about how to support their gender creative kids. The group is facilitated by the LGBTQ2S+ Natural Supports Worker from Centre for Sexuality (formerly Calgary Sexual Health Centre) and includes resource sharing as well as discussion time.
Free Child Care is provided in the play room at Families Matter during the group. Child Care is run by a staff member from Families Matter and volunteers who have extensive experience working with gender creative kids. The play space is also ideal for kids to connect with others children who share these experiences. Siblings are always welcome to attend.
This group is closed to only families and natural supports (parents, caregivers, guardians) of gender creative children. Please RSVP at the link below so we know who to expect at each meeting and can provide you with COVID-19 protocol info.
We are offering a hybrid approach depending on your comfort level — attend the meeting on location at Families Matter OR join us online via Zoom. Please see the schedule below for upcoming events:
- Nov 3, 2020
- Dec 1, 2020
- Jan 5, 2021
- Feb 2, 2021
- Mar 2, 2021
- Apr 6, 2021
- May 4, 2021
- June 1, 2021
► Register at this link and we will contact you with further info (the link only refers to the online meeting, but we will contact you to confirm your attendance details): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gender-creative-families-night-online-tickets-86029521615