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Gender Creative Families Night - ONLINE

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NEW LOCATION - NOW ONLINE

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Calgary, AB

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This is a support group for parents and caregivers.

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Returning September 1 , 2020!

We're taking a break for the summer, but we won't be gone long! See you all again on September 1, 2020 for a special Pride Themed evening of Gender Creative Families Night!

We will provide updates on this event as it comes closer and plan to host it online at this time. Please RSVP so we know who to expect . Once we receive your RSVP, we will email you the link to the online session.

Some things to keep in mind for online sessions:

-Please sign in on time (at 6pm) as Laura has chosen a "wait room" on zoom for participants to enter before being approved to join the meeting. If you aren't ready at 6pm, that's okay - you can keep your mic and camera off until you're ready to join in.

-Try to keep your mic on mute during the meeting if you aren't speaking, this will help if kids are running in and out or, if anyone is loud in the background of your home

-Childcare won't be provided this time (we know this is hard right now) so consider ways to keep your kids occupied before the meeting begins so that we can enjoy your company!

-We'll try to take turns speaking so everyone can have time to connect and share if they so choose

-All group guidelines will remain the same: You have the right to participate as you feel comfortable, you can pass on a topic or leave the meeting at any time, everyone will respect each other's privacy (this includes refraining from taking videos , photos, and recordings during the session), and everyone will be respectful of each other's family values and parenting styles. The goal of the evening remains to enjoy each other's company and make connections with other parents and caregivers.

-If you'd like, bring a cup of tea, something to write or draw with, or anything else that might make you feel comfortable during the meeting!

What is Gender Creative Families Night?

This is a support group for parents and caregivers of gender creative children. 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 is expected based on their assigned sex at birth. This includes children who may be questioning their gender, transgender, gender fluid, non-binary, two spirit, or those who express their gender in creative ways.

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.

This group is closed to only families and natural supports (parents, caregivers, guardians, extended family) of gender creative children. Please RSVP so we know who to expect at each meeting.

Additional supports and information is available at Centre for Sexuality. Call 403-283-3054 or email lshiels@centreforsexuality.ca for more information or to set up an appointment.

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NEW LOCATION - NOW ONLINE

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Calgary, AB

Canada

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