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Gender Creative Families Night

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Families Matter Society

1440 52 Street Northeast

Calgary, AB T2A 4T8

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Where: Families Matter Trans Canada Centre 158, 1440 52 Street, NE

When: The 1st Tuesday of the month, we begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish at 7:30 p.m.


Upcoming 2019 dates and topics:

April 2nd: Your Rights in Schools - What are your legal rights as a parent, your child's rights as a student, and who can assist you in accessing supports around your rights? Sonia Fines from the CBE and Hilary Mutch from Centre for Sexuality will be our guest speakers for this evening!

May 7th: Parenting Beyond the Binary - How does gender impact parenting? Are there ways to get a little creative with your parenting strategies that celebrate gender diversity beyond the binary?

June & July - Summer Break - No Sessions scheduled for these dates.

August (date TBA): Picnic in the park! Join us for our annual social event in Riley Park. This event will not be facilitated like the regular Gender Creative Families Nights but will offer an opportunity for families to gather together and connect over the summer months!

September 1st: Join us in the Pride Parade!

September 3d: Affirming your Child - An evening to focus on all the best qualiies in your child!

October 1st: TBA

November 5th: TBA

December 3d: TBA

The Group:

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.

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 and play with others children who share their 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 so we know who to expect at each meeting in order to supply adequate childcare.

Additional supports and information is available at Centre for Sexuality. Call 403-283-5580 or email lshiels@centreforsexuality.ca for more information or to set up an appointment.


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