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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 (unit 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:

March 5th: "Coming Out" - What is coming out, who has to do it, and when is it necessary? As a parent it can be confusing to decide if and when to share your child's identity with others. Join us for a discussion on strategies other parent's have used in the past and what to consider moving forward.

April 2nd: TBA

May 7th: TBA

June 4th: Community Connections - Join us for an evening of community resources that bridge your supports beyond the group. As summer approaches, what resources exist? What are your rights in the community? And how can you stay connected?

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: 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? This evening wil equip you with tools as you get ready to send your kids back to school.

October 1st: 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?

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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