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Gender Creative Families Summer Meet Up

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Riley Park

800 12 Street Northwest

Calgary, AB T2N 0S2

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August Family Meet-up:

Sunday August 13, 2017 2pm-4pm - Picnic in Riley Park

By request, the Gender Creative Families get together this August will be something a little different. The event will be a less formal opportunity for parents and guardians to connect with others during an afternoon in Riley Park! We will play, hang out, eat snacks, and enjoy Riley Park. Riley Park has a wading pool, a playground, tennis courts, and lots of green space for lounging and playing. We will set up a little picnic area for us all to gather but feel free to roam and enjoy the perks of this park. Childcare will not be provided this session so parents will need to provide supervision for their kids. We will have some snacks but feel free to bring something to share if you’d like. Don't foreget to pack a blanket or some lawn chairs, sunscreen, etc!

To ensure that we have a sufficient amount of snacks for all participants, please register for all who will be attending (kids included). If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact lshiels@calgarysexualhealth.ca


New to Gender Creative Families? Read more about the group itself bellow:

A monthly support group for parents and guardians of gender creative children under 14. This is a drop in group where new families may join at any point throughout the year. It is okay if you cannot make it every month. 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.

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 an educator from Calgary Sexual Health Centre and Ashleigh Yule Psychology while childcare (at our typical events but not this August event) is supervised by staff from Families Matter. Many caregivers voice that they have difficulty finding spaces for their kids to connect with other children who share their experiences. This group acts as an amazing space for kids to play and hang out with other gender creative children and their siblings while the parents and guardians meet.


Not a parent of a gender creative kid? Still looking for more information about LGBTQ+ identities or gender creativity in children?

Additional supports and information is available at Calgary Sexual Health Centre. Call 403-283-5580 or email generalmail@calgarysexualhealth.ca for more information or to set up an appointment.

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