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Gender Journeys Guelph (Online) - Spring 2021

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Join a free 10-week program that explores gender identity starting on Tuesday, April 13th online via Zoom.

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Join a free 10-week program that explores gender identity starting on Tuesday, April 13th online via Zoom - come and learn more during our virtual Open House orientation session on Tuesday, April 13th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

This group will provide reliable, up to date information about the process of transitioning. Some of the topics include exploring your sense of self, self acceptance, celebrating your true self, coming out to family and friends, dealing with discrimination, self esteem and meeting others like you.

The group program “Gender Journeys” was developed in 2005 when we realized that people coming for medical care related to transition needed more time than we could provide during regular office visits to explore the social, emotional and physical aspects of gender change - and also needed a safe place to talk to others like themselves . The Gender Journeys Group was designed so that people in the early stages of transition could discuss changes in relationships with loved ones, grapple with discrimination, share tips about dressing to pass, discover new community resources, and use the process of dialogue and reflection to become more secure and resilient in their new identities.

HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH) is excited to offer this program through a partnership with Guelph Community Health Centre to ensure the most up-to-date information, delivered by and for transgender and gender independent people here in our own community, as well as those questioning and exploring their gender identity.

The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM until 8:00PM online via Zoom, with meetings happening:

Open House April 13th

Regular Sessions:

April 20th, 27th

May 4th, 11, 18th, 25th

June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

*If you work with a support person, get in touch around how we can best accommodate you and your needs.

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Registration is free, for more information you're invited to attend our virtual information session:

Gender Journeys Virtual Open House Information Session

Tuesday, April 13th

6:00PM - 7:00PM via Zoom

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Feel free to contact us with any questions about Gender Journeys program:

Jan Klotz

Client Care Supervisor

Guelph Community Health Centre

Tel: 519-821-6638, x394

www.guelphchc.ca

jklotz@guelphchc.ca

Jasper Smith

Education & Trans Programs Coordinator

HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health

Tel: 519-763-2255, x135

www.archguelph.ca

education@archguelph.ca

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- Participants will require reliable internet connection, an internet-capable device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone to attend sessions. Additionally, participants may need to download the Zoom app in order to be able to attend meetings on smart devices where Zoom cannot be accessed through a web browser, however those using computers or laptops can use the app or access through their internet browser. - Sessions will be password protected to ensure safety of all participants. Multiple facilitators will be present to provide ample support and guidance.

- Facilitators and the group is supported remotely by CHC staff and on-call social workers who also identify within 2SLGBTQ+ communities. - This is a social support and information program, not a therapeutic program, those requiring mental health support are encouraged to talk to their doctor or check the Rainbow Health Ontario Service Provider Directory for care providers near them.

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