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Learn about GenderCreativeKids.ca

We provide resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.

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This is the place to go to meet others, share your stories and create friendships. A place where there are families just like yours.

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First Results Released from New Study of Trans Children, Youth, & Parents!

The Trans Health Research Group with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University, in collaboration with Parents of Gender Creative Kids NL, has just released the first results of the TransKidsNL Study, which examined the health care and support needs of trans children and youth and their families in Newfoundland & Labrador.

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador reported on the study with a radio interview.

For more information about the study, please contact the lead investigator, Dr. Julie Temple Newhook, at jtemple@mun.ca

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The first National Workshop on Gender Creative Kids held in October 2012 at Concordia University gave rise to a new book!

Gender Creative Kids Canada is proud to announce the publication of Supporting Transgender and Gender Creative Youth: Schools, Families and Communities in Action.  This book brings together cutting edge research, social action methods, and theory on the topic of transgender youth and gender creative children. Organized in three sections covering theoretical and clinical, educational, and community perspectives, the chapters specifically address issues and challenges in education, social work, medicine, and counseling as well as recommendations that are relevant for parents, families, practitioners, and educators alike. The result is a well-researched and accessible book that will provide support and knowledge to a broad audience of individuals invested in improving the social worlds of gender diverse children and youth.

This publication, and the conference that gave rise to it (the First National Workshop on Gender Creative Kids), was born out of a desire to begin a national conversation in Canada about childhood gender creativity. Unlike the United States, which has seen the rise of a number of new nongovernmental organizations actively working to address the needs of gender creative children and their families, Canada currently lacks a national forum for discussing and realizing social transformation on behalf of children and families.

Faced with the need for research and social action Annie Pullen-Sansfaçon, Elizabeth Meyer, and Kimberley Manning developed a project designed to develop research and practice simultaneously. Our first step was to procure a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant to run three interlinked, multidisciplinary pilot studies and host a national workshop on childhood gender creativity. A subsequent grant from SSHRC enabled us to expand the scope of the workshop and to disseminate findings in the form of this edited book and through this website which went live in the summer of 2013.

More information on the book can be found on the publisher website:

http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=82137&cid=537&concordeid=312210

 

 

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