Gender Creative Kids

Learn about GenderCreativeKids.ca

Learn about GenderCreativeKids.ca

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

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Connect with other local families

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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What's New?
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

 

 

Gender Creative Kids Canada will be at Trans Pride Montreal!

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Come and join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Comité Social Centre Sud (1710 Beaudry Street, Montreal) - Free Parking!!

At 10:45, Gender Creative Kids Canada will be presenting a key note:  Representatives will be explaining the organization, its mission, its activities and future projects. Testimonies will illustrate the challenges and realities faced by parents and children in the creative “gender” and trans youth. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the audience and will be hosted by members (parents and children) of the organization.

**Simultaneous translation available (English-to-French and French-to-English) **

Gender Creative Kids Canada will also have a table – where you will be able to meet other parents and kids all day long.  Come and visit us on Trans Pride Day!!

Info: info@gendercreativekids.ca

Gender creative Kids / Enfants transgenres Canada now offers training in primary schools

Gender creative Kids / Enfants transgenres Canada now offers training in primary schools. These training sessions are aimed at teachers, specialists and other staff such as child care teams.

The training, which can be expected to last about 90 minutes, aims at demystifying gender identity / gender / sexual orientation issues and discuss possible solutions to better integrate a transgender child and / or to help schools becoming more inclusive for all, regardless of gender identity / gender expression of all children.

 

Information:  or 514-585-6706

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