Come join us for an evening of fun and celebration for our last meeting of 2018! On the menue : pizza, games, art & gift making activities!
For more informations, or to RSVP, please click here.
The Artist Series is officially starting!
Once a month, we’ll be inviting artists to our weekly art workshops. They’ll be sharing their experiences and techniques.
For this first workshop, Shaun Hunter McLean, artist and writer, will be teaching how to make books from found materials, and share bookbinding techniques.
6:15pm to 8pm
@ YMCA in NDG
Families are invited to join us at the next monthly meeting to attend our groups (parent support group, and kids group)! Siblings are welcome!
Last night was the Srat Awards Gala 2018, an event organized by Infopresse.
We are very proud to annonce that we won two prestigious awards, including the non-profit organization and the Grand Strat 2018, the biggest prize of the evening.
The jury rewards our project “The you inside” which aims to stop transphobia among young people before it starts.
A huge thank you to LG2, an exceptional partner in the realization of this ambitious project.
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Gender Creative Kids Canada is pleased to present this brand new and free art project for gender creative teens (and their allies)!
A unique chance to chat, create, and meet people who share your experiences.
Come join Éli and Charles-Antoine to connect, explore and tell your story through different forms of art and expression!
NO REGISTRATION OR EXPERIENCE IN ART REQUIRED!
Next September 8th, Gender Creative Kids Canada will be participating in the Dragonboat Challenge, held by the Montreal Coalition of LGBT Youth Groups! Our team will row for the cause and collect donations to support our mission. It is our very first fundraising campaign: a great opportunity to show your love to our organization 🙂
If you want to make a donation or to share the campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/equipeetcgckcteam-challenge-2018
Come and cheer us on with family and friends on September 8th at Lachine Canal, in Montreal!
More detail about the event here
It’s that time of the year, folks…With flowers everywhere , and glitters on our minds , we are not afraid to say that summer is finally here— and it really inspires us! Here at Gender Creative Kids Canada, we are SO happy to launch our new project :”Safer Space: A Place for Me”, a place for trans, non-binary and questioning youth to explore, and reclaim their stories, as they connect together through creativity. “The Lab” is the first series of workshops that will be taking place at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts this coming July.
Are you between 14 and 17 years old and would like to participate? Contact us to sign up, places are limited. The workshops are free, and will be facilitated in french and english. Feel free to come to us with any questions, comments or suggestions!
Keep an eye open for events to come…
For the sake of confidentiality, more informations will be given directly to registered participants.
The museum’s studio is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There’s an access ramp and automated doors leading to the room. Gender neutral bathroom will be available. Guide dogs are allowed.
Our mission is to educate people around the world about gender identity issues. Sam is an essential tool designed to help children understand what it means to be born transgender.
Awareness of gender issues is increasing in many countries but there are still very few tools available that allow parents or teachers to talk to young children about this sensitive, complex subject. Sam helps children empathize with the emotional challenges of being born trans or gender non-conforming.
Anywhere between 2-6% of boys and 5-12% of girls identify or express their gender differently from their sex binary gender assigned at birth (Moller, Schreier, Li, & Romer, 2009).
Most gender-questioning children are born into cultures that don’t accept them. They are often subjected to physical, verbal and sexual harassment leading to feelings of rejection, isolation and confusion.
Studies suggest that gender-questioning children who have the support of their family and friends are far less likely to experience depression and feelings that may lead to self-harm and suicide (Travers et coll. 2012; The Williams Institute and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2014).
We knew that for us to have the biggest long-term impact possible we needed to engage the people who will shape the cultural norms of the future: children.
Play-based learning is not only accepted as one of the best ways to teach children (source) but also creates natural opportunities for an adult to start a conversation about what it’s like to be assigned a sex at birth that does not correspond to how you feel inside.
Sam is not only an educational tool but also a symbol of pride, acceptance and understanding.
Sam gives every teacher the opportunity to help stop transphobia before it starts by teaching young people about gender issues and the importance of empathy and kindness.
Transphobia is a global human rights issue. Our mission is to educate the world about gender identity issues because with education comes understanding, empathy and ultimately, acceptance. The more people that can help spread this message the better.
Sam is an initiative of Gender Creative Kids Canada, but we could not have done it without the help, kindness, financial support and overall enthusiasm from our friends at:
Here is a new illustration to discuss the diversity of gender expressions / identities / sexualities. Credit ©Julianna Davis