Gender Creative Kids

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) – April 4th 2018

Hi everyone!

Further to the announcement made on January 26th on the Member’s page of the organization, Gender Creative Kids Canada will be holding their yearly meeting (Annual General Meeting, AGM) on Wednesday April 4th 2018 at 6:30pm at Simone de Beauvoir Institute (MU Building, 2170 Bishop street, Montréal, H3G 1M8).

During the Annual General Meeting, we will be presenting the work we have done throughout the past year and the goals and work we will be focusing on in the future. We will also be electing new Board members. Five (5) positions are up for election or re-election this year: one parent-member (for 2 years), one parent-member (for 3 years), one ally-member (for 1 year), and two community-members (for 1 year each).

It is a really great opportunity to get involved.

We look forward to seeing you all on April 4th!

AGENDA 

1. Opening of the General Assembly/Word of welcome
2. Quorum call
3. Adoption of the agenda
4. Approval of the minutes of the 2016 AGM (March 23rd 2017)
5. Presentation of the 2017 Activity Report
6. Presentation of the Financial report
7. Approval of Financial auditors for the upcoming year
8. Election of new representatives
9. Various questions
10. Adjournement

Facebook event right here : https://www.facebook.com/events/165760947417509/

En Français
March 15th – Next monthly meeting

Next monthly meeting will be on March 15th, from 18h15 to 20h, at Famijeunes. 

For the parents’ group: We are pleased to have Me Sophie Gagnon who will answer your questions about legal and civil procedures.

For children and youth: We are thrilled to be welcoming Marie-Pier Laniel, a zootherapist from Centre canin Toutounet. For this event, we will all be reunited together instead of in two separate groups.

See you there 🙂

TD Bank Group announce a donation of 100,000$ to Gender Creative Kids Canada

During the Montreal Pride national conference on LGBTTIQA2S human rights, TD Bank Group announced a major donation of $100,000 to Gender Creative Kids Canada – a Montreal based organization that provides support for transgender children, youth and their families. Over the next two years, the donation will assist with building organization capacity, developing education and training programs and providing peer support so that Gender Creative Kids Canada can continue its work.

From left to right on the photo: Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group, Kimberly Ens Manning and Annie Pullen Sansfaçon, cofounders of Gender Creative Kids Canada and Teri Currie, Group Head, Canadian Personal Banking, TD Bank Group:

Teri Currie, Group Head, Canadian Personal Banking, TD Bank Group, during her allocution and the announce of the donation

To read her allocution during the Montreal Pride national conference on LGBTTIQA2S human rights, please follow this link:

https://newsroom.td.com/insights/inclusion-is-a-permanent-unequivocal-journey

A Message from the Trans Youth Can! research team:

Are you 15-20 years old and gender –diverse, trans or genderqueer?

We’re doing a research study about the experiences of gender-diverse youth across Canada. While the study itself will only involve youth 15 and under, we need your help to figure out what questions to ask, and how to ask them.
If you are 15-20 years old and have or are planning to seek medical supports related to your gender like hormones, hormone blockers or surgery, we’d love to talk to you.

We just need about 90 minutes of your time. You’ll need a computer and a private place you can talk.

Everyone who participates will receive a $20 gift card from ITunes, Starbucks, or Chapters.

Get in touch:

If you’re interested, please fill in this 5-10 minute survey application:
Trans Youth CAN! Feedback Group Application:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TransKidsCANFeedbackGroups

We’re asking everyone their age, where they live, and some other information to make sure we have lots of different people giving us feedback. We’ll let you know by Tuesday March 14th if we plan to ask you to be in one of our feedback groups.

All the groups will take place online between March 20th and 26th.

You don’t need to share your real name if you don’t want to. We’ll ask everyone to keep what they share in the group confidential.
If you want more information before you fill out the application, please contact our project coordinator, Sandra (Sandra.Gotovac@schulich.uwo.ca)

Thanks!

Trans Youth CAN! Research Team

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

transkidsnl-study-infographic-nov-2016

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