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CBS: Stories of Young Transgender Children
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This news story, posted on June 8th 2014, details some information about the trials and tribulations of transgender youth.  CBS News interviews several children as well as the parents, doctors and others. The article describes the basics of gender dysphoria along with some statistics and information about transgender children and youth.  An interesting news story both… read more »

Affirm United: Affirming Ministries across Canada
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Affirm United is the organization through which United Church of Canada ministries become affirming.  This organizations main website includes many potential resources for LGBT persons. Their Open Hearts document explains the process of how a ministry becomes affirming and has many resources for LGBT individuals. Click Here to open the Open Hearts .PDF document.  Note:… read more »

Affirming Church: United Church of Canada Transgender Resources
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The United Church of Canada is one of several affirming denominations in Canada. The United Church of Canada provides a transgender resource page which includes an interesting fact book which explains the various gender terms:  Transgender, Intersex, Two-Spirit and many others with eloquent simplicity. Check out their resource page to find interesting stories of religious transgender individuals.

Nail Polish Boys and Trucker Girls: Gender Exploration in Children
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Stephanie Brill, a founder of Gender Spectrum, is interviewed on The Mother Company In this interview Brill discusses how to approach a child’s evolving gender expression.  How does a parent react when a child expresses themselves in a way that does not conform to their biological gender?  Should a child be allowed to express themselves publicly (for example, a little… read more »

Affirmation of Gender Diverse Children/Youth
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Linked here is a joint statement by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) which clarifies their position on issues of social work education and social service provision with respect to gender diverse children and youth. A great resource for your own advocacy.

Youth Community Counselling Program, Saskatoon Health Region

Youth ages 12-18 and their families can access services. School advocacy, parent education, counselling, and support in accessing hormone therapy if required can be provided. Call our intake line and request a gender-creative counsellor to get connected with services.

Family Services York Region

Family Services York Region (FSYR) provides individual, couple and family counsellling for LGBTTQ people in 5 offices located across York Region. We serve children, youth and adults. We offer a trans support group for people who are questioning their gender identity/are in the process of transitioning/have transitioned and want to be in touch with others.… read more »