Who We Are Camp Ten Oaks is a one-week, sleep-away camp for children and youth ages 8-17 from LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) identities, families and communities. The program first opened its doors in August 2005. Now, it’s at capacity with 72 campers each summer. The intentional magic of summer camp EMPOWERMENT THROUGH… read more »
Resources for Parents Delisle Youth Services’ Embracing Family program offers free, confidential, non-judgmental support workshops for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth. For more information or to register, please contact Maria Papadimitriou at (416) 482-0081 x 265 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn about the experiences of other families with the Our Stories, Our Kids online tool. Visit… read more »
LGBTQ family friendly and Gender-Creative/Gender-Independent friendly music lessons (violin, piano, composition, theory) and tutoring/school support K-6. Creative kids need a creative outlet, and that can be music! Engaging and energetic facilitation of events, such as birthday parties and other get togethers is also available for children. Please contact to discuss a program that is right… read more »
I am a Registered Social Worker with 12 years of experience working around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. I specialize in adolescent mental health (depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts), working with parents of LGBTQ youth (including parents who are struggling to understand/accept their child’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity), strengthening parent-adolescent relationships, working with… read more »
LGBTTQ+ Around the Rainbow is a community-based program which provides a full range of education, counselling and support services offered by Family Services Ottawa.
Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care – 10/07/2013 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people are in America’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems in disproportionate numbers. Like all young people in care, they have the right to be safe and protected. All too often, however, they are misunderstood and mistreated, leading to an increased… read more »
Yee Won Chong shares a story about the challenges of navigating the world while transgender, and provides suggestions on being a good ally.
Gender creative Kids / Enfants transgenres Canada now offers training in elementary 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.
Sam is a writer and performer who uses those skills as an ally to advance progress in the realms of LGBT equality and social justice. He tours the country speaking to college students about stereotypes, prejudice, and oppression, and writes for this site when he’s at home in Austin, TX. “I recently had the honor… read more »
The Rainbow Resource Centre offers both adult and youth programming, counselling, resources and consultation throughout Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. LGBTTQ* youth programming, also known as “Peer Project for Youth”, offers a variety of activities, workshops, skills building, and other programming. Youth counselling is available youth and their families. Other programming includes Camp Aurora, a summer… read more »