Today we are announcing the departure of our wonderful Pascale Drevillon, who has sat on the board of directors for our organization since 2018. First as Secretary, then appointed Chair in early 2020, Pascale has made a significant contribution to the organisation, helping us grow and stay aligned with our core values. Thank you for everything Pascale!
With her departure, the board is currently looking for someone to fill the seat of the presidency. Composed of dynamic and passionate members, the board works to develop healthy governance for Gender Creative Kids.
We are looking for someone connected to our work, bilingual, skilled in communication, and who lives within a radius of 2.5 hours of transport travelling to Montreal, if not already residing here locally. The chair is a volunteer position on the board, following the rules that govern every non-profit organisation.
We would like to emphasize that trans and non-binary members of the community are strongly invited to apply for this position. Additionally, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of colour to apply for this position. As well, we encourage individuals who embody otherwise marginalized identities to apply for this position.
Many exciting challenges await us for 2021! This new addition to our board will bring leadership and guide us through our current growth as an organisation.
We are accepting letters of intent on a rolling basis and invite you to send us yours as soon as possible. The closing date for submitting your letter will be announced at a later date, with at least one week’s notice.
For all those interested, please send us your letter of intent to the following address, where you may also send any questions: email@example.com
Funded by the Québec Ministry of Justice (ministère de la Justice), the pilot project Hi Sam: Sensitizing Youth Through Play aims to help teachers who have to address issues surrounding gender identity, roles, stereotypes and norms in elementary schools.
Our pedagogical guide serves multiple purposes and is in itself a source of very relevant information for many audiences. The first part provides a broad overview of the issues surrounding trans, non-binary and gender creative children and youth, while the second part offers sensitization activities that are easy to facilitate with elementary school-aged children using our education tool Sam.
Don’t have a Sam? No worries! Our guide was conceived to be also used without Sam. In any case, don’t wait to receive a Sam to stop transphobia before it starts!
To consult the guide, click here: Hi Sam – Pedagogical Guide
This guide is also accompanied by 3 short videos that allow you to get familiar with its content before you embark on reading or facilitating the sensitization activities.
The guide, as well as the videos that accompany it, were co-constructed in collaboration with a magnificent committee of experts without whom these tools would not have seen the light of day. This committee is composed of people who have a personal and/or professional expertise, may they be researchers, teachers, students, parents, youth or at the intersection of these different identities. We thank each and every person that has participated in this beautiful process!
Another huge thanks to our partners: