Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth

PFLAG Canada – Victoria Chapter

A peer support network founded by parents feeling challenged by their children coming out, the organization has expanded over time to provide resources to all those connected to the LGBTQ+ communities.

https://www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca/pages/pflag

Canadian Paediatric Society – Gender Identity

General information about gender identity in children, including definition of terms, descriptions of gender development, as well as ways that you can support your child.

https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/gender-identity

Monthly Support Group for Parents and Families of Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Youth

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at Commonwealth Place, Upside Teen Lounge, 4636 Elk Lake Drive

4th Sunday of the month from 1:30-3:30 pm at Nellie McClung Library

For more information or to RSVP attendance, please email supportgroup@genderspectacular.com

Gender Spectacular

In addition to the parent support group above, there is a drop-in  for trans and gender-creative children in grade 7 or younger, and their families, siblings are welcome! This group is also for trans and non-binary parents who have children in grade 7 or younger.

When: 2nd Friday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Quadra Village Community Centre -901 Kings Road

For more details and accessibility information, please contact Alyx at gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

Nova Scotia Youth Project – Resource List

A list of book recommendations, blog posts, information sheets, parenting resources, organizations that work with young people and gender/sexual identity, websites with advice columns for parents, all curated by the NS Youth Project and almost all Canadian resources.

http://youthproject.ns.ca/resources/resources-and-information/

Living with Gender Dysphoria: Tips for transgender people’s friends, allies, and partners

Written for a university student audience, this resource can be helpful to better understand gender dysphoria in general and have somewhere to start in supporting loved ones around gender diversity. Not specific to parents or youth.

Living with Gender Dysphoria: Tips for Transgender People’s Friends, Allies, and Partners



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