PROUD2BE & Pride

Support and connect with our local LGBTQ2S+ community


PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Virtual Event Series

Join Family Services of the North Shore, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services, for our PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Virtual Event Series. 

Upcoming Virtual Event Series date:  Saturday, July 24, 2021

We are excited to bring together parents, youth, and professionals to celebrate and strengthen our diverse LGBTQ2S+ gender non-conforming and allied community.  The Virtual Events Series features guest speakers, panel discussions, support, and entertainment.  These events require pre-registration.

Young Adult Panel, for parents, youth, young adults, professionals, and adult family/friends
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, via online platform

Sharing the voices of those with lived experience is the heart of this PROUD2BE Virtual Event Series.  The Young Adult Panel will share their journeys about living authentic lives.  The panel will provide an opportunity to learn from these young adults about how to move forward, and how to best support our children and youth.  Topics will include, but not limited to, “coming out”, navigating the school system and workplace acceptance, and continued resiliency.

Click here to register for the young adult panel

After Hours All-Bodies Rec Night, for youth, young adults and their allies (ages 13-24 years)
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 5:00 to 8:30 pm, West Vancouver Community Centre

In partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services we invite you to join in for an evening you won’t forget with leisure swimming at the Aquatics Centre, free play in the Gymnastics Centre, free pizza and time to hang out and play games in the Youth Lounge.

Click here to register for the After Hours All-Bodies Rec Night


For further questions about the Virtual Event Series, contact our PROUD2BE team directly at


Get involved

Work with us to ensure that LGBTQ2S+ youth and families have the mental health resources they need. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to support the annual PROUD2BE conference. Get in touch with us to learn more.

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