PROUD2BE LGBTQ2S+ Support
Everyone should feel safe, supported, and fully at home in our community. Whether you identify as queer, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and/or questioning, or you’re the parent of a queer, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and/or questioning child or youth, we have programs and services to support you.
PROUD2BE Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Conference
Each fall we typically host the annual PROUD2BE conference, presented in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services. This province-wide event brings together youth, parents, and service providers for activities, panel discussions, workshops, entertainment, and clinical services. It’s a thoughtful weekend designed to support and connect our diverse LGBTQ2S+, gender-diverse and allied communities, and is open to children, youth, families and professionals.
PROUD2BE Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Events
Our PROUD2BE events feature speakers with lived experience, professional panel discussions, workshops and support for gender-diverse, gender-questioning, and LGBTQ2S+ children, youth, their families and professionals. It’s a community where you can learn, ask questions, get support and connect with LGBTQ2S+ folks, families and allied communities.
PROUD2BE Medical and Health Care Professionals Panel Event – Save the Date!
Join us Saturday, April 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm online for an informative panel discussion where medical and health care professionals from BC Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic & Foundry North Shore, answer your questions on Endocrine Care (puberty blockers and gender affirming hormones) and Hormone Readiness Assessment for Transgender and Gender Diverse children and youth.
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PROUD2BE Yourself Groups for Youth
If you’re aged 16-24 and identify as queer, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and/or questioning, you are welcome to join us for this free weekly group. You’ll connect with other North Shore and Metro Vancouver youth in discussions led by an experienced master’s level counsellor. Share your experiences, ask questions, and explore your identity among people who are here to support you. For more information and to arrange to join the group, please contact Rosie at 778-580-7881 or email BeYourself@familyservices.bc.ca.
PROUD2BE Drop-in Groups for Parents (virtual)
Join other parents of gender-diverse youth for safe, judgment-free discussions co-facilitated by two experienced counsellors. This free, weekly drop-in group is a welcoming place for you to connect, ask questions, and learn more about how to support your queer, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, gender diverse and/or gender-questioning child or teen. We meet via Zoom on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm. To learn more click here, and to receive the virtual meeting link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to you joining us.
Counselling Support (virtual and in-person)
Our highly-trained and experienced therapists offer counselling support for adults, youth, children, and families.