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.
For more information email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROUD2BE Yourself Drop-in Groups for Youth (in-person)
If you’re aged 16-24 and identify as queer, trans, non-binary, two-spirit, and/or questioning, please join us for this free, weekly drop-in 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. Drop-in and join us Wednesdays, from 5:30-7:00 pm at the Family Services of the North Shore office (203-1111 Lonsdale Avenue). Take the elevator to the second floor and watch for the multi-coloured heart on our glass doors. For more info, click here, or if you have any questions please contact Amara at 236-992-9754 or email us. We look forward to you joining us.
November 2022 Group Dates and Topics:
- Wednesday, November 30 – Painting activity
December 2022 Group Dates and Topics:
- Wednesday, December 7 – Bowling! Meet at King Pin’s bowling alley 1312 Lonsdale Ave
- Wednesday, December 14 – Cookie decorating
- Wednesday, December 21 – Self care exploration
- Wednesday, December 28- Office closed, no meeting
January 2023 Group Dates and Topics:
- Wednesday, January 4 – Arts based activity
- Wednesday, January 11 – Exploring hobbies, passions, and identity
- Wednesday, January 18 – Outing *specifics to be determined*
- Wednesday, January 25 – Games night
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 email@example.com. 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.