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PROUD2BE LGBTQ2S+ Support

We created our PROUD2BE programs because we know that those of us who identify as LGBTQ2S+ need a safe place to talk about how that feels – and how hard it can be sometimes. We also offer help to parents and family members if they’re having a hard time, too.

Everyone should feel safe, supported, and fully at home in our community. Whether you identify as queer, transgender, two-spirit, and/or questioning, or you’re the parent of a gender-diverse child or youth, we have programs and services to support you.

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Our Intake Counsellor is here to learn what you need and how we can support you.

Email now Or call 604-988-5281, ext. 226

 

 

PROUD2BE Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Conference (on pause due to COVID-19)

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 Yourself drop-in groups for youth (in-person)

If you’re aged 16-24 and identify as queer, transgender, 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 multicoloured heart on our glass doors.  For more details, click here.  If you have any questions please email us.  We look forward to you joining us. 

May 2022 Group Dates and Topics:

May 4– Tie Dye

May 11 – Game Night

May 18 – Collage

May 25 – Outing TBA

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 trans, non-binary, 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 proud2be@familyservices.bc.caWe look forward to you joining us. 

 

This group is the thing I look forward to the most during the week. It’s a space where I truly belong and where I’m allowed to feel whatever I’m feeling and just be me.– PROUD2BE drop-in group participant