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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-spirited, 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.

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PROUD2BE Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Conference (Virtual Event Series 2020-21)

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 non-conforming and allied community, and is open to children, youth, and families.

This past year, 2020-2021, we adapted our in-person conference to a Virtual Event Series, featuring topics, speakers, panel discussions, and experiences to continue to support and connect with families, youth, and service providers, until we are able to meet together in-person again.

Stay tuned for upcoming PROUD2BE events in 2022!

For more information email our PROUD2BE team.

PROUD2BE Yourself drop-in groups for youth (in person)

If you’re aged 16-24 and identify as queer, transgender, two-spirited, 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. 

PROUD2BE drop-in groups for parents (virtual)

Join other North Shore and Metro Vancouver 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 child.  The Parents of Gender Diverse Youth Support Group takes place virtually on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm.  To learn more, and receive the meeting link, please email us.  We 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