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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, 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.

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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

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.  

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Medical & Professional Panel Event:  For Parents, Professionals, Young Adults, Family/Friends – April 22, 2023

Join us for discussion and an opportunity to have your questions answered by professionals working with trans, and gender questioning children, youth and young adults. Featuring BC Children’s Hospital Gender Clinic – Dr. Dan Metzger, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Kira Loeb, Nurse Clinician, and Kendall McSweeny, Registered Social Worker, and Dr. Wallace Wong, Registered Psychologist.

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10am – 12pm.  This event is online and free of cost.  To register, click here.

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 question, or more information, please contact Amara at 236-992-9754 or email  We look forward to you joining us. 

March 2023 Group Dates and Topics:

  • Wednesday, March 8 – Explore the Community Hub.  Meet at the North entrance of Capilano Mall on Marine Drive (close to the bus stop).
  • Wednesday, March 15 – Arts-based activity.
  • Wednesday, March 22 – Spirit trail walk. Meet at Lonsdale Quay-sea bus terminal. 
  • Wednesday, March 29 – 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 proud2be@familyservices.bc.caWe 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.


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