Gender Journeys for Youth

A peer support group for transgender, nonbinary & gender diverse folks in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island

Gender Journeys for Youth will offer a Nanaimo-based support group for transgender, nonbinary, gender diverse and gender questioning youth ages 12-17. This peer-facilitated and peer-led group will provide youth a safe environment to explore their identity and share their struggles. They will have the opportunity to gain and offer support and knowledge, from both a transgender facilitator and each other. Gender Journeys is an excellent place to:
– try out a new name or pronouns
– process difficult emotions and experiences of dysphoria
– share successes and moments of gender euphoria
– just exist in a space where others “get it”!

Gender Journeys for Youth offers:

A weekly, peer-facilitated support group for youth

This member-led support group will allow TGDNB and questioning youth to connect with others like them in their community. We will discuss topics and share experiences with each other, including:
– the challenges of “coming out”
– the process of social and medical transition
– relevant concepts such as pronouns and different gender identities
– the sharing of resources
– examining experiences of transphobia and bullying

We will identify strategies for maintaining safety and developing an identity-affirming support system. First meeting: Oct 5, 2022 @ 6:30-8:00pm

A monthly, informational group for parents and caregivers

Facilitated by a transgender person (our group facilitator), this group offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to:
– have questions answered
– learn about TGDNB concepts
– explore ways to support and affirm their child(ren)
– navigate issues related to having a TGDNB or questioning youth

Parents and caregivers will be able to gain and give support to others in similar situations. First meeting: Oct 22, 2022 @ 6:30-8:00pm

Info Session for Gender Journeys for Youth

September 23rd, 2022: 6:30-8:00pm

We will be offering an information session for parents, caregivers, and youth to come learn about the program, meet the facilitator, and ask questions. This session will take place at the end of August (date TBD).

To sign up for more information and be informed as dates are announced, email us or follow us on social media (links below).

How To Join | Contact Gender Journeys

For more information, or to join one of our groups, please contact:
Casey Brisson, Gender Journeys Group Facilitator
(250) 754-3331 ext. 710
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