Identity: A Gender-Blending Journey for TQ2S+ youth
this summer? Here’s everything you need to know!
Who Is It For?
This course is specifically for TQ2S+ Youth from 15 to 20 years of age who are interested in:
Exploring gender identity, expression or fluidity in a supportive group setting
Discovering trustworthy resoures and making connections to the trans community
Understanding social and medical transitioning
Optional parent/family coaching always available
Please enquire directly if you fall outside the age range for this group, as we have many different options to support you
When Is It Happening?
7.30pm – 9.30pm on Wednesdays (drop-off program)
9 week summer course runs from July 7th to September 1st, 2021
Where Is It Held?
Program is based at the NowWhat clinic at 144 Wilson St E, Ancaster, between Halson & Jerseyville
We are based both in the backyard garden and in our weather protected outdoor canopies and indoors with physical distancing and full Covid safety procedures in place during restrictions
What Is Involved?
Designed and delivered by experienced social worker (MSW) Helen Brook and Child & Youth Worker (CYW) Tripp Smith, both members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, this 9-week program will create a safe space for trans youth to explore:
Understanding and normalizing their gender journey
Coming out safely
Self-expression and self-advocacy
Managing changing family relationships
Navigating intimacy in the skin you’re in
Queer language, culture and resources
We will also provide parents and families with a list of trusted resources so that you are able to reiterate the themes we are exploring as a family, use shared language to communicate effectively when discussing gender identity, and feel equipped to continue these conversations at home.
How Much Does It Cost?
The full program cost is $675, due on registration (this is a subsized rate – please talk to us if you would like to sponsor another participant by paying full price and covering the cost for a local youth without family support)
The financial commitment is for the full 9 weeks (spaces are restricted due to Covid distancing and number capping requirements)
Participants are billed for every session regardless of attendance (virtual make-ups provided for sessions missed due to illness or isolation)
Course is covered under most benefit plans (MSW)
A credit card number is required and the full program cost is charged upfront, with paid receipts emailed weekly from the credit on your account for submission to your insurance company. Alternatively an e-transfer for the full cost of the program can be emailed on registration (please let us know if alternate arrangements need to be made
Please talk to us if you don’t have benefits, or cost is a concern as we are launching a sponsorship program for this course
Meet The Team
Get in touch today to register or to talk to one of our Case Managers about whether this group is a good fit for you!
NowWhat? is a private clinic based in Ancaster, Ontario. We are a multi-disciplinary therapeutic clinic providing clinical, community-based & in-home services in Greater Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Niagara, Haldimand and the GTA. We are also available for remote consultation and support across North America. Our services can be accessed using many employer benefit plans, Ontario Autism Program funds, Special Services At Home funds, and Passport funds. We are a social enterprise, working towards our Living Wage Certification and giving back to the community in the form of education, advocacy and subsidized services for vulnerable populations.