Trans Affirming Network by Skipping Stone

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Depending on which country or region you moved to Canada from, the concept of gender diversity may or may not exist. Gender Identity vs. Sex Gender identity is a person’s internal sense of whether they’re male or female, both, or neither, and it’s not visible to others. Gender identity and sex are two different things. Sex was assigned to someone …

Gender Equality Week Sep 20 to 26

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Canada’s Gender Equality Week is being held from September 20 to 26, 2020. Advancing gender equality benefits everyone, women, men and gender diverse communities, and leads to greater health, happiness, and economic prosperity. For the recent 2 to 3 decades, Canada has made important progress to remove barriers to equality: added gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of …

Pride Week August 28 – September 6

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It’s almost Pride Week (August 28 – September 6)! Pride Week leads up to the Pride festival and parade, which usually takes place on Labour Day long weekend. Thousands would gather in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. This year, due to health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride has been reimagined. Calgary Pride …

Aging with Pride – Guide for LGBTQ2S+ Seniors

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LGBTQ2S+ seniors have gone through incredible milestones and changes throughout their lifetimes. We are living in a different era now, more open and inclusive compared to decades ago, yet the discrimination against this diverse population has never really ended. Compared to their counterparts, LGBTQ2S+ older adults are more likely to have mental or physical illnesses, have less support, and are …

Kids Help Phone – 24/7 Support for Young People

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What is Kids Help Phone? Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service; Offering professional counselling, information and referrals; Support is offered in both English and French; Service is 100% confidential. Need help now? Text CONNECT to 686868; Call 1-800-668-6868 24/7 and be connected with a professional counsellor Want to offer help? Whether you are a young person …

Free Online Workshop Trans & Nonbinary 101

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Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “Trans & Nonbinary 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. James Demers from the OUTReels Diversity Education Program will be delivering this fun and informational session on trans and nonbinary gender identities. You will learn tips for developing your understanding of trans-identified people. How to register? Go to …

Change in the Interpretation of “Parent”

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There has been a recent change in the interpretation of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. Before the change, genetic links were greatly emphasized — a child born abroad was automatically recognized as a Canadian citizen at birth only if one of these two conditions was met: If the child shared a genetic link to the Canadian parent. If the child …

Free Online Workshop LGBTQ 101

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Calgary Pride is organizing an online workshop called “LGBTQ 101” to help create bridges of understanding about the LGBTQ community. The sessions are open to anyone who is looking better understand how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbours as we create a more empathetic and connected world. How to register? Go to this link and click on RSVP …