Updated Sept 2018
In addition to the parent support group that meets twice per month, there is a new drop-in starting for trans and gender-creative children in grade 8 or younger, and their families (siblings welcome)! This group is also for trans and non-binary parents who have children in grade 8 or younger.
What to expect: First 30 minutes as collective play/fun time and informal community check-in. Second hour and a half, play/fun time and optional facilitated activities. At the same time, parents are welcome to attend a facilitated parent support space located in an adjacent room. Structured time and games/activities facilitated by queer, trans and genderqueer adults to help children get to know each other.
The space is fully enclosed, and has both indoor and outdoor space to play. There are many fun toys and play structures for the youngest audiences, as well as couches, chill space, arts and crafts activities, and games for young youth.
There will also be snacks! Yum :)
When: 3rd Saturday of every month from 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Saanich Neighbourhood Place (3100 Tillicum Road)
For more details and accessibility information, please contact Saanich Neighbourhood Place at email@example.com
Also, listen to this amazing CBC radio interview and read the news article by clicking the link below!
A new youth drop-in for families at Quadra Village Community Centre is a celebration of gender diversity, organizers say. Alyx MacAdams and Kendra Farley began Gender Spectacular as a way to give trans and non-binary gender children who are in Grade 7 and younger a way to play in a safe space with kids like them.