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For general inquiries, please use this form. If you are looking to schedule an appointment, please use the intake form on the Contact page.

If your request is urgent or you are feeling unsafe, please contact your local distress centre or go to your nearest urgent care centre.

From within Calgary, Alberta call:

- The Distress Centre Crisis Line: (403) 266-HELP (4357)
- ConnecTeen: (403) 264-TEEN (8336)
- Alberta Mental Health Help Line: (877) 303-2642
- Canada Trans Lifeline: (877) 330-6366

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Workshops


“It Takes a Village:" Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Youth and Their Families
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

“It Takes a Village:" Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Children and Youth and Their Families

This workshop will focus on ways to intervene with parents struggling to understand their child’s needs as well as their own. We will look at the history underpinning our current notions regarding gender and gender identity development. We will also explore the intersections of gender diversity and neurodiversity, particularly the overlap of the autism spectrum with the gender spectrum, presenting the most recent research findings in this area as well as therapeutic guidelines for working with gender diverse autistic children, youth, and their families.

*Registration required

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Parents' Night Workshop: Talking to our Kids about Gender
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Parents' Night Workshop: Talking to our Kids about Gender

“Pink or blue?” “Boy or girl?” “Trucks or tiaras?”

When children come into our lives, many of us encounter assumptions about our babies’ gender. However, many parents and caregivers quickly learn that there is more to gender than two rigid boxes!

We'll explore the gender revolution, equip ourselves with tools, and learn how to navigate conversations about gender with our children.

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LGBTQ+ Students: Inclusive Teaching Practices for Everyone
Apr
19
4:30 PM16:30

LGBTQ+ Students: Inclusive Teaching Practices for Everyone

This workshop focuses on creating more inclusive spaces and services for LGBTQ+ students. Participants will review concepts related to gender and sexual diversity and learn hands-on best practices to enhance supports for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and families. Educators will feel more equipped to implement evidence-based strategies to foster safer spaces in their workplaces, homes, and communities.

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals
Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals

This workshop focuses on creating safer and more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Lead by registered psychologist Ashleigh Yule and a series of guest speakers, participants will review concepts related to LGBTQ+ identities, and the relation to mental health.

By the end of this informative workshop, participants will learn new strategies to best support transgender and gender diverse client populations across a variety of settings and contexts.

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Gender Creative Families Night
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Gender Creative Families Night

Our last meeting of 2017 will be on December 5 and will host special guests from the Skipping Stone Foundation. Skipping Stone is a local non-profit who has been working to help transgender and gender diverse youth reach their dreams. 

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This group is open only to families of gender creative children. Please RSVP so we know who to expect at each meeting.

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Overlapping Spectrums: Gender Creativity and Autism
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Overlapping Spectrums: Gender Creativity and Autism

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Researchers have identified the co-occurrence of gender diversity and autism as an important emerging issue in terms of clinical practice. Parents, clinicians, and educators, and support professionals in the fields of autism and gender are increasingly likely to encounter clients, patients, and families working to understand gender diversity and autism simultaneously. This workshop will share current findings and perspectives on gender diversity for individuals on the autism spectrum and will present evidence-informed practices for supporting gender creative children and transgender youth who are also on the autism spectrum.

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Counselling LGBTQ+ Individuals
Jun
7
1:00 PM13:00

Counselling LGBTQ+ Individuals

Presented by Kevin G. Alderson, Ashleigh Yule, MA, R. Psych

This 4-hour workshop will provide relevant and practical information regarding assessing and counselling LGBTQ+ clients. We will explore evidence-based practical strategies to create safer, more inclusive, and competent counselling environments for LGBTQ+ clients. Participants will also review concepts related to gender identity, gender expression, sexual and affectional orientation, and will have opportunity to update vocabularies and terminology in these areas. Presenters will share data-informed best practices for counselling LGBTQ+ clients through didactic, interactive, and role-play modalities. We will also review case examples and first-person narratives to support participants in perspective taking and empathy building for the LGBTQ+ clients in their practices and programs.

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Parents' Night: Talking to Our Kids about Gender
Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Parents' Night: Talking to Our Kids about Gender

As understandings of gender continue to shift and change, how can parents and caregivers ensure that we have the right information? How do we talk to our kids about gender in accurate and developmentally appropriate ways? How do we support the gender creative children and transgender youth in our lives? Join us for an evening with child psychologist Ashleigh Yule as we explore the gender revolution, equip ourselves with evidence-based tools to better understand gender, and learn how to navigate conversations about gender with our children.

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Professionals' Night: Supporting Trans & Gender Diverse Youth
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Professionals' Night: Supporting Trans & Gender Diverse Youth

Professionals involved in direct service delivery for youth (e.g., psychologists, social workers, educators, administrators, family physicians and other medical practitioners) are increasingly likely to encounter gender diversity in the clients and patients they serve.

Yet many professionals report feeling under-equipped to provide competent care and support for transgender and gender diverse youth.

Join us for an evening with child psychologist Ashleigh Yule, who will explore evidence-based practical strategies to create safer and more inclusive professional services for trans and gender diverse youth.

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Gender Creative Families Night
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Gender Creative Families Night

Tuesday April 18, 2017 - Connecting and Summer Transition

A time to connect, share what’s happening for you and your family, and seek any supports you may need heading into the summer.

To ensure that we have sufficient space for all participants, please register for all who will be attending (kids included).

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/gender-creative-families-night-tickets-28793014682

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Students
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

In this workshop participants will explore evidence-based practical strategies to create safer and more inclusive environments for LGBTQ+ students. Participants will review concepts related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation and will have opportunity to update vocabularies in these areas. Ashleigh will share data-informed best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ students across settings. We will discuss strategies for talking to children, teens, and adults about gender diversity and sexual orientation. We will also review case examples to support participants in becoming better allies to the LGBTQ+ individuals in their lives.

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Gender Creative Families Night
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Gender Creative Families Night

Tuesday March 21, 2017 - With Guest: Tamara Gordon

Tamara Gordon is the Supervisor for Psychological Services for the Calgary Board of Education. She will be available to answer any questions you might have around navigating the school system, the right of students and their families, and current CBE policies to support young people.

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Becoming a Better Ally
Nov
13
2:00 PM14:00

Becoming a Better Ally

The Guidance Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association Conference 2014
This workshop will present evidence-based strategies to foster inclusive educational and counselling practices for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students in Alberta schools. Strategies to create safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ students, families, and colleagues will be shared.

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