It takes courage and support to grow up into who you are.
Our Youth Program consists of group drop-in spaces, our Bras, Binders, and Breast Forms Exchange Program, one-on-one support, and referrals and resources for LGBTQ/2S youth ages 25 and under.
Our Youth drop-ins are a community-oriented space where youth can hang out and seek support. Our drop-ins are a great place to meet similar people and to just be yourself. During drop-in times, there are always Youth Workers, volunteers, and other youth who are excited to get to know you.
QMUNITY offers two different age-groups for drop-ins:
Gab: drop-in for youth 14-25; meets Wednesdays 4-6 PM and Fridays 6-8 PM.
Gab Junior: drop-in for youth 10-14; meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month 4-5:30 PM.
The GAB Guidelines is an evolving document that has been created with, by, and for youth accessing QMUNITY youth spaces and events.
Our Youth Program puts on a number of special events each year with the help and guidance of our Youth Advisory Committee. Youth from all over Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Squamish Corridor come to these events to meet other queer, trans, and Two-Spirit folks and find community. We team up with other organizations serving queer, trans, and Two-Spirit youth, like the Fraser Valley Youth Society and the Generation OUT, to make these events a great time for everyone.
Bra, Binder, and Breast Forms Exchange Project
Our Bra and Binder Exchange Program provides free new and used gender affirming chest-wear (bras, binders and breast forms) to trans and gender-variant youth who are unable to attain these garments otherwise.
Information and Referrals for LGBTQ/2S and Allied Youth
Our Youth Workers are able to provide support and referrals to queer, trans, and Two-Spirit youth as well as resources for family, friends, and professionals.
Support for Parents
Parents, guardians and caregivers are an important part of a child or youth’s life. When young folks have questions about gender or sexuality, they are often looking for support. As a parent, a child coming out to you as queer and/or trans can be daunting and new. Our first recommendation is to connect your youth with our services: http://qmunity.ca/get-support/youth/. We offer two weekly drop-ins for LGBTQ/2S youth aged 14 to 25 as well as fun special events and one on one support.