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A social group supported by the Children’s Centre Thunder Bay for 12-25 year old 2SLGBTQ youth and young adults looking to explore their identity. Groups are adult facilitated but youth-driven and provide a safe space for participants to meet, discuss, educate another, draw and play games. Meeting are every second Thursday 5:30-7pm September to June.

Call the Children’s Center to register - (807)343-5000

Support group for parents and guardians with 2SLGBTQIA+ youth. This one is not exactly local but it's virtual so you can join from Thunder Bay. Our VP of Inclusion is one of the facilitators. This runs every second Thursday 7:30-9pm (EST). Email mbrennan@welcomefriend,ca to register.

GSA

Check with your school to see if they have a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA). If not, feel free to request one, if a student asks the school must provide one. GSAs often take place over the lunch break once a week for those who are gender or sexual diverse. It’s a place to make connection with people you can relate to and sometimes take on advocacy and education projects.

Virtual Trans Peer Support Group 

This is an informational, discussion-based drop in program to connect and socialize in a space where everyone can be their authentic self. All trans, non-binary, trans non-binary and gender-questioning individuals are welcome.  The group runs Wednesdays from 6-7pm on zoom. For more information or to register contact Kaye at kleatherdale@norwestchc.org or 626-7879.

Gender Journeys

An 8 week educational group for transgender and gender diverse individuals to explore their identity and receive reliable information to help them along their journey. This free group is for those who are 18+. Call Norwest Community Health Centre for dates and to register

A place where children 0-6 and their parents/caregivers are welcome to learn, play, be curious, make friends and engage with others. Tuesdays 6-8pm at Communities Together for Children EarlyON (425 Edward Street N) is a groups for 2SLGBTIQ+ families. Create an account and register at www.keyon.ca

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