Gender

Gender

Camp fYrefly

Information:

Camp fYrefly is Canada’s largest, volunteer-based, summer leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning) and allied youth. 

In partnership with the Faculty of Education, University of Regina and the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Camp fYrefly-Saskatchewan will be held in Saskatchewan (alternating between Saskatoon and Regina) each summer.

Community stakeholders along with Camp fYrefly founders joined together in a province-wide initiative to identify the needs of sexual and gender minority youth and develop the resources required to implement a Saskatchewan-based camp. Camp fYrefly-Saskatchewan is dedicated to the guiding principle of helping sexual and gender minority youth move from being “at-risk” to a place where they can be resilient and positively address the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood.

The camp is peer driven and jam-packed with drama, music, writing, visual art, empowerment and reflection exercises, anti-oppression work, personal growth opportunities, healthy socialization, and in-depth learning activities about specific youth topics and social issues. The camp will feature day and evening workshops, with designated time set aside for personal reflection, community building, and social activities.

  • Potential workshop topics include:
  • Leadership skill-building
  • Confronting bias and dealing with diversity
  • Combating preconceived notions and confronting stereotypes
  • Coming out and coming-to-terms with sexual and gender minority issues
  • Negotiating relationships with peers, parents, and care givers
  • Healthy dating and relationship skills
  • Bullying and discrimination
  • Challenging oppression through art
  • Youth health and safety
  • Participatory drama
  • Youth networking, self-esteem, and resiliency building
  • Nurturing ourselves

Referral Process

See application.

http://www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly/applications.htm

Camp fYrefly

Information: Camp fYrefly is Canada’s largest, volunteer-based, summer leadership retreat for sexual and gender minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning) and allied youth.  In partnership with the Faculty of Education, University of Regina and the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Camp

OUT Saskatoon

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Provides services to all genders and sexual orientations, no matter where the individual falls.  Programs arise out of the needs expressed by the people who access the Centre.  Programming addresses the underlying issues which affect the health and welfare of the community by countering heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

Services Offered:

  • Peer Support
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Sexual Health Clinic
  • Social Groups

OUT Saskatoon

Information: Provides services to all genders and sexual orientations, no matter where the individual falls.  Programs arise out of the needs expressed by the people who access the Centre.  Programming addresses the underlying issues which affect the health and welfare of the community by countering

PFLAG Canada

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Canada’s only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to anyone with questions or concerns. Quite often, PFLAG Canada volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry, fearful or ashamed parents.

PFLAG Canada is many things. It is comfort, it is support and it is a source of information for people who are dealing with issues concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. However, PFLAG Canada in its simplest form, is its supporters: you and the many others across Canada, working to build a better future for the LGBTQ community of Canada.

PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non-heterosexual children. The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. Families are supported through today, and given hope for a better tomorrow.

 

PFLAG Canada

Information: Canada’s only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to anyone with questions or concerns. Quite often, PFLAG Canada volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry,

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