What is Gender Journeys?
Gender Journeys, offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, provides programming, education, and support services for transgender, 2-spirit, gender expansive, and questioning individuals. Services are also offered for families, partners and loved ones.
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Trans Sensitivity Education for Organizations
To decrease isolation and increase connection in the community, Gender Journeys offers workshops and education to organizations interested in developing awareness and sensitivity skills. These educational sessions help build capacity to support transgender individuals and families.
These services are offered for workplaces, community organizations, health professionals, schools or any group. For more information about programs and scheduling, please contact us.
Gender Journeys Core Group
Gender Journeys is a 10-week educational group for adults exploring gender identity and expression. We provide up-to-date information about a variety of topics and the experience of transitioning. The group also fosters community support and connection.
- reducing isolation
- exploring your sense of self
- finding trans-friendly health care
- coming out to family, friends, and co-workers
- physical health and emotional well-being
- accessing community and celebrating diversity
- practical information to assist with transitioning
Youth Gender Journeys Group
Youth Gender Journeys is our Core educational group specifically for youth (ages 12-17) exploring their gender identity and expression. This group provides reliable, up-to-date information about the process of transitioning. Some of the topics include exploring your sense of self, self-acceptance, celebrating your true self, coming out to family and friends, dealing with discrimination, self-esteem and meeting others like you.
Beyond Gender Journeys Group
Beyond Gender Journeys a 10-week support and discussion group for people identifying as trans or gender expansive who have already gone through a Gender Journeys group or similar process. The group is loosely structured and topics will vary according to the needs of the participants.
Family Support Group
Our Family group is for parents, grandparents, other relatives, or caregivers of a transgender or gender expansive person who are feeling isolated or want to lend support. The group provides education and support through reading materials and open discussion.
Partner Support Group
Our Partner group is for significant others, spouses, or partners of a transgender or gender expansive person who are seeking education and support in a group with others who may share common experiences.
One-to-one peer support is available for individuals who need additional help with navigating the health system, understanding transition-related documents, locating community resources, and more. Private sessions are offered by trained staff who are transgender or have a trans loved one. Peer Support can also provide a bridge and warm introduction to education and support groups.
Want to join a group? Sign up online.
Please contact us for information about groups, locations and/or dates. All programming is provided at no cost to participants.
Telephone: 705-748-6711 extension 2100
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