Some of our youth programmings have moved online due to COVID-19. Please see the updated schedule below.
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 2SLGBTQIA+ 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.
Activities include games, crafts, as well as the opportunity for open hangout time with peers.
QMUNITY offers two different age groups for drop-ins:
- GAB Youth: for youth 14-25;
- Wednesdays 4-5 PM: online
- Fridays 4-6 PM: in person at QMUNITY’s offices
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for details and Zoom link
- GAB Youth Junior: for 10-13;
- biweekly, every other Thursday 5-6 PM: online
The group will function to provide a space for queer youth in this age group to meet and connect with other queer youth, and have a space to talk about identity with other peers (and the facilitators).
Contact: email@example.com for details and Zoom link
Youth Open Space
Our youth space will be open on Fridays from 4-6pm!
Come on by between 4 to 6 to have a chat, have a tea, play some Mario Kart and hang out in a casual environment. Queer youth and allies aged 14-25 welcome.
Please note: This is a different format from our usual Drop In. Our youth specialist and QMUNITY staff will be present, and it will be a facilitated, but not structured space. We ask that youth wear masks in our building and are COVID aware and mindful.
The GAB Guidelines is an evolving document that has been created with, by, and for youth accessing QMUNITY youth spaces and events.
Bra, Binder, and Breast Forms Exchange Program
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.
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.
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. We offer two weekly drop-ins for LGBTQ2SAI+ youth aged 14 to 25 as well as fun special events and one on one support.
Youth Program Contacts
- GAB Youth; for youth 14-25: firstname.lastname@example.org
- GAB Youth Junior; for 10-13: email@example.com
- BBB Program (Bras, Binders, and Breast Forms): firstname.lastname@example.org
For any other inquiries please visit our Contact Us page.