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WHEN: Every Monday night from 7:00-9:00 pm
WHERE: Room 106, CommunityWise Resource Centre (The old Y building), 223 12 Ave SW, Calgary AB
WHAT: Inside Out Youth Group is a fun, casual, peer and social group.
Two spirit, transgender, transsexual, intersex, asexual, gender neutral, pansexual, genderqueer, intergender, androgynous, unisex, queer, questioning, lesbian, gay, bisexual, dyke …however you identify we welcome you across the spectrum!
Participants need to be between the ages of 14 and 25.
The group is a safe and welcoming place for all. Group facilitators are trained volunteer youth peer support and adult support.
Youth Drop-in Peer Support to ask questions, information, referrals and support.
Location: Room 303 - CommunityWise Resource Centre (The old Y building), 223 12 Ave SW, Calgary AB
Tuesdays: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:00–7:00 pm
Thursdays: 3:00–6:00 pm
What kinds of FREE activities does Inside Out do? The youth group takes part in various activities from casual coffee nights, games, education nights, and more. The activities change every week. We always welcome ideas and suggestions for new activities. Inside Out Youth Group is always FREE!
I donʼt know…
Many people spend decades trying to discover who they are. Everyone has the right to choose their own label or not to have a label at all. This is especially true about your gender and sexuality. Never let anyone tell you who you are. Itʼs up to you to discover your own identity.
Rights & Responsibilities:
- We have the right to pass
- We have the responsibility to respect diversity in all of its forms
- We have the right to chose our own labels or not to have a label at all
- We have the responsibility to keep personal disputes out of the group
- We have the right to privacy – what is said at the group stays at the group
- We have the responsibility to keep Calgary Outlink a drug and alcohol free space
- We have the right to our own opinions
- We have the responsibility to respect personal space
- We have the right to feel safe in a non-violent environment
- We have the right to be listened to and the responsibility to listen
- We have the responsibility to respect everyone elseʼs rights
Dear Calgary Friends of Camp fYrefly,
We are pleased to let you know that Youth Camper Applications for this summer’s Camp fYrefly-Alberta are now available at http://www.fyrefly.ualberta.ca/
2013′s summer Camp will be held from July 25 – July 28 for more information check out the website, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This summer, Camp fYrefly-Alberta applications contain interactive form fields that are best viewed with the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download from Adobe, and the applications are best accessed using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. Alternatively, you can print the PDF to fill in and mail or fax to the Camp Coordinator. Go to http://www.fyrefly.ualberta.ca/ for the application.
Please pay special attention to the application instructions and if youth need any assistance, they can contact Cory by phone or email.
Youth Leader and Adult Volunteer applications will be forthcoming very soon, so please keep your eyes open for them!
If you would like any Camp fYrefly postcards to distribute or share around Calgary or Southern Alberta, please contact us with your mailing address and we would be happy to send as many as you can distribute.
Thanks for your support. We look forward to seeing many of you at this summer’s camp! Please share this email announcement widely!
Kris & Cory
For more information, please contact:
Camp fYrefly Coordinator
Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services
Faculty of Education – University of Alberta
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Iʼm busy on Mondays… Mosaic youth group is held on Wednesdays at the Old Y Building (223 – 12th Ave SW) from 7 to 10pm.
On Wednesday… Mosaic Youth Group is a great youth group too! They provide oppourtunites for youth to get out and have some Wednesday fun which provides queer movie screenings, arts and craft nights, education and interest speakers as well as monthly outings to various location within Calgary. http://www.miscyouth.ca/events.php The Miscellaneous Youth Network also provides Information Sessions/Educational Seminars to groups and organizations regarding the challenges faced by Queer Identified and Trans Youth.
Mosaic youth group is held on Wednesdays from 7-9pm at the Old Y (233 12th Ave NW).