WHAT WE DO

Over the past seven years we have done many different things from Art Bombs to consultations with local government, training for community workers and RCMP staff, partnerships to host art shows, all body swims, Lego peace marches, spoken word performances, and with Simon Fraser University to create Canada’s first educational materials on elder abuse awareness in the LGBTQ2SIA+ community,  written Basically Queer, and done a host of intergenerational work with QUIRKe (the queer imaging and riting collective of elders).

ACTIVISM

Y4AC is involved in a variety community projects. You can read about some of them here:

ADVOCACY

Our advocacy projects leave lasting change in our communities. Find out how:

EDUCATION

Check out some of our fantastic education initiatives, including our member Shilpa at the WE conference featured above.

WHY WE GATHER

Y4AC meets each Monday night from 6-8.30. We gather to connect with like minded LGBTQ2SIA+ Youth. We also manage and plan a very busy schedule!

Our usually Monday night gathering looks a bit like this:
6:00pm – 6:30pm Y4AC members arrive and catch up
6:30pm – 7:00pm Group check in, report any news, discuss future events and bookings for performances, workshops, panel membership etc.

Occasionally, we might network with visitors from other organizations, such as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,  to learn from them, develop our networking skills and exchange ideas.

Other times we work on art for our art shows and Art Bomb. Sometimes we watch documentaries and  movies to educate ourselves on our history. Every meeting has food and a lot of fun!

You don’t have to be LGBTQ2SIA+ to join us, you can come as an ally.

Looking for a Student Practicum/Placement?

We do take students for work experience for college and university.  Please contact sylviatraphan@yahoo.ca

Interested in volunteering?

There are two ways of volunteering, the first is as an adult (over 25), the second is as a Peer Leader (over 20-24). Both require a successful interview with one of the Co-Founders and a Youth representative and a Criminal Record Check. If you wish to be available to drive youth you will also need a Drivers’ Abstract and enhanced liability insurance.

Want to support us?

We gratefully accept donations both monetary and in-kind (eg non perishable food items, raffle prizes etc). Please contact sylviatraphan@yahoo.ca.