OK2BME is a set of support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in the Waterloo Region.

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Youth Group: Stand Up Comedy (age 12-14)

Join us to hear some jokes, share a few laughs and learn more! A local Queer artist will come to share about writing and performing stand-up comedy.

Day of Silence 2018

Silence can create change!

That’s why every year hundreds of thousands of students across the world take a vow of silence on a Friday in April.

Becoming an LGBTQ+-Inclusive Agency: Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code

In this workshop, participants will learn about key practices to creating an inclusive and supportive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. Participants will be provided with information about Bill C-16, its implications for Canadian workplaces, and suggestions for application.

Youth Group: Mental Health – Real Talk (age 12-14)

Youth from the New Mentality group will come to share about youth mental health and share insights from their personal stories.

Key Clinical Practices for supporting Transgender Individuals

Participants in this training will gain an understanding of Affirmative Therapy, which will provide information about how to support transgender clients in an affirming and inclusive way through the application of therapeutic frameworks that are trauma informed and can be easily applied in combination with any therapeutic approach.

tri-Pride Festival

Check http://tri-pride.ca/ for the latest updates.

Youth Group: Slam Poetry (age 15-18)

We will hear from a local Queer artist about writing and performing slam poetry. Youth will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about slam!

Youth Group: Stand Up Comedy (age 15-18)

Join us to hear some jokes, share a few laughs and learn more! A local Queer artist will come to share about writing and performing stand-up comedy.

Youth Group: LGBTQ+ Films (age 15-18)

Come to learn more about filmmaking, representation and creativity. Local artists will share about social justice and LGBTQ+ film projects.

Youth Group: Mental Health – Real Talk (age 15-18)

Youth from the New Mentality group will come to share about youth mental health and share insights from their personal stories.

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Registration by Text!

Registration by Text!

We have an exciting set of Youth Group topics coming up in the next few months and you can now register by text!

Public Education Series on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Public Education Series on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

We’re excited to announce a new OK2BME Public Education Series consisting of seven half-day workshops that will be held at the KW Counselling Services offices at 480 Charles Street East.

Let’s Talk About Suicide

Let’s Talk About Suicide

This blog post is about suicide. It can be a hard topic so if you are not looking for a hard topic at the moment do not read on.

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