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GROUPS FOR YOUTH

Skipping Stone offers a slate of 6 different groups.
Throughout them, you’ll see a theme emerges that is at the core of our vision: HEARTS.
We strive to show that as individuals, an organization, and as a community, how much we truly care through the authentic kindness and generosity in our words and our actions.

All our group programming is specific tailored to carefully align with the vision and mission of the organization, as well as the needs identified by our clients and community, and are professionally supervised and evaluated to ensure a consistent and high standard.

Groups may include discussions, film screenings, educational components, creative outlets, guest speakers, and a host of other activities designed specifically for the target population.

Below are the groups specifically designs for parents, caregivers, spouses, partners and other family members and support people.

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MONTHLY • SECOND THURSDAY • 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Navigating a world that is often not setup to accommodate us, trans women and trans feminine folks can be left feeling isolated with few options but to turn all that hurt inwards. So, how do we break this cycle as individuals and as a community? How do we gain the strength and skills to change these narratives?

Who is this group for?

Strong Hearts is for anyone and everyone, ages 16 and over, who identifies within the trans woman or trans feminine umbrella, as well as those looking to affirm, to explore or are questioning a feminine gender identity and/or expression.

What is this group about?

Strong Hearts focuses on finding that unwavering light inside of all of us and building it up. It is about building the capacity to truly embrace, love and be kind with ourselves; building our resiliency and capacity to tolerate challenges and distress when they arise and learning to connect, support and empower each other as a community of women and feminine folks.


 

MONTHLY • THIRD TUESDAY • 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Everywhere we turn, in the media and in the news, we see examples of damaging and hurtful masculinity. Because of this, it can be extremely challenging for trans masculine folks to find people who can role model positive masculinity. So how do we balance affirming our gender and doing so in a healthy way?

Who is this group for?

Tender Hearts is for anyone and everyone, ages 16 and over, who identifies with the trans man or trans masculine umbrella as well as all those looking to affirm, to explore or are questioning a masculine gender identity and/or expression.

What is this group about?

Tender Hearts focuses on developing a strong set of emotional and interpersonal tools around subjects such as self-compassion, healthy relationships skills, building connection.
It aims to create space for positive and  healthy expression of masculinity.


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MONTHLY • FOURTH TUESDAY • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Did you know that gender is not about being a man or a woman? Gender is how we express who we are in this world. It helps us define our presence authentically by allowing us to flow to, between, and from the binaries of masculine and feminine expressions. So if gender is expression, then what is identity?

Who is this group for?

Flowing Hearts is for anyone and everyone, ages 16 and over, who identifies within the non-binary or genderqueer umbrella, as well as all those looking to affirm, to explore or are questioning a non-binary gender identity and/or expression.

What is this group about?

Flowing Hearts will explore diverse topics such as body image, health, medical options, stereotypes, sexuality, and self-pride. This group will help its participants have a better understanding of who they are, who they want to grow to be, and how to live authentically.


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MONTHLY • FIRST WEDNESDAY (STARTING IN OCT) • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you love to craft, paint, colour or draw?
Are you looking for a chance to meet some other awesome youth who maybe share some of your lived experiences, interests or are just great people to hang out with in a supportive, judgement-free space?

Who is this group for?

Creative Hearts is for anyone and everyone be they queer, trans or allies, ages 12 to 15, who are looking to come together, hang out and maybe do some art or crafting.
No previous training or experience is necessary.

What is this group about?

It’s about hanging out, sharing and creating with other great youths.
Each group we’ll have an activity or craft to try out for participants. They’re welcome to join along is one, all or none of them.
It’s a great place to just hang out or work on your own things.


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MONTHLY • THIRD WEDNESDAY • 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Do you love to paint, draw, colour or doodle? Do you love to write stories, poetry or journal? Or are you just looking a chance to share space with other amazing youth, meet new friends and have an opportunity to just be and express yourself in a supportive, judgement-free space?

Who is this group for?

Creative Hearts is for anyone and everyone be they queer, trans or allies, ages 12 to 18, who are looking to express themselves through one or a variety of art forms and creative outlets. No previous training or experience is necessary.

What is this group about?

Creative hearts is about creating a space for all of these things. Each group will have a number of creative writing and visual art opportunities to try out. Participants are welcome to join in one, or all of them, or just come out and have a great place to work of your own projects.