A province where trans and gender diverse individuals are surrounded by positivity, affirmation and support free from barriers, stigma and discrimination.
To connect trans and gender diverse youth, adults and families with comprehensive and low barrier access to the support they need and deserve.
Empower. Support. Love.
Skipping Stone was founded in 2016 by Lindsay Peace and Amelia Marie Newbert as the Skipping Stone Scholarship Foundation with the original mission of providing trans and gender diverse youth positive and affirming opportunities surrounding their gender identity and expression through providing scholarships and community building events.
Almost immediately however, seeing the significant gaps in the ability of youth and families to be able to access supports and navigate systems, including health care, education, and social services among others, the organization rapidly grew to fill this hole and act as a systems and services navigator. As Skipping Stone grew into this role, it continued to evolve and begun also acting as a direct service provider in 2017 and, ultimately, launched its unique and innovative, community-driven comprehensive care model in 2018 which it continues to provide to this day.
Skipping Stone would like to acknowledge and thank its founding board members - Amelia Marie Newbert, Lindsay Peace, Ashleigh Yule and Mason Jenkins.