Support

• For trans, nonbinary and questioning youth from 12 to 17 years old.

• For trans, non-binary and questioning adults

• For parents and loved ones of trans and non-binary people

• For LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones

• Monthly activities

• Assistance and referral during the transition process

• Drop-ins (Les Sans-rendez-vous)

• Financial aid

12 to 17 years old

Discussion group for trans, non-binary
and questioning youth

TransEstrie holds a bi-monthly discussion group for young trans, non-binary and questioning people. This group is for people who are questioning their gender identity as well as those who have come out or are transitioning. It’s a space to meet other people who have similar experiences in order to exchange on different topics, related or not to transness.

The group is open to all trans, non-binary and questioning youth aged 12-17.

Please note that 12 and 13 year olds need a signed parental consent form to participate in the group.

Meetings are held in person at our office.

Meetings are held one Wednesday and one Thursday per month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Registration is currently required for in-person groups due to COVID-19.

18 years or older

Discussion group for trans, non-binary
and questioning adults

TransEstrie holds a bi-monthly discussion group for trans, non-binary and questioning adults. This group is for people who are questioning their gender identity as well as those who have come out or are transitioning. It is a place to meet other people who have similar experiences in order to discuss different topics, related or not to transness.

The group is open to all trans, non-binary and questioning adults.

Meetings are held in person at our office.

Meetings are held one Wednesday and one Thursday per month, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Registration is currently required for in-person groups due to COVID-19.

For parents, friends, colleagues and allies

Support for relatives and loved ones of trans people

TransEstrie accompanies the loved ones of trans, non-binary and questioning people in order to give them the tools to adapt to the coming-out and transition of their parent, child, spouse, family member or friend. This support takes the form of individual accompaniment and meetings of our support group for loved ones of trans people. 

For individual support, contact us at intervention@transestrie.org or 873-552-1289 to make an appointment.

The support group for relatives of trans people is held one Wednesday or Thursday evening per month, at the same time as the discussion group for trans youth, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in our offices.

Registration for the groups is currently mandatory due to COVID-19.

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Support groups for LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones

The objective of the support groups for LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones is to offer a means of support and intervention that is safe and secure for LGBTQ+ people, to co-construct an adapted intervention model with partners from the targeted environments, and to raise awareness among different types of audiences about prejudices and taboos concerning LGBTQ+ people. This group is aimed at LGBTQ+ people as well as their loved ones and those who are questioning their gender identity.

For more information, contact the project manager, Shine Kolia:
groupeslgbt@transestrie.org
819 415-2555

For trans and non-binary people

Monthly activities

At least once a month, we offer a social activity for trans and non-binary people in the Eastern Townships. Lead by one of our team members, these activities aim to break isolation in a less structured setting than our discussion groups.

Some examples of activities: movie nights, picnics, board games, etc.

Do you have an idea for an activity? Let us know!

For exact dates and to know this month’s activities, check our event calendar.

Trans and non-binary or questioning people

Assistance and referral

For individual support and referral before, during and after your gender identity journey, you must make an appointment with one of our intervention team members.

You can also come to one of our drop-in sessions!

To make an appointment, contact us:

By email: intervention@transestrie.org

By phone or text message: 873 552-1289

We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Trans and non-binary or questioning people

Drop-ins (Les Sans-rendez-vous)

Our drop-in periods allow people to come to our office without having made an appointment with us.

Whether you want to ask our staff a question, rent a book, pick up a gender-affirming article, fill out a name change form, or simply enjoy our wifi and couches, you will be welcomed with open arms!

For exact dates, check our event calendar.

14 ans et plus

Aide financière

Being trans or non-binary can create a barrier to employment or financial support from family.

When our budget allows, we offer financial assistance to trans or non-binary people who need it.

When our funds run out, we can refer you to another organization that can provide financial support.

When available, we offer $50 grocery cards.

For an application or questions, contact us at info@transestrie.org or 873-552-1289.

Want to contribute to financial assistance for trans and non-binary people? We accept donations through our “Support Us” page.

14 ans et plus

Prêt de tablette électronique

Grâce à une subvention de la Croix-Rouge Canadienne, nous avons mis sur pied un programme de prêt de tablettes électroniques pour contrer l’isolement des personnes trans et/ou non-binaires de l’Estrie! Les communautés et ressources en lignes peuvent s’avérer des outils importants pour le maintien du bien-être des personnes LGBTQ+, surtout en temps de pandémie où les interactions sociales sont très limitées.

Les critères pour pouvoir louer gratuitement une tablette électronique via notre programme sont les suivants:

– être âgé.e de 14 ans et plus

– résider en Estrie

– être une personne trans et/ou non-binaire

– ne pas déjà avoir accès facilement à un ordinateur ou une tablette électronique

Contactez-nous au services@transestrie.org