July 22, 2016
Midland, Ontario – June 14, 2016 – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth of Midland and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to take part in fun and engaging activities this summer at the LGBT Youth Connection located at CSC CHIGAMIK CHC.
In addition to the weekly drop-ins, the group will also be holding special events for youth over the summer months, which include group bowling, soap sculpting and group picnics.
“Our goal is to make the group a place for LGBT youth to connect with each other and their community,” said Katie Mobbs, Family and Youth Programs Coordinator, Gilbert Centre. “By offering fun events throughout the summer months, we really hope our youth can use the group not only as a social space and safe haven, but a place to build confidence, feel energized, have fun and above all, be themselves!”
The LGBT Youth Connection currently takes place in Barrie, Orillia and Midland. During these group sessions, topics are selected for discussion by the group, including bullying, healthy relationships, education and parent & teen communication. The Youth Group is a safe zone for LGBT youth and their allies aged 14-23.
The LGBT Youth Connection meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4pm-6pm at CSC Chigamik CHC, 845 King Street, Unit 10, Midland. For more information about this free drop-in and social group, please visit www.chigamik.ca or contact Katie Mobbs, Family and Youth Programs Coordinator, Gilbert Centre at 705-722-6788 x107.
About the Gilbert Centre
The Gilbert Centre for Social and Support Services (formerly the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County) provides support and social programming for those living with and affected by HIV in our community as well as programs for individuals and families from the LGBTQ communities living in Simcoe County and Muskoka District.
About CSC CHIGAMIK CHC
Centre de santé communautaire CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit health care service funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network. It offers bilingual and culturally-sensitive care. It encourages persons who identify as First Nations, Francophone, Inuit, Métis or Aboriginal and live in North Simcoe Muskoka to register. For more information please visit www.chigamik.ca.