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Parents’ Night – Talking to Our Kids About Gender

June 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

At the ARTS COMMONS, Arts Learning Centre, located in Centre Court right off Olympic Plaza.

“Pink or blue?” “Boy or girl?” “Trucks or tiaras?”

When children come into our lives, many of us encounter questions and assumptions about our babies’ gender, toy and colour preferences, and personalities.

However, many parents and caregivers quickly learn that there is more to gender than two rigid boxes! As understandings of gender continue to shift and change, how can parents and caregivers ensure that we have the right information? How do we talk to our kids about gender in accurate and developmentally appropriate ways? How do we support the gender creative children and transgender youth in our lives? Join us for an evening with child psychologist Ashleigh Yule as we explore the gender revolution, equip ourselves with evidence-based tools to better understand gender, and learn how to navigate conversations about gender with our children.

Ashleigh Yule, MA
Registered Psychologist
Doctoral Candidate, School/Applied Child Psychology

Ashleigh Yule is a registered psychologist specializing in child and adolescent mental health with a focus in both the autism spectrum and transgender health. She provides counselling, assessment, and consultation services for children, adolescents, and their families. She also provides professional development and teacher education around child and adolescent mental health, particularly in the areas of autism and LGBTQ+ health. Ashleigh regularly works with gender creative children, transgender youth, and their families. She is currently completing her PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary, where her doctoral dissertation research focuses on gender diversity within the autism spectrum.

Admission is a $10 suggested donation.

This event is being hosted as part of our ‘Trans Youth Awareness Week’ running May 26 to June 4.


June 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Arts Commons
205 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 Canada
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