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Skipping Stone Foundation

http://skippingstone.ca/

Upcoming Events

May 2017

Scholarship Fundraiser feat. Jessica Herthel

Organized by: Skipping Stone Foundation

May 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 Canada
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The Skipping Stone Foundation warmly invites you to our first annual scholarship benefit on Friday, May 26th 2017 at the Jack Singer Lobby at Arts Commons. This year, we are hosting Jessica Herthel, LGBTQ2+ youth advocate and co-author of the critically acclaimed children's picture book about a transgender girl, ‘I Am Jazz’. A Harvard Law School graduate, Broward Country Public School LGBTQ guideline and curriculum developer and former Director of the Stonewall National Education, Jessica now concentrates on national speaking…

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Professionals’ Night – Supporting Trans & Gender Diverse Youth

Organized by: Skipping Stone Foundation

May 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 Canada
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At the ARTS COMMONS, Arts Learning Centre, located in Centre Court right off Olympic Plaza. Professionals involved in direct service delivery for youth (e.g., psychologists, social workers, educators, administrators, family physicians and other medical practitioners) are increasingly likely to encounter gender diversity in the clients and patients they serve. Yet many professionals report feeling under-equipped to provide competent care and support for transgender and gender diverse youth. Join us for an evening with child psychologist Ashleigh Yule, who will explore…

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Queer Youth Dance Party

Organized by: Skipping Stone Foundation

May 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 Canada
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At the ARTS COMMONS, Arts Learning Centre, located in Centre Court right off Olympic Plaza. Join us for an all ages, Queer Youth Dance Party, hosted as part of Trans Youth Awareness Week in partnership with Mosaic Youth Group. We'll have great music, fantastic decor, and free drinks and snacks! This event is open to all LGBTQ2+ youth and aliies between the ages of 12 and 20. This event will the chaperoned and families are welcome.

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June 2017

Parents’ Night – Talking to Our Kids About Gender

Organized by: Skipping Stone Foundation

June 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9 Canada
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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…

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Movie Night with Fairy Tales

Organized by: Skipping Stone Foundation

June 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CommunityWise Resource Centre, 223 12th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9 Canada
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Come and spend a family-friendly Saturday evening with us and our friends at Fairy Tales Presentation Society for a film screening of "In The Turn", a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds empowerment in a queer roller derby collective. Doors at 6:30pm Screening at 7:00pm After the movie, there will be an opportunity for discussion and socializing. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

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