Making the Annapolis Valley a better place for LGBTQ youth and our allies

Workshops and Resources

The Valley Youth Project’s volunteers can present workshops to your classroom, staff meeting, conference, or other event.  The topic can range from an introduction to gender identity and sexual orientation, to a customized strategy session for the topics most important to you.  All workshops are participatory, while also respecting the safety and consent of all participants.

Our usual fees are as follows; however, we may be able to accommodate a sliding scale, particularly for non-profit organizations.  For more information, please contact us.

The workshop handouts, handbooks, and resources guides that we use are available free for download, printing and distribution, providing that credit is clearly given to the Valley Youth Project (including contact information), that they are not used for profit, and that the same permission to distribute is granted to the recipients.

Valley Youth Project Promotional Materials

Handbills — in colour, 4 to a page (PDF)



School Teachers or Non-Profit

Government or For-Profit


Youth Group or Classroom Visit

Content and length to be determined with teachers and/or students

Sample workshop handout (PDF, DOC)

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Intro to Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

This workshop welcomes those who are beginning to learn, but also offers in-depth discussion for people experienced with gender and sexuality issues.

Learn up-to-date language and ideas for supporting trans and gender-non-conforming people; understand the differences between barriers experienced by trans people and by lesbian/gay/bisexual people; and get your questions answered.

Max 25 people

Includes all of these:

  • Guiding Principles (PDF, DOC)
  • Skills for Building Alliance (PDF, PPT)
  • Respectful Language using the Gender Unicorn Model (PDF, DOC)
  • Respectful Language Bingo (PDF)
2-3 Hrs: $250 2-3 Hrs: $400
Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ+ Communities

Using the language and ideas from the Intro workshop, this is your chance to workshop scenarios from your own experience, develop action plans, and get feedback/coaching from peers and facilitators.

Max 25 people

Includes any one of these, customized to the experiences of the participants:

  • Building on Existing Skills (PDF, DOC)
  • Modifying an Intake Form (PDF, DOC)
  • Strategies for Trans Inclusion (PDF, DOC)

(Note: Introduction to Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation or equivalent is a pre-requisite)

2-3 Hrs: $250 2-3 Hrs: $400
Combined Workshop

Max 25 people

Includes both of the above

4-6 Hrs: $350 4-6 Hrs: $550
Customized Workshop or Consulting

Coaching or advising on policy, specific scenarios, or advanced topics, such as LGBTQIA communities and barriers to health care access, politics of mental health, issues in education, etc.

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