Following last year’s accomplishments, CBRC’s Do You Mind? (DYM?) program has wrapped up its second cycle with four delivery partners in Halifax, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Ottawa.
Launched in 2020 with the goal to help address the mental health needs of Canada’s 2SLGBTQ+ youth, DYM? provides participants with the knowledge, practical skills, and community networks needed to identify and collectively respond to the systemic and structural challenges impacting their health and that of their peers.
To highlight this cycle’s interventions, National Coordinator Fowzia Huda will present insights along with our program partners during the Do You Mind? 2021-2022 Program Highlights Webinar on Thursday, March 17. Joining her will be program coordinators Kirk Furlotte (The Youth Project), QC Gu (QTHC), Emily & Iyol (YouthCO), Spencer (MAX Ottawa), and Ricky Rodrigues (CBRC).
To register for this free virtual event, please sign up here.
This year’s intervention projects includes: Rural Queer Connections (Edmonton), a zine for rural 2SLGBTQA+ youth; Queering Professionalism (Halifax), a workshop and visual guide on healthy workplace boundaries; Queer Space! (Ottawa), a series of workshops to create an emotional health journal; and last but not the least the Art-based Mental Health Graphics Project (Vancouver), an art-based mental health resource that reflects the ways our queer and trans identities nourish, support, and transform ourselves and our communities.
This national webinar will be an opportunity to share with the broad community of service providers and the public about the overall project achievements and few of the challenges. This would be beneficial for anyone wanting to participate in and/or lead a leadership program that helps develop a critical understanding of gender and sexual minority health and provide practical strategies for health promotion.
If you are curious to learn about last year’s evaluation findings, which clearly showcased the success that comes from programs designed for community by the community, you can read the 2020-2021 Evaluation Highlights report or watch last year’s webinar.