CALL Out!

C.A.L.L. Out! - Creating Action, Learning and Leadership

CALL Out!

The C.A.L.L. Out! Project is a capacity building and wellness initiative that seeks to create more welcoming and inclusive communities for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Two-Spirit & Queer youth across BC by strengthening their existing support networks.

How is this happening?

Service providers

  • Workshops on best practices for creating welcoming spaces for LGBT2Q+ youth
  • Connecting Service Providers to existing community resources
  • 1:1 mentorship on providing welcoming services for LGBT2Q+ youth

Parents/Caregivers

  • Workshops for parents/caregivers on creating supportive communities for LGBT2Q+ youth
  • Connecting parents/caregivers of trans and gender nonconforming youth to existing resources
  • Providing Parent & Caregiver Group Start-up Kits

Communities

  • Hosting action-based community discussions which explore existing and potential opportunities for strengthening support for LGBT2Q+ youth in your community

Educators/School districts

  • Workshops on best practices for creating supportive classrooms and schools
  • Connecting Educators & Administrators with existing resources for staff and student education.
  • Transition planning & advocacy for trans and gender nonconforming students
  • Providing GSA Start-up & Support Kits to interested schools

Youth

  • Leadership opportunities for LGBT2Q+ youth to travel and facilitate workshops in communities across BC
  • Connecting trans and gender nonconforming youth to existing resources
  • Transition planning & advocacy for trans and gender nonconforming students
  • Providing GSA Start-up & Support Kits to interested student leaders

C.A.L.L. Out! is funded by Health Canada’s Drug Strategy Community Initiatives Fund and all project components are provided completely free of charge.

C.A.L.L. Out! Community Resources

Use this manual to help you start a GSA in your school or community! Have you always wanted to create a safe space for LGBT2Q+ youth in your town? Do you want to learn facilitation, advocacy, and peer support skills? Then this manual is for you!

Note: The GSA Manual is written for youth wanting to start a GSA in their schools, but can be used both in a community setting, and by adult allies.

Are you a group of LGBT2Q+ youth looking to build leadership skills? Are you an adult ally who works with LGBT2Q+ young people looking for a group building tool? This manual provides a step by step guide for group building, leadership, and empowerment for LGBT2Q+ youth. With step by step facilitation guides and supplemental materials, it’ll provide you with an awesome, youth accessible leadership framework.

Are you the parent of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth, and find yourself needing some answers? This booklet provides some answers to some of the most common questions parents have about sexual orientation, family, and supporting your child. Available in English and Simplified Chinese.

Are you the parent of a transgender or gender non-conforming youth, and find yourself needing some answers? This booklet provides some answers to some of the most common questions parents have about gender identity, family, and supporting your child. Available in English and Simplified Chinese. 

Find an LGBT2Q+ Youth Group Near You

Across BC

Kootenays

  • Outlet Youth Group and Gender Outlaws, Castlegar and Nelson. Call ANKORS at 250.505.5506

Fraser Valley

Kamloops

Lower Mainland

Vancouver Island

Contact us

Call 604.315.3668 or 1.877.515.3668 (toll-free in BC)

Email: call.out@vch.ca