Programs and Services

Native Council of PEI Programs

Rainbow Project

NCPEI fights for the inclusion and safety of Two-Spirits and Indigenous LGBTQ+ and opposes their marginalization, discrimination, and oppression within the Island Indigenous community and Island community at large. We promote tolerance for all gender and sexual identities. We strive to instill these values in our community members and all other Islanders, so that they not only accept, but help their fellow Islanders feel secure in their identities and connected with their cultures.

NCPEI’s rainbow capacity development project aims to expand our ability to provide informed support to Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ+ individuals through outreach and community engagement initiatives, and to improve inclusivity within our community and in all the services and programming we offer through community building and diversity education. We feel it important that our approach to developing our capacity is informed by the perspectives of Island Two-Spirits and Indigenous LGBTQ+.

PEERS Alliance Programs

2SLGBTQ+ Youth Drop-In (PEI’s Queer Youth Collective)

Are you a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, under the age of 19, and looking for new pals and fun times!? The PEI Queer Youth Collective is open to two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans, queer, questioning, and allies of 2SLGBTQ+ youth (≤18). The Queer Youth Collective meets in Charlottetown, Summerside, and West Prince!

Charlottetown: on the second and last Tuesday of each month, from 6 – 8pm, at Murphy’s Community Centre (200 Richmond St.)
Summerside: on the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 6 – 8pm, at the Youth Engagement Centre (381 Notre Dame St.)
West Prince: TBA
Online: Since the beginning of COVID-19, the youth drop-in also operates on Discord!

Each meeting provides youth with the opportunity to participate in discussion and fun activities. The sessions are led by trained staff and volunteers and include a healthy snack. You will not be asked to identify and all are welcome to attend. Please stay tuned as the 2020-2021 schedule is still be finalized due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Want to know more? Contact our Youth Services Coordinator, Rory at youthpc@peersalliance.ca or give us a call at 902-566-2437.

2SLGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In

Are you a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, over the age of 18, looking for good times and community? Join us at the 2SLGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Holland College (Kent St. Entrance) from 6-8pm! New themes and activities each month!

For more information, contact Angele at outreach@peersalliance.ca or give us a call at 902-566-2437.

Roots & Shoots (in partnership with Sierra Club of PEI Wild Child Program)

Are you a parent or caregiver of a transgender or gender creative child? Roots & Shoots is a supportive space for families with trans or gender diverse children. This program is based on the two most important parts of a plant: the Roots (parents & caregivers) are responsible for nurturing the Shoots (children & dependents) to be the best version of themselves they can be! No matter how old your child is, all family members are welcome to join PEERS Alliance staff & volunteers to have discussions, gain knowledge, and enjoy light refreshments in a non-judgmental environment. Bring your open minds and hearts, and learn best practices for supporting the trans or gender diverse member(s) of your family.

Is your gender creative child under 13 years of age? Bring them along for some fun with Sierra Club PEI Wild Child staff & volunteers and kids who are just like them! Cisgender siblings under 13 welcome. Please stay tuned as we update our schedule and registration based on COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information, contact Rory at youthpc@peersalliance.ca

Totally OUTright!

Totally OUTright is a FREE, sexual health leadership program for gay, bi, two-spirit, trans* and queer* (GB2STQ*) guys from across PEI and Nova Scotia. It’s for guys who are interested in meeting other guys, and learning more about their sexual health and overall well being.

Over four days, participants will engage in interactive, thought provoking presentations from community leaders and experts in GB2STQ* men’s health. Topics range from: coming out to sex, relationships to drug related harm reduction, community history to accessing healthcare, and a whole lot in between! Participants will also work together on a health-themed social-media group project.

The next offering is planned for guys age 30+. Please stay tuned for details as we navigate new COVID-19 restrictions.

Interested? Contact outreach@peersalliance.ca or give us a call at 902-566-2437.

Kings Youth Wellness

Pink Elephant Project

Formerly, The Kings Youth Project, the Pink Elephant Project is an online Instagram space for youth ages 12-18, geared towards creating a safe and fun environment for all youth whether they are 2SLGBTQ+ or allies!

Follow them on Instagram at @pinkelephantproject or find them on Facebook here!

Educational Sessions for Educators and Students*

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For Grades K – 3

Everybody Has A Body And That Body Is Beautiful. This session focuses on body positivity & healthy identity development: how we are all unique and have bodies that are different and beautiful. We will read age-appropriate 2SLGBTQ+ inclusive storybooks to give children an opportunity to see the vast diversity between bodies of all shapes and sizes.

For Grades 4 – 6

Changing Bodies Are Beautiful Bodies. This session focuses on how our bodies change through puberty and into young adulthood. Building from a place of body positivity, we focus on how these changes can affect people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations. A brief overview of the difference between assigned sex and gender will help guide discussion.

For Grades 7 – 9 & 10 – 12

Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation 101. Everyone has a gender identity and a sexual orientation, whether it be cisgender, heterosexual, transgender, queer, or otherwise. This session focuses on the vast diversity within sexual orientation and gender identity. We discuss differences between sex and gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, and sexuality-common terms under the 2SLGBTQ+ umbrella- and various ways we can respect identities that differ from our own.

For Grades 7 – 9 & 10 – 12

Consent & Safer Sex For Youth. This workshop focuses on consent, healthy sexualities, healthy relationships, sexually transmitted & blood-borne infections (STBBIs), and safer sexual practices. We discuss what consent means, what healthy relationships look like, ways to protect yourself from contracting or transmitting STBBIs, and general information about STBBIs.

For Educators

Creating Safer & More Inclusive Schools. This workshop focuses on how educators can make their schools safer and more inclusive for their 2SLGBTQ+ students. We discuss common terms & definitions within the 2SLGBTQ+ community, legal and human rights obligations, the importance of inclusive signage, gender neutral bathrooms, how to start a gender & sexuality alliance (GSA), respecting names and pronouns, and how to handle bullying.

More Session Available Upon Request!

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t worry! The team at PEERS Alliance can create presentations based on the needs of you, your colleagues, or your students. PEERS offers various sessions on:

*Please note, PEERS Alliance is currently working to update many of their educational sessions to an online format. This will limit our capacity to deliver in-person sessions. To request a session, please email the Executive Director at director@peersalliance.ca