News from Jeunesse Idem
Jeunesse Idem, a community-based organization in the Outaouais region, whose mandate is to "improve the quality of life of young people aged 7 to 35 from the LGBTQIA2+ community and to raise awareness in the region about the realities of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity", is constantly adding to its calendar of events for summer 2022. Here are a few events you won't want to miss!
An innovative concept led by Jeunesse Idem's counselors, this activity is offered every Wednesday (between 3pm and 5pm) to LGBTQIA2+ youth aged 7 to 35. It is an opportunity to spend an afternoon talking with other members of the community, consulting with the facilitators on a drop-in basis or simply playing board games, participating in crafts and much more, in a safe and fun atmosphere. Everyone is welcome! (Please note that a parent or guardian will be required to sign a consent form for children aged 7 to 13). Drop-in Wednesdays will be held throughout the summer at 109 Wright Street (door at 41 Leduc Street).
This group, open to youth aged 14 to 25, is for people who are LGBTQIA2+ or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Registration for this group, which meets every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., is required with a counselor. Please note that every other Monday, the meeting will be held on the Zoom virtual platform. The following Monday, the support group will meet at the Jeunesse Idem offices located at 109 Wright Street (door at 41 Leduc Street).
Planned community activities
● Thursday, July 14: Bowling at Anik Hall for 12 to 17 year olds (975 St. Joseph Blvd. / 6-8 p.m.)
● Sunday, July 24: Gatineau Park hike for 18 to 35 year olds (starting point: Sentier de la Sucrerie, in Chelsea, at 10:30 a.m.)
● Tuesday, August 2: Film screening at Cinema 9 for 7 to 11 year olds
● Thursday, August 18: Visit to the Ottawa Museum of Nature for 18 to 35 year olds (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
Don't miss Jeunesse Idem's presence at the LGBTQIA2+ event organized by the Aylmer Bulletin August 20, in addition to their upcoming programming for Pride Week in Gatineau, August 20-28, 2022. You can follow Jeunesse Idem's activities and attend the unveiling of their programming via their Facebook page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/jeunesseidem.
1: The Jeunesse Idem team at their 2022 annual general assembly
2 : The Jeunesse Idem team at the Pontiac Pride event
3: Drop-in Wednesdays
4: Jeunesse Idem's official planning for July 2022
Photo credit: Courtesy of Jeunesse Idem