75% of LGBTQ students and 95% of transgender students feel unsafe at school. 6 out of 10 LGBTQ students report being verbally harassed about their sexual orientation. 1 in 4 LGB students are physically harassed about their sexual orientation.
-EGALE's Canadian School Climate Survey(2011).
The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. We have a provincial mandate so although we are located in HRM, we travel around the province to meet with youth in other communities. We provide a variety of programs and services including support groups, referrals, supportive counselling, a resource library, educational workshops, social activities, and a food bank.
The Youth Project is a youth directed organization. Youth have decision making control over the direction and action of the Project. Our Youth Board ensures that our programs and services are relevant and needed by the youth who access the Project. The Youth Project is committed to providing leadership opportunities to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and ally youth.
We promote and nurture an environment that is appreciative of youth from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We value the contribution and experiences of all youth. All activities and events run by the Youth Project are drug and alcohol free.
Confidentiality is assured.
23 Votes total Queer Prom (4 votes)
Past AGM reports: 2010-2011 | 2011-2012
It Gets Better
Check out this It Gets Better video from the employees of Pride Health, Capital Health and the IWK - a big thank-you for all the Youth Project shout-outs! These are the people in your community!