"Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and

Aware Community Around Gender Diversity"



Update from Monday, February 14th:

We have wrapped up our two-part webinar series titled Laying the Groundwork for a More Supportive and Aware Community Around Gender Diversity. The two part webinar series was a success and were so pleased to have so many Canyon Creek families (and NSD families) attend the webinar. 

If you are interested in watching the two-part series, please fill out this Google formWe will send you the recordings shortly after registration. 


Informational Presentation
February 2nd, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm
Login opens at 5:45pm.
Session 1 was recorded.

Q&A Session

February 9th, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm
Login opens at 5:45pm.
Session 2 was recorded.

What is This About? 


Both of these sessions have been recorded! Use this link (Google form) to request access to the recordings.

Session 1 (Information Presentation):

Join gender education specialist Aidan Key with Gender Diversity in examining the topic of gender diversity in children and teens, the challenges faced by these children youth and their families, exploring current research and identifying the best approaches for creating inclusive, supportive environments for these children. 

In our TWO PART WEBINAR, Aidan Key will address several key objectives (as well as several more):

  • Increasing familiarity with terminology and concepts related to gender diversity, specifically transgender, gender diverse, and non-binary youth by establishing a framework of gender and core gender terminology.
  • A comprehensive delineation of gender identity and gender expression as it relates to, and is distinctive from, biological sex and sexual orientientation.
  • Overview of gender diverse children in today’s society as well as past perspectives.
  • Barriers to understanding and myths associated with gender diverse populations.
  • Understanding the experiences of gender diverse youth and their families.
  •  Increased confidence and tools for having age-appropriate conversations about gender diversity with children of all ages.
  • How to best support gender diverse students and their families.

Session 2 (Q&A):

Questions may arise like these:

  • How can a child be transgender or gender diverse? 
  • Aren’t they too young to know? 
  • Shouldn't they wait until puberty? 
  • What if this is a phase? They seem pretty confused. Are they just trying to get attention?
  • Is it alright to talk with children about this and what is age-appropriate? 
  • How is this different from being gay?  
  • I hardly know what it means to be transgender, what do they mean by genderqueer, pansexual, asexual, non-binary, and gender fluid? 
  • What about bathrooms, locker rooms, overnight trips, sports and other gender-segregated spaces?
  • How do I handle teasing or bullying? 


Who Should Attend?

These sessions are intended for families, caregivers, educators, and community members.

Students are welcome to attend, however content (and terminology used) may be more suited for middle & high school students.

Help Us Spread the Word!

For those on Facebook, we have created events for these webinars. We would SO appreciate anyone who shares the information with friends who might be interested in attending. (Everyone still needs to register using the links above!)

Brought to you by...

Through the generous support of the PTAs (and their members) below, this event is offered to you FREE OF CHARGE.

The two part series FULLY funded by:

Northshore Council PTSA
Arrowhead Elementary PTA
Canyon Creek PTA
Canyon Park Middle School PTSA
Cottage Lake Elementary PTA
Hollywood Hill PTA
Kenmore Elementary PTA
Lockwood PTA
Northshore Middle School PTSA
PACE @ Lockwood
PACE @ Wellington
Ruby Bridges PTSA
Shelton View PTA
Skyview Middle School PTSA
Sunrise Elementary PTA
Wellington Elementary PTA
Westhill PTSA
Woodin PTA


If you have questions about this presentation, please email Canyon Creek PTA Advocacy Chair, Melanie McKenzie.