Join our Trans Youth Mentorship Program (TYMP)

Trans Youth in Leadership Panel

What is the Trans Youth Mentorship Program (TYMP)?

This program provides meaningful skills and training that increases employability and gives an opportunity to build on existing lived experiences. Some of the training provided focuses on skills related to anti-oppression, collective care, team-building skills, harm reduction, creative facilitation, accessibility training, public speaking, conflict resolution, event planning, and networking.

Who is this program for?

TYMP runs in cycles of 6 months. We are looking for trans, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender diverse youth (16 to 29) who are interested in social and community work, with the passion and drive to be working with our communities and who wants to apply their unique intersections and lived experience.

What does the program include?

  • Group sessions focusing on knowledge and skill-building
  • Community engagement through participant-led events
  • Individualized support for the holistic needs of each youth
  • Connecting with mentors, leader and elders in the trans community

Group sessions and workshops will provide training, honorarium, tokens, food. Let us know about any accessibility need that can make the space better for you. 

Who is coordinating the program?

The program is run by trans staff who have experience in community work with intersectional LGBTQ2S youth, and are part of the Education and Training department and the Community Engagement Department at The 519.

How can I participate in TYMP?

Applications for participants are now open.

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For more information, volunteer opportunities, or accessibility needs, contact:

Danielle Araya
Coordinator, Programs and Community Services

Register for this program