We are now accepting applications for TYMP 2018!

What is Trans Youth Mentorship Program or TYMP

TYMP is an on-going program that cycles every 6 months.  The program provides young trans people the support, skills and opportunities to achieve personal and professional development.

Who is this program for?

Youth from 16 to 29 years of age, who identify as trans, non-binary, and/or two spirit. No experience or special qualifications required.

What does the program include?

  • Community engagement through participant-led events
  • Individualized support to meet the holistic needs of each youth participant
  • Connecting with mentors, leaders and Elders in the trans and 2 Spirit community

Group sessions and workshops will provide all participants with: training, honoraria, tokens, food and accommodation for identified accessibility needs. ​

Who is managing the program?

The program is run by two trans staff members at The 519 (retired youth themselves!) with extensive experience in both community-based work and work with 2STQBLG youth.  They have collectively spent decades working alongside, and supporting diverse intersectional identities within our community.

How can I participate in TYMP?

Applications for participants are now open.

Register Here 


For more information, or if you identify as a person in the trans communities and would like to volunteer with our Community Engagement events, please contact:

Danielle Araya 
Coordinator, Programs and Community Services

Register for this program