Trans Parent Alberta 101 !
The keywords "trans" and "parent" and "Alberta" were chosen to indicate
the terms often searched when parents are looking for resources.
The "101" was added to indicate the educational component of this site.
Trans Parent Alberta 101 is a compilation of resources for supportive parents, transgender parents, family and allies of transgender, non-binary and gender diverse children (minor or adult) in Alberta. The aim is to primarily help parents learn, navigate and support their loved one and the trans community.
It is also the intention to help find support groups and supportive organisations, as well as medical supports. May you find what resonates with you and helps you to move forward in this extraordinary journey.
The term “parent” is used often throughout the website, but can encompass those who play a similar role, whether they be affirming parents, transgender parents, guardians, caregivers, grandparents or allies.
The information will also be of interest to family members, friends and allies. Many resources will be of interest to trans, non-binary and gender diverse parents, youth, teens and adults.
The term "transgender" is used as a general, umbrella term for transgender, non-binary, or gender diverse people, though a loved one may not identify specifically as "transgender".
Resources are in the public domain and largely unevaluated, although we have made an effort to make sure the information is supportive for allies. Information in "quotes" indicates it has been copied directly from the source to help evaluate whether a resource may be of interest to you.
Links are included for easy access to the resource. Click on the title to go to a source, otherwise the link will be at the end of an entry.
Books listed are linked to an online bookseller to help research or buy a book title. Titles were first searched on Canadian online bookstore Chapters Indigo. If not found, next search was on the Canadian Amazon site, then the US Amazon site. Paperback copies were the first choice to add, but other formats are often available. Bookstores such as Edmonton's Glass Bookshop may have a title in-store.
The links below might be a good place to start. New resources will be added as time allows. Always welcome are suggestions of resources not listed, or notifications of errors or invalid links.
Thank you for taking the time to peruse Trans Parent Alberta 101 !
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ALBERTA LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We acknowledge Treaty 6 territory—the traditional and ancestral territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Regions 2, 3 and 4 within the historical Northwest Métis Homeland. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.
STATEMENT CREDIT: The Law Society of Alberta