We know life can be a little complicated.. but maybe we can help!

We have teamed up with Family Services Windsor-Essex to provide a FREE 6 week program for any adults (+18 years old) who identify as LGBTQ2SIA and are interested in strengthening their self-worth this year!

The first class begins Wednesday, February 19, 2020. Each group session will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Did we mention it was free?
And there is no catch or gimmicks.
This program is for you if you need or want it.

Please call (519) 966-5010 to register!

The program teaches the fundamentals of self-worth development, as well as the practical methods for strengthening behaviours associated with an enhanced sense of self-worth.

Weekly topic areas include:

– What is Self-Worth?
– Recognizing Our Perceptions and Thoughts
– Exploring and Challenging Our Thoughts
– Communicating Assertively
– Body Image, Perfectionism and Media
– Healthy Relationships

This is a therapeutic (treatment) group program that is professionally facilitated by Family Services Windsor-Essex in partnership with Windsor Pride Community.

If you have any questions, please call (519) 966 – 5010.

  • In 2019, the summer School’sOUT! program hosted a series of educational and fun workshops offered to 2SLGBTQIA youth groups and 2SLBGTQIA-friendly groups (participants aged 13-25) in the Windsor and Essex-County areas to help empower & support youth. The focus is on improving knowledge and skills in…

    Advocacy // amplify your voice, target a specific audience for your cause, being a good ally, public speaking tips, and using inclusive language

    Community Building // the importance of networking, accessibility, building a successful movement, dealing with burn out, and resources

    Digital Collaboration // using social media outreach, hashtags, gaining media recognition, and graphic design basics

    ~ Meet the Summer 2019 School’sOUT! team ~

    Jasper [he/him] – Youth Facilitator
    My name is Jasper Finch (he/him). I am very excited to be working with Windsor Pride Community this summer in School’sOut! I am currently studying at Sheridan College in Oakville and am working towards a Bachelor Degree in Illustration.

    I am most passionate about exploring the natural world and connecting with others. I have been able to live out these dreams through expeditions to places like Patagonia and Algonquin Park. I greatly value the potential youth present to creating a more beautiful future. I am truly looking forward to using my creative outlook and my love of education to provide the next generations with resources to be empowered to spread their message.

    Amanda [she/her] – Youth Facilitator
    My name is Amanda Skocic, I am a fourth-year student at the University of Windsor. I study Political Science, French, and Women’s Studies. I love to read, write, travel, play the guitar, and sing. When I’m not at school, I love to do community work and volunteering. I’m really passionate about social justice causes, and I have been involved with Windsor Pride Community for the last seven years. I’m currently the coordinator of the UWindsor Get REAL (Reaching Equality At Last) chapter, a youth-led organization that exists across Canada to defeat bullying and homophobia through education and storytelling. Everyone has such a beautiful and unique story to tell, and I hope that we can create an environment where everyone feels safe and empowered to share their own!

    Carley [she/her] – School’sOUT! Coordinator
    My name is Carley Schweitzer and I am so excited to be running alongside this small but mighty team for the summer. I am a graduate from the University of Windsor Communications, Media, and Film department. For the past 4 years I have  been working at CJAM 99.1 FM – a campus/community radio station that is dedicated to bringing underrepresented news, views, communities and voices to the Windsor-Detroit airwaves. I also host a weekly radio show on CJAM FM called Everything’s No Good and I love choosing music that features folks who aren’t heard on mainstream radio. When I’m not behind the mic you can find me roller skating with Ann Arbor Roller Derby. I am delighted to be working with Windsor Pride Community to lift up youth voices through this brand new workshop series.

    The School’sOUT project is made possible by the Canada Summer Jobs grant through the Government of Canada.

    Did you know?

    2SLGBTT seniors continue to face discrimination to this day? Many have lived their whole lives unable to “come out” because of a fear of rejection from their families, their peers, schools, and workplaces. Others have been forced to “go back into the closet” for similar reasons because they don’t feel they can trust a health care worker or other service provider.

    50+ Proud seeks to end this isolation by building a stronger 2SLGBTT senior network which includes supportive service networks in Windsor & Essex County.

    Our Goals

    To provide provide a peer group for those with similar life experiences so that they may find opportunities to share their histories and help reduce ageism and homophobia in our society.

    To connect 2SLGBTT seniors with a 2SLGBTT safe support structure for various health, financial, social, and other matters.

    To educate mainstream service providers about the challenges facing 2SLGBTT seniors.
    and ultimately to create an inclusive atmosphere for marginalized seniors.

    What we’re doing

    No human being should be denied their dignity and sense of self-worth. As Canada’s population ages, there will be greater and greater numbers of 2SLGBTT seniors.

    Our Initiatives:

    Social functions where 2SLGBTT seniors can freely mingle in an welcoming environment.

    Provision of topical and informative seminars for 2SLGBTT seniors on a wide range of subjects of interest to them.

    Provision of informational .and sensitivity / diversity training seminars for administrators, staff and volunteers from agencies, organizations, businesses and educational institutions.

    How can you get involved

    Have you got a passion for something? Do you want to give back to your community?

    Please join us, and tell us how would you like to help. There are a number of ways to do so, such as:

    Joining the 50+ Proud Steering Committee.

    Helping out at one of our events.

    Become a diversity trainer

    Please e-mail us at [email protected] !

    The 50+ Plus Committee also hosts quarterly potlucks: