All funds raised at the evolve Gala For You support queer youth programming in Calgary delivered by Calgary Pride, Calgary Queer Arts Society, Centre for Sexuality and Skipping Stone Foundation. In addition to raffle and auction monies raised, guests will be invited to make a charitable donation to one or all three of these life-affirming, impactful oranizations:
Calgary Queer Arts Society, formerly known as Fairy Tales Presentation Society, exists to give voice to queer people and their stories.
Calgary Queer Arts Society empowers and supports young people to share their stories through the following programs:
Both of these programs act as an exciting opportunity for youth who have an exceptional story to tell. They get to work alongside industry professionals to create monologues and short films that represent their own unique perspectives on being queer youth today.
Centre for Sexuality is a nationally recognized, community-based organization delivering programs and services that work to normalize sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan. We have been leading the way in the areas of sexuality, healthy relationships, human rights, gender identity, sexual orientation, equality and consent for more than 40 years in the Calgary community.
Centre for Sexuality delivers pivotal programs for queer youth that build resilience and connection to community through the following programs:
Skipping Stone Foundation is a Calgary-based organization whose mission is to support and empower trans and gender diverse youth and their families in the province of Alberta.
They do so by providing low-barrier access to community and social supports, as well as mental health and medical services.
Some of the critical and life-changing programs Skipping Stone offers include: one-on-one peer mentoring, group programs, access to gender affirming gear, facilitated ID changes, counseling services, and trans affirming medical care including access to hormone therapy and trans affirming surgeries.