Monthly Programming

Discover our Programming

The Youth Project has a monthly schedule of regular programs. These programs happen once each month on a specific night.

Drop-In (2nd Tuesday of the month 5-8pm)

Drop-In night is a chance to come down to the Youth Project and get support, hang out with friends, meet new people, join in an activity,  or get some information. This event is open to all youth 25 and under. There are volunteers and staff present including our support worker.


Gender Creative Kids Hangout (2nd Tuesday of the month 2-4pm)

This group is a support and play group for transgender, non binary and gender creative kiddos 12 and under. The purpose of this group is to bring together gender creative kids and their families in a relaxing space. Parents/caregivers are welcome to chat and connect with each other while kids play with staff and volunteers.

Transformers (3rd Wednesday of the month 6-8pm)

This group is a support and discussion group for transgender and gender queer youth, 25 and under. The purpose of this group is to bring together transgender and gender queer youth to share experiences, talk about the issues around gender identity, and learn more about support options. The group decides on what topics and activities they would like to discuss or do. The group is facilitated by two knowledgeable volunteers from the community.

Parents & Family Group (4th Thursday of the month 6-8pm)

Meeting monthly, this group is for parents and adult family members of transgender youth. Parents night is a chance for parents & family to get together, meet one another and get support. It’s a confidential and judgement-free space to ask questions, explore issues, and chat with other parents. If you’re feeling alone, looking for information, want to ask questions or want to support other parents, please check out this group! If your parents or family could benefit from this group, let them know!

If you’re curious but need more information, please connect with our staff: or 902-429-5429. This group is open to adults only.

Connect the Dots

Social Support for LGBTQ youth ages 18 and under.

Connect the Dots is an exciting program The Youth Project is offering with the support of the IWK and Halifax Public Libraries. Connect the Dots is a social support group for youth, ages 18 and under. It gives youth an opportunity to chat with their peers, make connections in a safe and supportive space, and take part in some fun activities!

Currently, Connect the Dots meets in three library locations in HRM:

Sackville Public Library
1st Tuesday of the month

Woodlawn Public Library
3rd Tuesday of the month

Keshen Goodman Public Library
3rd Tuesday of the month

Lunenburg Drop-In (Every other Friday)

A monthly drop-in night for youth 13-19 in Lunenburg County. It will be hosted at Second Story Women’s Centre (18 Dufferin St., Lunenburg) from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Open to youth of all sexualities, genders and their allies!

For more info contact Leigh at (902) 529-0179 or

The Valley Youth Project

The Valley Youth Project (VYP) is an Annapolis Valley-based non-profit organization run by three volunteers and residents of the Annapolis Valley: Mylène DiPenta, Tim Hughes, and Krista MacDonald.  We facilitate twice-monthly drop-ins, with time for discussion and activities.  We also provide workshops for youth and adults.
To see the VYP’s schedule of events, check out their blog!