Queer@ROCK provides prevention-based programming and supports for 2SLGBTQIA+ children, youth, and families through ROCK. The goal for Queer@ROCKis to focus on supporting access to safer spaces, while building self-esteem, creating opportunities for connection to community, and focus on feeling affirmed and seen. These are all incredibly important factors to building strong, resilient mental health, and in protecting against some mental health challenges that folks in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are more at risk of developing. We’re here to empower our queer youth to know themselves and to be able to advocate for themselves in a society that inherently creates layers of barriers for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks.
Queer@ROCK works from an anti-oppressive lens where we understand, but most importantly, centre the needs and experiences of youth coming from intersectional identities where they experience multiple layers of oppression. Queer@ROCK is preventative mental health programming for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks from across the spectrum of our community.