DELANEY GUNN: Consent, Choice, and Autonomy in Youth Program
In light of the #metoo movement, many ask "what is consent?", "how do we learn and vocalize our own personal boundaries?" and "how do we facilitate youth in making healthy choices?". In this workshop we will explore how children and youth learn big and small moments of consent in childcare settings, how to incorporate informed consent into youth programs, and how decision-making creates responsibility and personal accountability in youth. This workshop will take place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples; the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
DELANEY GUNN: Queering Youth Program
One of the main reasons some queer, trans, and two-spirit youth will not attend many youth programs is because they are centered around cisgender identities. How can we change that? In what ways can our physical buildings, language, and attitudes change to celebrate queer, trans, and two-spirit youth? How can we support families with gender creative children? Together we will explore what we can shift on both personal and organizational levels. This workshop will take place on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples; the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
Delaney is a queer, non-binary, white settler from Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC). They have been making art since they could hold a crayon, and have been working with youth since 2009. First as a sexual and mental health peer educator with Island Health, then as a leader in many different organizations such as the Outdoor Adventure programs in the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria, support worker and facilitator for the Anti-Violence Project on the UVIC campus, touring three times with global non-profit Up with People, and they are now making community at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, co-facilitating the out of school care youth program. Their favourite activities in youth work are playing with slime, finding beach glass, and eating snack.