Trans-Action aims to provide support to parents of transgender youth

Parents of  and families of transgender youth are now able to receive support in a safe, informative and healing environment.

Trans-Action co-founder Michelle Basque says parents of transgender youth can feel isolated and that the group aims to provide a safe place to share what they're experiencing with other parents, learn about the challenges faced by their child and how to offer them support.

The youth are also invited to attend and Basque hopes the meetings will help them build their support network as well as friendships.

The group met for the first time last week and will be holding regular monthly meetings.

Basque says Trans-Action is hoping to improve its visibility and grow to include regular activities within the community aside from its regular monthly meetings.