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Resource: Affirmations Deck

“We thought carefully about things we wished we had access to when we were struggling with our identities, or when we were struggling with the erasure, normativity, and violence in our everyday world… It is our hope that this deck finds its way to the hands of young queer and trans folks who might not otherwise have access to supportive communities.”

– “The Affirmations Deck” intro

The Affirmations Deck was created by a group of queer and trans* youth involved with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Filling in the Blanks: Queering SexEd project!  Each card features a statement to help youth feel seen, valued, and supported. The cards touch on A BUNCH of topics, including bodies, consent, gender, identity, healing/recovery, self-love, relationships, and more.

You can download a PDF of all the cards in the deck here:

Or contact teenhealthsource@ppt.on.ca to see if there are any print copies still available.

****Please Note****
  • Right now this resource is only funded to provide printed decks to youth in the Greater Toronto Area. For folks outside of the GTA, we really encourage people to print off their own decks. They fit really well 4 to a page and last a long time if folks laminate them or use thicker cardstock. Please get in touch if you have any other questions! 🙂
Drawing of some sample cards in the affirmations deck.

Illustration by Sam Bradd.

If you have questions about this topic, feel free to contact one of our peer educators. [Link]

Last Updated: April 2020

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