Otafest 2020’s charity initiative supports the Skipping Stone Foundation.
Skipping Stone connects trans and gender diverse youth, adults, and families with comprehensive and low barrier access to the support they need and deserve.
Founded in 2016 with the goal of providing trans and gender diverse youth positive and affirming opportunities surrounding their gender identity and expression through providing scholarships and community building events, Skipping Stone grew to act as a system and services guide, assisting the youth and families in accessing supports and navigating the system, including health care, education and social services.
In 2017 Skipping Stone started to act as direct service provider and in 2018 it launched its unique, innovative, community-driven, comprehensive care model. By 2019 Skipping Stone had provided life-changing services to thousands of trans and gender diverse youth, families and adults across the province.