Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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All Islands Resources (Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, BC and Canadian) 

 

AIDS Vancouver Island - Mens Wellness Program

Website: http://avi.org/mens-wellness

Email: nathan.grills@avi.org, jonathan.degenhardt@avi.org,

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWPAVI

Phone: Men’s Wellness Program Educator, Nathan Grills (250) 384-2366 ext 3114

Men’s Wellness Program Coordinator, Jonathan Degenhardt, (250) 384-2366 ext 3115, Text at (250) 812-2670

Contact: Men’s Wellness Program Educator - Nathan Grills, Men’s Wellness Program Coordinator-Jonathan Degenhardt

Description: Focuses on reducing HIV, STIs and stigma on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands amongst men that engage sexually with other men. Promotes men’s health. Provides information, group support, solo support, workshops and outreach.

 

AVIVA Chorus LGBT2Q and Allies

Website: http://avivachorus.ca/about-us/

Email: avivachorus2017@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AVIVAChorus

Phone: (250) 713-5504                    

Contact: Corinne

Description: Aviva Chorus is Vancouver Island’s only LGBT2Q choir. We are a community of people from different backgrounds and experiences who come together to share our joy and passion for singing. We believe in being inclusive and respectful of all people. We choose music that reflects the diversity of various cultures and spiritual practices as well as different expressions of gender identity.

 

Bakery Club Interrupted by a Hike

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/13412205595/

Hours: Normally Wednesdays, starting at 10 a.m.

Contact: Rick Dagg

Description: A gay men's hiking and occasionally kayaking group with coffee at various bakeries thereafter.

 

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Websitehttp://bc-counsellors.org/

Emailhoffice@bc-counsellors.org

Facebook: @findacounsellor

Hours:   Mon-Fri: 9am- 4:30pm

Phone1-800-909-6303

(Victoria): (250) 595-4448

Address: #204 – 780 Tolmie Ave., Victoria, BC V8X 3W4

Contact:  Head Office for a referral to a qualified counsellor near you 

Description: Lists LGBTQ2S+ counsellors in various locations in British Columbia

 

British Columbia LGBT End-of-Life Conversations

Website: https://www.sfu.ca/lgbteol.html

Email: lgbteol@sfu.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTendoflife/

Phone: (778) 782-5063

Address: LGBT End-of-life Conversations, Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre, #2800-515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 5K3

Description: A list of LGBT friendly (organization-level) end-of-life resources for older adults. (End-of-life planning, advance care planning, financial planning, independent living, seniors housing, retirement community, home care, assisted-living, residential care, health care, palliative care, and hospice).

 

GayLawNet

Website: http://www.gaylawnet.com/

Description: Gay Law Net®™ is dedicated to providing visitors with free access to the latest LGBTIQ LAW NEWS, GENERAL INFORMATION and resources concerning LAWS affecting the global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community and the simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay or lesbian-friendly) ATTORNEY, BARRISTER, LAWYER, SOLICITOR.

GayLawNet(R)(TM) is located in and maintained from Melbourne, Australia, although the web site is hosted interstate.

 

Island Sexual Health Society

Website: https://www.islandsexualhealth.org/

Email: info@islandsexualhealth.org

Phone: (250) 592-3479

Address: f101-3960 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8X 4A3

Also at: Camosun College, Royal Bay School, Tsawout health building       

Description: Island Sexual Health Society offers sexual health clinics and sex education programs in Greater Victoria, BC. Clinical services include STI testing and treatment, pregnancy options counselling, contraception, and emergency contraceptive pills. We strive to provide sexual health care that is inclusive of clients of all genders and sexual orientations.

 

Living OUT Visibly and Engaged Community Response Network (LOVE CRN)

Website: www.lovecrn.ca

Email: lovecrn1@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LOVECRN/

Contact: Horst Backé

Description: We coordinate and support community-led prevention and education activities with local stakeholders to end abuse, neglect and self-neglect of sexual and gender minority adults on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We respond at the community level through community development, education, prevention and advocacy.  We do not provide services to individuals.

Queer News: Victoria and Vancouver Island

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/532153827160960/

Description: This group is for the posting of any news related to queer folk in Victoria, B.C. or the lower island/Gulf Islands in general. This includes but is not limited to: Community Events, Programs, Healthcare, Arts & Culture, Business, Achievements

Rainbow Advocacy Society of British Columbia 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RASBC

Description: Closed group. Advocacy and for accessibility to LGBQTi2+ people for housing, health, mental health and social sustainability in British Columbia.

 

Reaching Out Assisting Refugees

Website: https://www.roarrefugees.com/

Email: roarrefugees@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ROARrefugees/

Description: Reaching Out Assisting Refugees (ROAR) is a community group based on Vancouver Island which resettles LGBT refugees from around the world who face serious persecution. LGBT refugees resettled to Vancouver Island can make a new beginning and experience freedom.

 

Trans Care BC

Website: http://www.phsa.ca/our-services/programs-services/trans-care-bc

Email: transcarebc@phsa.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transcarebc/?ref=bookmarks

Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am- 4:30pm

Phone: Toll-free 1-866-999-1514

Address: #303-1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC, V6Z 1W2

Description: At Trans Care BC we work collaboratively with communities and key stakeholders to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports for trans and gender diverse individuals across the province.

 

TransRights BC

Websitehttp://www.transrightsbc.ca

Emailtranscarebc@phsa.ca

Description: Legally reviewed human rights information on Public Spaces/Services, Education, Housing, Employment, Healthcare, Harassment & Violence, Parenting, Police & Prison System, Immigration & Refugee Issues, and Sex Work.

 

Vancouver Island Gay Men

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/13412205595/

Contact: Rick Dagg

Description: Site to share information, build community and make connections. Provides information relevant to gay men as well as events in the community.

 

Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS)

Website: http://www.vpwas.org/

Email: support@vpwas.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VPWAS/

Office hours: 9am - 5pm

Drop in Lounge: 11am - 4 (Mon - Thu)

11am - 3pm (Fri)

Phone: (250) 382-7927

Toll free: 1-877-382-7927

Address: 110-1139 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3N2

Contact: Craig Dales

Description: The only peer-based and operated HIV/AIDS organization on Vancouver Island. Offers HIV+ Peer Navigation and compassionate peer support; complementary health care; treatment information, resources, advocacy, information, referral services, education and social programs to persons living with HIV/AIDS and or HEPC, as well as prevention services to people in Greater Victoria.

 

Vancouver Island Gay and Lesbian Rainbow Network

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/46403859779/

Description: Closed group for Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, Transexual, Queer, and Bisexual folks on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland B.C. Place to post queer news, social events and Pride activities. Come here to learn what's going on on Queer Vancouver Island.