For all Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands
(Resources relevant to all of Vancouver Island, all the Gulf Islands, British Columbia or Canada) 

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. The choir will take a hiatus from practicing and performing until the health risk of the current pandemic is over. 

(Updated Aug, 2021)

 

Bakery Club Interrupted by a Hike

Description: A gay men's hiking club focusing on trails between Mill Bay to Mt Washington. 

When possible, post hike, we go to a bakery / cafe for more socializing and treats.

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

To connect / join: The best way to communicate with the group is on the Facebook page we typically post photos from the hikes. Vancouver Island Gay Men and post a comment on the photo post or private message Rick Dagg. If you are not on Facebook you can email rickkdagg@gmail.com 

(Updated Sep, 2021)

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Website: http://bc-counsellors.org/

Email: hoffice@bc-counsellors.org

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

Hours:   Mon-Fri: 9am- 4:30pm

Phone: 1-800-909-6303

(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: A search options allow you to choose a registered clinical counsellor in various areas of practice. 

(Updated Aug, 2021)

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

                 Camosun College during the school year (Sept-April)

Description: Island Sexual Health Society offers sexual health clinics, sex education programs and a store which offers not-for-profit gender affirming apparel and sexual wellness products. Clinical services include STI testing and treatment, PrEP access, pregnancy options counselling, contraception/bleed control, emergency contraception, IUD insertions, and gender affirming medical care. We strive to provide sexual health care that is inclusive of clients of all genders and sexual orientations.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

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: Coordinates and supports 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. Responds at the community level through community development, education, prevention and advocacy.  Does not provide services to individuals.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

The LGBTQI2S Dignity Project

Website: https://www.lgbtqi2sdignityproject.ca

Description: Resources are available through this website to help health care providers and organizations improve the conditions of today’s older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and two-spirit (LGBTQI2S) individuals when they enter long-term care.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

QmunityWORKS

Websitehttps://www.ethoscmg.com/qmunityworks/

Emailqmunityworks@ethoscmg.com

Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday-Friday

Phone: (250) 741-8116

Address: 202-155 Skinner Street Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9R 5E8

Description: QmunityWORKS is a free government funded employment program, that supports the LGBTQ2S+ & ally community in gaining secure employment. 

(Updated Aug, 2021)

Rainbow Advocacy Society of British Columbia 

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

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

(Updated Aug, 2021)

Trans Care BC

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

Emailtranscareteam@phsa.ca

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/transcarebc/?ref=bookmarks

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

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

Address: 175 W Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5Y 1P4

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.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

TransRights BC

Websitehttps://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. Disseminates human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies across British Columbia.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

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.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

Vancouver Island Gay Men

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

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

(Updated Aug, 2021)

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

Website: https://vpwas.com

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

Phone: (250) 382-7927

Toll free: 1-877-382-7927

Address: 205- 1120 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3M9

Emailsupport@vpwas.org

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.

(Updated Aug, 2021)

Vancouver Island Transgender Support

Facebook: Private group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1752439091635929/

Description: We all need support in life. Going through life as a transgender person can sometimes mean we need even more support. This is a group for folks to give that support. Share your stories, give tips and advice and just be positive. Tell us about your transition milestones or seek advice. Connect with others and join in some of the local LGBTQ events.

(Updated Sep, 2021)

VanIsleTransMasc

Facebook: Private group https://www.facebook.com/groups/VanIsleTransmen

Description: This group is dedicated to sharing, gathering, discussing and keeping Trans-masculine folks on the island informed and supported.

(Updated Sep, 2021)