Nanaimo District (Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lantzville, Cedar, Extension, South Wellington, East Wellington, Gabriola Island, Mudge Island, Nanoose Bay, Errington, Coombs, Dashwood, Qualicum Bay, Bowser and Deep Bay)
AIDS Vancouver Island
Office Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-4:30pm
Phone: (250) 754-9111
Toll free: 1-888-530-2437
Address: AVI Health Centre, 102-55 Victoria Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5N9
Description: Support for those living with HIV and/or hepatitis C. Drop-in medical clinic (hours vary). Infoline. Group education. Harm reduction. Support. Wellness programs.
Support for Gay, Bi and Trans Identified Men including groups, outreach and workshops.
Brechin United Church
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am–12pm & 1-2pm
Phone: (250) 754-9212
Address: Brechin House, 945 Waddington Rd, Nanaimo, V9S 4V1
Description: We welcome and include the full participation of all people in the life and work of the Ministry as we journey together, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, beliefs, cultural backgrounds, or economic circumstance.
Hours: Munches are usually held on the 2nd Mon of the month. Months that have 5 Saturdays, we hold the Extra Special 5th Sat munch.
Address: All at Carlos O'Bryan's at Neighborhood Pub at 7PM. located at 1724 Stewart Ave, Nanaimo
Description: Cornucopia prides itself in providing places for people interested in BDSM to meet others of like mind in settings that are comfortable and safe in Central Vancouver Island. Cornucopia is a pansexual fetish group that promotes safe, sane and consensual BDSM play and provides support/educational resources for people interested, in the Nanaimo and Central/North Vancouver Island. Cornucopia organizes and presents play parties, workshops and regular social events on a regular basis. Most of all we have fun!
First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo
Office hours: Tue & Thu 9am-1pm
Phone: (250) 755-1215
Address: 595 Townsite Road, Suite 1, Nanaimo, BC, V9S 1K9
Contact: Lise Smith
Description: Our Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources enable us to balance reason and belief, intellect and intuition. We share a commitment to spiritual and ethical values. Whatever your ethnicity, religious background, gender, sexual orientation, age or anything else that makes you who you are, please know that you are warmly welcome in our community.
]Address: Please contact the email above for details such as time and location.
Description: A social group for trans, non-binary, and gender-questioning adults.
Generation Q Youth Program
Hours: Meet every Thu evening 7-9pm
Address: South Side Teen Centre, 2290 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7
Description: Our mission is to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive space that allows youth to connect, and openly express their concerns regarding issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQQIP2SAA community. For youth aged 13-18. Youth aged 18-24 are encouraged to participate as youth mentors and volunteers.
Nanaimo Poly 101
Hours: 3rd Mon or Sun of each month
Description: A monthly polyamory discussion and peer support group: includes a group on Facebook with about 500 members; and monthly facilitated in-person discussions, held since 2011. The goal is to build poly community and understanding, not hookups. Discussions are free / by-donation, covering a wide range of topics, with participant contribution and frequent workshops or guest speakers. LGBTQ+ friendly and welcoming of all identifications, orientations, backgrounds. Curious people welcome. To join, send a message to
Nanaimo Pride Society
Address: PO Box 1187, Stn A, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E7
Contact: Communications Director:
Description: Empowering, celebrating, and promoting inclusivity, acceptance, and respect among persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities through advocacy, educational and cultural events, and activities in Nanaimo and surrounding communities.
PFLAG Canada Nanaimo
Hours: Meet 3rd Sun of the month 2-4pm
Phone: 1-888-530-6777 ext 566
Contact: Joan Hunting
Description: Offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Support, educate and provide resources to anyone with questions or concerns. Offer local, practical, and emotional peer-to-peer family support for individuals and their loved ones challenged by gender/sexual identity.
Prime Timers Nanaimo
Address: P.O. Box 753 Stn A, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5M2
Description: Prime Timers are mature gay or bisexual men (and their admirers) on Vancouver Island who enrich their social lives with diverse social activities, and enjoy opportunities and friendships with other Prime Timers throughout the world.
Hours: 7 PM on first Wed evening of the month
Address: Kin Hut at Departure Bay
Contact: Val or Blaine
Description: Offers supportive space to connect, meet new people, build community, socialize, have fun, and join in discussions on topics of interest (including guest speakers and films). The group welcomes newcomers to Brechin and also provides outreach to others from the LGBTQ community in the Nanaimo area. Family members, friends and allies (supporters) are also very welcome.
Reaching Out Assisting Refugees (ROAR)
Description: Reaching Out Assisting Refugees (ROAR) is a community group based in Nanaimo 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.
Vancouver Island University: Positive Space Alliance
Description: Seeks to raise awareness of diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity and to challenge the patterns of silence that continue to marginalize these communities. It is a public proclamation of support and affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ+) members of our community, making the campus a more welcoming place for all.