Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Victoria (Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Highlands, Metchosin, Central Sannich, North Sannich, Sidney and Sooke)

 

AIDS Vancouver Island

Website: https://www.facebook.com/aidsvancouverisland/

Email: info@avi.org

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

Hours: Check times for specific services. Office Hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm

Phone: (250) 384-2366

Toll free: 1-800-665-2437

Infoline: 1-800-665-2437

Address: 3rd Floor - Access Health Centre , 713 Johnson St., Victoria, BC V8W 1M8     

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.

Various youth services.

 

Amazing Women of VLSCS

(Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society)

Websitehttps://vlscs.ca/

Facebook: Victoria Lesbian Seniors Care Society

Emailchair@vlscs.ca

Address: Box 39022 James Bay PO, Victoria BC  V8V 4X8     

Description: Amazing women doing amazing things! VLSCS supports lesbian health and social needs as we age by providing safe, accessible, welcoming spaces to build a sense of community through public education and social action. Over 50 events per year—including movie, games, social and dance nights for lesbians, and special events for all women and everyone. All ages welcome. Advocating for lesbians and lesbian lifestyles since 1994.

 

Camosun College Student Society: Pride Collective

Website: http://camosunstudent.org/collectives/pride/

Email: pride@camosunstudent.org

2017 Office Hours: Lansdowne Campus: 1-2pm Mon, 2-3pm Fri

Interurban Campus: 1-2pm Tue

Phone: (250) 370-3590        

Contact: Chris Smithson (Pride Director for CCSS)

Description: Providing and creating a safe and supportive environment for students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirited, Intersex, Agender/Asexual, or any of the other diverse members of the Pride community (LGBTQ2IA+) and their allies

 

First Unitarian Church of Victoria

Website: http://victoriaunitarian.ca/

Email: churchoffice@victoriaunitarian.ca

Office hours: Sun 9am-1pm; Mon-Thu 11am-4pm

Phone: (250) 744-2665

Address: 5575 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC, V9E 2G1        

Description: We are welcoming to people of all sexual orientations and gender expressions. We value and celebrate diversity. We endeavour to reflect the diversity of our society in our congregation, organizations and community. We strive to respect all people.

Gender Spectacular Family Drop-In group

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/genderspectacular/

Hours:  2nd Fri of the month, 5:30-7:30pm

Address: Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 1W5

Contact:   gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

Description: A drop-in evening for families of young (12 and under) Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender creative children and youth, as well as trans adults with children of any gender under 12. This is an informal hang out space with games, snacks, trans and queer adult mentors, and parent and family support. 

Gender Spectacular Family Support Group

Emailsupportgroup@genderspectacular.com

Facebook: We have a closed/secret facebook group for parents of Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender creative children and youth. No requirement to attend support sessions to join the facebook group. To join please email supportgroup@genderspectacular.com

Address: Please contact for address. Sessions held in Victoria/Saanich region.

Description:

1) Wednesday Support Sessions - 2nd Wed of the month, 7-9pm

What to expect: An opportunity for connection and general support facilitated by a trans person (me) and a parent (on a rotating basis). We provide snacks, coffee, and tea. Childminding available on request.

2) Sunday Education/Specific Topic Sessions - 4th Sun of the month, 1:30-3:30pm

What to expect: Based on parent feedback, each month we will have an opportunity for families to connect over particular topics. Facilitation will be on a rotating basis from families and trans community members with the intention of having facilitators who can speak to the specific topic being discussed. Snacks provided. Childminding available on request.

Island Lesbian Social

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Island-Lesbian-Social-30/

Description: Created so that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, queer, two-spirited and intersex womyn can come together and connect in safe, supportive and fun environments. Our group is for Greater Victoria/ South Vancouver Island womyn wanting to enjoy the camaraderie and connection with other womyn. We're a meetup group, not a hookup group.

 

James Bay United Church

Website: https://www.jamesbayunited.com

Email: jbuchurch@gmail.com

Facebook: James Bay United Church

Office Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri 9am-noon

Phone: (250) 384-5821

Address: 511 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC. V8V 1S1

Description: We believe, as Christians, that humankind is created in the image of God, and refusing to celebrate LGBT*Q persons as part of creation means our image is imperfect and distorted. We understand the need for LGBT*Q persons to be fully included in every area within the life of the church so we become a Body that truly reflects all God is and all we were created to be.

 

Oak Bay United Church

Websitewww.oakbayunitedchurch.ca

Emailadmin@oakbayunitedchurch.ca

Facebookwww.facebook.com/OakBayUnitedChurch

Hours: Worship & Song, every Sunday at 10am          

Phone: (250) 598-5021

Address: 1355 Mitchell Street, Victoria, BC V8S 4P9

Contact: Rev. Michelle Slater        

Description:  An affirming church: Regardless of age, culture, gender, marital status, orientation, the state of your bank book, or the state of your faith ~ you are beloved of God, and you are welcome just as you are.

 

PFLAG Victoria

Website: https://www.meetup.com/rainbow-islands/events/219007091/

Email: victoriabc@pflagcanada.ca

Hours: Meet 2pm 3rd Sun of the month

Phone: (250) 385-9462

Address: St. John the Divine off of Quadra & Mason Street

Contact: Sharon Doty

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.

 

POZitively Connected

Websitehttp://vpwas.com/programs/pozconnect/

EmailPOZitivelyConnected@vpwas.org

FacebookPOZConnected

Hours: Weekly coffee group Tue 1pm, various venues

Phone: (250) 382-7927

Toll free: 1-877-382-7927

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

Contact: Michael Yoder

Description: Social Networking and Support for POZ Gay/Bi Identified Men in Victoria. Provides one-to-one support through phone, email, facebook messaging or Skype and weekly coffee group, and monthly dinners.

 

Prime Timers Victoria

Website: https://primetimersvictoria.weebly.com/

Email: primetimersvic@gmail.com

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

Phone: (250) 857-6072

Address: c/o 110 - 1655 Chambers Street, Victoria, BC   V8T 3J7

Contact: Lawrence G.          

Description: Prime Timers are gay or bisexual men who enrich their social lives, engage in diverse activities, and enjoy opportunities and friendships with other Prime Timers throughout the world.

 

QVic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/qvicgroup/about/?ref=page_internal

Hours: Meet Wed 7-9pm

Address: University of Victoria, Health and Wellness Centre          

Description: QVic is a space in residence for students of all sexual and gender identities. 
Come join us on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in the HAWC. A drop-in social group where queer, trans, questioning/exploring folks, and folks working on their allyship can connect with one another, access resources, and hang out within a safer space!

South Island Gender Variant Drop In Group

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

Email: info@avi.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southislandGVDI/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Hours: Drop in 6pm 4th Thu of the month

2nd Wednesday of every months from 6-8pm 

Both at the Downtown Victoria Public Library

Phone: (250) 384-2366

Contact: Marshall Kilduff

Description: Monthly drop-in space for the diverse array of trans, gender queer, two-spirit, and gender variant individuals in the Southern Vancouver Island area

 

St John the Divine

Website: https://www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca/about

Email: admin@stjohnthedivine.bc.ca

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/StJohnVicBC/

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-noon

Phone: (250) 383-7169

Address: 1611 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2L5

Description: We want to be a community of affirmation. We affirm the God who is within us, around us, before and behind us. We affirm all people not despite but because of their age, gender, sexuality, colour. We also want to be a part of that movement which seeks to break down the barriers which we as human beings so easily put up between us. We want to give voice to the movements for equality, social justice, healing, care of creation, support for any in need, the calling for our society to be guided by a commitment to care, share resources, love one another.

 

St. Matthias Victoria

Website: http://stmatthiasvictoria.ca/

Email: stmatthias@shaw.ca

Office Hours: 9am-1pm Mon-Thu

Phone: (250) 598-2833. For pastoral care / emergencies call (250) 208-7296

Address: 600 Richmond Ave, Victoria, BC V8S 3Y7

Description: We are open and welcoming to all members of the LGBTQI community and we desire to create an environment that is supportive of LGBTQI people and their relationships, respectful of all people, treat all people equally, and are non-judgmental. We do not judge people on their sexual orientation or their gender identity, but rather, we seek to affirm them in their self-identity.

 

Trans Action Victoria

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/38402734696/

Description: A local collective of activists, advocating for the rights of, and striving to create community with and for Trans and Gender-Variant people in the Greater Victoria Area, Coast Salish Territories, through direct action, awareness raising activities and the ongoing project of creating safer spaces. Open to all interested trans folks, queers, friends, family, allies, and four-leggeds.

University of Victoria Students’ Society: UVic Pride Collective

Email: pride@uvic.ca

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

Phone: (250) 472-4393

Address: UVic Pride Centre, B010 Student Union Building. (3800 Finnerty Road), University of Victoria

Description: Provide resources, advocacy, education, information, referral services, peer support, skill development, and workshops, as well as the organization and support of political and social activities/campaigns. As a student-run organization, we are also a conduit for students to develop their skills in activism, social justice, and community organizing. The intent of UVic Pride is to promote and provide an atmosphere that celebrates sexual, gender, romantic, and sex diversity; build community, and to be fully inclusive and supportive of all students and community members: including people of any race, culture, ethnicity, gender, sex, colour, age, ability, neurotype, class, sexuality, romantic orientation, nationality, appearance, and religious or political affiliation. We seek not only to end homo-antagonism, bi-antagonism, trans-antagonism, and the oppression of intersex people, but to promote social justice and combat oppression in solidarity with all marginalized groups.

Two Spectrum Fellowship

Website: MeetUp -  2 Spectrum Fellowship

EmailQVC@shaw.ca

Meets: Monthly, various Sundays at 4:30 pm for Pot Luck

Phone: c/o Central Saanich United Church 250-652-2713

Contacts: Marian & Julie

Address: We usually meet at Central Saanich United Church 7180 East Saanich Rd. (Shady Creek site)

Description:  A peer-led/facilitated social group for the LGBTQ2S++ community & allies who identify as people of any faith or spiritual but not religious.  We sometimes have special guests, presentations, or events/activities at our pot luck suppers.  We try to treat each-other with respect and have fun.

Victoria Poly 101

Email: victoriapoly101@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicpoly101/

Address: 426 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC

Description: Join by request. Discussion-based group in Victoria, Canada, on the concept of polyamory and what it means to love more than one person ethically and openly.

Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Website: http://vsac.ca/

Email: crisisline@vsac.cainfo@vsac.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Victoria-Sexual-Assault-Centre-70607487560/

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am–5pm

Phone: (250) 383-3232 (24 hour intake, information, and crisis line)

(250) 383-5545 (Business Line)

Address: #201 – 3060 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, BC V8T 3J5

Contact: Alexa Robin - Trans Inclusion Coordinator (alexar@vsac.ca)

Description: Provide free to sliding-scale services for individuals impacted by sexual assault and abuse. Includes individual and group counselling, victim service support, and prevention education. Primarily serves the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The Sexual Assault Centre is improving its capacity to support trans and gender-variant folks and has a part-time Trans* Inclusion Coordinator. The Centre is offering a new group for survivors of sexualized violence who are Trans, Two-Spirit, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, or Gender Diverse survivors.