BC Support Groups

BC Support Groups

This page was last updated on Nov 9th, 2016. This is a list of support groups that the THiP has been made aware of, however, THiP is unable to endorse groups that we are not directly involved in delivering. We recommend that you contact the organization or facilitator prior to attending to ensure that the group is happening as scheduled. Please Contact Us if you know of other groups or need to update your group’s information!

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH)
Youth

Trans Youth Drop-In (THiP)
This is a group for trans, gender diverse and questioning youth and their allied peers (siblings, friends, partners etc). It is a place to connect with peers and adult mentors for discussions, games, recreation activities, and great snacks.
Where: Broadway Youth Resource Centre – 2455 Fraser Street, Vancouver (Fraser & Broadway)
Ages: 13-24
When: Every Thursday from 5 – 7 pm
Contact: Please feel free to email Transcareteam@phsa.ca

Qmunity Youth Drop-In (Gab)
Our youth drop-in is a cool, safe place where youth can kick back and talk with friends. It’s also a great place to meet people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity.
During drop-in times, there are always cool volunteers and other youth who would love to hear about your life.
Where: 1170 Bute Street
Ages:  14-25
When: Every Wednesday from 4-6pm and Friday’s from 6-9 pm
Contact: youth@qmunity.ca for more information.

AllWays Youth Drop-in
A drop-in safe space for youth of all identities and we meeting weekly and do fun activities.
Where: Richmond South Arm Community Center, 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond,
Ages: 13-24
When: Every Tuesday from 4 pm – 6 pm.
Contact: Neela at ngottenbos@richmond.ca

Transgender Wrap-Around Support Group: A Group for Children and Youth with a Trans Family Member
This is a Wrap-Around Group especially for children and youth with a family member (i.e. a parent, a sibling, a close relative). The objectives of this group are providing a safe place for these children and youth to process their grief and other difficult feelings, learning about new roles that they play in this new family dynamic, and gaining skills and support through facilitator and other participants.
When: once a month on Monday from 5:00 to 6:30 starting September 21st, 2015.
Contact: Wallace Wong at Wallace.Wong@gov.bc.ca to register

CounterACT- Qmunity
Counselling group for LGBTQ2S+ youth, counterACT, exploring issues and concerns relevant to LGBTQ2S+ youth through theatre games and exercises. We will focus on mental wellness and topics such as community, identity, relationships, and other issues selected by group members during our weekly meetings.
Where: Qmunity Accessible Office, 610-1033 Davie Street, Vancouver
Ages: 14-25
When: Thursdays 5-7pm
Contact: counterACT@qmunity.ca or call 604-684-5307

Queer and Trans Youth Safety and Healing Group
For youth with substance use concerns.
Where: Three Bridges Community Health Centre, Room 310 1290 Hornby Street
Ages: 13-24
When: Thursdays (Oct 20th-Dec 8th) 4-5:30pm
Contact: Corrine (604-714-3480) or Alex (604-875-2345 ext 2038)
Whatever Youth Drop-in
A safe, fun drop-in for LGBTQI2S youth, allies, and friends. Activities, events, information, resources and referrals for queer and trans youth, allies, family, and friends. Opportunities to be involved, special events, raising community awareness and leadership development.
Where: Youth Lounge at West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Ages: 13-24
When: Thursdays 6-8pm (Advisory group Thursdays (bi-weekly) 8-9pm)
Contact: Melanie at 604-925-7222
Be Yourself
Drop-In, facilitated group for youth to talk about Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.
Where: Ambleside Youth Centre, 1018 Pound Road, West Vancouver
Ages: 10-24
When: Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Contact: intake@familyservices.bc.ca or 604-988-5281

Families

Parenting Gender Diverse Youth Drop-In for Parents
Group focusing on building resiliency skills within parents and providing resources and support s that are specific to gender diverse youth.
Where: 203-1111 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
When: Tuesday 6pm-8pm
Contact: watson@familyservices.bc.ca or 604-988-5281

PFLAG Vancouver (Parents & Friends of LGBT)
PFLAG provides support for all family members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
Visit: www.pflagvancouver.com
Where: Various meeting locations in Vancouver
When: Monthly meetings- please see website for more up to date information.
Contact: 604-626-5667 or info@pflagvancouver.com

Adults:

Adult Drop-In Group for Gender Diverse and Trans People (THiP)
We are piloting a new adult drop-in group for gender diverse and trans people. This group incorporates a variety of activities, including discussions, guest speakers, community building, and social opportunities.
When: The group runs on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 5-7 pm.
Where: Room 150 at Three Bridges Community Health Centre (1290 Hornby Street, Vancouver).
Contact: Please feel free to Contact Us.

All Ages Welcome

Two Spirit Sweat Lodge
Sweat lead every two weeks on Tsleil Waututh.
When: Every 2 Weeks
Where: Near Deep Cove -for where & when, contact email
Contact: dancingtoeaglespirit@gmail.com

Gay Warriors Talking Circle
Who: Gay or Two Spirit men to connect and share stories. Smudge and First Nations prayer practice.
When: Suite 103, 1033 Davie Street, Vancouver
Where: Contact for details (currently on 3rd Tuesday from 7-8:30pm)
Contact: 604.488.1001 or register@checkhimout.ca

LGBT2SQ Drop-In Group (Prism/DAYTOX)
Ongoing support for addiction recovery and/or mental wellness. This open group welcomes everyone who are anywhere on the trans spectrum – and those who are lesbian, gay, bi, pan, queer, Two Spirit.
Note: This is a drop-in group, registration is not necessary.
When: Thursdays 5:00-6:00 pm (ongoing)
Where: Daytox, 377E. 2nd Avenue
Contact: 604-658-1278 and ask to speak with Mitch or Heather for more information

A Queer State of Mind (QMUNITY)
New support, discussion, and community group for LGBTQ2S+ folks with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions issues. All gender welcome from the North Shore and all neighbouring / Metro Vancouver communities. Wheelchair accessible. Scent-reduced.
When: Thursdays 2 – 3:30pm
Where: The Canadian Mental Health Association 3rd Floor, 1835 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Contact: Gill Walker at 604-649-1983 or the Queer State of Mind group at stateofmind@qmunity.ca for more information

Vancouver Addictions Matrix Program (VAMP)
A 16-week intensive outpatient addiction treatment program for residents of Vancouver. This day and evening program offers group treatment and family education, along with individual counselling sessions. Program offers a co-ed stream open to all genders and a stream serving gay/bi/queer men, and trans people are welcome in both streams. Clients can self-refer. Please call for more information. Program serves residents of Vancouver, Richmond, the North Shore up to Pemberton and the Sunshine Coast.
Ages: 16-25
Where:1292 Hornby St – wheelchair accessible
Phone:
604.714.3480 for more information

Contact: vamp@vch.ca for more information

Sher Vancouver
Sher Vancouver is a social, cultural and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans South Asians, and their friends, families and allies. It is based out of Vancouver, B.C., but people from all over the world are welcome to join. Sher offers peer support, social activities, information, referral and outreach presentations. Sher would like to help inform, educate and bring about more acceptance and understanding. Everyone is welcome to join Sher, regardless of ethnicity, religious belief or sexuality.
Contact: shervancouver@hotmail.com for more information and www.shervancouver.com

Rainbow Refugee Community: (Refugee Claim Support)
A drop-in group for anyone seeking information about a refugee claim based on persecution of their sexuality, gender identity or HIV status. It is facilitated by experienced volunteers, in English with bilingual Spanish and Arabic speakers. They can arrange for Farsi speaking too. Please let them know if there is another language needed.
Where: 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC (Qmunity).
When: 7:30pm every 2nd Thursday of the month

I Belong — Free Peer Support Social Group for LGBTQ Immigrants, Refugees, and Newcomers. Meet new people, make friends, and participate in fun activities! Volunteer language support available.
When: Every 2nd Monday of the month 5:30-7:30pm
Where: MOSAIC Burnaby Centre for Immigrants, 5902 Kingsway
Contact: Please register with Darae ibelong@mosaicbc.com or 604-254-9626

Queer and Trans Mood Disorder Peer Support Group
A free drop-in group for people experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.
When: Fridays 6-8pm
Where: MOSAIC Community Room, 1720 Grant Street, Vancouver
Contact: Email queertransmda@gmail.com for more information
GenderQueer, Non-Binary, Agender and those Fluid (subtitled) Neutrois, Apora-, Maverique, etc.
This group is intended as a forum for those who don’t Identify with the Male/Female gender dichotomy, there are those are between and even absent of having a gender identity.
For Info: http://www.meetup.com/Trans-Gender-Queer-Aspies/
University of British Columbia Caucuses
Trans Tea Time: facilitated by a trans person but is inclusive to all gender and sexual identities and non-identities. The time will be posted on the website when it is set for each semester.
Label Free Fridays: a discussion group which tries to bring the focus away from labels, this is in reference to both gender and sexuality. Discussion ranges in topics within a queer context and there are usually some discussions on issues surrounding labels.
Note: As a general policy, anything that PrideUBC does is open to anyone of any gender, sexuality, race, age (except for events with liquor), ability and so on. They have a strict safe space policy and try to be respectful of all that wish to join. One can also join their listserve and start receiving emails by simply emailing them and requesting to be on the listserve.
Contact: Email or Phone: prideubc@gmail.com or 604-442-UBCQ (8227)
Facebook: facebook.com/prideubc)
Tumblr: http://prideubc.tumblr.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/PrideUBC

Fraser Health Authority (FHA)

Children
Learning About Me & Myself – Play & Art Therapy Group for Gender Nonconforming Children Under 12
The goal of this group is helping gender non-conforming children to promote resiliency and self-awareness. The family must reside in Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, or Ladner area.
When: Monthly Group meets from 5:00 to 6:30pm
Contact: Dr. Wallace Wong or Katherine O’Donnel by email or fax to register
Wallace.Wong@gov.bc.ca
Katherine.O’Donnel@gov.bc.ca
Tel: 604-501-3122
Fax: 604-501-3137

Youth

Trans Youth Group
Who: For Youth 25 years & under
Where: Near Metrotown Skytrain Station
When: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm

Trans Youth Group (In North Fraser Region)
A discussion, information-sharing, and support group for trans youth ages 25 and under in the North Fraser Area.
Where: Tri-Cities (Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and Port Moody)
When: The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 7-9pm (starting January 6th, 2016)
Contact: Please contact transsupport@plea.bc.ca for more information.

Trans Youth Group (In Surrey –South Fraser Region)
Who: For 18 years or less and must reside in either Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, or Ladner area.
When: every other Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:30.
Contact: Call the facilitator, Dr. Wong (registered psychologist) at (604) 501-3122
Peace Area Trans Support Group (P.A.T.S.G)
This group is for trans, gender queer and non-binary folks to gather in a safe place and talk as well as share our stories and resources. We are very fortune to have two social workers who volunteer their time as well. (River Counselling Centre) For those in the South/North Peace and surrounding area.
For Info: Email dtcarnell@gmail.com
Where: The old medical building in Fort St John (9807 101 Ave) upstairs in the conference room
When: The third Thursday of the month at 7PM

Free2BU (PCRS)
Weekly drop-ins for LGTBQ2SI+ youth and allies aged 14-21. Free2BU youth are as diverse as any high school in Canada, with different ages, genders, races, and religions meeting for a common reason: support for LGTBQ2SI+ teens.
Free2BU is friendly to youth of all genders and sexual orientations. It’s also a great place for questioning or unsure youth to come and ask questions. Snacks are supplied at every meeting, and a group discussion is usually held, discussing ideas for upcoming events, suggestions for drop-in activities, and a quick once-over of current events both in the community and in the world. The youth can discuss their week, ask for advice or ideas for projects or obstacles, and occasionally a topic discussion will be put on the table, for all youth to listen and participate in. We try and keep Free2BU a positive and friendly place to be.
Where: Newton Youth Resource Centre, #114-13479 76th Ave, Surrey
When: Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: Call 604-592-6200 or drop by the resource centre

Youth for a Change
Youth for a Change is an educational and advocacy group for and by young people. We are educators, activists and advocates on many youth issues but especially issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, two-spirit, and queer youth and allies. Members range in age many identify as LGBTQ+, others as allies, ALL participate in planning and decision-making about the group’s activities. We are based in Surrey but our members live in other cities and we have worked in Richmond, New Westminster, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Prince George and Nelson as well as in Surrey.
Where: Newton Youth Resource Centre, #114-13479 76th Ave, Surrey
Age: 13-21
When: Monday 6:00pm-8:30pm
Contact: Email: youth4achange.com

Families

Support Group for Parents & Caregivers
Where: Near Metrotown Skytrain Station
When: Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm
Contact: transsupport@plea.bc.ca

Support Group for Parents & Caregivers
Where: Tri-Cities ( port Coquitlam, Coquitlam & Port Moody)
When: The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month 7-9pm
Contact: Please contact transsupport@plea.bc.ca for more information

Parents and Caregivers of Trans Youth Group (in North Fraser Region)
A discussion, information-sharing, and support group for parents and caregivers of trans youth ages 25 and under in the North Fraser Area.
Where: Tri-Cities (Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and Port Moody)
When: The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (starting January 6th, 2016)
Contact: Please contact transsupport@plea.bc.ca for more information.

Parents of Trans Youth Group (In Surrey –South Fraser Region)
Parents of trans youth (18 or under)
Where: family must reside in Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, or Ladner area.
When: once a month on Tuesday from 5:00 to 6:30.
Contact: Call the facilitator, Janine Tredwell or Dr. Wallace Wong at (604) 501-3122 for more information

Among Friends
Where: A drop in support group for gender diverse and trans people in the Fraser Valley. This is group is located in a quiet setting in the flatlands of Sumas East Abbotsford. There is a 5$ drop in fee to help with snacks and supplies for group time. If you live in the area come on out and join us.
When: The first Wednesday of every month 7 – 8:30pm
For info and location: Contact Deana: deana@cheamcentre.com or 604-751-3599

Fraser Valley Youth Society
Our main focus is to support LGBTQ2S+ and Allied youth in the Fraser Valley. We want to connect them to their peers, their communities and to provide supportive & inclusive help where needed. We operate a weekly drop-in (Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack) to connect youth and young adults to a healthy and vibrant LGBTQ2+ and allied community, as well as, other special events and programs throughout the year. We also provide Education and Awareness Programming such as: community based events, local advocacy and staff and youth led LGBTQ2+ presentations.
Ages: 13-25
Contact Info: Email: info.fvys@gmail.com for more information or if you would like to refer
anyone to our services or if you want more information

Website: To get more information about the programs offered through Fraser Valley Youth  Society, go to: http://fraseryouth.com/
Drop-in Program
We welcome our friends of various genders, sexual orientations, and other forms of identity and allies ages 13-25! We are a community and we are here to provide a sense of belonging to LGBT2Q+ youth in the Fraser Valley. We encourage our older folks to become leaders and provide them with opportunities for leadership and growth. People are encouraged to come as they are and any questions about participation can be directed towards staff or volunteers.

Online Support Group for Transgender Youth in BC — THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED

Trans Gathering (QMUNITY)— THIS GROUP IS ON HIATUS

Sylvia & Marsha’s Place– THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Youth

Saanich Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit & Allied Youth Drop-In
A drop-in for self-identified Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit & Allied youth between 13-18. This is a fun hang-out space for you to create what you need, meet new folks, make new friends, socialize, or just be you! A safer, supportive space with Queer/Trans mentors.

Where: Upside Teen Centre at Saanich Commonwealth Place
When: Fridays, 7-10pm
Contact: alana.goddard@saanich.ca or 250-47507624 for more info

Victoria OUTLET Youth Drop-In -this group is currently on hiatus

A youth Drop in for queer, questioning, trans, and allied youth in the Greater Victoria Region.
Ages: 13-19
Where: 1660 Grant St. Victoria High school, Room 212
When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30
Contact: facebook.com/outletdropin

AVI Queer Peers Youth Leadership Program Victoria
A leadership program for queer and trans youth aged 15-24, focused on peer support skills, sexual health, harm reduction, queer and trans issues, and community participation.
Where: 3rd floor, 713 Johnson St, Victoria BC
When: TBA, Annual Sessions.
Contact: AVI Youth at Risk Coordinator, 250-384-2366

Campbell River Youth Drop-in Group
A youth Drop in for queer, questioning, trans, and allied youth in Campbell River BC.
Where: Contact for details
When: Contact for details
Contact: Lauram@jhsni.bc.ca

Campbell River Gender Dysphoria Group for Children and Teens — THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED

AVI Courtenay Youth Drop-in Group
A youth Drop in for queer, questioning, trans, and allied youth in Courtenay BC.
Where: Contact for details
When: Contact for details
Contact: (250) 338-7400, or Jasmina.Majcenic@avi.org

Courtenay Peer Support/Discussion Group
A trans discussion group.
For updated location, time and info: Contact Roz at rozclicks@outlook.com or http://www.comoxvalleytransgender.ca/comox-valley-transgender-discussion-group/

Families

Rainbow Health Co-op
Rainbow Health Co-operative is BC’s largest community owned trans organization. We provide, healthcare, livelihood and related services to underserved communities. We are an 100% volunteer not-for-profit co-operative. We assist existing groups and establish new ones through the Hans Kai 4 Trans (HK4T) gender wellness program. HK4T is part of the Hans Kai family of programs which are provided across Canada through partnership with the Health Care Cooperatives Federation of Canada. Hans Kai 4 Trans happens in communities across Vancouver Island and helps trans people and their families engaged in physical and social transition access resources that make transition healthier, more affordable and better understood by everyone affected by this change in their lives.
Where: Contact for details regarding group locations
When: Contact for details regarding group times/dates
Contact: (888) 241-9992 or http://xqq.ca/rainbow-coop/

Support group for Parents and Families of Gender Divers and Transgender Children
Are you a family of a transgender or gender-creative child or youth? You are not alone! Facilitators create an environment where families find supports and connect with others. All caregivers welcome, register or drop-in. Child minding available upon request.
Where: Commonwealth Place, Upside Teen Lounge, 4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria (traditional territories of the WSÁNÉC people)
When: 3rd Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:30pm
Contact: gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com
Gender Spectacular
A youth Drop in for trans, gender creative two-spirit or non- binary kids grade 7 and their families (siblings welcome!). Trans parents and families with children grade 7 and under also welcome. The drop in is a chance to meet and build community with other families. Games, activities, resources, coffee/tea and snacks provided.
Where: Quadra Village Community Centre (901 Kings Rd, Victoria)
When: Every 2nd Friday of the Month, 5:30-7:30pm
Contact: gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

PFLAG Victoria
A community of and welcome to LGBTIQQTSA persons that are seeking supports, education and resources for parents, families, friends and allies to queer and trans community(s).
Where: St. John the Divine off of Quadra & Mason Street
Age: all ages welcome
When: 3rd Sunday of each month, 2:00pm
Contact: Sharon at (250) 385-9462, victoriabc@pflagcanada.ca
University of Victoria Caucuses
Pride Youth Caucus: The Youth Caucus consists of and is led by queer/ trans/ 2-spirit youth. Being an action-oriented team, they plan events for these communities
Transfeminine Caucus: closed space for transwomen, two spirit, and transfeminine people. It is a space to meet in solidarity and support in transition and in life in general. They offer group-peer support, and plan events by and for members of their communities.
IPOC Caucus: The Indigenous/People of Colour Caucus is made up of Indigenous and racialized members of UVic Pride. They plan political, advocacy, and social events for the QT2IPOC (queer, trans, 2sprit, Indigenous, people of colour) community.
Where: Contact for details
When: Contact for details
Contact: pride@uvic.ca

Nanaimo Generation Q Youth Program
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.
Where: South Side Teen Centre, 20 Fifth St. Nanaimo BC
When: Thursday evenings
Contact: 1-250-754-3215, generationqinfo@gmail.com

Port Alberni Wilde Youth
A youth Drop in for queer, questioning, trans, and allied youth aged 13-18 in the Alberni Valley Region.
Where: 4260A – 10th Ave. Port Alberni, BC
When: Thursday 3:15pm-5:00pm
Contact: 1-250-724-6166, or debra.adaps@shaw.ca
Trans Specific Social/Support Groups:
South Vancouver Island Gender Variant Drop-In
A drop-in program for trans, gender variant, and Two-Spirit Individuals in the south island area. A safe space to come together, share, create, and support.
Where: Victoria Public Library, 1st floor 900s block group meeting rooms
When: Last Thursday of every month, 6pm-7:30pm
For info: https://www.facebook.com/southislandGVDI/

New Directions — THIS GROUP IS NOW CLOSED

Interior Health Authority

Youth

Etcetera Youth Group
Etcetera is a weekly, facilitated program where youth ages 10-13 and 14-18 who identify as LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning), and their allies, can meet and make lasting friendships with supportive peers. The name “Etcetera” reflects the diversity of the youth who participate in the program, including those whose identities are more varied and expansive than what could ever be described in an acronym.
We do social activities, hold special events, conduct empowerment and healthy relationship discussions, and engage other areas of interest for our young people. Our program expands beyond the youth group to provide youth with community navigation services, and offer leadership training and education initiatives to develop youth skills and allow them to bring their knowledge back to their schools and community.
Where: 630 Cadder Ave, Kelowna
When: Thursdays, Ages 10-14 from 4:30-5:30, Ages 14-18 from 6:00-7:00
Contact: http://okanaganpride.com/youth/ or E-Mail. AstriJ@lprc.ca tel.778-753-5830 x 104 for more info

Families

Etcetera Parent Network
The Etcetera Parent Network is a once monthly meeting for parents and guardians of LGBTQ+ youth. They may come alone or bring their youth under 18 with them. The group features facilitated discussion and education for parents and families and provides the space for families to connect, support, and learn from each other.
Where: 630 Cadder Ave, Kelowna
When: 1st Thursday of each month, 4:30-5:30
For info: http://okanaganpride.com/youth/ or E-Mail. AstriJ@lprc.ca tel.778-753-5830 x 104

All Ages

Kamloops: Trans/Gender Queer Social Support Group
This is a support group for those who have the experience or are transsexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, gender queer, or anyone who fits on the gender spectrum. The group is for anyone 18 and older. Driver is available for participants to get to and from meetings.
For Info: Contact Corey @ (250)299-6250 or coreyvkeith@gmail.com
Where: Blue Room (not always in Blue Room, but may be in another room in the Student Union Building), Student Union Building, Thompson Rivers University.
When: 6-8pm; 1 Thursday per month (participants should contact Corey for next date of group)

Gender Identity Group- Okanagan
This is a positive, safe, inclusive, supportive space for, gender non-conforming, non-binary, transsexual, transgender, gender queer inter-sexed or questioning (or any variation there of under the rainbow spectrum) people living in or near Kelowna or the Okanagan are to discuss matters and various topics while providing and obtaining peer support. The minimum age is 16 however if you find yourself in a situation, regardless of age, where you need support, please do not hesitate to reach out. We would never turn someone away.
Where: The Public Library on Ellis Street in Kelowna
When: every second Tuesday. Doors open at 6:45 PM and we ask guests in attendance to be seated and ready to start at 7:00 PM.
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/483013015099468/?__mref=message_bubble
Get REAL (Ready to Embrace Authentic Living)
For Anyone on the LGBTQIA spectrum who isn’t out of the closet and would like support of likeminded individuals who are going through the same thing. Getting support from folks who are out as to help folks in the closet who are going through the same thing. This is a private, confidential and non-judgemental space
Contact: For more information, contact Cameron at: Cameron.rose@cranbrookpride.ca for location and how often it occurs
Nelson, BC: Trans Connect
Support and Resources for Trans/Gender Diverse People.
• Trans 101 workshops for service providers, police, educators, mental health workers, etc.
• Buddy system to connect rural trans folks with others.
• Peer-support/social groups in Nelson and Cranbrook.
• Resources and referrals for trans folks living in rural communities.
• Community forums.
Info: Christopher Moore 250-354-5362
Website: www.kootenaytransgender.com
Facebook: Kootenay Trans Folk

Northern Health Authority (NHA)

Youth

QSA @ FSJPL
Our Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) is a fun group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, Two Spirit, queer, or questioning youth in Grades 7 through 12. Friends, family and straight allies are welcome! We meet the first Thursday of every month for fun activities like cosplay, movies & munchies night, gaymer nights, maker & tech, crafting, and more!

Where: Fort St. John Public Library, 10015 100 Ave, Fort St John hen: The first Thursday of the every month 7-8:30pm
Age: Grades 7 – Grade 12
When: First Thursday of every month
Contact: Join our QSA @ FSJPL facebook group to find out what we’re doing this month!

Prince George QSA
Library QSA is a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning and Straight teens and teens with LGBTQ families. Teen friends and allies are welcome. The Library QSA is a city-wide group open to all youths in grades 8-12 in Prince George and area. Every-other Tuesday, 7-8:30pm.
Where: Bob Harkins Library Branch -888 Canada Way. Prince George
Age: Grades 8-12
When: Every-other Tuesday, 7-8:30pm.
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/groups/librarygsa/ and message Michael Cruikshank
Prince Rupert Queer Youth Alliance
Where: Charles Hays Secondary School & Prince Rupert Secondary
Age: Grades 8-12
When: TBA
Contact: queeryouthalliance@gmail.com

Families

Parents of Gender-Creative Kids – Prince George
Parent to parent support group. Concerned about your child’s gender identity or expression? Proud parent of a gender-creative kid or transgender child? A welcoming place to share in the joys and worries of raising a rainbow child in a pink and blue world!
When: First Thursday of each month, 5-6pm
Where: Meeting room, Blue Pine Health Clinic, 102-1302 7th Avenue, Prince George
For info: parentsgendercreativekidspg@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/gendercreative

All Ages

Gender Outlines
GenderoutLines is a support, action, and discussion group for the trans community in Prince George. Trans is an umbrella term used to describe anyone whose gender identity or expression situates them differently than the traditional gender role they were assigned at birth. GenderoutLines welcomes not only trans individuals but those who are questioning and their gender identity
Where: 1st Wednesday of the month at 8pm
Contact: genderoutlines@gmail.com or (250)-561-0141for location
Vancouver Trans Network
For trans, gender variant and questioning persons in the greater Vancouver area. To share info and build community.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vancouvertrans/

Online

Kootenay Transgender
This website has information on a variety of programs and groups advocating trans and gender variant folks in the East & West Kootenay regions of BC.
http://kootenaytransgender.com/

Trans Vancouver Island
A resource and information site for trans people and their allies on Vancouver Island.
http://www.transvancouverisland.ca/

Mid Island Trans
This group is for trans, gender variant, crossdressing, and questioning people in Nanaimo and the Central Vancouver Island area.
MidIslandTrans-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Vanguys
Online listserve for trans guys in Vancouver and BC
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vanguys/

Cornbury Society
A social, educational and support group that caters primarily to crossdressers, their partners and loved ones, and others who support them. Meetings can be social events, seminars on the various aspects of the craft of crossdressing, guest speakers, shopping trips and so on. Locations and dates provided only to members.
For Info: www.cornbury.org or info@cornbury.org