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Community Resources, Social Services & Nonprofit Sector (Vancouver)

This guide offers residents of Vancouver a community resource hub. How to get help and from whom, as well as how to start, run, and manage a nonprofit organization is included.

Support Groups and Counseling Clinics

QMUNITY BC's Queer Resource Centre.

Qmunity has a very diverse programming schedule that will meet very unique needs.Vist their website if you are interested in subjects like: Transgender ID Change; Yoga for older LGBTQ2S adults; New Immigrants or Refugee programming for Trans; support group for queer-identified men who are grieving the loss of a same-gender partner. Address: 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1Z6 Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pmreception [at] qmunity.ca or (604) 684-5307 ext. 100 LGBTQ/2S training and consulting inquiries: education [at] qmunity.ca or (604) 684-5307 ext. 115


QMUNITY Counselling and Wellness Program

Their counselling program is open to members of the queer, trans and Two-Spirit communities with a priority focus on marginalized communities. Free sessions, contact 604-684-5307 ext. 100.


Vancouver Trans Inclusive Swim at Templeton Pool

Templeton Pool (700 Templeton Drive) has been offering a TGD2S swim every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (with shorter hours during the summer).

This time period, dedicated to TGD2S people, includes access to the main 25-metre pool, the children's pool, sauna, hot tub, and fitness room. Blinds are drawn for privacy during this time, and change rooms are universal during the swim.


Vancouver Trans Fitness Time at Britannia Centre.

Britannia fitness centre launched a weekly session designated for trans people. Every Sunday from 8 to 10 a.m., the centre (at 1661 Napier Street) will be reserved for transgender, gender diverse, and two-spirit (TGD2S) people (as well as their friends and family members) and will be staffed with a trans-trained fitness attendant, who can answer questions about fitness or programsA universal change room is also available. The cost is $6.40 for drop-in.


Trans Supper Club (PACE Society)

The Trans Supper Club is a weekly meal program and drop-in service for transgender, two spirit, and gender diverse sex workers.

Who:

Trans Supper Club (PACE Society)

When:

Tuesdays 5pm-7pm

Where:

PACE Society (148 W. Hastings)

Contact:

Contact Brenna at info@pace-society.org or 604-872-7651

Website:

www.pace-society.org


FTM Etc

Monthly peer-run discussion and support group open to anyone assigned female at birth who is either questioning their gender identity or who identifies as male all or part of the time.

This is an information, discussion and general support group, focusing on topics relevant to FTM spectrum. It is NOT a therapy group. It is not open to partners or family members unless they too are somewhere on the FTM spectrum. It is however a good place to find out where there might be supports for loved ones.

This group has a wide range of ages, backgrounds and self-identities. It’s a very mellow, friendly, welcoming group, a great place to meet others, ask questions and hear from a diverse range of people also on this spectrum. There’s never any pressure to talk; it’s fine to just listen, too.

No need to register; it’s a drop-in group, so OK to arrive late or leave early.

Who: Folks on the FTM Spectrum who are in their mid-teens or older.
When: 3rd Saturday of each month, from 1-3pm
Where: Ravensong Community Medical Centre
Contact: Lukas at: bcftmnetwork@hotmail.com or 604-996-8169

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

 


Vancouver Police Department Safe Place

The VPD Safe Place program offers members of the TGV2s community shelter if they are feeling unsafe — a place where they will be welcomed, they can call police, and wait until officers arrive.