Resources for Community

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For more information on peer support groups across BC, please visit Trans Care BC’s online peer support directory.

Some trusted resources include: 

  • The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) offers immediate expert help and confidential access to support employees and their families in dealing with work, health or life issues. Through EFAP, you can access counselling services (either in-person, by phone, or online), tools and resources. Remember, EFAP services that are provided to you are confidential and not reported to your employer.
  • QChat is a peer support line and resource database for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth in British Columbia, Canada. Current hours: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST, all nights besides Friday. Online chat with a peer support volunteer can be texted via TXT: 250-800-9036 or you can call toll free at 1-855-956-1777.
  • KUU-US is an Indigenous BC Wide Crisis Line offering Safety Monitoring for Indigenous people at risk, local housing supports and urgent need items. KUU-US provides support for
  • Trans Lifeline is the nation's only crisis and peer-support hotline, staffed by trans people, for trans people. The hotline is operating 24/7, and can be reached by phone at
  • OPT: Options for Sexual Health offers a variety of services relating to sexual health including STI screenings, birth control, and pregnancy services.
    • Options offers virtual/online services, as well as in person in services in Victoria, Courtenay and Nanaimo. 
  • Island Sexual Health is a community health care centre that offers pro-choice and comprehensive sexual health clinics, education programs and products for people of all genders, orientations, abilities, and ages in Greater Victoria, BC in the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. They also offer primary care attachment for priority population clients

Allyship and Learning

Allyship is more than a label - it is an action. It is about listening, learning, engaging in self-reflection and standing up against discrimination when you see it.  

Visit the resources below to find out more on how to be an 2SLGBTQIA+ ally.

Learning for Allies

To our allies and those who are interested in expanding their knowledge of gender diversity we encourage you to complete the Provincial Health Service Authorities Indigenous Gender Diversity and Introduction to Gender Diversity online modules. 

These offerings are a great starting place for anyone on their learning journey and help stimulate the much needed ongoing dialogue between gender diverse people and their allies. The courses are available to all, free of charge.​​​

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