A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive
- 1 (877) 330-6366 (toll free anywhere in Canada)
A 24-hour, toll-free and confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ+ youth.
- 1 (866) 488-7386
A peer support line and resource database for LGBTQ2S youth in British Columbia, Canada.
Lines open Saturday-Wednesday, 6pm-9pm
- Call: 1 (855) 956-1777
- Text: (250) 800-9036
Youthspace.ca is an online support network for Canadian youth up to 30 years. The site offers a number of different methods of digital communication to meet the needs of youth in crisis. While the site itself is accessible to anyone, services are directed primarily at people residing on South Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands.
- (250) 386-6328
Providing medical care for transgender folx in BC, not youth focused
BC Children’s Hospital: Transgender Resources
Youth focus transgender medical care
Foundry offers health and wellness resources, services, and supports for youth ages 12–24, both online and through service centres across the province.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health offers knowledgeable and specialized care to trans and gender diverse people living in the Vancouver Coastal area. They can provide hormone initiation and stabilization, surgical referrals, and surgical care both pre-op and post-op
Northern Transgender Health Clinic
Provides specialized care to trans and gender diverse people living in the Northern Health region. Services include hormone initiation and stabilization, counselling, peer support groups, pre-op information, and post-op care. Education and support for primary caregivers is also available.
Island Sexual Health
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.
Created an in-depth, accessible, and medically-reviewed guide on “How Addiction Affects The Transgender Community”. The page guides through topics such as: risk factors for addiction and barriers to treatment, hormone replacement therapy options while seeking treatment, as well as various resources at the end.
Saanich Peninsula Youth Health Clinic
Provides a safe space for youth to get confidential help for any medical concern they might have, whether it’s physical, mental, or sexual. It operates out of Shoreline Medical Clinic on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30.
Victoria Youth Clinic Society
A not-for-profit organization that provides integrated and comprehensive primary care services, including mental health and addiction care, for youth ages 12–24. Open Monday to Friday.
Point of Pride (based out of Eugene, Oregon)
An organization that works to benefit trans people in need through gender-affirming support programs, such as an annual surgery fund and free binder & shapewear programs
Big Bro’s Barbershop (Vancouver, BC)
A Vancouver beauty and resource centre for the trans community and beyond
Vancouver based non-profit organization that works to improve queer, trans, and Two Spirit through services, connection, and leadership. They provide free counselling, one-on-one youth peer support, volunteer and practicum opportunities, and medical information and referrals.
A non-profit organization and Facebook group created by and for parents and caregivers of trans youth
Pflag Canada is proud to be Canada’s only national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. They support, educate and provide resources to anyone with questions or concerns. They promise to offer local, practical, and emotional peer-to-peer family support for individuals and their loved ones challenged by gender/sexual identity.
Gender Spectacular Family Drop-In
Fun for families of Two-Spirit, trans, and gender creative kids in Gr. 8 or younger. After about 30 minutes of free-play, they hold a community gathering and move into facilitated games and activities. They always have food and bus tickets available. Parent support and resources accessible onsite too. Based out of Victoria, BC.
Gender Spectacular Caregiver Support Group
Come meet parents, caregivers, and close adult family members of trans, gender non-conforming, and Two-Spirit children, youth, and young adults. This group uses a peer-support model and is facilitated by a trans person and/or a parent of a trans young adult (on a rotating basis). Based out of Victoria, BC.
2QTY – Commonwealth Program
A drop in for queer, trans, 2-spirit and allied youth, ages 13 – 18. Every Friday, 5:30-10pm, at the Upside Teen Lounge in Saanich Commonwealth Place, Victoria, BC.
Victoria Pride Society
Victoria Pride is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers that is dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria’s LGBTQ2+ communities. VPS creates opportunities for visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversations and celebration as we work towards equality for all people of diverse gender and sexual identities.
LGBTQ2S+ Hang Out
A fun and supportive drop-in for LGBTQ2+ youth (and allies!) at the Backdoor Teen Center at Gordon Head Recreation Center on Wednesdays from 7-9pm. Based out of Victoria, BC.
- (250) 474-7111
South Island Gender-Variant Drop-In
A monthly drop-in space for the diverse array of trans, gender queer, two-spirit, and gender variant individuals in the Southern Vancouver Island area.
UVic Transgender Archives
The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is committed to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse people.
If you know of any resources to add to our list, please contact us!