Local Supports & Resources
Updated October 2018 | Looking for Ambit in schools ?
For Children and Families
What to expect: Fun for families of Two-Spirit, trans, and gender creative kids in Gr. 7 or younger. First hour as collective play/fun time together, second hour will have a facilitated parent support space.
3rd Saturday of the month
Saanich Neighbourhood Place, Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd
What to expect: An opportunity for parents of trans, gender non-conforming, and Two-Spirit children (of any age) to find connection and general support. Facilitated by a trans person and a parent (on a rotating basis). Note: This group is for parents/caregivers only, but there may be childcare available onsite or subsidies for childcare.
1st Wednesday of the month (starting in OCT 2018)
3rd Saturday of the month (starting in OCT 2018)
Social Connections for Adults
For Queer and Trans People with DisAbilities
1st Wednesday of the month, 5:00-6:30pm
Greater Victoria Public Library, 2nd floor meeting room
Contact: , 250-384-2366
Victoria Youth Clinic at Foundry Victoria
Trans, non-binary, and Two-Spirit youth can connect with the Foundry for peer support and resource connections, whether they are pursuing name or gender marker changes, seeking hormone or surgery assessments, or just need someone to talk to.
Victoria Youth Clinic
3rd Floor Victoria Foundry, 818 Douglas St
Contact: / (250) 383-3552 / Lux Foundry on Facebook
WestShore Trans and Queer Youth Drop-In
Every Wednesday, 4:30-6:30
Centennial Centre, 2805 Carlow Road
Commonwealth Queer, Trans, & Allied Youth Drop-In
Every Friday, 7:00-10:00pm
Upside Teen Centre, Saanich Commonwealth Place
Contact: / 250-475-7624
Gordon Head LGBTQ2+ Hangout
Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm
Backdoor Teen Centre, Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Outlet Queer Youth Open Mic
Message Outlet at facebook.com/outletdropin for details
Contact: Mady 250-589-9971
Counsellors and Psychologists
You can contact Ambit for counsellor recommendations, visit transvancouverisland.ca, or contact Trans Care BC’s Care Coordination Team (1-866-999-1514) – a growing resource for children, youth, families, adults, and seniors around the province.
For more information, check out Trans Care BC .