Local Supports & Resources
Updated Sept 2017
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.
Wednesday Support Group
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.
2nd Wednesday of the month (starting in OCT**)
Commonwealth Place, Upside Teen Lounge
**SEPTEMBER session will be on Wednesday, September 20th, from 7:00-9:00pm. (Commonwealth Place closes the first 2 weeks of September, thus the difference). Details about childcare TBD.
*NEW* Sunday “Topics” Group
What to expect: Based on parent feedback, each month we will have an opportunity for families to connect over particular topics. At times this may include ‘closed’ sessions for families who are impacted by the particular topic of discussion (ex. experiences of families of trans-feminine youth and trans girls). We’re also lining up childcare volunteers who can hang out with your little ones in the library area.
4th Sunday of the month (starting in OCT)
Nellie McClung Library (*we have permission to put up signs to make the single stall bathrooms gender inclusive, and are working with the library to have official signage changed)
Two-Spirit, Trans, and Queer Youth Drop-In
Every Friday, 7-10pm
Upside Teen Lounge, Commonwealth Place
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 250-475-7624
Every Wednesday, 7-9pm
Backdoor Teen Center, Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Outlet Queer Youth Open Mic
Message Outlet at facebook.com/outletdropin for details
Contact: Mady 250-589-9971
Social Connections for Adults
For Queer and Trans People with DisAbilities
1st Wednesday of the month, 5-6:30pm
Greater Victoria Public Library, 2nd floor meeting room
Contact: email@example.com, 250-384-2366
Counsellors and Psychologists
Ambit will be hosting a list of “community endorsed” information here shortly. In the meantime, we recommend contacting Trans Care BC’s Care Coordination Team (1-866-999-1514) – an excellent resource for youth and families around the province.
For more information, check out Trans Care BC .