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Updated October 2018 | Looking for Ambit in schools ?

For Children and Families

A banner that reads: Gender Spectacular, monthly drop-in, Saturday 3-5pm, 3rd Saturday of each month

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
3:00-5:00pm

Saanich Neighbourhood Place, Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd
Contact: 

For Parents

Gender Spectacular Caregivers 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.

1st Wednesday of the month (starting in OCT 2018)
7:00-9:00 pm

3rd Saturday of the month (starting in OCT 2018)
3:00-5:00 pm

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Social Connections for Adults

South Island Gender Variant Drop In

Queer & Trans Swims

Greater Victoria Queer Parents

Queer Dance Collective

TransVictoria Peer Support Group

Trans and Non-Binary Social Meet-Ups

PFLAG Victoria

For Queer and Trans People with DisAbilities

1st Wednesday of the month, 5:00-6:30pm
Central Branch Greater Victoria Public Library
735 Broughton St., 2nd floor meeting room
Contact: , 250-384-2366

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 .

For Youth

Victoria Youth Clinic at Foundry Victoria

Blue banner with white text that reads: Foundry. Where wellness takes shape.

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.

Ages: 12-24
Victoria Youth Clinic
3rd Floor Victoria Foundry, 818 Douglas St
Contact: / (250) 383-3552 / Lux Foundry on Facebook

foundrybc.ca/victoria

WestShore Trans and Queer Youth Drop-In

WestShore Trans and Queer Youth drop-in

Ages 11-18
Every Wednesday, 4:30-6:30
Centennial Centre, 2805 Carlow Road
Contact:

Commonwealth Queer, Trans, & Allied Youth Drop-In

Queer, Trans, & Allies Youth Drop-In

Ages 13-18
Every Friday, 7:00-10:00pm
Upside Teen Centre, Saanich Commonwealth Place
Contact:  / 250-475-7624

Gordon Head LGBTQ2+ Hangout

LGBTQ2+ hangout, A drop-in for LGBTQ2+ (And ally!) youth.

Ages 13-19
Every Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm
Backdoor Teen Centre, Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Contact: 250-475-7111

Outlet Queer Youth Open Mic

Queer Youth Open Mic - a picture of a hand holding a microphone in front of a rainbow curtain.

Message Outlet at facebook.com/outletdropin for details
Contact: Mady 250-589-9971

Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting