- Peer Support
- Social groups and networking
- Support groups
- Information and referrals
- Service navigator
- LGBQ+ Affirming
- Trans Affirming
- Wheelchair Accessible
- 2S/LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Two-Spirit Affirming
AIDS Vancouver Peer Navigators and Case Managers are available to support people living with HIV right from the time of a new diagnosis throughout a person's full HIV journey. We work to connect people living with HIV with appropriate education and informational resources, and we coordinate health care services, provide mental health support, address substance use concerns and harm reduction needs, support housing and employment securing, navigate immigration and citizenship needs, and help figure out Ministry systems such as disability and income assistance. We also provide a grocery program to people living with HIV 2-3 times per month.
AIDS Vancouver also supports HIV-negative people who want support to navigate current and ongoing HIV risk. In this program (called HPCM), we work with people to set goals specific to HIV prevention which can include anything from building relationship and communication skills to considering PrEP and being able to access new needles every time when injecting substances including hormones.
AIDS Vancouver also offers Indigenous programs, including gender-specific sharing circles, cultural programs, and a regular bannock and coffee time. We also offer special events and group programming, primarily for people living with HIV, such as a discussion groups, education sessions, and women's specific programs.
While all of our services are available in English, we have some Spanish-speaking supports including a group that meets twice per month. As needed, we work with interpreters and/or peers to make our services available in as many languages as possible.
In partnership with VCH, AIDS Vancouver offers a sex worker drop-in for Two-Spirit, non-binary folks, and men three evenings each week.
AIDS Vancouver can also help people access HIV self-testing at our office.
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We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.
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Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?)
Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?
—Yes, to some extent
This depends a bit on the worker
Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?
—Yes, to some extent
The accessible washroom is open to all, our binary washrooms indicate they are open to cis & trans folks.
Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?
—Yes, to some extent
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.
We work with an Elder, we have an Indigenous working group and are undergoing a decolonization audit with Nahanee Creative
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?
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Last updated: April 27, 2023
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