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2 Spirits of BC

  • Support groups Support groups
  • Free Free
  • LGBTQ2S+ Affirming LGBTQ2S+ Affirming
  • Telehealth Telehealth

The 2 Spirits of BC website is provided by the Four Feathers Society. The society organizes events for the 2 Spirit people living in British Columbia that improve their wellness. Please visit their website for more information about upcoming events, hosted via Zoom.

  • 604-683-3884
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Clients must be HIV+ or at risk for HIV. Staff are trained and educated in trauma informed care.

The Abbotsford Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Centre is an opioid agonist treatment centre that provides methadone and suboxone treatment. Working alongside Fraser Health, the OAT program uses medications such as suboxone or methadone to stabilize a person who is addicted to substances and...

Happening Now: AllWays If you are looking to meet new friends, hang out, and also talk about gender, diversity, and acceptance, then join us for AllWays youth drop-in! *Please note that AllWays will resume operation January 2021 and COVID protocol requires registration. Visit Richmond.ca/register to...

Anxiety Canada offers online tools, resources, and information about anxiety and anxiety management.

Provides individual and group counselling to women and transwomen who have experienced current or past relationship abuse, sexual assault, or physical, emotional or sexual abuse at any age. Services are provided free of charge from a strengths-based, feminist, anti-oppressive, and harm reduction...

The BC Government provides British Columbians with free information and resources to support informed choices and healthy behaviours with respect to gambling participation. Free treatment and support services are also available for anyone struggling with their own or a loved one’s gambling. If you...

Battered Women’s Support Services provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

BounceBack is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

The BYRC is a one-stop youth centre that provides a wide range of social, health, education, employment, and life skills services to youth. It is a multi- service and multi-agency hub with a range of services for youth all under one roof.

Through our family of over 100 local, provincial and national locations across Canada, CMHA provides a wide range of innovative services and supports tailored to and in partnership with our communities. Mental health begins where you live, learn, work and play. Together, we are making a difference.

Services: Counselling We think being a member of trans and gender diverse communities is something to celebrate and be proud of. We also know that our communities have to deal with a lot of oppression. Whatever challenges you face, we have a team of registered clinical counselors who can help you...

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic meetings may be held via Zoom. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information. The Gender Support Network is a peer-lead transgender support group in Chilliwack, BC, providing a safe, supportive environment for trans identifying people of all ages and...

Chimo has a three prong approach to affecting social change in our community. Through crisis programs, we serve people in immediate need. Through transition programs, people make meaningful, lasting changes in their lives, or establish themselves in their new country. Education encourages prevention...

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis. If you are in crisis, distress, or having thoughts of suicide, help is available! We are here to listen, here...

Our counsellors are professionally trained therapists with graduate degrees in clinical social work and psychology. We offer services in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, and other languages. Our Trauma Services programs serve women and children survivors of incest, trauma, sexual...

Family Services of the North Shore is a non-profit, community-based agency. For over 60 years, we have been committed to making deep and lasting impact across the entire North Shore, from Deep Cove to Bowen Island and every point in between. We offer counselling, support, education, and volunteer...

Foundry is a network of community-based health and social service centres and online tools and resources for young people ages 12-24 and their families. Foundry has engaged over 140 partners across the province of BC. The Foundry central office, hosted by Providence Health Care, leads the provincial...

Foundry is a network of community-based health and social service centres and online tools and resources for young people ages 12-24 and their families. Foundry has engaged over 140 partners across the province of BC. The Foundry central office, hosted by Providence Health Care, leads the provincial...

Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.

Foundry Vancouver-Granville offers young people 12-24 access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services.

FRAFCA fosters the health and well-being of urban Indigenous people in the Fraser Salish Region by providing culturally-relevant services, support, and advocacy. FRAFCA provides culturally-relevant programs and services to suit the various needs of members including Early Childhood Development,...

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) is a not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. Our main focus is to support LGBTQ2S+ and Allied youth in the Fraser Valley. We want to connect them to their peers, their communities and to provide supportive & inclusive help where needed....

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) is a not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. We have been providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership through our workshops, programs and community connections since 2000. We have gone from a group of volunteers running a...

The Fraser Valley Youth Society (FVYS) is a not for profit society located in the Fraser Valley since 2000. We have been providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership through our workshops, programs and community connections since 2000. We have gone from a group of volunteers running a...

Welcome to the Free 2BU. We're a drop-in and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, queer, questioning, and straight youth between the ages of 14 to 21 in the Fraser Valley and surrounding area. There's really no limit on where you have to live to show...

Inclusive, safe, LGBTQ2S+ centered, weekly drop-in for youth ages 12-24. We provide a space for youth to connect with and support one another; and to plan and participate in events and awareness campaigns. This drop-in group operates out of the Langley Youth Hub. For more information about Friends...

Gender, Sexuality, and Substance use is a drop-in group hosted by Three Bridges Substance Use Services. All are welcome, but this group centers the voices and experiences of queer women, Trans, and Gender diverse folx. Explore the overlap of substance use/recovery, gender, and sexuality. Open to...

For BIPOC, finding a therapist who understands our lived experiences can feel next to impossible. Healing in Colour strives to make that search easier. We offer a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC in all our intersections. By helping to connect our community in this...

This program is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason –including for work). Counselling with HIM connects you with a therapist who has...

I Belong supports LGBTQIA2+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning) immigrant newcomers by facilitating discussions around sexuality, gender, race, culture, and class. The I Belong program aims to support the unique needs of LGBTQIA2+ immigrants. LGBTQIA2+ immigrants face barriers ranging...

24 hr crisis phone service for Indigenous people in British Colubmia providing risk assessments, safety monitoring, transitional housing, 24 hour crisis mobile outreach, weekend indoor mobile outreach. Administrative Line 250-723-2323 Crisis Lines Adult/Elder Line: 250-723-4050 Child/Youth Line:...

Kelty’s Key is your source for online therapy. Get tailored treatment from an online therapist, or work on your own with our self-help resources. With Kelty’s Key, getting the help you need is flexible and accessible. We are publicly funded by Vancouver Coastal Health, making all our services 100%...

The Kettle Society is a charitable organization and society located in Vancouver, British Columbia. We work with people living with mental illness, poverty, homelessness, and substance use. We serve 5,000 individuals each year, manage over 400 units of supportive housing, and operate a Mental Health...

I am a Chinese-Taiwanese trans and settler-identified Mindfulness Counsellor, Consultant and Clinical Educator. I have 22 years of experience in front line counselling, group facilitation, program design and curriculum development serving marginalized communities in educational, community health and...

Kaleidoscope Mental Health Support Society provides peer support for individuals with lived experience of mental health concerns in a safer, non-judgmental, stigma-free environment. We offer specific groups for the public, UBC students and Douglas College students. Our facilitators identify with...

App by Anxiety Canada designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety by learning how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps to take charge of anxiety. MindShift CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to...

Offers grief counselling, stress counselling, mental health, anger management, substance use and addictions, trauma counselling, body image, parenting support, couples counselling, family conflict, intimate partner violence support. Services are provided by insured and highly qualified, fully...

Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans youth (15-29 years old) to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about our sexual health! We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex,...

Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans youth (15-29 years old) to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about their sexual health! Mpowerment YVR is based out of Downtown Vancouver and hosts new events in the city every week. We host social events three times a month...

CSFS Nanki Nezulne (Our Two Spirits) offers individual and group counselling to adults that are 18+ and self-identify as LGBTQ2+ and/or additional gender and sexual identities. Health and wellness services target the specific challenges that LGBTQ2+ individuals may be faced with, including but not...

We are a non-profit registered charity providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. We believe in collaborating with individuals, businesses, community groups and government to create focused, effective and responsive...

We provide critical frontline supports to Sex Workers, including violence prevention education, one-to-one support, advocacy & referrals, peer outreach, and drop-in services.

We created our PROUD2BE programs because we know that those of us who identify as LGBTQ2S+ need a safe place to talk about how that feels – and how hard it can be sometimes. We also offer help to parents and family members if they’re having a hard time, too. Everyone should feel safe, supported, and...

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) has a 36-year history of providing a breadth of quality, accredited social services across British Columbia, including: education, employment, housing, substance use, mental health, and youth and family support services. We provide substance use and mental...

A 12-week, intensive, trauma-informed residential program for male and female adults working on overcoming addiction from alcohol or drugs. Prospective clients: An in-person assessment and referral package must be completed by an alcohol and drug counsellor or an addictions doctor in your area in...

Pathways Aboriginal Centre provides Aboriginal children, youth and families with a place to gather.We offer a variety of cultural activities, recreation, community events, social opportunities, resources, information, community education and one to one supports. The centre focuses on a holistic view...

Our mission is to support youth and families in British Columbia to find freedom from problematic substance use. We offer a voluntary, ten-week, live-in, treatment program for youth in British Columbia, aged 13-18 years (inclusive), experiencing problems with drugs, including alcohol. Our program is...

Provides health care that will help prevent future illness, also offering addiction and mental health services. Drug and alcohol counseling, methadone maintenance, needle exchange, referrals, and individual therapy. Services are offered to people living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Gastown, and...

NOTE: Closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The Pride Collective at UBC is an AMS resource group that offers educational and social services dealing with sexual and gender diversity to the UBC community, including but not limited to students, staff, and faculty. Pride provides support and...

We provide personal support for queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people of all ages to live healthier, happier lives. We are deeply committed to the health and wellness of our LGBTQ2SAI+ communities. Our specialized staff and volunteers offer support, information, and referrals to queer, trans, and...

Drop-in group for LGBTQ2+ youth ages 13-18 hosted by The Youth Space. Check website for meeting details. The Youth Space is a safe, sober, and inclusive space for youth ages 13-24. All our activities and events are run by local youth in community, based off their own passions and interests. If youth...

We provide access to professional counselling for adults who were sexually abused as children while living in a provincially-funded residence such as foster homes, group homes or provincial treatment facilities (Indian Residential Schools excluded). After intake, a coordinator helps connect clients...

SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their sexual addiction. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop addictive sexual...

SWAN is one of only two organizations in Canada providing culturally-specialized supports and advocacy to im/migrant women engaged in indoor sex work. The diverse voices and ongoing resilience of these communities of women fuel SWAN's mission to change the social and political narratives that...

We offer help with stress-management (work, home, school stress), anxiety, depression, school and relationship issues. If we are not able to help we will offer referrals to other services. The counsellors are Counselling Psychology Master’s students in training. A registered psychologist who is...

Sisters Together Active in Recovery (STAR) is an outpatient treatment program. We offer a variety of treatment options, free of charge, for women having problems related to the use of drugs or alcohol. We are a bisexual, gay, and transgender inclusive service and support all women. The...

We have have been providing effective and affordable counselling services to individuals, couples and families in the Lower Mainland since 1998. We offer counselling services in English, French, Italian & Spanish. Our counsellors have extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients from...

The Student Recovery Community (SRC) at UBC provides weekly peer support meetings, one-on-one peer support, drop-in hours, resources and referrals for UBC students in or curious about recovery from drugs, alcohol, or other addictive behaviors. The team also provides weekly outreach across campus,...

S.A.F.E.R. is a free of charge, time-limited counselling service offered at Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient Services. S.A.F.E.R. provides counselling for individuals age 19 and over who have made a suicide attempt, are currently suicidal, or have suicidal ideation; also offers support and...

Surrey North Community Health Clinic is a free walk-in clinic operated in partnership with Fraser Health Authority for people without medical coverage. An onsite physician and nurse provide confidential medical services to disadvantaged individuals living with chronic illnesses, mental health,...

The Corner is a drop-in program for men and gender diverse folx who have experience working in the sex economy. Services include food, harm reduction supplies, STI/HIV testing, case management, support groups, educational workshops, peer support, and referrals to various healthcare, mental health,...

Three Bridges Community Health Centre, provides basic health care and education about how to keep yourself healthy. We provide many services for people of all ages. We work with community organizations and health care providers such as your family doctor to keep people and communities healthy.

Trans Care BC is a provincial program working to enhance and coordinate trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible. We work to make sure people have the information they need to access gender- affirming health care and...

Trans Lifeline is run by and for trans people. Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone...

Turning Point Therapy has a team of dedicated therapists and interns who are passionate about their practice and what therapy has to offer. We all walk along side you in our own journey of transformation and knowledge that we bring to the therapeutic relationship with you.

Turning Point Therapy has a team of dedicated therapists and interns who are passionate about their practice and what therapy has to offer. We all walk along side you in our own journey of transformation and knowledge that we bring to the therapeutic relationship with you.

​The Access and Assessment Centre (AAC) is here to help you, your family member or your friend during a non-life threatening mental health and/or substance use issue. Our staff includes registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and social workers, psychiatrists and reception staff who are...

VAMP is a 16-week abstinence-based intensive day treatment program for adults (18+) living in Vancouver. VAMP offers group treatment on Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, along with individual counselling sessions. Groups focus upon Early Recovery Skills, Relapse Prevention and...

Watari's Community Addictions Counselling Team (CACT) works with individuals, couples and families around issues related to problem substance misuse. We recognize that substance use is often connected to other issues like poverty, abuse or isolation; so whether it’s your struggle or that of a loved...

We are a feminist, anti-oppressive, decolonizing rape crisis centre operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. We provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence who have shared experiences of gender marginalization: cis and trans women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people....

Wellness Together Canada provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues. Wellness Together Canada...

Anonymous and confidential 24-hour helpline for youth concerned about their own safety or the safety of others. Concerned parents, teachers, caregivers, service providers and others are also welcome to call for information and assistance Multilingual services and interpreters available. Provides...

YouthInBC.com is a service operated by the Crisis Centre of BC and is an on-line crisis chat service, where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre. The site also provides information about a variety of youth-related issues, as well as resources and a list of...

The MindMap BC team respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

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