YouthInBC.com is first and foremost an on-line crisis chat service, where you can chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Crisis Centre, where our service is based.
We also have this site, with information so you can learn more on a variety of youth-related issues, as well as resources: a list of organizations and websites where you can get help. It’s for youth who need a safe, respectful place to access support and information, or just someone to listen without judgment. By “youth”, we mean 25 and under, but we’ve never turned anybody away based on their age.
It’s also for parents and/or professionals who are looking for topic-specific information and resources for various youth-related issues. Online chat is available from Noon to 1 AM in BC and Yukon Only
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.
We support and assist LGBTQ+ /HIV+ refugee claimants in BCs Lower Mainland through facilitated peer support, referrals, system navigation and accompaniment.
We are proud to steward the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Project, a Blended Private Sponsorship Agreement in partnership with Immigration, Refugees Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Through this program LGBTQ+ communities in more than 14 municipalities across Canada have sponsored LGBTQ+ refugees.
The Transgender Health Information Program – THiP – is a BC-wide information service and resource hub. We want to make sure people have the information they need to access gender affirming health care and supports. Our support services include those for people who identify as trans, their families, friends, loved ones and service providers. The Trans Care BC vision is a British Columbia where people of all genders are able to access gender-affirming health care, and live, work and thrive in their communities.
BC Council for families supports families of all different compositions. And providing practical resources and positive spaces for LGBTQ families is essential because LGBTQ families face unique challenges.
If you’re an individual who identifies as LGBTQ or you work with people who identify as LGBTQ, and you’re looking for answers to commonly asked questions such as “How can I start a family?” or “What types of LGBT specific resources exist for me?