Sher Vancouver is a social and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and intersex South Asians and their friends, families and allies. They offer peer support, social activities, information, referral and outreach presentations. Sher would like to help inform, educate and bring about more acceptance and understanding. Everyone is welcome to join Sher, regardless of ethnicity or sexuality.
Pinoy Pride Vancouver
A community group for Filipino-Canadian LGBTQs, families, friends and supporters.
Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees
The IRQR’s mission is advancing human rights for Iranian queers asylum seekers/refugees to increase public awareness of their plight and to provide continued support to them where and when it is required.
Salaam – Queer Muslim Community
Queer Muslim Community of Canada. Salaam is an organization dedicated to Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/ transgender and or intersex, as well as those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, their families and friends.
Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a Vancouver based community group that supports and advocates with people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Rainbow Refugee Committee engages in outreach, advocacy and public education on QLGBT/HIV+ refugee issues. RRC is member driven and all volunteer.
LEGIT is an organization of volunteers helping same-sex couples who wish to live together in Canada. Many of us are couples who have been successful in settling in Canada. We are not lawyers. We hope this information is helpful and supportive. It is not intended to be legal advice.
PFLAG Canada is a national voice that speaks for a more accepting Canadian society by providing support, education and resources on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. PFLAG’s website has multilingual resources for parents of LGBTQ+ students.
Qmunity, formerly the Centre, is a community resource providing support, health and social services, and public education for the well-being of lesbians, gay men, transgender and bisexual people and their allies in Vancouver and throughout BC.
Health Initiative for Men (HIM)
HIM is community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men. They focus in the areas of social, mental, physical and sexual health. They offer weekly social/discussion groups, yoga classes, and volunteer oppurtunities for gay men to meet other gay men. Also, HIM runs two sexual health centers (one in downtown, one on Commerical drive), which offers a range of services for gay men: STI testing, rapid HIV testing, early HIV testing, peer support, professional counselling, personal strategic advising and sexual health education.
Egale Canada is our national lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education and justice. Egale’s vision is a Canada free of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of discrimination so that every person can achieve their full potential, unencumbered by hatred and bias.
Pride Education Network
Pride Education Network advocates for an inclusive, respectful environment for all students, staff and families, regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and/or gender identity, within all B.C. educational institutions, through the development of concrete supports, policies, resources and actions.
Out On Campus
Out on Campus is Simon Fraser University’s Safe Space for queer students/faculty/staff and their allies, and a LGBTQ+ resource center. The Out on Campus centre has a lounge, resource library and office space staffed by volunteers and is open between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm (as often as possible).
Pride UBC is University of British Columbia’s resource centre for LGBT people and allies. It is located in the UBC Student Union Building in the Resource Group suite on the second foor, room 245C.
Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project™ is the only community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Also listed on their site are resources in Chinese and Spanish under their ‘Publications’ page.
MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. MOSAIC’s mandate is to support and to empower immigrant and refugee communities, helping them to address critical issues in their neighborhoods and workplace.
Kids Help Phone
The Kids Help Phone provides toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling to young people in Canada.
The Crisis Centre
The Crisis Centre provides emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969. As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 350+ front line volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.