TransParent Okanagan is a non-profit organization developed by and for parents and caregivers of trans, gender diverse, and two-spirit people in Kelowna and the Okanagan. We host monthly facilitated support meetings for parents, as well as family social events, guest speakers and learning events.
This Space Belongs To You is a dedicated program for 2S/LGBTQQIA+, and/or IBPOC people (age 12-24) committed to providing safe, inclusive spaces and resources within The Syilx Okanagan.
Etcetera is a weekly, facilitated program where youth ages 11-18 who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ and their allies can meet supportive peers in a safe environment in Kelowna. Etcetera offers social activities, empowering discussions and special events.
Trans Care BC supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province.
Essie’s Place offers a mental health services pilot for LGBTQ2SIA+ identified individuals, couples & partners, and families ages 12+ who currently live in the Shuswap Region.
Seniors Outreach and Resource Centre provides outreach and links seniors to needed services. We help vulnerable older adults to maintain their dignity and independence, and to stay connected to their community and each other.
Dignity Seniors Society (DSS) strives to provide tailored information and programming for 2SLGBTQ+ seniors and seniors’ Service Providers in British Columbia, with a focus on health, housing, community building, and finances.
QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Our building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength.
HIM is a nonprofit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being in communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender-diverse people in BC. We offer a full spectrum of health-based programming and services to meet the sexual, mental, physical, and social health needs of communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender-diverse people in BC.
ARC foundation – School might be the only place a student feels safe to be their authentic self. For youth who don’t experience a sense of belonging at home, a teacher could be the one supportive adult that helps them feel valued. When a student feels connected to their school, they have a higher chance of graduating, are less likely to experience substance abuse and experience better mental health into young adulthood. ARC Foundation is committed to a long-lasting and far-reaching approach to changing the experience of youth one school at a time.
MindMapBC – MindMapBC is a custom-made database of outpatient mental health services including professional counselling, peer counselling, support groups, and others. We have also included relevant resources, and social and networking groups. Learn more about the types of services on MindMapBC!
Drug Watch LGBTQ+ Health Guide – Members of the LGBTQ+ community have unique and complex health needs that heterosexuals don’t face. Health disparities and barriers to care can make staying healthy challenging, but knowing LGBTQ+ health risks can ensure you stay on top of your health. Local and national resources can help you prevent or treat these health conditions with the right medical testing, care and support.