Below are a number of resources available in British Columbia. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list, nor can the CWHWC vouch for the trans-inclusive practices of all the employees, volunteers or clients connected to these resources.
“Trans Care BC aims to enhance the coordination of trans health services and supports across the province, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible.”
“8-1-1 is a free-of-charge provincial health information and advice phone line available in British Columbia. The 8-1-1 phone line is operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1, you can speak to a health service navigator, who can help you find health information and services; or connect you directly with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian, a qualified exercise professional, or a pharmacist. Any one of these healthcare professionals will help you get the information you need to manage your health concerns, or those of your family.”
Clinics for Trans Health Care
“Trans Specialty Care offers knowledgeable and specialized care to transgender and gender diverse persons living in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. We work in teams including nurses, counsellors, physicians, nurse practitioners, and social workers. We are a consultation service and work in collaboration with your family doctor. If you do not have a family doctor (GP) or nurse practitioner (NP) we can help you find options for primary care.”
Vancouver Coast Health provides Trans Specialty Care at Raven Song and Three Bridges Community Health Centres.
RISE provides trans health care and has trans/non-binary staff (including a doctor, nurse, social worker, and counsellor). The RISE catchment area includes Nanaimo to Boundary (east/west) and Broadway to 41st (north/south). Clients can self-refer using this form.
Those 25 and older must live in Catchment Area #1. Youth under 25 years old are welcome regardless of where they live.
Those 25 and older must live in Catchment Area #5. Youth under 25 years old are welcome regardless of where they live.
Introduction to multiplicity/plurality, including dissociative identity disorder as well as non-pathologizing frameworks.
Discusses the intersection between transgender and plurality/multiple identity experiences. Includes common myths affecting people with both plural and trans experiences, and information on how advocates and support services can be better allies.
“Trans Rights BC aims to disseminate human rights information that is accurate, accessible, and relevant to the safety and well-being of trans and gender-diverse individuals and their supportive allies across British Columbia.”
“We’re the Cornbury Society, a social, educational and support group for crossdressers based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We welcome all who choose to dress opposite from their birth or anatomical gender, without regard for your reasons for doing so or how often you do so. We also welcome your spouses and significant others and others in the community who support you.”
Other Resource Listings
“bc211 is a nonprofit organization that specializes in providing free information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC. Our help line services include 211, the Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Problem Gambling Help Line, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line.”