News & Events
Peer Positivity Meet-Up - In Person!
Thursday, October 13th
7:00-8:00PM at our office space
Our next peer support meet-up will be in our shared space with United Way, located in Town Centre Mall. The mall is closed at this time, but our space can be accessed from an outside door beside Subway. Please note that we have changed our meeting day to Thursday.
If you need a ride, please contact us! We can offer a ride to and from the meet-up. Email email@example.com or call Laurance at 604-414-6187.
This is a confidential and non-judgemental social space for trans, non-binary, gender diverse, and gender-questioning individuals in the qathet Regional District. At our meet-ups everyone is given a turn to share about their lives if they want to - this is a place for celebration, encouragement, and support.
Board Games Night!
Thursday, October 27th, 5pm-8pm
Hosted by a Trans qathet peer! They will be bringing a selection of board games, and feel free to bring in your favourites as well!
Located at our office space in Town Centre Mall.
Our new Trans qathet office - Drop-in Hours
We now have an office space, shared with United Way and Youth Steering Committee, in the Town Centre Mall (between Subway and Shoppers).
Drop by and say hi to us starting November 2nd on Wednesdays 11am-1pm and Thursdays 3:30-5:30.
Trans Day of Remembrance Beach Fire
Sunday, November 20th, 4:30PM
Contact for location
Bring a beach chair or blanket! We will have a fire, weather permitting, down on the beach.
Laurance, Zeke, and Jess are also available for one-on-one peer support. Call our number 604-414-6187, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message on Instagram or Facebook. We do not provide emergency or crisis care. The resources below are also available:
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans peers. Call us even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
Full anonymity & confidentiality. No nonconsensual active rescue (calling 911, emergency services, or law enforcement)
Crisis intervention & suicide prevention
Confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide.
Mental health support
Call 310-6789 (no need to dial area code) for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
Trans Rights BC
Resources on the legal rights issues commonly faced by trans and gender-diverse people.
Trans Care BC
Outside of BC or unable to call a toll-free number: 604-675-3647
Helping Out Fund - apply by the 15th of each month
Our peer support team recognizes the barriers and marginalization trans and gender diverse people often face, and the profound impact it can have on one’s life, particularly for those who may be enduring poverty, lack of social support, illness, or other hardships. Everyone deserves to have their needs met, we are here to support our trans community members in need with our Helping Out Fund. You can fill out our Application Form to apply for funds, at www.transqathet.ca/helping-out. The deadline to apply is by the 15th of each month, and if filling out the form is challenging, we can assist you in receiving the funds you need in other ways. Email email@example.com with any issues or questions about the funds!
There is a donate button on our website, if you would like to contribute to the Helping Out Fund. (Note: as we are not a registered charity, your donation is not eligible for a tax receipt.)