Resources

1-800-SEX-SENSE Line

FREE, anonymous telephone and email hotline where you can ask any question about sex. Staffed by medical professionals and sexual health educators. 9am to 9pm weekdays. Not seeing what you need on the Real Talk site? Call Sex Sense. They’ll help you find it.

1-800-739-7367

Options For Sexual Health

British Columbia’s largest sexual health nonprofit with information & education from a feminist, pro-choice, sex positive perspective. Also operates clinics with sexual and reproductive health care like contraception, sti & pregnancy testing etc..

Scarleteen

Sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults. Articles on all aspects of sexuality, dating, love, relationships, communication, contraception etc.

Youth Clinics

Friendly spaces with free contraception & free emergency contraception, free STI testing & treatment, free pregnancy testing, and general sexual health info. Serving up to age 21 or age 24 depending on the clinic.

Pharmacare & Contraception

Did you know? If you receive disability benefits in British Columbia, you’re usually eligible for a free hormonal IUD (which just happens to be the most effective contraception available on earth right now).

On the Loose

A resource for folks living on their own for the first time, with lots of information on avoiding pitfalls – whether online or in real life. Includes info about online dating, online porn, and avoiding scams.

VictimLink BC

Free, confidential support for victims of crimes across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1-800-563-0808 (Call or text)

VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

Is That Legal?

A PDF plain-language resource about online sexual harassment and your legal rights.

Women Against Violence Against Women

Support for women, trans, two-spirit, and nonbinary folks who have experienced violence.

Free 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line:

604-255-6344

1-877-392-7583

British Columbia Association for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA)

A non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.

Tel. (604) 682-6482

therapy@bc-malesurvivors.com

Chronically Queer

A place where LGBTQIA2S+ identified people living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities can  share what is happening in their lives.

Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month.

Link for all online meetings: https://zoom.us/j/4823554390

(All upcoming meetings are online until further notice.)

 

abOUT Group

abOUT is a friendship & support group for LGBTQIA2S+ folks labelled with intellectual disabilities. They operate a Facebook page and have occasional events.

Qmunity

A non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. Hosts social, support & advocacy groups. (NB. Some folks have noted physical access barriers at Qmunity sites. Please contact them to confirm whether your access needs can be met.)

The Health Initiative for Men

A local non-profit society for gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer (GBT2Q) men. Supporting sexual, mental, and social health. Monthly events.

Transcare BC

Care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province.

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