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At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region, we are committed to supporting all members of our community. Young people who identify as 2SLGBTQ+ are especially vulnerable to adversities that threaten their potential – we can support these youth through mentoring relationships and give them the confidence to become whoever they dream of being. This page contains links for those struggling with their gender and sexual expression, and those wanting to learn more about allyship.

Resources for 2SLGBTQIA+ Youth

Kids Help Phone 

Call 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
Text, phone or chat support no matter what you want to talk about. No judgment, totally private, 24/7.


Text (778) 783 0177 is a free online crisis & emotional support chat service for youth under 30 across Canada. We listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous.

Trans Lifeline

Call (887) 330-6366

Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one. We’re run by and for trans people.

Q Chat

Call 1-(855)-956-1777 or text (250) 800-9036

A peer support line and resource database for 2SLGBTQ+ youth in British Columbia, Canada.
‍Current hours: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST, all nights besides Friday

Turning Point

Turning Point is a short-term residential program for youth experiencing personal safety issues. The duration of the program is typically 4-6 months. Youth work one-on-one with a Youth & Family Counsellor to set goals, connect them to resources, and develop a transition plan, of returning to the family home or accessing a Youth Agreement.

Greater Victoria

Victoria Pride Society

Victoria Pride is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to supporting Greater Victoria’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

VPS creates opportunities for visibility, collaboration, ongoing conversations and celebration as we work towards equity for all community members who are Gender, Sexuality and/or Relationship Diverse (GSRD).


Sooke Embrace

Let’s be better neighbours, more aware of each other, and more effective in taking care of one another.
Let’s create this safe space to talk about our needs, a place where we can trust our neighbours to care enough to reach out.
We all have struggles, and life is so much easier knowing we are not alone.

Comox Valley

Comox Valley Pride

We believe in being inclusive and welcoming to all. We believe that despite all violence and hatred around us,  we should embrace and celebrate our differences. We believe that our differences make us stronger.

We created the Pride Society of the Comox Valley, dba Comox Valley Pride, in hopes of bringing people together from all walks of life, working together toward a future that offers love and inclusivity for all.

Salt Spring Island

Diverse and Inclusive Salt Spring Island

We are a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people, and allies, who live on or off Salt Spring Island and are interested in issues related to education, arts, and support for the LGBTQ2SIA+ community. We also host parties as well as spectacular Pride events annually!

Learn About PRIDE In Canada