Welcome to the Vancouver Island Queer Resource Collective!
This site was created and is maintained by queers for queers on a purely volunteer basis. We aim to help queer folk from all walks of life find the resources and support they need and to help themselves grow theirselves and their communities, no matter what background they’re coming from or where they fall under the rainbow.
We would like to acknowledge that this website was originally created on the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now called the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We would like to acknowledge that the resources curated here are created and maintained by and for all people residing in the traditional Tribal Regions of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw peoples. We aim to work from a place of compassion, understanding, and inclusion. We would like to recognize that sharing resources for safety and healing can be a part of community care and reconciliation while also recognizing the intersectional harm that colonization has brought to indigenous people and settlers alike through the introduction of anti-gay and anti-trans sentiments. To learn more about the land you are on, visit Native-Land.ca. We welcome feedback regarding this acknowledgement and any other aspect of our site.
If you need a community support group, check out our Victoria Support Groups or our Island Support Groups pages.
If you need a community connection, check out our Community Groups and Organizations page.
If you need a single-person touch point, to meet before a group or just to connect, contact us. Please note: this is not a place to look for crisis support.
KUU-US Crisis Line Society:
– Indigenous Elders and Adults Call 24/7: 250-723-4050
– Indigenous Youth Call 24/7: 250-723-2040
– Call Toll-free 24/7: 1-800-588-8717
– Canada-wide 24/7 call: 1-877-330-6366
BC provincal-wide Suicide Line:
– 24/7 call: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)