Victoria Support Groups

For Adults

QueerAbilities: First Wednesday of the month, 5-6:30pm, GVPL Central Branch 2nd floor meeting room. Hosted by AVI, for anyone under the rainbow living with a disability diagnosed or not.

South Island Gender Variant Drop In: 1: Second Wednesday of the month, 6-8pm, GVPL Central Branch 2nd floor meeting room. 2: Last Thursday of the month, 6-8pm, GVPL Central Branch Community Room. Hosted by AVI, for anyone identifying as trans, non-binary, gender variant, gender non-conforming, or any other not-cis identity. These groups sometimes have guest facilitators teaching about a specific topic, check the page first to ensure you’ll get what you need. The facilitators are great about connecting first if need be.

Queers Get Wet: Date Variable, Esquimalt Recreation Center and elsewhere. An organized safe space to swim and connect with queer peers.

Greater Victoria Queer Parents: A Facebook group for connecting with other LGBT2+ and otherwise othered parents in the Greater Victoria area.

Trans Parents Discussion Group: Second Saturday of the month, 9-11am, GVPL Central Branch main floor study room. A place for parents who are gender variant, 2 Spirit, transgender, etc to discuss parenting. Past, current, and future parents and caregivers all welcome.

Harbour: TBD Second and Fourth weeks of the month, Foundry. For ages 18-24. Topical inclusive, gender-based discussions in a safe space for gender diverse youth and allies.

For Kids and Youth

Gender Spectacular: September through June, Third Saturday of the month, 3-5pm, Saanich Neighbourhood Place in Pearks Recreation Center. Community led, for gender creative children (loosely 13 and under, very flexible), gender creative parents, and their families. This group runs at the same time and location as the second Gender Spectacular Caregiver Support Group each month.

2-Spirit, Trans, and Queer Youth Drop-in: Fridays, 7-10pm, Saanich Commonwealth Place Upside Teen Lounge. For Ages 13-18. Contact: alana.goddard@saanich.ca, (250)475-7624

LGBTQ2+ Hangout: Wednesdays, 7-9pm, Gordon Head Recreation Center Backdoor Teen Center. For Ages 13-19. Contact loryn.anderson@saanich.ca, (250)475-7111

Trans Spirituality Youth Group: Monthly, last Thursday, 6:30pm, Study room 4 in Central Branch GVPL. For youth grades 6-12. Contact arran@victoriaunitarian.ca

Outlet Queer Youth Open Mic, Date variable, Message Outlet at facebook.com/outletdropin for details
Contact: Mady (250)589-9971

For Families and Allies

Gender Spectacular Caregivers Support Group: September through June 1: First Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm, Commonwealth Place Upside Teen Lounge. 2: Third Saturday of the month, 3-5pm, Saanich Neighbourhood Place in Pearks Recreation Center. Community led, for parents and caregivers with gender creative children or who are gender creative themselves. The second meeting each month runs at the same time and location as the Gender Spectacular group (located right next to a mall, rec center, and movie theatre for those teens that don’t want to be at either group). Contact: gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

PFLAG Victoria Contact: Sharon Doty, 250-385-9462, victoriabc@pflagcanada.ca