It’s not just you. People are complicated … to find!

We all seem to be in the same boat regarding the difficulties in meeting other like-minded folks. If only we were also in the same room! But our social groups are a good place to start—check out how we can help you meet, share your experiences, or just have fun with others below.

And if you are feeling shy, you can always email us at [email protected] and we’ll hook you up!

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Vancouvenites - Asexual/Aromantic Social & Support Group

This social and support group welcomes those who are (or think they might be) on the asexual or aromantic spectrum.

 

WHAT: A community space to discuss ace and aro identities and issues.

WHERE: QMUNITY’s Accessible Office – 610 – 1033 Davie St.

This location is wheelchair/scooter accessible.

WHEN: The second Friday or Saturday of the month (alternating)

November: Saturday the 11th, 1-3PM

December: Friday the 8th, 6-8PM

January: Saturday the 13th, 1-3PM

February: Friday the 9th, 6-8PM

March: Saturday the 10th, 1-3PM

CONTACT: [email protected]

This is a peer-facilitated group run by dedicated community volunteers, with support from QMUNITY, the Asexual Visibility and Education Network, and Asexual Outreach

 

Transgender ID Change Clinic

QMUNITY's Transgender ID Change Clinic provides basic notarial services for low-income transgender individuals who are applying for a legal name change and/or to change gender markers on their identification.

Do you need a statutory declaration witnessed for your Application for Change of Name or Application for Change of Gender Designation? Do you need certified copies of your Certificate of Change of Name or other documents in support of your transition?

QMUNITY’s Transgender ID Change Clinic provides basic notarial services for low-income transgender individuals who are applying for a legal name change and/or to change gender markers on their identification. The Clinic does not provide legal advice, but is also open to other low-income members of the LGBTQ community who are undergoing a legal name change.

Dates: 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Time & Location: 3:30 – 5:30 PM at QMUNITY’s accessible office.


To make an appointment in between drop-in clinics, or if you have any questions about the Clinic, please email transID[at]qmunity.ca for more information

Rainbow Families

A group for Metro Vancouver LGBTQ parents and kids, meeting the first Saturday of every month.

A group for Metro Vancouver LGBTQ parents and kids, and those wanting to create their own Rainbow Families.

RF is a group of LGBTQ parents with children wanting to meet more families like theirs. Rainbow Families also hosts a regular group called “Growing Our Families” primarily for those trying to conceive a pregnancy, but surrogacy and adoption are also explored when topical. Activities are held around the Greater Vancouver area and include events, camping, and picnics. Come together to support each other, learn more about parenting, early childhood development, and more!

Date: First Saturday of the month

Time & Location: Varies, contact facilitators for more information, or join their facebook group.


Email rainbowfamilies[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307

Chronically Queer

A support group for LGBTQ/2S folks living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities.

CQ provides a safe, supportive environment where LGTBQ-identified people can come together and share what’s going on in their lives, whether it relates directly or indirectly to their chronic health issues or disabilities. Participants talk, listen, support each other, laugh and cry together. They can be themselves fully and openly without fear of judgments. Meetings also include self-care activities and social events.

Discussion topics have included coming out as someone with a disability, grief and loss, spirituality, dating, and sexuality. Self-care has included workshops on art expression, journal writing, reflexology, and shiatsu. Social events include arts and crafts, Pride barbecues, and holiday dinners.

Date: 3rd Friday of each month

Time: 2-3:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Location

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email chronically.queer[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Gay/Bisexual Men's Bereavement Support Group

A support group for queer-identified men who are grieving the loss of a same-gender partner or significant other to share support in a safe, facilitated space.

Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Location

Address: #103 – 1033 Davie Street

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email mensbereavement[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Dear John, I Love Jane

A peer-lead support group for questioning women interested in exploring queer women’s identities, relationships and communities.

There is so much healing in telling our stories in a safe, supportive environment. If you’re grappling with issues of sexual orientation, especially if you’re now – or have been in the past – in a relationship with a man, this group is for you.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 7:15 – 9 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Accessibility:This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you require arrangements to attend this group.


Email dearjohnilovejane[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Rainbow Refugee Committee

Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) is a member-driven, all-volunteers community group that supports and advocates with people seeking refugee protection because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.

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Date and Time:

1st Tuesday of the month — 1:30 to 3:30 pm

2nd Thursday of the month — 7:30 to 10 pm

3rd Thursday of the month — 7:30 to 9:30 pm

4th Thursday of the month (when it’s not the last) — 5 to 7 pm

Last Thursday of the month (when applicable) — 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Location: QMUNITY

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.


Email [email protected] or visit

www.rainbowrefugee.ca for more information.


This is a third-party group.

Youth Drop-in

Our youth drop-in is a cool, safe place where youth can kick back and talk with friends. It’s also a great place to meet people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity.

During drop-in times, there are always cool volunteers and other youth who would love to hear about your life.

Wednesdays: 4-6 pm Fridays: 6-9 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility:This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you require accessibility arrangements to attend this group.


To stay updated with what’s happening on a weekly basis at our Youth drop-in:

Join our Youth Facebook Group

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This group is run by QMUNITY staff.

Twisted Cooks

A community kitchen in which older queers plan, purchase, cook, eat, and clean up a wonderful meal in a life-affirming and fun evening. Come prepare, cook, eat, clean up and laugh!

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month

Time: 4 pm

Cost: Sliding scale

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Email [email protected] for more information.


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Trans Gathering

TransGathering is currently on hiatus. Please email [email protected] for more information.

A drop-in for all variations of trans-identified and gender-variant folks with the opportunity to connect, share, discuss, and learn in a safe and supportive environment.

 

Date: Varies

Time: Varies

Location: QMUNITY Accessible Office + other venues

Address: #610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


If you are interesting in co-facilitating this group, please contact [email protected]

Over the Rainbow

Euchre, cribbage, fun, laughs, and refreshments with other older queers!

Date: 2nd Friday and 4th Monday of the month

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Location: Barclay Manor

Address: 1447 Barclay Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

Generations Yoga

Yoga for all people!

GenYoga provides hatha yoga practice for older LGBTQ2S adults.   Led by a trained practitioner,  it is gentle, fully inclusive and geared to beginners as well as longterm practitioners with some attention to  mindfulness and breath. Yoga is an eclectic practice that requires no previous experience or specific fitness level.  If you can get to Barclay Manor, you can practice yoga with us.

Classes are free, accessible, and drop-in style. Bring a mat, blanket and/or cushion, if you have them. All levels welcome!

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Location: West End Seniors Network Accessible Location, Barclay Manor

Address: 1447 Barclay St

Details: Chesk with reception on the first floor.

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accesible.


Email genyoga[at]qmunity.ca for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


This group is a Peer-Facilitated Group run by dedicated community members.

BiFocus

A peer-led social and support group for bisexual, bi-questioning, and pansexual individuals and allies looking to explore and share their lived experiences.

 

Bifocus offers a community where bisexual and non-monosexual folks of all genders can exchange diverse perspectives on bi/pan/questioning issues and experiences. Share feelings, fears, knowledge, and questions in a non-judgmental space, striving to empower folks of all backgrounds. Delve into topics of relationships, oppression (biphobia, bisexual invisibility, monosexism), health and mental health, coming out stories and more!

Everyone is welcome!

Next meeting: December 11th at 7:30 PM.

Bifocus meets in QMUNITY’s Accessible Office, located at 610-1033 Davie St. Please no companion animals, however certified service dogs are always welcome.

 


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


QMUNITY’s Peer-Facilitated Groups are run by dedicated community members.