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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QMUNITY Gab Youth Drop-in

The Gab Youth drop-in is a cool 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: 6-8 pm

Location: QMUNITY Main Location

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible*.

Email our Youth Program Specialist

This group is run by QMUNITY staff.

* Please contact us if you require accessibility arrangements to attend this group.

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: 610 – 1033 Davie Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.

Email the facilitator

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:

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

Location: QMUNITY

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Cost: Free

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Email the organizers

This is a third-party group. For more information, visit www.rainbowrefugee.ca

Vancouvenites - Asexual & Aromantic Social & Support Group

A community space for those who are (or think they might be) on the asexual or aromantic spectrum to meet and discusses issues relevant to their lives and identities.

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.

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

 

Access Pro-Bono Free Legal Help

Access Pro-Bono is a non-profit organization that offers free legal advice and some free legal representation to British Columbians.

Volunteer lawyers are available by appointment to assist the LGBTQ/2S community with Family, Wills & Estates, Immigration, and other matters.

To book an appointment please call 604-878-7400 or toll free 1-877-762-6664 and ask to be booked into the QMUNITY clinic.

Please note that drop-in appointments are not available - clients must book ahead to ensure the appropriate lawyer is available.

 

Trans Medical Support Group

Trans Medical Support Group (TMSG) is a safe meeting place for all trans and gender diverse people who have undergone, or who are interested in accessing, gender-affirming medical care (or alternatives). Whether you are nervous about an upcoming surgery or hormones, want to share your wisdom, or just want to connect with other trans people moving through the medical system -- all are welcome. Come meet other folks to chat, share resources and tips, and learn from each other. Note: TMSG is not facilitated by doctors or medical professionals and cannot provide medical advice.

Trans Medical Support Group meets in QMUNITY's Accessible Office, a scent-reduced space. Please avoid using perfume, cologne, essential oils, or scented lotions etc.

Date: Bimonthly, 3rd Thursday of every other month

June 20th
August 15th
October 17th
December 19th

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: QMUNITY’s Accessible Office

Address: Suite 610 – 1033 Davie St.

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible & scent reduced

This group is moderated & facilitated by dedicated peer volunteers. Please be patient if we don’t immediately respond to inquiries.

For more information: Email transmedical.group[at]qmunity.ca or call 604.684.5307

Trans + Partners

Trans + Partners provides a space where people in long-term relationships can meet and discuss with others the complexities involved when one or more partner is transitioning or exploring their gender identity.

We encourage partners to come together, but it is not required.

Date: 4th Tuesday of each month

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: QMUNITY’s Main Office, Meeting Room

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Accessibility: This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. Please contact the group organizer to make alternate arrangements.

This is a peer-facilitated group run by dedicated volunteers from our community.

For more information Email: [email protected]

Dear John, I love Jane

This group will not meet in December. Please connect with us in the new year!

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 the group organizer to make alternate arrangements.

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

Please contact DearJohnIloveJane[@]qmunity.ca for more information.

Rainbow Light Meditation

This one-hour meditation workshop aims to improve and enhance the mental / emotional / spiritual wel being of LGBTQ immigrants and newcomers. Other LGBTQ/2S folks are welcome to join us to attain a more peaceful and mindful state of being through meditation.

Please join by RSVP only.

Contact [email protected]

Date: Every Saturday

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM

Location: QMUNITY Main office – Meeting Room

Address: 1170 Bute Street

Accessibility:  This location is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. There are 23 steps to get into the building.

Bifocus

A peer-facilitated support group for folks of all genders who are (or think they might be) sexually and/or romantically attracted to people of more than one gender or regardless of gender. This can include people who identify as bi+, non-monosexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, & other queer self-identifications.

Whether you have felt or identified this way for years, or these are new questions for you, you’re invited to share your experiences in a non-judgmental space. Delve into topics of relationships, loneliness, oppression (monosexism, bi+ phobia, and erasure), health and mental health, creating community and more!

Date: The 2nd Monday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: QMUNITY’s Accessible Office

Address: Suite 610 – 1033 Davie Street

Please note this location is wheelchair/scooter accessible and offers all-gender washrooms.

For more information Email: [email protected]

Non-Monogamy Group

This group is currently on hiatus. Please connect with us in the new year!

The aim of this group is to provide a space for support and community building for folks who are LGBTQ/2S, and are practicing or who are interested in ethical non-monogamy or polyamory.

The focus will be on discussion of issues facing this section of the community, and on building skills in open communication, jealousy management, and accepting radical love (of yourself and all your beautiful, special friends).

This group will endeavor to center the voices of QTIPOC members of the community.

*This group is on hiatus*

 

 


For more information contact [email protected]
or call 604-684-5307.


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

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.
This is a community space to discuss ace and aro identities and issues.

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

Dates and times: The second Friday or Saturday of the month (alternating)

April: Friday the 12th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

May: Saturday the 11th, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

June: Friday the 14th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair/scooter accessible.


Email [email protected] for more information.

Or call (604) 684-5307


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: 

 

October 21, 2018
January 20, 2019
April 27, 2019

Time & Location: 2:00 – 4:00 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!

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


Chronically Queer

CQ provides a safe, supportive environment where LGBTQIA2S+ identified people living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities can come together and share what is happening in their lives.

CQ is a peer-facilitated support group where participants can be themselves fully and openly without fear of judgment. We provide participants an opportunity to engage in a encouraging and caring environment, share personal stories/feelings, listen as others share their experiences, and learn coping strategies.

Discussion topics include self-care, coming out as someone with a disability, grief and loss, coping with challenges, spirituality, isolation, dating, sexuality, navigating the medical system, and how to effectively advocate for yourself and/or others.

Date: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: South Burnaby Neighborhood House

Address: 4460 Beresford St, Burnaby BC

 

Date: Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Qmunity’s Accessible Office

Address: Suite 610-1033 Davie Street

Beginning in the Fall (exact date to be determined), there will be an online version of the group.

For more information Email: [email protected] or Call Heather at 604.437.7331

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: 6-8 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.

Transgathering

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: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: QMUNITY’s Accessible Office

Address: Suite 610 – 1033 Davie Street

Accessibility: This location is wheelchair accessible.

For more information Email [email protected] or Call 604.684.5307

 

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!

Special thanks to the West End Seniors' Network (WESN), our community partner.

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Location: West End Seniors Network Accessible Location, Barclay Manor

Address: 1447 Barclay Street

Detail: Check with the 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.