Youth Resource Guide


POWELL RIVER Resource Guide
For LGBT2QIA+ Youth

Please note that not all of these resources are LGBT-specific, but they are all supposed to be LGBT-friendly.

Trans qathet 

Providing peer to peer support in the qathet Regional District for gender diverse and trans people, and their allies. Values are safety, clear and current communication, and support that includes trauma informed practices.
Email or call Laurance at 604-414-6187

Health Care

Youth Clinic at Public Health

This drop in group runs Tuesdays from 3:15-5:15 on the 3rd floor of the hospital. Topics include sexual/reproductive health, mental health and general health. Nurses, doctors and a mental health clinician are available. This is an LGBTQ friendly space with many resources. Contact person is Shereen Russell
Address: 5000 Joyce Ave (3rd floor)
604 485 3310

Drug and Alcohol Svcs

Powell River Mental Health and Addiction Services

Addictions counselling for youth 14+
Contact the counsellor, 485 3300 local 441

Family Services

Powell River Child Youth and Family Services Society

Offers parent & family conflict resolution and family support services, as well as an excellent Parenting Library with an LGBTQ section. The contact person is Kevin Dodd: 604 485 3090 x6302
Address: Oceanview Education Centre, 7105 Nootka St

Mental Health

Child and Youth Mental Health

is an LGBTQ affirmative counselling service for children and teens with mental health concerns. A drop in intake clinic runs Tuesdays from 9-4. Contact person is Pat, CYMH Team Leader
Address: 6944 Alberni St
604 485 0603


Brooks Secondary School Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Contact Leader: Willow Dunlop

SD47 First Nations Support Teacher

Tyler Peters: Tyler teaches at Ahms Tah Ow School, as well as at James Thompson Elementary and Brooks Secondary.
(604) 483-3171


RCMP Youth Liaison Officer

Staff Sgt – Community Liason, 604 485 6255

Help Lines/Websites


A chat and text line for youth who need someone to talk to
Hours – 6pm – 12am daily

Trans Care BC

A hub for trans health services across the province
1 866 999 1514


Help is Available! We truly are here to listen, here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)


A youth and young adult-focused interactive website with quizzes on mood & stress, reality check and substance use, self-help tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources across BC.


Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC chat service.
Toll-free: 1-866-661-3311
Online chat:
TTY: 1-866-872-0113


If you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be.

KUU-US Crisis Line

24-hour crisis line for all First Nations people.

Helpline for Children

You do not need an area code. You can call at any time of the day or night and you do not have to give your name.

Kids Help Phone

Anonymous and confidential counselling, information and referrals for young people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English and French.
1 800 668-6868
or Text “CONNECT” to 686868

Trans Lifeline

Suicide prevention and peer counselling for Transgender people by Transgender people.



With respect and gratitude, we recognize that we live, work, and play on the traditional, homelands of the Tla’amin Nation and Coast Salish People since time immemorial.