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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laurance at 604-414-6187
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
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
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.
RCMP Youth Liaison Officer
Staff Sgt – Community Liason, 604 485 6255
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.
ONLINE BC CRISIS CENTRE SERVICES FOR YOUTH
Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC chat service.
Online chat: https://youthinbc.com/
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
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.