2020 Peer Support and Mental Health and Well-Being Services Grant Recipients

Trans Care BC is pleased to announce the successful applicants for the 2020 Peer Support and Mental Health and Well-Being Services grant.
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Trans Care BC is pleased to announce the 37 projects that have been successful in their application for peer support and mental health and well-being funding in 2020/21:

  • Fraser Valley Youth Society (Focus) Abbotsford, Abbotsford 
  • Gender Support Network - Chilliwack Gender Care Committee, Chilliwack
  • STEPS LGBTW2S Health Program, Kamloops
  • TransMission, Kelowna 
  • Etcetera, Kelowna
  • TransParent Okanagan, Kelowna
  • Vernon Trans Peer Support, Vernon
  • Rainbow Connections, Fort Nelson
  • Terrace Pride Pals, Terrace
  • Youth and Adults in Transition, Quesnel
  • Transformative Powell River, Powell River
  • Two-Spirit Connection: Building Resilience Through Community, Vancouver and Fraser East
  • Two-Spirit Mental Health and Support Program, Vancouver
  • Uncovering Brilliance, Transforming Racism, Vancouver
  • Continuing Wellness, Vancouver
  • Qmunity Bra, Binder, and Breast Form Program, Vancouver
  • AFAB Gender Affirming Surgery Support Group, Vancouver
  • Gender Creative Kids Vancouver, Vancouver
  • Broadway Youth Resource Centre Project, Vancouver
  • Beyond Borders and Binaries, Vancouver
  • Qmunity Trans Peer Support Groups, Vancouver 
  • Rainbow Refugee, Vancouver
  • Saige Community Food Bank - Community Kitchen and Winter Solstice Feast, Vancouver
  • Trans ID Clinic, Vancouver
  • Trans-formations, Vancouver
  • The Sounding Room Enhancement featuring Pride Squamish: A Collaborative Project, Squamish
  • Nch'u7mut Peer Group, Squamish
  • Cowichan Valley Visibility Project for Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Youth, Duncan
  • Gender Journeys: Querencia, Port Alberni
  • Trans Youth Peer Support Group, Salt Spring Island
  • Emotional Vitality and Happiness for Transgender Adolescents and Adults, Nanaimo
  • Gender Journeys, Nanaimo
  • SAFER Program, Saanich
  • LGBTQ2S+ Youth Groups, Campbell River
  • Qummunity Connections, Courtenay
  • QT2IPOC Dinners, Victoria
  • Service Inclusion and Design for Trans, Non-Binary, and Two-Spirit Sex Workers, Victoria

We are excited for this opportunity to support this network of regional and provincial projects working to support trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit children, youth, and adults, as well as their parents/caregivers, families, partners, and support networks. 

  • 37 projects were selected out of 51 applications
  • 19 are peer support projects
  • 7 are clinical mental health projects with peer involvement
  • 11 projects fit into both categories 
  • 19 projects are situated within rural communities or where services do not exist or are minimal
  • Projects are represented across all five health authority regions
  • 15 projects focus on specific communities, such as children/families, BIMPOC, sex worker, refugee/newcomer, and Two-Spirit community.
Funding provides capacity-building support for communities to develop, or build upon, peer support and mental health and well-being services where they do not exist or are minimal, for trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit community members, including their parents/caregivers and families.

We received a high number of applications from across BC and we thank all applicants for their interest and for sharing their ideas with us.



 
 
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