Trans Care BC works alongside peers and community members to improve equitable access to information, resources, and supports for peer-led and gender-affirming support services across British Columbia.
We provide support to peer-led initiatives, such as trans support groups and groups for parents/caregivers of gender diverse children and youth, through funding opportunities, networking opportunities, and peer project support and mentorship. Find out about peer supports in your area in our directory.
Trans Care BC defines "peer" as trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit community members including children, youth, and adults, as well as their parents/caregivers, families, and loved ones.
Peer support refers to the emotional and practical support and connection between people who share a common experience.
Peer support provides an enriching opportunity to engage in knowledge exchange, resource sharing, social connection, mentorship, and personal growth.
We recognize that community partners, such as non-profit organizations and support service agencies, play an important collaborative role in supporting the development and sustainability of community peer supports.
Learn more about our team and how we can support your local community members.
We have had the privilege to work alongside peers and community members to improve equitable access for peer-led and gender-affirming support services. Now we have the honour to share some of their stories:
If you are interested in starting a peer support group in your community, or if you are currently running one, here are some resources that you might find helpful.
For funding opportunities for peer and community supports, learn more about Trans Care BC's community grants.