We work alongside peers and community members to improve equitable access to information, resources, and supports for trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit children, youth, and adults, as well as their parents/caregivers, families, and support networks.
We support peers, and peer support providers, across British Columbia through community grants, provincial network engagements, mentorship, support, and resources. Find out about peer supports in your community by visiting our peer support directory.
Trans Care BC defines "peer" as trans, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit children, youth, and adults, as well as their parents/caregivers and families.
- 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.
If you have an idea for starting a peer support group or would like to learn more, contact us!
In 2019 Trans Care BC launched a Community Advisory Group, a provincial advisory group comprised of peers from across the province representing youth, adults, parents/caregivers, and Two-Spirit community members.
The group has consulted on a range of program areas and topics, including education, research, child and youth pathways, and community granting. This group also provides advice and insight from the community to larger governing bodies, such as our Program Advisory Group.
We host Provincial Network Calls for all grant recipients, and offer one-on-one mentorship to peers and service providers working to support their communities.