Peer Support

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.

Who do we work with?

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!

Peer Advisory

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.

How do we support?

  • We provide Peer Support and Mental Health and Well-Being Grants. This funding opportunity is for peers, service providers, and community members across B.C. to develop new peer support projects and/or enhance services that already exist.

  • 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.

  • By creating resources to support peer groups such as the Peer Group Start-Up Guide.

Peer Support Group Start-Up Guide

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