Qmunity: BC's Queer Resource Centre
1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, V6E 1Z6
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm
QMUNITY is BC’s queer resource centre – the hub for lesbian, gay, bi, trans* and queer community programs, training and advocacy. Programs & Services
- Bute Street Clinic: Operated by the BC Centre for Disease Control
open Monday to Friday 11am – 6:30pm
A doctor is available early Wednesday afternoons for three hours. Drop in service, staffed by nurses – provides free and confidential testing of HIV, STI and Hepatitis.
Additional services include:
Pap testing, pregnancy testing and emergency contraception
Free treatment of sexually transmitted infection (STIs)
Hepatitis A and B Vaccines and Flu vaccines
Referrals (medical, dental and detox)
- Qmunity Library: offers an extensive library of 4600+ books, magazines, 200+ DVDs and other resources. The Out On the Shelves Library is a volunteer run library open 12-7 Monday through Thursday.
- Coming Out Groups: free and confidential women’s, men’s and trans* coming out groups several times per year. These are not therapy groups, but rather peer-facilitated support groups intended to provide people a safe place to explore and learn about the coming out process. All groups are transgender inclusive.
- Community Groups: Over 25 groups currently meet at QMUNITY, and range from addictions groups to book clubs to bereavement support groups, and many more.
- Free Counselling Program: call 604 684-5307. There may be a waiting list depending on the demand for this service. At this time services are on-site only.
- Social Events: QMUNITY hosts a range of social events throughout the year for the queer community, including the open mic nights, Celebrate Bisexuality Day picnics, queer proms, International Day Against Homophobia breakfasts, National Senior’s Day teas, Winter Holiday Celebration, and many more.
- Queer Competency Trainings and Pridespeaks: Interactive, engaging and challenging workshops for service providers, businesses, grassroots groups, and education settings to equip a diverse range of people to include and support queer clients, community members, colleagues, peers, customers and volunteers.
- Print Resources: QMUNITY produces and distributes a diverse range of print resources promoting queer well-being and inclusion.
- Gab Youth Drop-Ins: Gab youth workers facilitate fun, safe, inclusive spaces for youth between the ages of 14 and 25 to make friends, find support, and access education.
- QMUNITY Generations: A wide range of programming and advocacy for LGBT folk over the age of 55.
QUEEN ALEXANDRA FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
see; CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION OF VANCOUVER ISLAND
Last updated: 2014-09-09 Print Listing