LGBTQ-friendly Crisis Lines
This is a provincial line. Answered 24/7/365, it provides empowering emotional support, information on appropriate referral options and a wide range of support relating to mental health concerns. Their website has extensive online mental health resources as well.
Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) or Email.
This is a 24/7/365 crisis line offering free and confidential emotional support, crisis intervention, and resource information.
Call Local 604-951-8855 or Toll-Free 1-877-820-7444.
A crisis line providing telephone befriending, caring, and empathic listening for people in moments of personal crisis or distress. A non-judgmental Christian-based, telephone-operated, crisis intervention service.
Call 604-852-9099 in Abbotsford/Mission or Toll-Free 1-888-852-9099 throughout BC.
A network that links five crisis lines in the Interior Region (Cranbrook, Kelowna, Trail, Vernon and Williams Lake) through a single number. It is available 24/7/365 throughout Southern Interior and makes crisis line service available to everyone in the Interior Region.
Call 1-888-353-2273 (1-888-353-CARE).
Is available 24/7 via regional distress phone line, provincial phone line, and Seniors’ Distress Line. Also, offer online distress services 13 hours a day (noon to 1am) for youth aged 13-25 and adults aged 25 and up.
Vancouver: 604-872-3311 Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311 Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234
Online Chat Service: For Youth: www.YouthInBC.com For Adults: www.CrisisCentreChat.ca
Chinese help lines, operating from 10am to 10pm that demonstrate cultural sensitivity, equity, non-discrimination, and respect for the client’s privacy, consent and choice.
Call 604-270-8233 for Cantonese or 604-270-8222 for Mandarin.
Offers 24/7/365 crisis line service to Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, and the mainland communities between Powell River and Rivers Inlet, as defined by the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Confidential, live chat with a volunteer listener online or can speak with a volunteer over the phone at their Youth Support Line. Hours for online chat and phone line are 4pm to 11pm daily.
Visit the Online Chat or call 1-888-564-8336 (Youth support) or 1-888-564-1214 (24-hour crisis line).
Offer emotional support and crisis intervention services for children, youth and young adults under 30 years of age. The Support Team is a group of professionally trained volunteers and staff to listen without judgment and offer support via live chat and the discussion forum; not licensed counsellors. E-counselling services are provided by Pacific Centre Family Services Association www.pacificcentrefamilyservices.org.
Services for LGBTQ youth
An empowering summer camping experience for BC’s queer, trans and allied youth aged 14-21. An opportunity to make friends, access resources, engage in imaginative, critical, and innovative workshops as well as traditional camp activities like canoeing, campfires, and arts and crafts. For youth from all parts of BC and the Yukon. Travel bursaries are available.
Browse the site for links to sports and outdoor activities for GLBT groups.
Weekly drop-in group for youth who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Allies are welcome too. Provide a safe environment where you can just be yourself, meet other youth, talk about issues that concern you and learn more about your orientation.
Support and resources for trans/gender diverse people, including a buddy system to connect rural trans folks with others, peer-support/social groups in Nelson and Cranbrook, and community forums.
A peer support and discussion group for transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, Two-Spirit and intersex people in the Greater Kelowna area. Skype for people who are in the general area, but can’t attend.
Lots of resources (online and offline) for trans youth regarding access to gender-affirming care, peer support groups in different areas, and other useful things.
Drop-in/support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirited, queer or questioning youth and allies, aged 14-21 in the Fraser Valley and surrounding area.
An advocacy and outreach group for LGBTQ youth aged13-20. Provides educational workshops to schools, community workers, teachers and youth groups.