Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces is a program that supports youth to 26 years of age that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two spirit, queer and questioning and their allies.  Two weekly groups are held – one for all youth accessing Safe Spaces and one for trans youth.

PFLAG Kamloops

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Canada is a national non-profit organization which brings together family and friends of LGBT people in Canada. The Kamloops chapter, headed by Jim and Grace, will be meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month.  For more information, call 1-888-530-6777 or email kamloopsbc@pflagcanada.ca. The time and location will be available through phone call or email.  

Kamloops Equality Health Centre

Interior Chemical Dependency office (ICDO) is proud to host the Kamloops Equality Health Centre to meet the healthcare needs of the LGBTQ2S+ population in Kamloops and surrounding communities. The clinic provides primary medical care to unattached patients who identify with the LGBTQ2S+ community, with a particular emphasis in providing medical care, including hormone assessment and therapy, to transgender individuals.

Medical services are provided by physicians in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, with psychosocial supports, group and individual counselling sessions available on-site for those that require it. Telemedicine service delivery is available at request to patients who reside outside the Kamloops area.

The clinic is based out of the Interior Chemical Dependency Office, located at

239 Lansdowne Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 1X8
Phone: 778-471-4218 Fax: 778-471-6490
Email: info@icdo.ca

Gender Affirming Medical Care in Kamloops

Dr. Lisa Harvey is providing gender-affirming and primary care for the LGBTQ2S+ community out of Orchards Walk Medical Clinic in Kamloops. (3200 Valleyview Dr #102, Kamloops, BC V2C 4S2) 


No referral is necessary; Just call the clinic at 250-828-8080 and ask to see Dr. Harvey.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a new Transgender Crisis Hotline, which has recently opened up a toll-free line in Canada. Their goal is to assist anyone who may be struggling with their gender identity and connect them with services that can assist them in their journey.

Toll-Free Phone: (877) 330 6366

TRUSU Pride Collective

Thompson Rivers University Student Union (TRUSU) Pride Collective was created in recognizing the need for advocacy and representation of LGBTQ2S+ students at Thompson Rivers University.

 

Kamloops Pride Bursary: Provides 2 awards annually to students who demonstrate financial need. Preference given to a member (or to a child of a member) of the Gay and Lesbian Association of Kamloops (GALA) who has performed 3 hours of volunteer work for a gay or lesbian cause in the TNRD. Applicaiton Method: General TRU Online Application.

 

 

To find out more or to get involved with the TRUSU Pride Collective, visit the Members’ Services Desk in the Students’ Union Building or contact the LGBTQ Representative at pride@trusu.ca. Even follow them on Facebook: TRUSU Pride Club

Interior Community Services

Interior Community Services

 

Interior Community Services enriches the lives of individuals and families by providing integrated family support, individual life skills development, and safe nurturing home environments designed to assist people to live their potential in the community.  

 

http://www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca

 

Administration Office/Family Programming: 250-554-3134  

Family Therapy Centre:  250-376-3511

ASK Wellness

The vision of ASK Wellness is to work towards a society that recognizes the value and dignity of every individual. Topics relating to issues such as HIV/HEP C, S.H.O.P., Housing & Outreach, and Participation can be found by clicking on the link below.    

 

http://www.askwellness.ca/

 

Contacts: Kira or Larry

 

250-376-7558 ext 224

Men's Health Initiative

The Men's Health Initiative is dedicated to the health care needs and concerns of Gay, Bi, and other men who have sex with men. The Men's Health Initiative's main goal is to increase supportive, community-based networks for gay, bisexual, two-spirited, and other men who have sex with men.

Isolation, depression, substance use are often contributing factors to riskier sexual behaviours. The Men's Health Initiative hopes to build on the remarkable strengths and resilience of the male communities in the Interior of BC.

Through on-going programming such as Expresso Yourself! Cafes, mini-film festivals, condom packaging parties & potlucks, and an annual Radiance Retreat, this project hopes to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge around the transmission of STIs with the hopes of encouraging behavioural shifts for healthier living.

Kamloops Imigrant Services

Kamloops Immigrant Services is here to help you meet the challenges of immigration by offering a bridge of support along the way to establishing in our community.

GetCheckedOnline

GetCheckedOnline is a new and easy way to test for sexually transmitted infections (STI) in British Columbia, Canada. In a few steps, you can print a lab form, then go to a participating LifeLabs site to give your samples and get your results online or over the phone.

My Health Is Sexy

If you do not feel comfortable visiting a local clinic, or asking your doctor for an HIV test, health outreach nurses are also available across the Interior Health region to provide discreet, confidential, and non-judgmental HIV testing. 
 

Call 1-866-778-7736 to arrange a test today.

GETPrEPED

PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is the act of taking a medicine before exposure to a virus or bacteria to prevent infection- in this case HIV. PrEP is a relatively new tool in HIV prevention and involves those of us who are HIV negative taking anti-HIV medications on a daily basis to reduce our risk of becoming poz. So far, only one prescription medication has been approved for PrEP- Truvada. Truvada is the medicine those of us who are HIV negative take before engaging in activities where there is a risk of HIV infection, making it harder for the HIV virus to establish itself in the body. 

Other LGBTQ2+ Organizations

Sexuality                                                http://www.safespaces.info/

Two Spirit                                              http://www.lgbtqhealth.ca/community/two-spirit.php

Intersex                                                  http://www.isna.org/

Asexuality                                               http://www.asexuality.org/

Gender                                                    https://www.genderspectrum.org/

Family support                                       https://www.pflag.ca/

LGBTQ2+ health matters                       http://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/

AMSSA Strengthening Diversity in BC http://www.amssa.org/lgbtq/

Okanagan Pride                 Pride society of Kelowna and surrounding areas

SoGALA                              Gay & Lesbian Assc. of Southern Okanagan

GALANorth                         Gay & Lesbian Assc. of Northern BC

Rainbow Women               Network for Women in Thompson-Okanagan area

uNIQue Entertainment      Covers LGBTQ events in BC

ISHI                                      Interior Sexual Health Initiative

 

https://www.facebook.com/InteriorSHI/about/

                                             https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Interior_Health_Authority_Increase_Health_STI_Services_in_BCs_Interior

We have attached a letter template that you can use to send to your MP(s) asking that the Federal Government support Prides in Canada.  Select on the link here.

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