Resources

Vancouver Island Crisis Line
A non-profit service operating in cooperation with The Vancouver Island Health Authority to provide 24/7 support to anyone who needs it.  1-888-494-3888.

The Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre
http://www.citizenscounselling.com/
The Greater Victoria Citizens’ Counselling Centre offers affordable, accessible counselling to adult residents of Greater Victoria. All counselling is offered by volunteer counsellors trained and supervised by the Centre. We have a sliding scale fee based on family income.

HealthLink / BC Nurse Line
Call 1-866-215-4700 OR 811 (from anywhere in BC) for 24-hour, toll-free access to registered nurses specially trained to provide confidential health information and advice on the telephone.

Pain BC
http://www.painbc.ca/
Pain BC reduces the burden of pain through engagement, education, advocacy, and knowledge translation.

Psychology of Chronic Illness
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/chronic.aspx

Pacific Postpartum Support Society
http://www.postpartum.org/services/
Provides telephone support, weekly women’s support groups, partner education sessions, community trainings and resource materials.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
http://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/
To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. For more information, contact Heather Armstrong at heatherphoto@gmail.com or call 250-391-4784 between 8am – 11pm; after hours only emergencies.

Empty Arms Support Group
emptyarms.victoria@gmail.com
Empty Arms is a support group in Victoria, B.C. supporting families who have experienced a pregnancy or birth loss.

Little Spirits Garden
http://www.saanichlegacy.ca/spirits.html
A special place of remembrance for parents, families and the community to acknowledge perinatal loss or loss of a baby at birth.

CHOICES Adoption and Counselling
1-888-479-9811
www.choicesadoption.ca
CHOICES Adoption & Counselling Services is a nonprofit, non-sectarian licensed adoption agency.  They offer a range of services to birth parents and adoptive parents throughout British Columbia.

Project Voice
http://projectvoice.org/
Each year, millions of women have abortions, yet many feel secretive and alone in their decision. By bringing together personal stories, Project Voice hopes to establish a resource of sharing and support, and convey that abortion is a choice many women have made, and continue to make, for a variety of reasons.

Offbeat Families
http://offbeatfamilies.com/
Offbeat Families supports and celebrates parents and caregivers who are moving beyond mainstream visions of parenting.

Transgender Health Information Program
http://transhealth.vch.ca/
The Transgender Health Information Program is a resource hub that provides information to anyone in BC with a transgender health question.

Trans Vancouver Island
A resource and information site for transgender people and their allies.
Guidelines and Protocols for Comprehensive Primary Care for Trans Clients
http://sherbourne.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Guidelines-and-Protocols-for-Comprehensive-Primary-Care-for-Trans-Clients.pdf

Mindfulness
http://www.freemindfulness.org/download

World Professional Association of Transgender Health 
Standards of Care Version 7
Standards of care used world wide as well as in the province to provide guidelines of how clients should receive care.

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