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HIM is a non-profit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being in communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender diverse people in BC. They offer a full spectrum of health-based programming and services to meet the sexual, mental, physical and social health needs of communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender diverse people in BC. Their health centres in the Lower Mainland and anonymous testing events in the BC Interior provide GBQ men and gender diverse people with HIV/STI prevention and treatment services. Additionally, their mental health programs provide our communities with access to counselling and support through peer counsellors who work with clients on matters relevant to their mental health such as loneliness, anxiety, coming out, racism, self-esteem/body image, aging, sex, substance use-related issues, and more.

VBT&AF is a non-profit organization connecting Black community members in need to mental health resources such as free therapy and advocacy services. VBT&AF seeks to address the lack of Black therapy resources, advocacy, and mental health support in the Vancouver Lower Mainland — land of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Since their inception, they have helped 65 low-barrier, low-income, newcomer, LGBTQIA+, and disabled Black folks in BC access therapy.

Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) is the centre of Indigenous youth excellence, supporting youth on their journeys by amplifying and celebrating their voices. UNYA’s goal is to be a safe place for Indigenous youth to come and find out about programs and services at UNYA and in the broader community. UNYA strives to support Indigenous youth by providing a diverse continuum of advocacy, preventative and support services that respond to their immediate and long-term needs. Today, UNYA delivers 20+ programs, with 175+ volunteers, 100 staff, and more than 300 community partners.

Founded in 1993, the Vancouver Friends for Life Society (VFFLS) is an innovative wellness centre, built on the belief that no one should have to face the many challenges of HIV/AIDS, cancer, hepatitis C, and other serious illnesses alone. Our mission is to provide emotional, informational, and practical support in a safe and supportive environment. We welcome people from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland to participate in specialized support programs intended to complement primary medical care.

To improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy. Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. We improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world. Our work helps create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other.

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