Immediate Safety & Support

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The Vancouver Island Crisis Society

The Vancouver Island Crisis Society is committed to providing accessible voice, text/chat crisis intervention and suicide prevention services, including post-intervention programs. We endeavour to provide emotional support during times of crisis, information about community resources, education intended to promote community wellness, and reduce the incidence of suicide. We value the principles of confidentiality, non-judgmental acceptance, respect for diversity, personal empowerment, and cooperation.


Options for Sexual Health
Options for Sexual Health Clinic provides sexual and reproductive health services for all ages, all genders, and all orientations. Their clinicians are committed to providing you with confidential, non-judgmental, youth-friendly, pro-choice, and sex-positive services. Their services include low-cost birth control, STI care, Pap screening, pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counselling. The specific services provided in each of our clinics are clinician dependent and may vary from clinic to clinic.


BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Looking for a 2SLGBTQ+ counsellor? Find support in various locations in British Columbia.

Immediate Support

Canada Suicide Prevention Service (for everyone): 1-833-456-4566

Wellness Together Canada: for immediate support, text WELLNESS to 741741