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OUR PROGRAMS

Gender Blender

(Previously Named All Ages Gender Support Group)

Alternating Tuesdays - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

All Ages /  All Genders Welcome

Free, peer-led support group for Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming people of all ages and their families. A space to network with and support each other.

Online & Face-to-Face

Please contact us for location details at info@gendersupportnetwork.com

Trans Youth Alliance

Every Wednesday - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Ages 12-18 /  All Genders Welcome

Free weekly after-school trans support group and activities, led by psychology students and Gender-Diverse youth.

Chilliwack Rainbow Families

Alternating Tuesdays - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Parents and Youth Under 12 /  All Genders Welcome

Providing peer support to parents and children under 12 experiencing gender diversity. Please bring an open mind and honest questions. Childcare provided.

Queer Café

Every Thursday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

All Ages /  All Genders

Free weekly peer-led meetup for all ages and all genders. Events rotate and include drag-queen bingo, open mic nights, karaoke, board game nights, and more! 

Snacks and drinks provided.

Transfemme Community Discord & Meetups

Alternating Mondays - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

All Ages /  Restricted for AMAB

Free Discord-based support group for AMAB/Transfemme individuals with bi-monthly online meetups.

Transmasc Community Discord & Meetups

3rd Thursday of the Month -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

All Ages / Restricted for FTM / AFAB

Free Discord-based support group for AFAB/ Transmasculine individuals with monthly face-to-face meetups.

Queer Clothing Swap

Last Saturday of the Month - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

All Ages  /  All Genders Welcome

Free monthly space to try on (and take home!) gently-used clothing and accessories in a safe and affirming environment. 

We gladly accept donations of gently-used clothing, shoes, binders, and accessories, as well as unopened makeup. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

The Bailey Family

Melanie Oliveira

OTHER RESOURCES

Medical Advice, Counselling & More

The GSN partners with the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice to provide LGBTQ2IA+ informed medical advice, peer support, counseling, and more.

Email chilliwackgendercare@divisionsbc.ca or call 604-795-0034 for more information.

Gender Affirming Apparel

The GSN provides life-saving gender affirming apparel to those in need. Binders, packers and gaffs are available upon request. This request will be kept confidential. In addition, a monthly clothing-swap will provide access to free gently-loved articles of clothing.

Email info@gendersupportnetwork.com, message us on Facebook, Instagram, or visit us at our all ages meeting.

Legal Documentation Assistance

We can assist with the completion of things like legal name change applications, legal gender change applications, and related paperwork.

Email info@gendersupportnetwork.com, message us on Facebook, Instagram, or visit us at our all ages meeting.

Public Transportation

To aid in lifting barriers to support, the GSN can provide Chilliwack bus tickets to assist those who take public transit in getting to our support groups.

Email info@gendersupportnetwork.com, message us on Facebook, Instagram, or visit us at our all ages meeting.

Feeling Suicidal?

Please Call 911, BC Crisis Line 1-800-784-2433 or Trans Lifeline 1-877-330-6366

About the Chilliwack Gender SUPPORT NETWORK SOCIETY

The CGSN Society was officially incorporated as a non-profit society under the BC Societies Act on October 20th, 2022 and is supported by Transcare BC, Chilliwack Youth Health Center and the Metis Association. The Chilliwack Gender Care Network Society is comprised of transgender and gender diverse  (TDG) individuals, parents of TDG children, and various service providers in the medical and mental health fields. The CGSN Society is committed to promoting and providing trans-competent, gender-affirming services in our community.

Our mission is to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth, adults and their families to live life fully surrounded by the support of those who have come before them, lifted by timely and adequate resources when needed, strengthened through education, and protected fully by law.

We strive for equity, removing as many barriers as possible to assist trans people to reach their goals and live a happy and healthy life.

Become a Group Facilitator

The CGSN Society is always in need of more peer facilitators! If you are interested in becoming a part of the society, please reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or email us at info@gendersupportnetwork.com

TIMELINE: BUILDING A GENDER SUPPORT NETWORK AT THE EPICENTRE OF BC'S ANTI-SOGI DEBATE

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Frequently Asked Questions

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING OUR WORK?

We operate on the generosity of our sponsors and donors. If you’d like to sign up as a sponsor, donate towards our programs, or run a fundraiser on our behalf, please contact us at info@gendersupportnetwork.com!