Connecting the dots for Black People In Vancouver.
Black Van Club was born out of the desire to connect and share events around Vancouver for and by Black People. Check out their Instagram @vanblackclub for weekly event updates!
Vancouver, Blackness, Culture.
Described as “a safe space for thinkers, artists and other community members looking for connection,” VBL offers a free book borrowing system for resources and a workspace for and by POC folks.
Follow their Instagram for event announcements and mutual aid calls @vanblacklibarary
Located in the basement of the Sun Wah Centre, 072-268 Keefer St. Hours are 12-6pm, Thursday through Saturday.
The Black Arts Centre (BLAC) is a Black youth owned and operated gallery and community site based in Surrey, BC that is dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary art created by Black youth.
Love Intersections is a media arts collective made up of queer artists of colour dedicated to using collaborative art making and relational storytelling to address systemic racism in our communities. We produce intersectional and intergenerational stories from underrepresented communities of colour – centering the invisible, the spiritual, the metaphysical and the imaginary. We believe in deep and meaningful relationships, that intersectionality is a verb and a call to action, that we must cultivate social trust through collective care and community responsibility. Our desire is to provoke (he)artful social change through a lens of love.
The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts a research driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. With this history in the archives, HAS is in process of developing partnerships with local government and business interests to acquire and develop land and operate assets as a community land trust.
Battered Women’s Support Services provides support and advocacy for women, trans women and gender minorities who have experienced abuse. Programs include support groups, counselling, Women’s Safety and Outreach Program, career exploration, legal advocacy, YOUth Ending Violence; and Violence, Media Representations and Families media literacy program
PACE provides critical frontline supports to Sex Workers, including violence prevention education, one-to-one support, advocacy & referrals, peer outreach, and drop-in services.
Rainbow Refugee supports and assists LGBTQ and/or HIV+ asylum seekers, refugee claimants and refugees in Canada . They also hold information drop-ins where lesbian gay bi trans queer /HIV+ people considering or making a claim can learn about the application process and community resources.
WISH works to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade.
340 Alexander Street (entrance in alley)
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 1C3
An arts, cultural and educational non-profit dedicated to creating connections and seeking space to celebrate our intersectional identities as Jews of all ages, diverse sexual orientations, as well as gender and sex identities, by queering Jewish space and ‘Jewifying’ queer space.
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House is a gathering place where people of all ages, cultures and walks of life can make friends, participate in programs, find resources, share ideas, and contribute to community life. Offers free meals, counselling and children’s programs primarily geared towards low-income families. Located in the heart of the east Vancouver/Commercial Drive area where a large population of trans/gender variant and queer people reside.
Mosaic delivers services from 32 client-accessible sites; services include settlement assistance; English language training; employment programs; interpretation and translation; counselling services; and community outreach for families and individuals, including children, youth and seniors. MOSAIC also offers services for the LGBTQ and temporary foreign worker communities.
The food bank provides a safe space for transgender and gender non-conforming or queer individuals to access healthy food, as well as support from their LGBT peers.
Core values of offering respectful and informed holistic care to people who have experienced marginalization. Lower-cost counselling for $60 or less. They do not turn people away due to lack of funds. Prioritizes lower cost counselling for the following groups of people:
- people with disabilities and chronic health conditions
- newcomers to Canada
- including undocumented newcomers
- LGBTQ people
- Black, Indigenous and People of Colour
- and single parents