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Aids Vancouver Island (AVI)

Serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. We take evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma

3rd Floor - Access Health Centre – 713 Johnson St

(250) 384-2366

Antidote: Multiracial & Indigenous Girls & Women’s Network

We work with youth, multiracial families, schools, community groups, service providers, policy makers and researchers to promote the visibility and needs of racialized minority and Indigenous girls and women

407A – 620 View St

BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society

To Promote the Betterment of Aboriginal People with Disabilities.

1179 Kosapsum Crescent

(250) 381-7303 or (888) 381-7303

Beacon Community Services

Offers adult and couples counselling for adults in the Saanich Peninsula as well as a volunteer counsellor training program. Some referrals and/or fees required for counselling.

9860 Third St

(250) 656-0134

Bridges for Women Society Community

An agency that delivers employment training and supportive programs to women impacted by violence or abuse.

320-1175 Cook St.

1-866-896-3356 or

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 fee scale based on family income. We offer individual counselling, couples counselling, and group counselling. Our groups run 3 times each year (Fall, Winter and Spring) and include self esteem groups, anger management groups, and groups with a focus on stress, anxiety and depression.

941 Kings St.

(250) 384-9934 or

Cridge Transition House for Women

A safe place for women with or without children who are escaping violent or abusive relationships.

3575 Douglas St.

(250) 479-3963

Community Living Victoria

Provides a range of support services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

3861 Cedar Hill Cross Road

(250) 477-7231

Community Response Network (CRN) Victoria

A CRN is a diverse group of concerned community members who come together to create a coordinated community response to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect.

(250) 655-7788 or

Inter-cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)

We provide information, support and tools to help immigrants reach their goals. Provides services for youth, adults, families and seniors.

930 Balmoral Road

(250) 388-4728

Island Metis Family and Community Services Society

Research, develop, deliver and evaluate human service programs for the approximately 8,000 Metis people who live on Vancouver Island.

Ground floor of the Westshore Child, Youth and Family Center, 345 Wale Road

Island Sexual Health Society

We offer sexual health clinics and sex education programs for all genders, orientations, identities, and ages in Greater Victoria

4 locations: #200-1770 Fort Street (near Richmond), Camosun Location: Lansdowne Campus, Top Floor, Richmond House (across from Richmond Road bus shelter), 2170 Mt Newton X Rd, and 108–284 Helmcken Rd (corner of Helmcken and Old Island Highway)

(250) 592-3479

The Law Centre (UVic Faculty of Law)

Provides advice, assistance and representation to clients who cannot afford a lawyer

1221 Broad Street

(250) 385-1221 or

Legal Services Society (Victoria Branch)

Legal aid includes representation by a lawyer, legal advice, and legal information. We give priority to people with low incomes, but many of our services are available to all British Columbians.

218–852 Fort Street

(250) 388-4516

Mary Manning Centre

Provides therapy and victim services for children and youth in Greater Victoria who have experienced abuse.

210-1175 Cook St.

(250) 385-6111 or

Men's Trauma Centre

Crime victim support (police, legal and court) and counseling services for men with regards to physical, sexual, emotional abuse; trauma from violence, war, accidents etc. Serving self-identified men and people of all genders.

102-1022 Pandora Ave

1-866-793-6367 or

Metis Nation of Greater Victoria

Has monthly potlucks, youth groups, volunteer opportunities, resources and cultural and community programming.

231 Regina Avenue

(250) 380-6070 or

Pacific Centre Family Services Association

Dedicated to maintaining outstanding services for the people we work with through education, counselling and creative programming. Locations in Colwood, Langford and Sooke.

345 Wale Rd. Or 2145 Townsend Rd. S.

(250) 478-8357 or

PEERS Victoria Resource Society

We provide support, resources and programs specifically for past and current sex workers, male or female

1-744 Fairview Dr.

(250) 388-5325 or

Sandy Merriman House (Victoria Cool Aid Society)

Provides 25 shelter beds for women, meals, basic needs, crisis intervention, counseling, referrals, medication and general support. It is open throughout the day for drop- in services and for shelter stays of up to 30 days.

102-749 Pandora Avenue

(250) 480-1408 (shelter line)

Sex Positive Art and Resource Centre

A Sex Positive Space in Victoria for art, culture, play, personal development and revolution

426 Montreal Street

Sooke Transition House

Provides emergency shelter for women and their children who are in crisis resulting from family violence. Also provides counselling, education and prevention as well as advocacy.

Office: 250-642-2591 Emergency Pager: (250) 642-2589 or

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS)

The only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues.

302–895 Fort St.

250-361-3521 or

Trans Vancouver Island

A resource and information site for transgender people and their allies on Vancouver Island.

Urgent Short Term Assessment and Treatment (USTAT)

Provides short-term individual psychotherapy for patients in crisis, at risk or in severe distress. Access to USTAT requires a referral from your family physician. Referrals must be made through Mental Health and Addictions intake and can be faxed to (250) 381-3444.

1119 Pembroke St.

Vancouver Island Crisis Line

Provides 24 hours crisis support line, island wide


Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition (VIHRC)

We strive to offer an anti-oppressive service for people who are facing discrimination. We also assist individuals in filing human rights complaints under the BC Human Rights Code.

418–620 View St.

(250) 382-3012 or

Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture (VCST)

Building community support for survivors of torture and trauma.

2901 Queenston St.

Victoria Disability Resource Centre

We work closely with people who have a disability and with other community organizations to find and remove barriers that prevent full participation in life”

817-A Fort Street

(250) 595-0044 or

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Encourages and promotes the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.” Numerous programs for Aboriginal adults, youth and families, including counselling, family support services, children and youth programming, acupuncture and outreach. Aboriginal counsellors available upon request.

231 Regina Ave.

(250) 384-3211 or

Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center Society

A non-profit society that provides a wide range of services to its target group.

637 Bay St., 3rd Floor

(250) 361-9433 or

Victoria Women's Sexual Assault Centre

Supports, empowers and advocates for women who are survivors of sexualized violence and childhood sexual abuse and works to end this violence. Counselling services available as well as emergency Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). Project Respect is the prevention program for youth ages 14-19.

#511 – 620 View Street

Crisis and info line: (250) 382-3232, (250) 383-5545 or

Women in Need Community Cooperative (WIN)

We support women along their journey between crisis, financial self sufficiency and wellness. Our programs are there for women along each step of her journey.

785 Pandora Avenue

(250) 480-4006 or


Royal Roads Counselling Service

A voluntary, free personal counselling service to provide confidential information and referrals, brief counselling and support or guidance.

(250) 474-2303 or Toll-free 1-877-662-6706

English Language Support

Online and face-to face English Language Support and international services.

(250) 391-2600, Ext 4259

Indigenous Relations

A program that provides on campus and on-line learning support and assistance for Indigenous and Metis students interested in our undergraduate and graduate programs or a non-credit training courses offered through the different schools and programs at Royal Roads University

(250)-391-2600, Ext 4529

RRU Proud

A visible network of students, faculty, and staff who are working to make Royal Roads University a safer and more inclusive space for people of all genders and sexualities.

Royal Roads University Students Association (RRUSA)

The RRUSA serves as a collective undergraduate voice, liaises with the University on a variety of issues, provides ongoing activities and events for learners, and administers the undergraduate extended healthcare plan.

Accessibility Services

Royal Roads University affirms the rights of students with a disability to equal access to education. The University will provide equal opportunity for full participation in the activities of the University community for all academically qualified students. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact Accessibility Services early, but may self-identify at any time. Based on the documentation of the disability, we can make arrangements for physical and/or academic accommodations.

(250) 391-2600 Ext. 4849 or Toll-free 1-800-788-8028

Royal Roads Counselling Services

To support you during difficult times, RRU offers a voluntary, free personal counselling service to provide confidential information and referrals, counselling and support.

250-391-2600 Ext. 4515

If you are in crisis, or experiencing an emergency please call 911 or the 24-hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888