Upcoming Meetings (all online until further notice)

We are holding online meetings every three days throughout the self-isolation period.

Link for all online meetings: https://zoom.us/j/4823554390

Zoom is now requiring a password: 402494

Wednesday, April 8th, 6:00 pm (regular Burnaby meeting night)

Saturday, April 11th, 3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 14th, 4:00 pm

Friday, April 17th, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6:00 pm (Regular Vancouver meeting night)

Saturday, April 25th, 1:00 pm

Link for all online meetings: https://zoom.us/j/4823554390

Description:

Chronically Queer provides a welcoming, supportive environment where LGBTQIA2S+ identified people living with chronic health conditions and/or disabilities can come together and share what is happening in their lives.

CQ is a peer-facilitated support group where participants can be themselves fully and openly without fear of judgment. We provide participants an opportunity to engage in a encouraging and caring environment, share personal stories/feelings, listen as others share their experiences, and learn coping strategies.

Discussion topics include self-care, coming out as someone with a disability, grief and loss, coping with challenges, spirituality, isolation, dating, sexuality, navigating the medical system, and how to effectively advocate for yourself and/or others.

Burnaby Meeting​
Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: South Burnaby Neighborhood House
Address: 4460 Beresford Street, Burnaby

Vancouver Meeting​
Date: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Qmunity’s Accessible Office
Address: Suite 610-1033 Davie Street, Vancouver

Online Group
One to two online meetings per month. Times vary.
For time of next meeting, check here:
Contact info@canbc.org for link to join us.

Contact:

Heather
info@canbc.org
604.437.7331 (text/phone)

“Heather is knowledgeable, thoughtful, funny, and generous.  As the moderator of Chronically Queer, they create a welcoming environment for everyone—regardless of where participants are in their respective disability journeys.  Chronically Queer benefits from Heather’s extensive experience, longstanding commitment to advocacy, and dedication to supporting disabled people and affirming disabled ways-of-being.  It is clear that Heather views accessibility as a practice and is therefore always seeking to make the group work better for participants.  Moreover, Heather is passionate about ensuring that accessibility extend beyond “crip” spaces and, in that spirit, often offers group members opportunities to have our voices heard in majority-abled spaces as well.  Under their care, the group has become a thriving community and fostered many friendships.”

Corin Parsons de Freitas, Chronically Queer member

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