Assist new people in the city and new members of Sher Vancouver access and obtain programs and services they are eligible for.
Pair up a Sher Vancouver member with a new member to the group to help navigate the city and provide mentorship.
Provide counselling on a sliding scale fee-for-service basis based on income to Sher Vancouver members and their friends, families, and allies.
A Registered Clinical Social Worker with experience with mental health, sexuality, coming out, and relationship issues provides the counselling.
Sher Vancouver hosts approximately one social event per month such as a potluck or picnic or sporting event.
Confidential information via email or landline telephone is provided all year round.
Messages are returned within 24 hours. Approximately 225 messages were returned in 2016.
The anti-bullying Dosti Project initiative has delivered over 100 presentations since its launch in April 2009.
The Dosti Project has received an excellent response in the community and the media and close to 95% of student evaluations scored the presentation 4.0/5 or higher.
Sher Vancouver has numerous opportunities for new members and supporters to get involved as volunteers. Sher Vancouver is always being invited to community events and volunteers are welcome to help represent Sher Vancouver, as well as participate in the Dosti Project.
Sher Vancouver holds regular drop-ins from time to time to provide a forum for discussion, debate, and support for its members.
Sher Vancouver members on the Facebook and Yahoo group also provide peer support and share information with each other.
A Registered Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Practical Nurse refer Sher Vancouver members to numerous government, professional, and non-profit agencies for assistance every year.
Common referrals include agencies that provide anonymous HIV and STD testing, translation, immigration, settlement, and to government programs such as applying for MSP coverage.