Workshop: Supporting Our Trans Family and Friends

🌐 An online workshop open to everyone in the East & West Kootenay/Boundary regions.
⚧ A conversation on transgender identity and allyship – open to all levels of previous knowledge!
Trans Connect is hosting a series of Thursday workshops open to everyone to help make our communities in the Kootenays a safer place for everyone. Each group has a loose focus, but anyone is invited to join and participate in any date that works for you.
The dates we will be meeting are:
– February 25 @ 3PM (Trans 101)
– March 4 @ 10AM (Service provider’s focus)
– March 11 @ 6PM (Trans 101)
– March 25 @ 6PM (Family + loved one’s focus)
To register for this workshop on March 25, click here:…/reg…/WN_1-IPHlOFRqKhPaUzqG-gqg
Trans Connect is a transgender wellness program through ANKORS that supports transgender people of all ages access physical, mental, and emotional health supports. Trans Connect is allied with many communities including: Two Spirit and Indigenous peoples; intersex communities; youth; elders, olders, and aging populations; sex workers; LGBTQ2IA+ communities; sex workers; drug users; people with disabilities; and BIPOC communities.
You can email me at: with any questions.
I can’t wait to connect and hear from you!

NFTF CONVERSATIONS with Vikki Reynolds

Solidarity, Collective Community, and Shouldering Each Other Up

Nelson Fentanyl Task Force (NFTF) and ANKORS present: VIKKI REYNOLDS PHD RCC

NFTF CONVERSATIONS #2 virtual series event. March 10th, 2021, 1pm to 2pm

We will speak to Vikki about her role in supporting healthcare workers and peer workers on the frontlines of the overdose crisis in BC. Vikki is a therapist and trainer in Vancouver. The topic for the conversation is:

Solidarity, Collective Community, and Shouldering Each Other Up

We will explore with Vikki the ways that we can practice social work, emergency work, healthcare, mental health care, and peer support as we respond to the overdose crisis. Vikki encourages us to, “shoulder each other up, connect in the heart of the work, and keep the people we want to be useful to at the centre”.


Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally. Articles & speaks free at:  

Funded by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, Community Action Initiative, and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre.

Please register below. This is a zoom event. Capacity limited.

PWLLE (people with lived and living experience of substance use) can reach out to REDUN for more support to attend this virtual event. Please email REDUN BC:

Registration link: (you will recieve your zoom link after registration)