Hello from the Metro Vancouver Non-Binary Collection!
We are a support, social and activism group of non-binary, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, enby and gender-confused/questioning folks living in the Metro Vancouver area, better known as the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our goal is to create wondrous opportunities for those struggling with, living through and relishing in ‘non-traditional’ gender experiences and to provide non-binary education, resources and support to those who need it.
Our Mission and Goals
The Metro Vancouver Non-Binary Collective – also know as MVNBC – is built around the concept of connecting non-binary folk together for peer support, social gatherings, education, opportunities and the chance to have fun in a relaxing, enby-friendly environment. While we are primarily aimed at serving non-binary folks and their needs, we also do our best to provide resources for those who want to learn about non-binary folks. It’s our hope to create a future where everyone knows what it means to be non-binary!
A Brief History of MVNBC…
During Metro Vancouver’s three-month-long Pride season, Alex began to discuss the idea of creating a group to help with the lack of non-binary presence and events at Pride. A Facebook group and Discord server to help plan and build the group were created.
A room was found to host meetings at the South Burnaby Neighbourhood House. The community centre generously agreed to host the group for free and a once-monthly event in the evenings was decided upon.
Meetings began at the SBNH, with attendance being strong! We met in the Youth & Seniors Room on the 3rd floor with only minor hiccups as we settled.
With the rise of COVID-19, our March meeting was cancelled and we moved to hosting twice-monthly calls on Discord, in our same Tuesday evening timeslot.
As things reopened a bit, we began to hold monthly social distancing park meet-ups at different parks in the Metro Vancouver area.