We envision a diverse community that celebrates healthy sexuality throughout life.

About Island Sexual Health

Island Sexual Health Community Health Centre is a non-profit agency that has served the Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Gulf Islands communities since 1969. ISHS was formerly a part of Planned Parenthood, and became an independent society in 1986. We are privileged to provide clinical and education services to more than 40,000 people in Greater Victoria yearly.

We offer sexual health clinical care, primary care for priority populations, community education, and a retail store that carries gender affirming apparel such as binders, packers, gaffs (including children’s), and underwear and products for pleasure and sexual health. Book in for an appointment.

Our vision

We envision a diverse community that celebrates healthy sexuality throughout life.

Our mission

We lead in delivering exemplary sexual health services to South Vancouver Island. Through the provision of clinical care and education, we:

  • empower individuals to make choices that enhance their sexual wellbeing;
  • provide all inclusive services and resources that support sexual health;
  • celebrate diversity of sexual expression.

Island Sexual Health defines sexual health as a state of physical, emotional, mental, and societal well-being related to sexuality.

Statement of Solidarity Against Racism

As an organization, Island Sexual Health recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to listen, reflect, and act to better stand in solidarity against racism. We levy our privilege and strengths to follow through our intentions with action and accountability. We continue to uphold the work of individuals and organizations that have worked tirelessly to dismantle systems of injustice and harm with integrity, responsibility, and intention. As always, we welcome suggestions to help us continue on our paths of learning in order to improve our practice, but recognize it’s ultimately also our responsibility to act.

You can help ISHS

You can support the Island Sexual Health by: