I think it's not so much that the group is for partners of those with schizophrenia, but that partners of persons with schizophrenia often attend because they need support, if that makes sense. Also if the group is organized by the BC Schizophrenia Society sometimes people think they can't go unless their partner has schizophrenia.
Does your partner have access to financial assistance? The BC Schizophrenia Society has a family educator in Victoria who should be able to figure out if she or you are eligible for any financial help. You can call them at (250) 384-4225. If you get any difficulties or misunderstandings relating to LGTBQ issues from them (I don't expect any, but just in case), or anything else, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'll help. Also, there is a respite program in Victoria, and there might still be one. Respite is where you get a small amount of funding to help do something that gives the family caregiver (you) a break. Here's some info on that: http://bcssvictoria.ca/programs-for-peo ... s/respite/