• You’ve got a lot going on. Whether it’s work pressures, bills, relationships, family issues or feelings of isolation, life as a gay man can sometimes be overwhelming. This section provides resources, articles and information about how you can take care of your mental health.

  • Break-ups, bad dates, or bad days… sometimes you just need to talk. HIM offers Professional Counselling and other ways to take time for your mind. For more details click here.

  • Transitions

    Transitions is a new dynamic program at Health Initiative for Men that engages a diverse group of men involved in the sex industry in Metro Vancouver. Through a multi-phase program of support, Transitions aims to increase men’s personal and professional capacity and provide them with the tools necessary to reduce their reliance on sex work […]

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  • Life Drawing

    Hone your sketching skills and try your hand at drawing the human body! Life Drawing with HIM is a drop-in, informal social group for men with a focus on drawing and sketching. The group has an open studio format and, depending on the weather, may even move outdoors. All skill levels are welcome. This group […]

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  • Men 55+ with HIM

    A facilitated safe space to talk, listen, and share your experiences of conscious aging with other gay men. Topics include growing older, understanding issues of isolation, motivation, financial issues, physical health, sex, and more. Date/Time: First Tuesday each month, 7:00 – 8:30pm Location: 310 – 1033 Davie Street Cost: Free For more information or to […]

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  • Gay Warriors: Two-Spirit Talking Circle

    This drop-in talking circle is a safe space for gay or two-spirit men to connect and share their stories. With a spiritual (non-religious) smudge and First Nations prayer practice, the healing talking circle offers an opportunity to connect with one’s higher self entity. For more information or to register, please phone 604.488.1001 or email register@checkhimout.ca. […]

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  • Deliciously Disabled Does Vancouver!

    HIM and Mpowerment are proud to host an evening reception and interactive keynote address about sex and disability. Monday February 29th 2016 7:00 – 9:00pm Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) Our presenter Andrew Gurza is a Disability Awareness Consultant whose passion is “making disability accessible to everyone.” Andrew is the Founder and Co-Director of Deliciously […]

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  • Holiday Closures 2015

    The holidays are fast approaching and we would like to let you know about our holiday closures for this year-end.  As in previous years, our health centres, group sessions, and workshops will be temporarily closed for a few days during the holiday season.  Please refer to the charts below for the last day open and […]

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  • HIM’s Organizational Evaluation

    Evaluation at HIM Getting feedback from our clients and the communities we serve is a critical component of our gay men’s health strategy. We’re privileged to connect with the diverse range of community members who engage with a variety of our programs and services at Health Initiative for Men. Although we may have heard from many […]

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  • Rainbow Soup Social

    Want to meet other awesome people while making soup for a great cause? Check out this weekly soup making group for queer people and their allies!   When: Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House, 1019 Broughton Street For more information or to register as a volunteer Chef, please contact: kirill@checkhimout.ca  

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  • Aging Fabulously

    Aging is wisdom gained, but only through acceptance of the aging experience and knowing how to care for ourselves at any age. This informative six-week workshop teaches you how to perform physical exercise in a safe manner that’s within our capacity while guiding you through body and mind integrated self-care. To register, or for more […]

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  • Holiday Closures!

    It’s that time of the year again, and our health centres, group sessions, and workshops will be temporarily closed for a few days during the holiday season. For urgent access to PEP during our health centre closures, please visit St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency or go to the Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC) on the 5th Floor at St. Paul’s Hospital […]

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