• It gets better when we make it better. HIM has a pretty simple idea: gay men with high self-esteem tend to live healthier lives and have access to better health choices. We’re interested in improving social health factors that impact gay men, including the big-picture stuff like homophobia and heterosexism.

  • HIM offers a number of ways for gay guys to become more socially active. Check out our discussion groups including Men on Men (Skills for thriving in a straight man’s world) and Connect with HIM (A space for gay guys to meet other guys). For events listing 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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  • Tango with HIM

    Close embrace tango for gay men. No previous skills required. No partner required. A fun and social group dedicated to learning the essentials of Argentine Tango Milonguero. Get the chance to get close and connected to your fellow dancers through this passionate and expressive style of dance and music. Bring your best dancing shoes (no […]

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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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  • Connect with HIM in Surrey

    Come meet new friends at our HIM health centre in Surrey every Wednesday night! Different activities each week! We are excited to bring you the next installment of programming for guys in Surrey and the surrounding areas Date/Time: Drop-in every Wednesday 7–8:30pm Location: 220 – 10362 King George Blvd, Surrey Cost: FREE Connect with HIM […]

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  • Life Drawing with HIM at the Queer Arts Festival

    Do you have an artistic appreciation for the human form? Have you been looking for a chance to practice your sketching skills? Life Drawing with HIM is an informal, drop-in drawing and sketching social group for men. For one night only, Life Drawing with HIM is collaborating with the Queer Arts Festival to bring this […]

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  • Abundant Love (and Coffee)

    A monthly meet-up group for poly-people and the people they love! A monthly informal discussion and networking group, where participants can discuss, share experiences, and make friends with others who practice consenting non-monogamy. Date/Time: Last Friday of each month, 6:00–8:00pm starting June 26th Location: Container Coffee, 1100 Burrard St., Vancouver Cost: FREE and open to […]

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