Health Initiative for Men (HIM) Services in Fraser Health region:
Whether it’s yoga, dance, or just a way to find community, HIM is constantly looking to provide ways for you to connect with your community, body, and strengthen your physical health. HIM also offers a number of Zoom register virtual activities for physical health which are made available to GBT2Q folks in the Fraser Region and across BC.
Whether you need STI testing or workshops on healthy relationships, HIM has got you covered on all things Sexual Health. We work with local and regional partners to provide the most appropriate services for community members looking to strengthen their sexual health. HIM has health centres in Surrey, Abbotsford, and New Westminster. HIM also offers a number of Sexual Health Tools that are available to everyone in BC.
Beyond HIM services in the region, you can access a wide range of services such as STI screening through Fraser Health Authority by calling the Fraser Health Authority central intake line at: 604-476-7087. You can also get access to STI testing online through www.getcheckedonline.ca or by locating services near you using checkyourself.today. Also, you can find harm reduction supplies provided by FH Local Health Units in your neighbourhood at: www.towardtheheart.com.
Please check out the HIM COVID-19 response page for important updates during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social health is just as important as any other aspect of our health! HIM offers many ways to connect with other members of our community through regularly scheduled events and programs both in-person and online. Connections is a Fraser region specific group for Queer guys 19+ to come together to talk about life experiences, connect with peers and build a circle of support. Get ready to fill your social calendar!
We also have the “Life in Colour” group where queer men of colour can connect and talk with other individuals about intersectional struggles and connect with one another.
We know that mental health is an important part of staying healthy and that every person is on their own journey to mental wellbeing. That’s why HIM has curated mental health resources for all income levels, because we believe that mental health shouldn’t have barriers. GBT2Q folks in the Fraser Valley are welcome to access counselling services at our office in Vancouver by contacting us by phone at 604-488-1001 ext. 235 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with HIM in Fraser Region
Check out our available volunteer opportunities in the Fraser Region:
HIM Community Partners in Fraser Region
Health Initiative for Men values our partners in the Fraser Region and are proud to work alongside community organizations, groups and businesses to provide supports and resources. This includes Surrey Pride Society, North Westminster Pride Society, Fraser Valley Pride, Tri-Cities Pride Society and Burnaby Pride among many other pride-oriented events, groups and festivals.
We value partner organizations like EPAMA, SHER, Rainbow Events Network, and the LOVE CRN that allow us to collaborate and affect meaningful change for our communities. We appreciate our venue partners that work with us to provide safe space, like UFV, BCIT, SFU, Douglas, Judge Begbies and DiverseCITY.
Strengthening the health and well-being of ourselves and our communities is a collaborative effort and HIM appreciates our partners, peers and volunteers in Fraser Region and look forward to continuing to contribute meaningfully alongside Fraser Health Authority to meeting the needs of Fraser populations.