Volunteer with HIM on the Vancouver Island!

HIM (Health Initiative for Men) is excited to announce the launch of Vancouver Island HIM Community Connectors!  

The goal of this new program is to create a team of self-identified GBQ (gay, bisexual, and queer) Two Spirit and Gender Diverse people across Vancouver Island including the Gulf Islands to assist HIM with implementing a robust online outreach program. This initiative is designed to assist other self-identified GBQ, Two Spirit and Gender Diverse people to locate health care and community resources within their own regions, with a priority on HIV and STI testing, supporting people living with HIV to have access to good health care and community resources, as well as providing information and access to harm reduction supplies. 

Who we are looking for: 

  • A HIM Connector is someone who: 
  • Identify as Two Spirit, GBQ and gender diverse 
  • Wants to contribute to building community within their home community 
  • Fairly tech savvy and knows how to use apps like Grindr and Scruff 

Health Initiative for Men (HIM) Services on Vancouver Island:

Since 2019 HIM has been working with local partners in Victoria and the Vancouver Island region to improve the accessibility and uptake of health services for GBT2Q. In partnership with public health authorities, researchers, policymakers, and our communities, we mobilize the evidence, tools, and leadership necessary to ensure GBT2Q men (in Victoria, the Westshore Communities, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Courtenay/Comox, Campbell River and communities in between) have access to equitable and culturally competent care.

Physical Health

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 virtual activities for physical health which are made available to GBT2Q men on Vancouver Island and across BC

See Upcoming Activities

Sexual Health

HIM is working with local partners to bring you a variety of programs and group activities to help you strengthen your sexual health.

In partnership with Peers Victoria Resources Society, HIM has launched HUSTLE, a drop in program for male and masculine identified GBT2Q sex workers in Victoria and surrounding communities. For more information about this program contact jonathan@checkhimout.ca

HIM also offers a number of tailored online sexual health tools.

Social Health

Social health is just as important as any other aspect of our health! HIM offers many ways to connect with other members of the community through regularly scheduled events and programs both in-person and online. Get ready to fill your social calendar.

See Upcoming Activities

Mental Health

HIM is working with partners and community on identifying the needs of community members on the Island and the best ways to address those needs. Interested in learning more? Contact jonathan@checkhimout.ca


GET SOCIAL WITH HIM

 

HIM honours the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the territories of many nations on the west coast of Turtle Island, on whose unceded and stolen land we live and work. As uninvited inhabitants, we acknowledge that this space is and always will be Indigenous land.

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