For Community Members:

Below you will find our Mpox WTF document as well as our What’s Up Doc? Both of these resources provide information around what we know and what remains unclear about the current outbreak in BC and can be used as self-advocacy documents for healthcare providers and community members:

For Community Organizations and Health Care Providers:

Mpox (mpox, MPV, MPXV) cases are increasing in Canada and globally. It can affect anyone of any gender identity or sexual orientation, however, this outbreak has particularly impacted men in the 2SGBTQ+ community.

We at Health Initiative for Men have been working alongside the various health sector agencies to ensure equitable and stigma free access to mpox information, vaccination and treatment. See below for a number of community focused resources for advocates and other organizations who wish to help prevent the spread of mpox in British Columbia. 


Community Health

Poster – We encourage anyone to use this poster to raise awareness around mpox. Upon scanning the QR code users will be directed to where they can access information regarding mpox including locally relevant mpox vaccination clinic information.

Click on the image or here to download the media files.


Sex on Premises

Poster + Social Media Assets – Cancelling or otherwise limiting access to bathhouses and parties is not recommended for reducing the spread of mpox.  Some cases have reported visiting bathhouses or parties, although it is not yet known if transmission occurred at these venues – A sexy poster and social media assets for sexy spaces.

Click on the image or here to download the media files.



Poster – Vaccine information for community members. Immunization is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and your community from mpox. Use this poster in places where people want to learn more about vaccines and vaccine access.

Click on the image or here to download the media files.


Poster + Social Media Asset

Symptoms for mpox usually appear 1-2 weeks after transmission but can take anywhere from 5-21 days. Symptoms can last up to 2-4 weeks. This poster and social media asset illustrates what symptoms might look like at the different stages.

Click on the image or here to download the media files.