Newcomers’ Health

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HIM is a non-profit organization founded and run by gay, bi, and queer men and gender diverse people. Our mission is to strengthen the health and wellbeing of many communities including newcomers to Canada who are GBQ men and gender diverse and now live in BC. HIM offers wide-ranging services, programs and resources to newcomers.

HIM does not require identification or proof of residency in Canada for most of our services, and almost all of HIM services are provided for free.

Sexual Health Services

From STI/HIV testing and treatment, vaccinations, access to PrEP and PEP, to access to harm reduction supplies and services, HIM is here to support your sexual health. Click here find out more about the sexual health services that HIM offers.

Mental Health Supports

At HIM we want to make it easy and accessible for all gay, bi, and queer men, and gender diverse people to explore the mental, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual aspects of their lives. It is our hope to create a community where taking care of these parts of yourself is as important as your sexual and physical health; without shame or stigma Click here to find out more about our mental health programs and services.

Resources for Your Health

Find resources that support your health and wellbeing; learn about sexual health strategies, PrEP, PEP, HIV prevention and make informed decisions about your health. Click here to discover the resources we’ve developed at HIM.

Get Involved with HIM

We are powered by people like you! HIM is a dynamic and ever-evolving movement lead by staff, volunteers, participants, and community members. We invite you to consider the many ways that you can join with us in our collective effort of building healthier lives together. Find out how you can get involved with HIM in your community.

Harm Reduction

“Harm reduction” refers to a wide range of practices, programs, and public policies that reduce harms associated with substance use and substance use stigma, which includes supervised consumption sites, housing-first policies, drug checking, needle exchange, decolonization, and so on. Click here to learn more about our harm reduction programs.

Sex Work Supports

From access to health services to safety, HIM is here for you to support you in maintaining your social, sexual, mental, and physical health while doing sex work. Click here to find out more about sex work supports at HIM.

Capacity Building

HIM believes in building healthier lives together, that’s why HIM invests in people’s knowledge and leadership in the communities we server. Click here to learn more about our capacity building programs.

Community Groups and Events for Newcomers

Here are some upcoming group events dedicated to newcomers who are GBQ men and gender diverse.

Also, be sure to check out our main calendar for a full list of upcoming events which are inclusive to all:

No upcoming events. Past events shown below.

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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