Men’s Health Initiative (MHI)'s goal is to increase supportive, community-based networks for guys-who-like-guys within Interior BC while raising attention to their health care needs and concerns.
This includes, but is not limited to: asexual, bisexual, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys-who-like-guys.
The Men’s Health Initiative hopes to build on the remarkable strengths and resilience of the diverse male communities within Interior BC.
Our broad geographical reach includes but is not limited to Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Penticton, Revelstoke, Vernon
and rural & remote areas around & in between.
This includes the regions of the East Kootenay, Kootenay Boundary, Okanagan, Thompson Cariboo Shuswap and their First Nations unceded territories.
For other resources in the BC Interior region go to myhealthissexy.com
MHI is a program partnership between ANKORS, CBRC and LPRC.
to respond to the evolving needs of those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and other blood borne pathogens; and to foster healthy, informed communities.
Dedicated to using community participatory research to develop knowledge about gay men’s health and to develop interventions addressing health and social issues.
To provide prevention, education, and support services, with a focus on wellness, to anyone living with, affected by, or at risk of HIV, hepatitis C, or other blood-borne infections.
The Men's Health Initiative utilizes the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of professional and community men & women from across BC to help
direct and guide MHI services
Currently our Advisory Committee includes:
Kim Kinakin - MHI Coordinator
Dylan Wall - Kelowna
Fahmy Baharuddin - LPRC - Kelowna
Perry Shular - Kamloops
Kira Haug - ASK Wellness Society - Kamloops
Simon Rayek - Health Initiatives for Men - Vancouver
Brad Fergusson - Nelson
Cheryl Dowden - ANKORS - Nelson
Darren Ho - CBRC - Vancouver
Volunteering with the MHI is an awesome way to share your talents, engage with the community and create positive impact.
Currently we have 4 active Volunteer Committees:
ART & DESIGN
COMMUNICATION & OUTREACH
RESEARCH & ADVOCACY
For more information on how you can get involved with one of the MHI Volunteer Committees contact the MHI Coordinator at: