ABOUT US

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. Ultimately, MHI's hope is to build on the remarkable strengths and resilience of the diverse male communities within Interior BC.

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.

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.

PARTNERS

MHI is a program partnership between ANKORS, CBRC, and LPRC.

ANKORS MISSION:
To respond to the evolving needs of those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and other bloodborne pathogens; and to foster healthy, informed communities.

CBRC MISSION:
Dedicated to using community participatory research to develop knowledge about gay men’s health and to develop interventions addressing health and social issues.

LPRC MISSION:
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.

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