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.

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

 
 

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 blood borne 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.

 

MHI ADVISORY

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

 

MHI VOLUNTEERS

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

SOCIAL EVENTS

 


For more information on how you can get involved with one of the MHI Volunteer Committees contact the MHI Coordinator at:

menshealthinbc@gmail.com

 

CONTACT US

Kootenay MHI
ADDRESS: 101 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4H1

CELL: 250-505-9793  |  OFFICE: 255-505-5506  |  EMAIL: kootenaymhi@gmail.com
 

Okanagan MHI

ADDRESS: 255 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6L2

CELL: 250-212-1655  |  OFFICE: 778-753-5830  |  EMAIL: menshealthinbc@gmail.com


 

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