MHI HISTORY

2008 - 2012

ENGAGING PHYSICIANS (LPRC project)

August 2010 – Jan 2011 – MSM Health Survey – Participants completed the confidential online  survey that was hosted by Infopoll.com. Participants received $10 for completing the survey.
Results were published in AIDS Care Journal April of 2016

2011– Engaging Physicians Project: A Health Education & Awareness Project created through the Living Positive Resource Centre (LPRC) – Coordinator: Kevin Saya-Moore

2012

 

Engaging Physicians publishes 
‘Communicating with male patients who have sex with males & who live in non-urban areas’


Engaging Physicians publishes 
‘Communicating with your doctor about sex between men’


April 2012 – MHI gets funding. Kevin Saya-Moore hired as Coordinator

 

MHI hosts book reading ‘Velvet Rage’ – Nelson

 

MHI attends Pride – Nelson

 

MHI hosts 2nd book reading - Nelson

 

2013


January until June  – Kevin Saya-Moore as MHI Coordinator - Kelowna

 

July  – Jazzy replaces Kevin as Coordinator - Kelowna

 

July  – MHI attends Vancouver Pride - Vancouver

 

August  – MHI attends Okanagan Pride - Kelowna

 

August 23-25 – MHI organizes and hosts
Radiance Retreat – Mabel Lake/Rawhide Ranch

 

September 1st – MHI attends Kootenay Pride & Dinner - Nelson

 

September  – MHI attends White Party - Kamloops

 

October 2nd  – MHI attends
“Let’s Talk About Sex” Workshop/Forum @ UBCO  - Kelowna

 

November  – MHI attends UBCO Discussion Group - Kelowna

 

November – MHI attends Gay Men’s Health Summit - Vancouver

 

November 23rd – MHI Movie Night ‘Behind the Candelabra’ - Kelowna

 

December 1st 2 – MHI attends World AIDS Day - Kelowna

 

December  – MHI Bowling - Kelowna

 

2014


MHI publishes  ‘Men’s Health Matters’


January – MHI attends SOGALA – Penticton

Jan 11th - MHI Movie Night ‘Paris Is Burning’ - Kelowna

February – MHI attends UBCO Out Week - Kelowna


Feb 8th – MHI organizes Games Day - Kelowna


Feb 22nd - MHI Movie Night ‘The 24th Day’ - Kelowna


March 2nd – MHI hosts Men’s Social Meet & Greet - Kamloops


March – MHI Dinner event - Nelson


March 15th – MHI hosts Potluck, Hot-tub & Fireside Chat – Kelowna


March 25th – MHI creates Facebook ‘group’ (closed-group)


March – MHI attends Senior Gay Men in Kelowna group – Kelowna


April 12th - MHI Movie Night ‘Stonewall Uprising’ - Kelowna


April 22nd – MHI face-to-face Advisory Committer Meeting - Kelowna


April 27th – MHI Social – hosted by Bill Anderson - Kamloops 


May – MHI contracts designer (Cole Johnston) for MHI logo


May – MHI community visit - Nelson


May – Cranbrook Pride – Cranbrook


May 10th - MHI Movie Night ‘Gay Sex in the 70’s’ – Kelowna


June – MHI website launched


June 14th - MHI Movie Night ‘We Were Here’ - Kelowna


June – MHI online outreach – Squirt/Craigslist – BC Interior


July 19th - MHI Movie Night ‘The Laramie Project’ - Kelowna


July – MHI attends Farmers Market with outreach table - Penticton


July – MHI online outreach – Squirt/Craigslist – BC Interior


August 16th  – MHI attends Okanagan Pride - Kelowna


Aug – MHI online outreach – Squirt/Craigslist – BC Interior


August 23-25th – MHI Radiance Retreat – Peachland - CANCELED


August 31st – MHI attends Kootenay Pride - Nelson


September 1st – Jazzy leaves MHI – Kelowna


September 29th – MHI Advisory Meets


September – Coffee Night x 4, Stop HIV Project, - Kelowna


October – MHI attends Gay Men’s Health Summit - Vancouver


October – Coffee Night x 4, SGMiK x2, Movie Night, UBCO outreach - Kelowna


November– Coffee Night x 4, SGMiK x2, Movie Night, UBCO outreach – Kelowna
 

2015

January – Dylan Wall replaces Jazzy as Coordinator – Kelowna


Jan 7th – MHI Facebook ‘page’ (public) created


April – MHI attends Service Providers Summit 
- with Interior Health, Health Outreach Nurses –


May 19th – MHI hosts Men’s Health Matters – Kelowna
- with MHI community members, Health Care Providers, Non-Profits Organizations & Health Authorities -
surveys included for future Needs Assessment


May 20th  – MHI hosts MHI Advisory Committee meeting – Kelowna


May 23rd – MHI attends Cranbrook Pride – Cranbrook
with Harm Reduction Coordinator of Interior Health


July – MHI conducts online survey


August  15th - MHI attends OK Pride – Kelowna
with Harm Reduction Coordinator of Interior Health


September – Dr. Matthew Burnett starts providing counseling services for MHI - Kelowna


October 1st - MHI attends Pride – Kamloops
with Harm Reduction Coordinator of Interior Health


October 1st - MHI conducts regional networking - Through-out BC Interior
Connecting with PRIDE groups and other community groups
with Jody Jollimore from Gay Men and HIV Provincial Working Group


November - MHI attends Gay Men’s Health Summit – Vancouver


December – MHI / LPRC World AIDS Day event – Kelowna

2016
 

January – MHI publishes/releases  ‘MHI Needs Assessment Findings’
document with Catalyst Consulting


March 1st – MHI attends Elder Abuse in the LGBT Community Town Hall - Kelowna


March – MHI submits proposal for PREP Project with Dr. Matthew Burnett


April 4th – “Predictors of HIV testing among men who have sex with men: a focus on men living outside major urban centres in Canada” – published in AIDS Care Journal – study co-conducted in 2010/2011 by LPRC and UBCO
 


April 9th -  MHI organizes and hosts

‘Gaythering’ workshop and Pony! Cabaret - Kelowna
-  Gaythering workshop includes MHI stakeholders from throughout BC’s Interior - 
including representatives from Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Nelson, Grand Forks, Greenwood
- Pony Cabaret is a public event with entertainers and music -  


May 1st – MHI attends Totally Outright workshop – Mission, BC
- with 4 other MHI guys from the Okanagan area -


May 31st – MHI hosts Beach Day event - Kelowna


 June 6th – MHI co-hosts Intergenerational Chat with Senior Gay Men In Kelowna (SGMIK) – Kelowna

June 22nd – MHI hosts first PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Outreach Urban Health -


August 2nd– MHI hosts screening of ‘Sex in the 80’s’ – Kelowna


August 13th – MHI attends Okanagan Pride – Kelowna


August – MHI hosts Beach Day event – Kelowna


October – Kim Kinakin replaces Dylan Wall as MHI Coordinator


October – New MHI logos created and promoted for audience online voting


November 8-10 – MHI attends Gay Men’s Health Summit – Vancouver


November 17th – MHI hosts 2nd PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –


November 22nd – MHI attends and presents at Okanagan College class for Social Workers


December 1st – MHI / LPRC World AIDS Day event – WORDS & AIDS – Kelowna


December 5th – MHI attends REL8 meeting – Kelowna

December 6th – MHI attends Senior Gay Men in Kelowna meeting - Kelowna


December 8th – MHI hosts 3rd PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –
 

2017

 

Jan 5th – MHI 1st Research & Advocacy Meeting - Kelowna

Jan 19th – MHI hosts 4th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

Jan 26th – MHI attends Healthier Masculinities workshop at UBCO – Kelowna


Jan 31th – MHI attends Queer Lives live podcast recording – Kelowna

Feb 8th – MHI attends Sexual Health Event @ Okanagan College – Kelowna

Feb 16th – MHI hosts 5th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

Feb 17th – MHI 1st GUYthering organizing committee meeting – Kelowna

 

Feb 24th – MHI provides outreach at Fruitcake – Kelowna

Mar 1st – MHI Advisory committee meeting – teleconference

Mar 15th – MHI Research & Advocacy Meeting – teleconference

Mar 16th – MHI hosts 6th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

Mar 22nd – MHI Research & Advocacy Meeting - Kelowna

Mar 29th – MHI Advisory committee meeting – teleconference

April 7-8h – MHI provides outreach at Peak Pride –  Big White

Apr 10th – MHI hosts 7th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

Apr 12th – MHI Research & Advocacy Meeting - Kelowna

Apr 19th – MHI co-hosts 8th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kamloops
- with Kamloops Pride & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

Apr 27th – MHI hosts 9th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Penticton
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

Apr 28-30th – MHI hosts GUYtheirng conference event – Kelowna
- with 24 MHI guys plus 11 presenters from throughout the interior –
includes MHI stakeholders from throughout BC’s Interior - 
including representatives from Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Kamloops, Nelson, Grand Forks, Princeton, Summerland, Slocan, Winlaw & Chase

May 5th – MHI Advisory committee meeting – teleconference

May 12-15th – MHI co-sponsors 2 MHI volunteers to attend

Totally Outright – Bowen Island,- with CBRC and HIM

May 15th – MHI Research & Advocacy Meeting - Kelowna

May 15th – MHI attends Kamloops Pride board meeting and meets with ASK Wellness – Kamloops

May 23rd – MHI hosts 10th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Penticton
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

May 25rd – MHI hosts 11th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –

May 26-27th – MHI attends Cranbrook Pride – Cranbrook
- Youth movie & Pizza night at COTR, Family BBQ at Rotary Park, Pride after Dark at Dewey’s Pub –

June 6th – MHI Research & Advocacy Meeting – teleconference

June 7th – MHI attends CMHA HIV/HEPC Peer Toolkit working committee – Kelowna

June 9th – MHI attends PRICK! 7-month review and evaluation  – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health –

June 15th – MHI attends CMHA HIV/HEPC Peer Toolkit working committee – Kelowna

June 15th – MHI hosts 12th PRICK! STI/HIV testing event – Kelowna
- with Options for Sexual Health & Interior Health Outreach Nurses –
 

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ADDRESS: 168 ASHER ROAD KELOWNA, BC V1X 3H6

TELEPHONE: 778-753-5830 (Ext.105)  |  EMAIL: menshealthinbc@gmail.com

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