The Men's Health Initiative is dedicated to the health care needs and concerns of Gay, Bi, and other men who have sex with men. The Men's Health Initiative's main goal is to increase supportive, community-based networks for gay, bisexual, two-spirited, and other men who have sex with men.
Isolation, depression, substance use are often contributing factors to riskier sexual behaviours. The Men's Health Initiative hopes to build on the remarkable strengths and resilience of the male communities in the Interior of BC.
Through on-going programming such as Expresso Yourself! Cafes, mini-film festivals, condom packaging parties & potlucks, and an annual Radiance Retreat, this project hopes to increase the breadth and depth of knowledge around the transmission of STIs with the hopes of encouraging behavioural shifts for healthier living.