Male Sex Worker Strategy, Support Coordinator

ACT (Toronto), MAX (Ottawa), and RÉZO (Montréal) are hiring a Male Sex Worker Outreach Coordinator to support our work with the male sex work communities across Ontario and Québec over the next two-years. This peer-based position will be housed in one of the three cities (Toronto, Ottawa, or Montréal) to support a range of community development work focusing on the needs of guys involved in sex work.

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Queering sexual health services in Toronto

Community consultation informants described barriers to healthcare impacting their ability to access services in Toronto. Informants offered many suggestions on how to improve access to services. These priorities can be summarized into the 6 Cs for improved healthcare access. This approach outlines informants’ perceived needs for improved experiences when interacting with healthcare services.

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RÉZO is organizing the first francophone Summit on GBTQ men health in Canada: SMASH

RÉZO is organizing the first Francophone Summit concerning the health of gay and bisexual men (cis and trans) in Canada: SMASH (Montreal’s Action Summit for the Health of Men who have Sexual or Romantic Relationships with other Men -MSM-). The event will take place over two days in Montreal: Friday, March 29th and Saturday, March 30th, 2019. Registration is required, but free.

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Job opportunity: National Project Coordinator

Advance is looking for a full-time National Project Coordinator to work closely with the project team to support the implementation of our ambitious 5-year project to increase access and uptake of priority health services for gay, bi, and queer cis and trans men and 2-spirit people across Canada. This position will be filled by someone who is organized, tech-savvy, attentive to detail, and has the capacity to take initiative and work with autonomy. The position could be based in Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal (other cities may be possible).

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Advance / Avancer
Introducing The BC Community Advocates Program -CommA-

In an effort to engage community members in BC’s smaller-urban and rural areas, HIM launched the BC Community Advocates program (CommA) in partnership with CBRC and Men’s Health Initiative. This new program recruits GBT2Q community members who are active in their communities to attend CBRC’s Summit in Vancouver, an annual conference on the unique health needs of GBT2Q men.

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Canada’s Largest Study of Queer Men Hits the Road

This summer, the largest biobehavioural study of gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) in Canadian history took place: The Sex Now Survey. The Advance Community Alliance was an instrumental source of support, helping to train and organize community volunteers to support recruitment and extending Sex Now’s reach to diverse communities of gbMSM in Canada.  

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Nova Scotians Need Improved Access to PrEP

Nova Scotians urgently need increased access to PrEP to reduce HIV incidence among the populations most heavily affected, including gay, bi, queer, and other men who have sex with men. This past summer, the Atlantic Canadian province saw a spike in new HIV cases, with 16 cases reported as of June – double what public health officials would expect at that point in the year.

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