Tag: Health Initiative for Men

HIM job posting: Financial Controller

The Health Initiative for Men is currently recruiting for a Financial Controller (part time). The Financial Controller is responsible for provide senior level financial services, including: managing Receivables, overseeing Payables, month-end close, year-end close preparation, managing HIM’s charitable tax receipting program, periodic funder reporting, annual budgeting and monthly variance reporting, completion of the annual charity… Read more »

Health Initiative for Men is currently recruiting for the position of Knowledge Translation Manager. Within the context of a community-centered care model, in accordance with standards of professional practice, and the vision and values of HIM, the Knowledge Translation Manager is responsible for providing leadership in the planning and implementation of our community-level sexual health… Read more »

November 5 and 6, 2015 SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street The theme of this year’s Gay Men’s Health Summit is “Undoing Stigma”; focusing on the impact of stigma on the health and well-being of gay men.  Submissions are welcomed related to gay men’s health, and in particular submissions related to this year’s Summit… Read more »

HIM CLIENT SURVEY: Tell us what you think!

Getting feedback from our clients and the communities we serve is a critical component of our gay men’s health strategy. We’re privileged to connect with the diverse range of community members who engage with a variety of our programs and services at Health Initiative for Men. Although we may have heard from many of you… Read more »

Open letter from HIM to Gilead Sciences re: PrEP

Health Iinitiative for Men (HIM) has written an Open Letter to Gilead Sciences, asking them to apply for Health Canada approval for use of Truvada in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a new tool in HIV prevention. Someone who is HIV negative can take anti-HIV medications on a daily basis to reduce… Read more »

About Health Initiative for Men Society (HIM) Health Initiative for Men (HIM) envisions gay men building healthy lives together. The mission at HIM is to strengthen the health and well­being of gay men. We value a comprehensive approach to healthy living, gay men’s ability to make informed decisions, a non­judgmental sex‐positive and strengths based philosophy,… Read more »

The Reception Volunteer works in HIM’s Health Centre setting and receives clinic clients and responds to inquiries on the phone, via the internet, and face to face. The Reception Volunteer is responsible for providing information regarding the clinic to the general public and clients; providing administrative support to the nurses, peer support volunteers, and professional… Read more »


“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.   In This Issue:  NEWS: Upcoming Summer Events Volunteer Opportunities at HIM HIM August and September Events Calendars Condom Packaging Dates HIM Institute CHAPS Cruisey-T Volunteers   WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS: Fruit Camps 2013 – Last 4 Weeks! Grind with… Read more »

Last week, almost 70 individuals from around the province joined the Pacific AIDS network in Richmond for a lively 2-day event called Knowledge to Action: Strategic Directions for Community-Based Research (K2A2013). The enthusiasm and engagement from the diverse participants – from peer research associates, to community-based organization representatives, to academic researchers, and others – reminded me… Read more »

Hottest at the Start

Health Initiative for Men (HIM)’s Hottest at the Start campaign continues through online video.  Having debuted at this year’s Vancouver Out On Screen Film Festival, this attention-grabbing video campaign speaks to gay men in a frank way about Acute HIV infection.    The campaign explains that HIV is “hottest,” or most transmissible at the start of… Read more »