Whether you’re an Investigaytors participant, graduate, or are just checking the program out, there are a lot of additional resources developed for queer, trans, and Two Spirit people that you can rely on to get the information and support you need to live your best life. Below is a list of resources you might find helpful. If you know of a really great resource that’s not listed here, don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know.
As a leader in gay, bi, and queer (GBQ) men’s health in Toronto, ACT is proud to offer programs and services for people living with and at increased risk for HIV. These services include, anonymous HIV testing, free counselling to GBQ guys regardless of HIV status, group support on various topics such as substance use, body image, and wellness, and HIV and sexual health education, prevention and outreach services
The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia’s (ACNS) Gay Men’s Health Project offers a range of group and one-on-one support services and programming for GBT2Q men.
BOOM is an online resource for young guys who like guys. BOOM is here to help you explore a range of important topics such as gender and sexual identity, dating and sex, HIV, and emotional and mental well-being. BOOM is an initiative of CANFAR.
EMHC is a grassroots health organization in Edmonton run by and for queer and trans community members. EMHC offers a range of community health programming, including: community education, support, and capacity-building; provider training and professional development; and community-based research. EMHC also operates PrEPAlberta.ca, Alberta’s main online resources for PrEP education and access.
Health Initiative for Men (HIM) was founded in the heart of Vancouver's gay village in 2008 with the purpose of supporting the holistic well-being of queer men. HIM has since become a pillar of queer men's health in Vancouver's Lower Mainland and beyond, supporting the unique physical, sexual, social, and mental well-being of our communities.
Aided by hundreds of tireless volunteers, HIM operates five health centres that offer the full spectrum of sexual health testing and counselling, designs innovative interventions and campaigns, collaborates on cutting-edge research projects, and advocates for queer men to actively engage in the well-being of our own communities.
MAX is Ottawa's health connection for guys into guys. Max focuses on maximizing the health and wellness of gay, bisexual, Two-spirit, queer, and other guys who are into guys, both cis and trans (GBT2Q). MAX offers individual, group, and community support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region and also works with the healthcare providers that serve them.
Planned Parenthood Newfoundland and Labrador Sexual Health Centre is a non-profit charitable organization that promotes positive sexual health and 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion through education, community partnership, information and services within an environment that supports and respects individual choice.
QueerTransMen.org and the Primed Guide were developed by the Ontario Gay, Bi, and Queer Trans Men’s Working Group. Based on an Ontario-wide assessment of the sexual health needs of gay, bi and queer trans men, Primed prioritizes trans bodies, desires, and sexualities and covers topics including disclosure, finding sex and cruising, safer sex and harm reduction, HIV and other STIs, and more! While QueerTransMen.org and the Primed Guide were developed in Ontario, much of the information is transferrable to other parts of Canada.
Resist Stigma is a national initiative that engages young gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirit, and trans (GBQ2ST) men and health professionals in combatting stigma. Resist Stigma combats stigma through building knowledge, by providing educational opportunities, and by engaging young GBT2Q men in creating messages that resist stigma by sharing our stories. Resist Stigma includes a number of creative projects developed by and for GBT2Q youth.
Have you ever thought about the sex you want? Getting from here to there looks different for everyone. The site has lots of information to help you figure out how to have the sex you want, and to help you and your partners think through the decisions that can impact your health. While The Sex You Want was developed in Ontario, much of the information provided is transferrable to other parts of Canada.
CANFAR’s Educator Guides are developed by a community of experts with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and cover a range of topics including: Identity & Self Awareness, Healthy Relationships & Consent, HIV/AIDS Basics, and HIV Risk & Prevention. These guides include grade-appropriate activities and correspond to curricula across all Canadian provinces and territories.
CATIE is Canada’s primary source for HIV and HCV information. CATIE includes information surrounding a range of sexual health and substance use topics. CATIE offers online articles, print resources, and free online courses through “educatie”.
CBRC's core pillars - community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development - position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC’s library contains a range of useful resources for delivery partners including reports from Sex Now, Canada’s largest and longest running health study of GBT2Q men.
The Enchanté Network is an organization connecting and supporting 2Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities across Canada through providing resources, training, and peer to peer networking. Enchanté’s member organizations include everything from small, volunteer-driven 2Spirit and LGBTQ advocacy groups to large frontline service-oriented community centres, from coast to coast to coast. Enchanté can provide a useful network of likeminded organizations for delivery partners looking to engage more partners in their programming.
Engage is a 5-year Canadian collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations on HIV and sexual health among gay, bi, and queer men, including trans men, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) in Canada. Its three primary aims are to provide research evidence to inform HIV and STBBI prevention initiatives for Canadian gbMSM, build capacity for a pan-Canadian network on HIV and sexual health research for gbMSM, and integrate community engagement into all stages of the project to enhance community-researcher collaboration and bidirectional knowledge exchange. The Engage team offers a range of publications which can help delivery partners better understand the sexual health experiences of GBT2Q men in Canada.
The Trans PULSE Project (Ontario) was a community-based research (CBR) project that investigated the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario, Canada. Trans PULSE includes a range of resources which can help providers better understand the health and wellbeing of trans people living in Canada.