Develop skills, network and

meet like minded folks in your area

 
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THE PROGRAM

Totally OutRIGHT Peel is a free leadership course for cis & trans masculine gay, bi, two-spirit, queer and other men who have sex with men aged 18 – 34, interested in meeting new people and learning how to navigate wellbeing, sexual health, social justice and network with leading social justice/health professionals. This program is designed interactively to be thought provoking and challenge stigma through holistic discussion, presentations and an in class project under the guidance of leaders & experts in gay men’s health. Totally OutRIGHT is not intended to be a support program; rather, it is a skills-building course. We are hoping to have the workshops be very interactive and involved.

The course requires 2 hours of focused learning per week over 6 - 8 Weeks. This leadership program has been an incredible experience for the many young gay, bisexual, trans, and queer guys who got involved, from personal skills building to professional development. Due to COVID19 The next Totally OutRIGHT workshop series will take place Monday evenings from 6PM - 8PM, online beginning October 19th 2020 and will end December 7th 2020.

Submit an application today and join the network of hundreds of guys from across Canada who have become community influencers! 

Added Benefits:  

·         Accreditation - This program is developed by the Community Based Research Center (CBRC).  

·         CME Credits – Counts towards Continued Medical Education. 

·         Networking – Develop a personal and professional network of up and coming leaders. 

·         Career opportunities - Potential work offers as Peers, Consultants and Speakers. 

*cis: short for cisgender; used to describe someone whose gender identity aligns with the sex assigned at birth by a doctor

**transmasc: short for transmasculine, used to describe transgender people who were assigned female at birth, but identify with masculinity to a greater extent than with femininity.

 
 

ON THE AGENDA

This program was developed as a response to the systemic challenges that affect queer men. HIV, social stigma, and substance use continue to have cumulative effects on their health, a phenomenon called syndemics. The largest module of the program provides an HIV and STBBI workshop where participants are able to build their capacity about HIV prevention education and treatment. In addition, participants are able to identify a variety of STBBIs, understand various symptoms as well as prevention and treatment methods. When participants complete this section of the program they are equipped with practical knowledge as well as the self confidence to advocate for themselves and the rights in health and personal settings.

Module 1: Substance Use

In these sessions we will explore the history of substance use in sexualized and non sexualized settings in the GBTQMSM+ community and further develop understandings of Harm Reduction and its role in preventing death and increased lift expectancy.

Module 2: Healing 

Taking some time to reflect, close some wounds, reframe and develop skills to take care of your mental health.

Module 3: Sexual health and Sexuality 

Myth busting sexual health stereotypes and redefine sex without shame or stigma, using an Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive approach.  

Module 4: Intersectionality 

Unlearning and relearning to appreciate diverse genders, relationship styles and sexual orientations.

Module 5: Community Based Research

This module will provoke your thoughts and ideas on how to improve the health and well being of GBTQMSM’s in Peel region.

 

Module 6: Communication

We will look at mental health and develop skill sets employed by professionals to engage in healthy conversations in a meaningful way.

 

 

WHAT GUYS SAY ABOUT
TOTALLY OUTRIGHT

Watch this video made by ACT that demonstrates the
impact Totally Outright has had on the lives of some young
queer men. And check out some testimonials from
Totally Outright Vancouver alumni 

"When I had just come to terms with my sexuality and was looking for a community to connect with, Totally Outright gave me an opportunity to meet new guys and learn about queer issues. Best of all, I learned more about myself"
MYLAD

"The connections I made at Totally Outright made the experience so meaningful. I developed lasting relationships that have enriched my life and work in the LGBTQ community. I"m proud to have been the first cohort"
KEVIN

"I went into Totally Outright without really knowing anybody and no idea of what to expect. I learned a lot about gay men's health, and was able to use that information to keep my partners and I safe. I met some of my best friends at TO and I'm so grateful for this amazing program"

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Who is behind this program?

 

Totally Outright was created by the Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men's Health (CBRC) and has been implemented by a number of organizations across Canada including: Health Initiative for Men (HIM), ACT in Toronto and Rainbow Resource Centre in Winnipeg. This program in Peel is being produced by the Peel HIV/AIDS Network to strengthen community and health for young gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men. It's a great opportunity for you if you are looking to meet other young guys and build community in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of the Province of Ontario. 

 

If you have any questions contact us at totallyoutright@phan.ca.

 

Thank you to CBRC, the Health Initiative for Men, and ACT for all your support for TO Peel.

 
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Who is behind this program?

 

Totally Outright was created by the Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men's Health (CBRC) and has been implemented by a number of organizations across Canada including: Health Initiative for Men (HIM), ACT in Toronto and Rainbow Resource Centre in Winnipeg. This program in Peel is being produced by the Peel HIV/AIDS Network to strengthen community and health for young gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men. It's a great opportunity for you if you are looking to meet other young guys and build community in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of the Province of Ontario. 

 

If you have any questions contact us at totallyoutright@phan.ca.

 

Thank you to CBRC, the Health Initiative for Men, and ACT for all your support for TO Peel.

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