The CBRC is the only community-based research organization in Canada dedicated to gay men’s health. We work with a network of organizations and community-based and university-based researchers across Canada and around the world to improve the lives of gay and bisexual men, and create greater awareness of the health and social issues we face.
Since 2005 the CBRC has organized an annual Gay Men's Health Summit. The 2015 Summit, Undoing Stigma, attracted more than 220 participants from across BC and Canada.
Our Sex Now survey reaches thousands of gay men coast to coast every year. The surveys give gay men the opportunity to share their experiences and build a body of knowledge about gay health: participatory research as a guide to community practice, and theorizing on health and social issues.
We are committed to providing opportunities for young gay men to get involved in community health projects. In 2005 the CBRC developed Totally Outright, a course for young gay men ages 18 to 26 to learn about themselves, sexual health, relationships and leadership. Totally Outright is now delivered by HIM in Vancouver, as well as ACT in Toronto and the Rainbow Resource Centre in Manitoba. The Investigaytors, another CBRC youth program, offers a supportive environment to gain new skills and experience in research and community education.
The CBRC has also developed Resist Stigma, a current national initiative for youth, sponsored by The Public Health Agancy of Canada.
The CBRC has charitable status and is able to offer tax receipts for donations to the organization. You can make a donation using Canada Helps, or contact the CBRC directly: Rick Marchand, Managing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 604-568-7478. You can contact the CBRC Board of Directors: email@example.com. Your support is much appreciated.