Mpowerment YVR is a peer-led program that fosters HIV leadership among gay, bi, queer, and two-spirit youth who identify as men.

Mpowerment YVR is a program designed by and for gay, bisexual, queer, and two-spirit youth who identify as men. Mpowerment facilitates events for our diverse communities, that aim to foster and encourage HIV leadership and wellbeing.

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Join us at the Mpowerment Headquarters at Suite 205 (Second Floor) 568 Seymour St. Vancouver, BC V6B 3J5.

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    9 rsvps
    Mpowerment Headquarters

    Speed Dating with Mpowerment

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    This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

    How many dates can you go on in one evening? Back by popular demand, Mpowerment is hosting another evening of speed dating for you to meet potential dates, partners, lovers, soul-mates, besties, or friends.

    At Speed Dating with Mpowerment, you and other guys will get a chance to get to know each other and afterwards there will be time to socialize.

    Doors will open at 6:30pm, and Speed dating rounds will start at 6:45pm. Arriving before 6:45 will ensure that we can include you in the pairing-rotation system.


    *Admission is FREE*
    Alcohol drink tickets are $4 (cash and credit card accepted)
    This event is intended for youth under 30.


    *As we have not received any requests for ASL interpretation, as of February 5th, we will not be offering ASL interpretation for this event. We look forward to providing ASL interpretation upon request for future events.

    Mpowerment Headquarters is held at YouthCO, which is currently wheelchair accessible. The washroom at YouthCO is single stall and gender-neutral, and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. (We are currently working on a solution to this and will update this event page accordingly.)
    For further accessibility information on YouthCO's space, please message us, or check: http://tinyurl.com/nklow49
    (The linked document has not been updated since our wheelchair accessible washroom has been out-of-order).

    Mpowerment events are planned by and for young self-identified men who are gay, bi, or queer. We invite all gay, bi, and queer guys and their friends to attend!

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 06:30 PM
    3 rsvps
    Mpowerment Headquarters

    Unmask: Trending Now: Syph Ed

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    This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

    Did you know: Syphilis is increasing especially among gay, bi, and other men who have sex with men. How does this affect the way we have stay healthy? Have sex? Take care of ourselves and each other?

    This event is an interactive workshop for learning the important facts about Syphilis. Our guest presenters for this evening are:

    James Connelly from the Momentum study, and
    Nathan Lachowsky from the Momentum Study and the BC Centre of Excellence for HIV/AIDS. 

    Unmask is a chance to be ourselves and have an honest conversation about sex, relationships and our communities. Join us and meet other guys, get trustworthy facts and information, and find new resources to get what we want when it comes to our sexual health.

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    **ASL interpretation can be made available between 6:30 and 9pm, on request. If you would like ASL interpretation, please contact us through a message, email us at sarahc@youthco.org, or comment on the event wall by Monday, Feb 8th*

    Mpowerment Headquarters is held at YouthCO, which is currently wheelchair accessible. The washroom at YouthCO is single stall and gender-neutral, and unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
    For further accessibility information on YouthCO's space, please message us, or check: http://tinyurl.com/nklow49
    (The linked document has not been updated since our wheelchair accessible washroom has been out-of-order).

    Mpowerment events are planned by and for young self-identified men who are gay, bi, or queer. We invite all guys who like guys and their friends to attend!