News

Preliminary Findings from the Engage Study

Ricky Rodrigues
April 13th, 2018

For the 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, the Engage research team submitted several abstracts summarizing preliminary findings from the Engage study. These abstracts are available in the conference Abstract Book (click here to access the Abstract Book). EPH2.02 (p. 21) -...

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April Scheduling Changes

Ricky Rodrigues
March 27th, 2018

For April 2018, the Engage Toronto Office will be piloting a new study visits schedule: Tuesday to Friday Appointments 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4:45 pm to 7:45 pm 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Saturday Appointments (No Changes) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm 10:45 am to 1:45 pm 11:30 am to 2:30...

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Accessibility Notice

Ricky Rodrigues
March 20th, 2018

Elevator Out of Service The elevator in 105 Bond Street, where the Engage Toronto Office is located, will be out of service from March 20-28, 2018 (inclusive). Please contact toronto@engage-men.ca if you have any concerns about this or wish to reschedule your study visit. You can also call us at...

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Engage Featured in Positive Living Magazine

Ricky Rodrigues
March 13th, 2018

The Engage study was recently featured in Positive Living Magazine. Check out the article below and click here for the full online issue of the...

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Engage Toronto Second Best Buy Draw Winner

Ricky Rodrigues
February 27th, 2018

On February 27, 2018, at the Engage Toronto Office, the Engage Toronto Research Coordinator and one of the Engage Toronto Research Associates drew the winning ticket for the second $250 Best Buy gift card draw. The winning ticket was ticket #10 and was drawn using Google's random number generator...

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Poison & Cure: Drug Use Among Sexual Minority Men

Gbolahan Olarewaju
January 15th, 2018

A Blog Post by Kiffer Card From ancient aphrodisiacs to chemsex, drugs have long played an intoxicating role in human sexuality.[1] Among gay and bi- men, cultural ties to drug use date back to the origins of contemporary gay communities, where gay bars, clubs, and bathhouses emerged as...

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Notice of Winter Holiday Closure

Ricky Rodrigues
December 15th, 2017

Please note that the Engage Toronto Office will be closed from December 21, 2017, to January 7, 2018 (inclusive). Engage Toronto staff are working to ensure that participants will still be notified of STI test results during this period, especially in the case of positive test results. However,...

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Engage Toronto is hiring!

Ricky Rodrigues
December 14th, 2017

Come work with us! To assist with data collection at the Engage Toronto site, we are hiring two part-time Engage Toronto Research Associates (12-18 hours per week; $20 per hour + 4% vacation pay) for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for 6 months (or longer pending research funding). Click...

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Engage Toronto First Best Buy Draw Winner

Ricky Rodrigues
November 18th, 2017

On November 8, 2017,  at the Engage Toronto Office, the Engage Toronto Research Coordinator and Engage National Team Coordinator drew the winning ticket for the first $250 Best Buy gift card draw. The winning ticket was ticket #22 and was drawn using Google's random number generator (see image...

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Engage Toronto Fall 2017 Event

Ricky Rodrigues
September 26th, 2017

Come learn about key concepts and topics in gay and bisexual men's health research from team members of the exciting new Engage study! About the Event Date: October 23, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:15 pm Place: Mandarin Ballroom Doubletree by Hilton 108 Chestnut St., Toronto, ON, M5G...

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New Team Members

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 17th, 2017

We are excited to introduce some new faces to our growing team, please join us in welcoming: [caption id="attachment_507" align="alignleft" width="212"] Heather Armstrong[/caption] Heather is the Engage Postdoctoral Fellow in Vancouver. She is a sex researcher who has been studying issues...

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Engage Promotional Video

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 16th, 2017

The Engage promotional video has been completed and is ready to be shared. Special thanks to Jody Jollimore and Deepak Chauhan and the volunteers who worked to make this a reality. The idea for the video was inspired by the Trans PULSE and Mobilise videos. You can find links to the video in both...

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CEC Meeting Updates

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 15th, 2017

On January 16th, the Engage Toronto Community Engagement Committee (CEC) had its fourth meeting. Two new CEC members were welcomed at this meeting: Aidan Ablona of the OurSpace, InvestigaytorsTO, and ResistStigma initiatives, and Praney Anand, the former Coordinator of Engage/Momentum II in...

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Celebrating the Launch of Engage!

Gbolahan Olarewaju
May 12th, 2017

Shortly after the new year began, all three sites began an intensive process of piloting different components of the Engage study. On January 14th, the Engage Toronto team conducted its first pilot, inviting three diverse gbMSM to Ryerson University to test the Engage questionnaire and walk through...

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Promoting Engage

Jody Jollimore
January 03rd, 2017

We want lots of people to know about Engage. That includes public health and policy makers, community organizations and health advocates and most importantly, our gbMSM communities. Since we are using Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS), it means these tools cannot be used for recruitment, rather they...

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Engage’s second annual pre-CAHR session

Engage
July 27th, 2016

The Engage team held their second annual pre-CAHR session on May 12, 2016 in Winnipeg. Over 40 researchers, community members and decision makers participated in the day-long session. The morning was spent updating the team on progress, including the set-up of Community Engagement Committees, the...

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Community Engagement Committees Launched

Engage
July 27th, 2016

The Engage team worked with our community partners in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to launch three Community Engagement Committees. Here’s a brief update from our committees. Montreal Montreal’s Community Engagement Committee (CEC) convened once again on January 26th, 2016. This meeting...

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Questionnaire Development

Engage
July 27th, 2016

Throughout 2015 the Engage team worked with our community, public health, and research partners to create the first draft of the questionnaire. We began this iterative process by identifying priorities for the questionnaire that reflected the experiences of gay and bisexual men regarding HIV and...

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