What is Engage Montreal?

  • The objective of the Engage study is to provide an up-to-date portrait of various aspects related to the sexual health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). This information aims to support prevention interventions.
  • Participants are residents of Vancouver, Toronto or Montréal, and have been sexually active with other men in the past 6 months. Montréal’s public health department is doing the Montréal component of the study in collaboration with a team of representatives from community organizations, universities and public health.
  • Engage is the most recent study of gbMSM undertaken in Québec that combines observations collected through a questionnaire and biological samples. The last study of this nature dates back to 2008.  
  • Recruiting a representative sample of a specific population always presents a challenge. The Engage study used an adapted form of chain referral sampling: participants were recruited through people who have already participated in the study. All participants are invited to continue their participation by returning at regular intervals to complete a questionnaire and provide biological samples. 


2017-2018 HIGHLIGHTS

The first publication by Engage Montreal

Engage Montreal is currently inviting all of participants for a second cycle of data collection after one year.

Have you received an email or a phone call inviting you to book your one-year follow-up appointment?

Book your appointment now!

Participants will be contacted by a member of the Engage Montreal study staff one year after their first Engage study visit, to book a one-year follow-up appointment.

Participants will be contacted by a member of the Engage Montreal study staff one year after their first Engage study visit, to book a one-year follow-up appointment.

Participating in the Engage one-year follow-up visit will provide information on the real-time evolution of the sexual health of men who have sex with men over time and is an excellent opportunity to make a very precious and tangible contribution to advancing men’s sexual health in Montreal and across Canada.

Much like the first Engage study visit, to compensate you for your time and transportation costs, you will receive 50$ cash at the end of your visit. For this follow-up visit, you will not be asked to recruit other men to participate in this study.


Local News

Engage Intervention Fund

February 22, 2019

Staffing Updates

February 20, 2019

Contact Us

Engage Montreal

1223A Amherst Montréal, QC H2L 3K9 View on Google Maps



Montreal Team


Dr. Joseph Cox

Dr. Gilles Lambert

Marc Messier-Peet

Herak Apelian

Mélanie Charron

Émilie Nassif

Guillaume Thériault

William Pardoe

Diego Fernandes


Community Partners




Maison Plein Coeur







Michel Alary – Université Laval

Jorge Flores Aranda – Université de Sherbrooke

Martin Blais – UQAM

Pierre Côté – Clinique Quartier Latin

François Coutlee - CHUM

Eric Latimer – Université McGill

Bertrand Lebouché – Université McGill

Ken Monteith - COCQ-SIDA

Joanne Otis – UQAM

Roberto Ortiz – REZO

Fréderick Pronovost - REZO

Bouchra Serhir – INSPQ

Réjean Thomas – Clinique L’Actuel

David Thompson – REZO

Cécile Tremblay – CHUM



Students & Trainees


Carla Doyle

Julian Hughes

Tyler Brown

Simonne Harvey-Lavoie

Charlotte Lanièce


Telephone: 514-260-0966

Local Partners