The Manitoba Gay, Bisexual, & Two-Spirit Men’s Health Study: Supports and Resource List

(Visit mb.211.ca for a more comprehensive list of health and social service programs in Manitoba)

 

LBGT2SQ+ Focused Supports & Services:

Rainbow Resource Centre

  • Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers support to the LGBT2SQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of LGBT2SQ+ individuals.

  • Counselling – same week and ongoing, short term counseling. Free of charge. Call to arrange an appointment: 204-474-0212, ext. 201 OR TOLL FREE 1-855-437-8523

  • Resources – online and in person, contact for drop-in hours

  • Youth Program – see online schedule for drop-in hours

  • 55+ - see website for supports

  • www.rainbowresourcecentre.org

 

Our Own Health Centre

  • Our Own Health Centre is a Winnipeg health clinic that specializes in the care of Gay, Bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

  • We are also proud to offer Family Medicine to everybody.

  • We offer scheduled appointments, same-day appointments, and walk-in services.

  • Counselling referrals available

  • Towel Talk Counselling program at Adonis Spa (3rd Friday of the month)

  • 204-691-1600 / reception@ourownhealth.ca

  • www.ourownhealth.ca

 

The Like That program at Sunshine House

 

Indigenous Cultural Supports:

Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg

  • 204-925-3700, 181 Higgins Ave., http://ahwc.ca/

  • Men’s Healthy Living Program

  • Housing First outreach and case coordination for homeless individuals

  • STOP FASD Program for pregnant women with addictions

  • Children’s Healing Program

  • Head Start Program

  • Indian Residential Schools Program

  • Wellness Clinic (primary care with holistic model)

  • Stepping Forward Program provides a variety of services focusing on vocational training, life skills training, counselling, OT assessment, spiritual/cultural care and arts/crafts, among others

 

Circle of Life Thunderbird House

  • 204-940-4240, www.thunderbirdhouse.com

  • Female Elder (volunteer) receives appointments to meet 1:1 with individuals every Tuesday

  • Weekly sweat (co-ed) on Saturdays

  • Biweekly sweat (women’s) on Wednesdays

  • In summer, may offer a weekly night of traditional teachings

 

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

 

Traditional Wellness Clinic

  • Call WRHA Indigenous Health - Centralized Services at 204-940-8880 or 1-877-940-8880, or fax 204-943-1728

  • Kathy Bird is the Traditional Healer who provides access to traditional medicines and ceremonies for people in hospital and in community.

  • Operates 2 days a month out of HSC.

  • Intake is by calling IH intake number.

 

Mamawi

  • 204-925-6814, www.mamawi.com

  • Cultural Advisor is able to provide sharing circles and 1:1 counselling that is culturally appropriate.

  • Provider is Cree, but the teachings are from the Ojibway culture.

  • Can facilitate access to ceremonies.

  • Mamawi has other parenting programs on the website.

 

Ka Ni Kanichihk

  • 455 McDermot Ave., 204-953-5820, www.kanikanichihk.ca

  • Offers programs that are specific to providing culturally appropriate services geared towards youth and prevention of risks (e.g. gangs, HIV, etc.).

  • Has a program for young mothers to explore goal setting and career planning.

  • Grief counseling for families of murdered and missing Indigenous Women.

 

WRHA Indigenous Health – Patient Services

  • Call WRHA Indigenous Health - Centralized Services at 204-940-8880 or 1-877-940-8880, or fax 204-943-1728

  • Spiritual/Cultural Care Providers may perform ceremonies and prayers with patients in hospitals or Personal Care Homes.

  • Provides ceremonies, smudging, sacred tobaccos, and access to designated areas in facilities.

  • Provides seasonal ceremonies for all patients and staff in facilities.

 

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (NIHB)

  • For a brochure and list of vendors, call 1-866-818-3505 (NIHB) or WRHA Indigenous Health - Centralized Services at 204-940-8880 or 1-877-940-8880, or fax 204-943-1728.

  • Individuals may qualify for mental health counseling and/or cultural care, whether they are status or non-status/Metis. They will be asked to provide the name and DOB of the family member who was a survivor and went through the claims process/is going through it. May be long or short term.

 

Mental Health Supports:

Klinic Community Health

  • 24 Hour Telephone Crisis Support Line: 204-786-8686 OR 1-888-322-3019

  • Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line (24/7) Toll free: 1-877-435-7170 www.reasontolive.ca

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line (24/7), Phone: (204) 786-8631, Toll free: 1-888-292-7566

  • Drop-in Counselling, call or see website for hours and availability

  • Transgender Health Clinic

  • www.klinic.mb.ca  

  • 204-784-4090 (General Line)

 

First Nations Nursing Stations or Health Administration Offices

  • Call the Nursing Station or Health Adminstration Office to find out if the community has any of the following services: Mental Health Therapist, Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program Coordinator, Brighter Futures Coordinator, as these staff may be able to provide support and/or connect to additional options.

 

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

  • 1-855-242-3310

  • Provides immediate, culturally competent, telephone crisis intervention counselling support for First Nations and Inuit, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Counsellors can also work with callers to identify follow-up services they can access. Counselling is available in English and French and, upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut.

 

Short Term Mental Health Counselling (NIHB)

  • For a brochure and list of vendors (on or off-reserve, province-wide), call 1-800-665-8507 (NIHB) or WRHA Indigenous Health - Centralized Services at 204-940-8880 or 1-877-940-8880, or fax 204-943-1728.

  • This benefit is intended to provide coverage for mental health counselling for treaty individuals to receive to address situations when no other mental health services are available and/or being provided.

  • Provides up to a maximum of 20 one hour sessions over a 20-week period; may be extended on request by therapist.

 

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program (NIHB)

  • For a brochure and list of vendors (on or off-reserve, province-wide), call 1-866-818-3505 (NIHB) or WRHA Indigenous Health - Centralized Services at 204-940-8880 or 1-877-940-8880, or fax 204-943-1728.

  • Individuals may qualify for mental health counseling and/or cultural care, whether they are status or non-status/Metis. They will be asked to provide the name and DOB of the family member who was a survivor and went through the claims process/is going through it. May be long or short term.

 

Manitoba Keewatinook Okimakinak (MKO) Crisis Response Team

  • 1-844-927-5433 or crisisresponse@mkonorth.com

  • MKO has two Crisis Response Teams (Winnipeg & Thompson) that are mobile and can deploy to any First Nation community where there has been a crisis/suicide. For students and adults of all ages. Provides initial critical incident debriefing and short-term follow-up, and will link to longer term resources that may be available in First Nations. If First Nations residents need to travel to city for psychiatric assessment or autopsy/funeral, may provide counselling during that visit.

 

Culture of Well-being Guide to Mental Health Resources

 

MyGrief.ca

  • An award-winning online support for people working through grief and loss or supporting someone who is grieving.

  • Complements existing community-based grief supports and helps address the lack of grief resources available, particularly in rural and remote regions.

  • Includes 115 short video clips of men and women sharing their experiences; cultural perspectives; and, expert advice.

  • Available online, it allows users to explore their grief from the comfort of their own home, at any time of day, and at their own pace. It is free for Canadians and confidential.

 

Sexual Health Resources and Services:

 

Nine Circles Community Health Centre

  • Nine Circles Community Health Centre, with expertise in the care and treatment of HIV, Hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted infections, delivers comprehensive primary care, social support, education and prevention services – creating healthier communities for Manitobans.

  • Testing available by appointment or via drop-in on Wednesdays from 1-9 pm

  • Primary Care available for some populations (including GBT2SQ+ men and those living with HIV)

  • 204-940-6000

  • www.ninecircles.ca

 

Sexuality Education Resource Centre MB

  • Mission: To promote sexual health through education

  • Online and in-person sexual and reproductive health resources and information

  • 204-982-7800

  • www.serc.mb.ca

Klinic Community Health Centre: Drop-in Testing: Call or visit website (above) for more info.

 

Our Own Health Clinic: Testing Services available, call or visit website (above) for more info.

 

Harm Reduction Resources and Services:

 

WRHA Street Connections

General

  • Help or advocacy with issues such as housing, addictions, food, legal, etc.

  • Counselling and referrals.

  • Weekly newsletter containing resourcesand other information.

  • Engage with the community and support community-identified needs - particularly that support the well-being of people who use drugs or are street involved

Nursing

  • Public Health Nurses are in the van Friday and Saturday evening. They provide:

  • Testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and HIV; and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

  • Pregnancy testing, prenatal services, information about pregnancy options, and referrals.

  • Vaccines (shots) against hepatitis A & B, the flu, and other illnesses.

  • Care for minor wounds and abscesses.

  • Referrals to other programs and services, including prenatal care (see http://www.thiswaytoahealthybaby.com)

  • General health information.

During the day Monday to Fridays, Public Health Nurses are available at 496 Hargrave St. to connect people with supports and services for their health.

Safer drug use supplies

  • Sharing drug use supplies can put you at risk for a number of infections, like hepatitis C or HIV.

  • Street Connections provides clean injection supplies, like needles, swabs, and spoons, along with inhalation supplies for safer crack use (stems, screens, and mouthpieces).

  • We also take used needles and safely dispose them.

Safer sex supplies

  • We provide condoms, lube, and safer sex information.

Home visits

  • We do home visits for needle exchanges and some nursing services. Call us to figure out the best way to connect with you.

  • We do not give crack pipes on home visits.

 

Sunshine House

  • Sunshine House is a community drop-in and resource centre focusing on harm reduction, population health promotion, and social inclusion. We are a gap-filling organization that works with folks in under-served populations, providing programming that fulfills people’s social, community, and recreational needs. 

  • Ph. 204-783-8565 contact@sunshinehousewpg.org