Programming Connection

Totally Outright 

Health Initiative for Men (HiM)
British Columbia
2014

Required Resources

Human resources

All participants, staff and faculty are GBTQ men. This encourages intergenerational learning and furthers the sense of community and peer mentorship.

  • Program coordinator. Coordinates program logistics and recruits facilitators. The coordinator is hired from among past participants and must be a young guy between 18 and 26, with strong communication skills and connections to the community.
  • Recruiter. Develops recruitment strategy and recruits new participants. The recruiter is a past participant and must be a young guy between 18 and 26, with strong communication skills and connections to the community.
  • Facilitators. Recruited from among past participants, community leaders and other service providers to lead sessions during the program.

Material resources

  • promotional materials (brochures and posters)
  • Facilitators and Participants Guides
  • presentation materials: flip chart with markers, laptop and projector
  • T-shirts for participants (worn during fieldwork assignment)
  • certificates of completion (for participants)
  • tasty food, and comfortable, inspirational venue

Financial resources

Other than the salary of the two principal staff, the main expenses for Totally Outright are the rental of the meeting space and the cost of food, particularly considering that the quality of these two items are seen as important to the success of the program. The cost of the course can vary depending on the number of participants involved and the cost of the venue and food chosen for the event.

T-shirts, while useful in establishing the credibility of participants during their fieldwork assignment, are an optional element that can be cut from the program if funding does not allow for them.