Pivot is a community health leadership program for gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) men and masculine folk interested in becoming community health advocates. Throughout Pivot, participants gain the health literacy, practical skills, and community networks needed to identify and collectively respond to the systemic and structural challenges impacting their health and that of their peers.
Over a range of sessions, participants complete a series of interactive workshops with community leaders to develop a critical understanding of GBT2Q health and learn practical strategies for health promotion including digital advocacy, policy advocacy, and media relations. Upon completion of core training, Pivot provides participants with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills by developing their own community health advocacy projects in partnership with local organizations in their cities/regions.
Our first Pivot pilots were offered in early 2019 in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg, with plans to expand to new locations over the next two years. If you are interested in participating in the program or starting a Pivot program at your organization, contact Brook Biggin (firstname.lastname@example.org).