Test Now: Community Edition

FREE INSTI HIV Self Test Kit

Test Now: Community Edition is an innovative pilot project that provides free INSTI HIV Self Test kits to GBT2Q men through a network of more than 20 community-based organizations across the country. HIV self-test kits allow people to access HIV testing where they want, when they want, and in a private and confidential setting. This reduces common barriers to traditional forms of HIV testing, empowering more people to know their status.

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With low barriers to access, Test Now: Community Edition makes obtaining HIV self-test kits as simple as going to a local community-based organization you trust, answering a few (optional) questions, and leaving with a kit. Each organization has the flexibility to distribute HIV self-test kits in the way that makes the most sense for their organization and the communities they serve. Some participating organizations even offer delivery and mail options!

In addition to helping get HIV self-test kits into the hands of people who need them, particularly at a time when access to health services is challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CBRC and our partners will be evaluating the pilot to better understand the role that community-based organizations can play in HIV self-test kit distribution in the future. We will share our findings and recommendations with community members, community-based organizations, healthcare providers, and policymakers, once the project has been completed.

To find a participating organization near you, click on your province or territory in the list below. Specific details concerning HIV self-test kit access may differ from organization to organization.

Interested in learning more about HIV self-testing or accessing a video demonstration of how to use an HIV self-testing kit? Click here.

Test Now: Community Edition is made possible due to the support of REACH Nexus and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

 

Participating Organizations

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Centre for Sexuality
Currently the Centre for Sexuality is closed to the public. If you are interested in collecting HIV Self Tests, please contact Nolan Hill ([email protected]) or call 403-283-5580 to arrange a time for pick up.

Edmonton Men’s Health Collective (EMHC)
10526 Jasper Ave #202, Edmonton, AB
Jesse Murray, Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Brendan Collinge, Knowledge Development & Exchange Coordinator, [email protected]

HIV Community Link
110 – 1603 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Mark Randall, HEAT Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Karyn Jackson, Team Lead, [email protected]
Kits are available for in person pick up on evening outreach - Wednesday/Thursday/Friday at various locations in the community.
Please visit https://hivcl.org/events for our event calendar and locations.

HIV Edmonton
9702 111 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Juan Ugalde, Capacity Building Facilitator, [email protected]
Jonah Elke, Prevention & Education Lead, [email protected]

Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS)
University of Alberta
5-181 Education North, Edmonton, AB
Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director, [email protected]
Melissa Peters, Interventions Specialist & Harm Reduction, [email protected]
Corey Wyness, Comprehensve Health Education Worker, [email protected]

LGBTQ+ Wellness Centre
9117 82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Sarah Alexander, Executive Director, [email protected]
[email protected]

Medi-Drugs Millcreek
9117 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Dylan Moulton, Pharmacy Manager / Pharmacist, [email protected]

Turning Point Society
4611 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Mitchell Danser, Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, [email protected]


AVI Health & Community Services
Access Health Centre 713 Johnson St, 3rd Floor, Victoria, BC 
Marshall Kilduff, Health Promotion Educator, [email protected]

Kits available for pick up for the Westshore Clinic (111-2787 Jacklin Rd, Langford, BC) on Mondays 11am-6:30pm, Tuesdays 9:30-4:30, Wednesdays 9:30-4:30 and Thursdays 8:00-4:30 and ask the reception staff for a kit.

Health Initiative For Men (HIM)
Vancouver Island 

Jonathan Degenhardt, Regional Coordinator, [email protected]

Testing kits in Victoria and surrounding communities can be picked up by appointment at #1-744 Fairview Road, Victoria BC by calling or texting 250-507-9141. For other communities across Vancouver Island please go to: https://forms.office.com/r/ddAAsu6BnJ

Interior British Columbia
Dylan Wall, Regional Coordinator, [email protected]

Testing kits in Kelowna and surrounding communities can be picked up by appointment by calling or texting 236-688-4153. For other communities across the Interior please visit: https://forms.office.com/r/ddAAsu6BnJ


Rainbow Resource Centre
170 Scott Street, Winnipeg, MB
Bryce Byron, Information and Intake Coordinator, [email protected]


AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador
47 Janeway Place, St. John's, NL A1A 1R7
Shane Pope, Provincial Coordinator of HIV/HCV Services, [email protected]
We have COVID protocols in place. To help you access kits at this time:

  • Hours are 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday
  • The building is closed to the public, but we're still offering at-the-door service / curbside pick up (including self-testing kits)
  • Please contact Shane at 709-771-1526 or [email protected] for assistance
  • Folks have the option for a mail-out at no cost. Please call or email to make arrangements.
  • For more information about services during COVID-19, please visit https://acnl.net/acnl-covid-19/

Planned Parenthood Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre
47 St. Clare Ave, St. John's, NL
Nikki Baldwin, Executive Director, [email protected]
Nicole Boland, Wellness Coordinator, [email protected]
Folks can drop by and pick up kits Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 9-430, Thursday 12-7, and Saturday 1230-530. For delivery outside the Avalon Region please contact us.


Sexual Health Nova Scotia
109 Logan Rd., Unit 1B, Bridgewater, NS
Leigh Heide, Provincial Coordinator, [email protected]

Cape Breton Centre for Sexual Health
PO Box 1598, Sydney NS
Vanessa Walker, Executive Director, [email protected]

Halifax Sexual Health Centre
7071 Bayers Rd Suite 302, Halifax, NS 
Abbey Ferguson, Health Promotion Coordinator, [email protected]
Kate Calnan, Executive Director, [email protected]

South Shore Sexual Health
109 Logan Rd Unit 1B Bridgewater, NS 
Julie Veinot, Executive Director, [email protected]
We encourage folks to make an appointment by email to ensure that we're in the office.


AIDS Programs South Saskatchewan
1325 Albert Street, Regina, SK 
Shiny Mary Varghese, Executive Director, [email protected]
Chantel Smutt, Education Coordinator, [email protected]

UR Pride Centre for Sexuality & Gender Diversity
3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina, SK 
executive.direc[email protected]
kēr, 2STQBIPOC Coordinator, [email protected]


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