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Registration is Closed


See our final program!

March 14th & 15th, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Downtown Toronto

108 Chestnut St.

M5G 1R3, Toronto, Canada

REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. To request information, please send an email to Project Coordinator, Ryan Stevenson, at rstevenson@gmsh.ca

The first event of its kind in Ontario, we will be bringing together clinicians, psychotherapists, social workers, and other allied mental health workers to synchronize our impact on the mental health and wellbeing of cis & trans, gay, bi, 2 Spirit, queer and other men who have sex with men. We promise to deliver an engaging, informative, and inspiring professional development opportunity by addressing three core principles:



  • Present creative solutions to address contemporary issues that impact gay men’s mental and emotional health.
  • Strategize forward-thinking means of addressing regional and population-specific barriers to mental wellness.


  • Build stronger referral networks and communities of practice through engaging discussion and group work.
  • Encourage interdisciplinary and holistic approaches to caring for gay men.


  • Increase the scope of individual practitioners through capacity-building training sessions and workshops.
  • Support effective evidence-based intervention, psychotherapies, and counselling strategies.

Decades of research point to overlapping syndemic factors that increase vulnerability for HIV and other STBBIs among gay men and predict negative health outcomes for gay men living with HIV. By bringing such a critical group of stakeholders together we hope to reduce health inequities in our communities and support the development of a more systematic patient-centered response to gay men’s mental/emotional health and wellness.

This Summit will feature keynotes, panel presentations, breakout workshops, training sessions, and case work opportunities from national and international experts in the field of mental health. Attendees can expect the opportunity to build their professional network, share their expertise, and receive high quality knowledge transfer and exchange in current and effective psychotherapies.

If you are interested in this event or have any questions, please contact Dane Griffiths, Manager of Health Promotion at dgriffiths@gmsh.ca