In 2010 the Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) moved from being an advisory body to the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health & Long-term Care to a self-generated Alliance housed within the Ontario AIDS Network. With continued funding the GMSH has continued to evolve and is now recognized as a community-led provincial hub of learning, capacity building, and resource/campaign development for gay men’s HIV prevention, sexual health, and overall health and well-being. This has led to the engagement of the GMSH network to create greater community ownership, leadership, and involvement in strategic planning. The GMSH continues to build toward an Alliance of gay men’s programs collaborating in our work of creating consistent, evidence-based, and skilled responses to gay men’s health needs throughout the province.
The GMSH now also represents one of the Priority Population Networks designated by the AIDS Bureau (along with the Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative and the African Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario) as a strategy to achieve the goals in the provincial HIV/AIDS strategy to 2026. The GMSH continues to receive leadership support from the AIDS Bureau in this capacity.