What is SAFER SIX?
SAFER SIX is a safe space designed for all individuals, regardless of gender and sexual orientation to encourage more sexual testing and normalizing treatment as a part of regular everyday health screening for all individuals.
We felt there was a service lacking for the citizens of West Toronto and want to fill that void.
SAFER SIX offers tests and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Where possible, we’ll treat you at your first visit. However, not all infections can be diagnosed immediately – sometimes samples need to be sent off to laboratories and if we find any infection, we’ll contact you immediately to ask you to follow-up for treatment.
Andrew Bennett, MD CCFP
Originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, "Dr. B" moved to Toronto after completing his residency in Family Medicine at Memorial University. With a passion for sexual health medicine & giving back to his LGBTQIA2S+ community, SAFER SIX was created as a way to fill the need for more STI testing & treatment in a city with limited access to physicians and accessible, inclusive clinics.
Nurse Tania, NP
It is such an honour to have Nurse T join our team, who has a vast experience in sexual health for more than 12 years, alongside general practice, humanitarian relief work, and lots of work int HIV research.
We are so delighted to have her with Safer Six.
Moving from just outside Toronto to downtown after high school, Andrew has a passion for healthcare administration and organization. Currently working for University of Toronto, his professionalism, excellent administrative skills, interpersonal skills, and dedication will be a great fit to the SAFER SIX team. He is also an avid dog lover and enjoys baking, something he learned early on from his grandmother.
Christo is an empathetic leader and advocate for gender and sexual minorities on a mission to end discrimination through the power of coaching. He started his journey over a decade ago in Los Angeles as a Youth Group Councillor at the LA LGBT Center and as an Educator at a Queer Feminist Sex Shop in West Hollywood.
Roger is bringing his congeniality all the way from Rio, Brazil, to Toronto. Roger is an empath, communicator, and artist. Working at SAFER SIX is a realization of his skill to build community and goal to work with an incredible queer team, and give back to the LGBTQIA2S+ community. It is also a personal reminder that he can help bring change in the world for being exactly who he is. Now he wants to spread this message.
A recent immigrant and long time transwoman, Madeline is looking forward to planting her roots once again. She takes pride in the variety of experiences her life has offered, and looks forward to helping others through theirs with compassion and a level head. To that end, what better place to start than at SAFER SIX? When she's not helping others, it is a near guarantee she's drawing comics, reading comics, or in the very least thinking about them.