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World Pride - 2014
Affiliated Events

The Toronto HIV/AIDS Network is pleased to offer Open Doors, Open Dialogue - Community Tours of HIV Programming as a Toronto World Pride Affiliated Event. This is a series of open houses and tours by participating HIV/AIDS Service Organizations in Toronto to facilitate the sharing of programs and services for people from diverse communities living with, affected by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Toronto.

Participating organizations are listed at right, as are other THN member and partner organizations hosting Toronto World Pride Affiliated Events - click on them to see more information about the organization and details regarding their open house/tour or other event, as well as links to their websites. All are also included in THN's list of events sponsored by our member organizations and community partners.

Participating HIV/AIDS Service Organizations
(updated June 4)

Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA)

APAA is a volunteer driven, charitable, Canadian non-profit community based AIDS Service Organization serving African and Caribbean communities in Toronto. APAA's mission is to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS infection within African and Caribbean communities and to enhance the quality of life of African and Caribbean people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. APAA is a distinct AIDS Service Organization as we deliver HIV/AIDS education and support in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner to African and Caribbean people.

What:
Open House / Tour
When:
Wednesday June 18 - 1 pm
Where:
526 Richmond Street East (just west of Parliament Street)
- 65 Parliament bus to Richmond Street [south from Castle Frank subway station]
- 501 Queen streetcar east from Queen subway station to Richmond, and walk south 1 block
website:
www.apaa.ca
email:
fanta@apaa.ca
phone:
416-924-5256

Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP)

ASAAP serves South Asian populations in the Greater Toronto Area, including its surrounding suburbs and regions. We offer health promotion and support for South Asians living with and affected by HIV and work with diverse communities on prevention education.

Join us at ASAAP for a short tour of our space, learn about our programs, and meet the people behind ASAAP's work with South Asian communities in Toronto. Tea and light refreshments available.

What:
Open House / Tour
When:
Monday June 23 - 11 am to 3 pm
Tuesday June 24 - 2 to 6 pm
Thursday June 26 - 4 to 6 pm
Where:
120 Carlton Street, Suite 315 (Northeast corner at Jarvis Street)
- 10 minute walk (east) from College subway station
- 506 Carlton/College streetcar to Jarvis Street
website:
www.asaap.ca
email:
info@asaap.ca
phone:
416-599-2727

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)

ACAS provides HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support services to the East and Southeast Asian Canadian and LGBTQ communities. Our programs are based on a proactive and holistic approach, and are provided in a collaborative, empowering, culturally-appropriate, and non-discriminatory manner.

What:
Welcome Reception for Asian Delegates to the World Pride Human Rights Conference
When:
Wednesday June 25 - 6 to 9 pm
Where:
Holiday Inn - Toronto Bloor Yorkville, 280 Bloor Street West (just west of St. George Street)
- Subway to St. George subway station (use St. George Street exit)
website:
www.acas.org
email:
info@acas.org
phone:
416-963-4300

Family Service Toronto - David Kelley HIV/AIDS & LGBTQ Counselling Services

David Kelley Services (DKS) provides counselling to individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as to people identifying as LGBTQ. We provide service primarily to adults 25+ who come to see us for a variety of life issues and personal concerns. Our LGBTQ stream provides shorter term counselling and has fees based on a sliding scale. Our HIV program stream is delivered free of charge.

What:
"What Makes You Proud" - an Art Installation and BBQ
When:
Thursday June 26 - 4 to 8 pm
Where:
355 Church Street (south of Carlton Street, north of Gerrard Street East)
- 5 minute walk from College subway station (east to Church Street, then 2 blocks south)
- 506 Carlton/College streetcar to Church Street (then 2 blocks south)
website:
www.familyservicetoronto.org
email:
LaurieCh@familyservicetoronto.org
phone:
416-595-0307

Fife House

Fife House is an innovative, client-focused provider of secure and supportive affordable housing and services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Toronto Area.

Fife House is recognized as a North American leader in its delivery of services, which are focused on enhancing quality of life, building on individual strengths and promoting independence - recognizing that access to secure and affordable housing is a key determinant for the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS.

What:
Open House / Tour and BBQ
Free BBQ lunch provided - donations gratefully accepted!
When:
Wednesday June 25 - 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where:
490 Sherbourne Street (just north of Wellesley Street East)
- 5 minute walk south of Sherbourne subway station (or take 75 Sherbourne bus south from subway to Wellesley Street)
- 10 minute walk east from Wellesley subway station (or take 94 Wellesley bus east to Sherbourne Street)
website:
www.fifehouse.org
email:
azer-aviv@fifehouse.org
phone:
416-205-9888, ext. 228

Sherbourne Health Centre

Sherbourne Health Centre is a publicly funded, community based agency with a mandate to provide comprehensive programs and services to the local community. We deliver specialized programs for LGBT people, newcomers to Canada and homeless people.

World Pride visitors are invited to tour one of Canada’s foremost providers of health care for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

What:
Open House / Tour
Small group tours will begin every half hour with stops to take in mini-presentations, chat and share ideas.
When:
Wednesday June 25 - 5:30 to 7 pm
Where:
333 Sherbourne Street (east side of Allan Gardens between Carlton and Gerrard Streets)
- 75 Sherbourne bus to Carlton Street, then walk 1/2 block south
- 506 Carlton/College streetcar to Sherbourne Street, then walk 1/2 block south
website:
www.sherbourne.on.ca
email:
info@sherbourne.on.ca
phone:
416-324-4180

Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)

For over 25 years, the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) has been helping men, transmen, transwomen, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. We have provided services to close to 9,000 individuals since our inception in 1987. In 2012-2013 alone, PWA provided over 80,000 significant and unique practical services to close to 2,300 individuals.

Our mission is to engage people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and well-being through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and we inspire them to live into their dreams and discoveries.

What:
Open House / Tour
When:
Friday, June 20 - 9 am to 5 pm
Monday June 23 - 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday June 24 - 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday June 25 - 12 pm to 8 pm
Where:
200 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor (at Sherbourne Street)
- 75 Sherbourne bus to Gerrard Street
- 506 Carlton/College streetcar to Sherbourne Street, then 1 block south
- 505 Dundas streetcar to Sherbourne Street, then 1 block north
website:
www.pwatoronto.org
email:
info@pwatoronto.org
phone:
416-506-1400

Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) - PHA Lounge

The PHA Lounge is a concept which recognizes that people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) can more fully engage and benefit from activities and opportunities when provided supportive space and resources. PWA first connected with this concept as the organizing agency for the PLWHIV Lounge at the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto. This was a powerful experience and influenced our agency's direction, planning and growth. Aspects of the PHA Lounge during World Pride 2014 will include:

  • welcoming and healing space,
  • refreshments & nourishment,
  • Peer networking opportunities,
  • complimentary therapies,
  • Internet café,
  • community service navigation support.
What:
PHA Lounge
When:
Thursday June 26 - 2 to 8 pm
Friday June 27 - 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday June 28 - 10 am to 4 pm
Where:
200 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor (at Sherbourne Street)
- 75 Sherbourne bus to Gerrard Street
- 506 Carlton/College streetcar to Sherbourne Street, then 1 block south
- 505 Dundas streetcar to Sherbourne Street, then 1 block north
website:
www.pwatoronto.org
email:
info@pwatoronto.org
phone:
416-506-1400

 

Open Doors, Open Dialogue - Community Tours of HIV Programming

- Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA)
- Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP)
- Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
- Fife House
- Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA)

Other Affiliated Events

- Family Service Toronto - David Kelley HIV/AIDS LGBTQ Counselling Services (DKS)
- Sherbourne Health Centre
- PHA Lounge hosted by The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation