What's On


Living with HIV/AIDS?
Check out The HIV/AIDS Community Calendar -
monthly cross-agency calendar of programs and events
for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) in Toronto

Submit an event to What's On:

ACT Closed for Civic Holiday
Monday, August 4, 2014


WomenZone Learning Sessions - August 7, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm


ACT Currently Seeking Board Members


Looking for emotional support?
Registration is now open for the Buddy Program!


Women's Coffee Nights August 12, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm


Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, August 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.


WomenZone Interactive Sessions - August 14, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm


GPS: A confidential group for HIV-positive gay men


Had a negative drug reaction? Tell us so we can inform others!
Complete an anonymous survey online!


Volunteer Information Session
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00pm


Workshop Series: Planning for the Long Term
September 22 to December 1, 2014


Women's Coffee Nights August 26, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm


Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, August 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.


Support groups for people living with HIV


WomenZone Cooking Session: August 28, 2014 - 12pm to 4pm.


Community Financial and Estate Planning Management Program: Financial Planning for People Closer to Retirement Age
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6 to 8:45pm


WomenZone Learning Sessions - September 04, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm


Women's Coffee Nights September 9, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm


Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, September 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.


Community Financial and Estate Planning Management Program: HIV & Private Insurance, Life Insurance
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 to 8:45pm


WomenZone Interactive Sessions - September 11, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm


Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto!
Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ Yonge-Dundas Square


Volunteer Information Session
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00pm


Community Financial and Estate Planning Management Program: Estate Planning
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6 to 8:45pm


Women's Coffee Nights September 23, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm


Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, September 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.


WomenZone Cooking Session: September 25, 2014 - 12pm to 4pm.


ACT Annual General Meeting
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:30pm


JumpStart: A New Beginning to Positive Living
February 3 to 24, 2015


Wellness and Self Care Group: Body Mapping Weekend Workshop
Friday, October 17 to Saturday, October 18, 2014



ACT Closed for Civic Holiday
Monday, August 4, 2014

We will reopen at 10am on Tuesday, August 5. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend!


WomenZone Learning Sessions - August 7, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm



For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Josephine: 416 340 8484 ext 239 or jokwera@actoronto.org

ACT Currently Seeking Board Members

CURRENTLY SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS

The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) is currently seeking community members interested in serving on its Board of Directors.

ACT develops and delivers innovative programs and services that promote the dignity, health and well-being of individuals and communities living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV/AIDS. ACT is committed to equity at all levels of the organization and has as one of its core values the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS. ACT encourages people living with HIV/AIDS and from communities affected by HIV/AIDS, including gay men, women, trans people, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds, to apply and self-identify.

We also encourage people with knowledge in the following areas to apply:

  • Anti-Oppression/Cultural Competence
  • Risk Management
  • Government Relations
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Law

In addition, we seek candidates that have prior Board experience and a solid understanding of HIV/AIDS.

ACT Board Members commit to attend monthly meetings and are expected to participate in at least one Board Committee. These committees are Finance, Fund Development, Leadership and Governance and Pension Committee. The monthly commitment for a board member can vary, but on an average is between 5 - 8 hours per month.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014.


For more information, or to receive a board application package, please contact nominations@actoronto.org or call Pieter at 416-340-8484 ext. 227



Looking for emotional support?
Registration is now open for the Buddy Program!



If you are living with HIV, the Buddy Program can match you with a trained volunteer who can provide confidential and friendly support through a series of regular meetings. These meetings can be held at ACT, at your home, or in other locations (ex. coffee shop). The Buddy Program is open to all people living with HIV.

To request a Buddy Volunteer or for more information please contact Andrew Eaton, ACT's Group Programming Coordinator, at 416-340-8484 ext. 283 or by email at aeaton@actoronto.org.






Women's Coffee Nights August 12, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm



Please email Josephine at jokwera@actoronto.org or call 416 340 8484 ext. 239 for more information including registration.

Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, August 13 from 5 to 8 p.m.



We're looking for enthusiastic and nimble fingered volunteers to help us stuff our condom/lube packs. No RSVP or registration required - - just show up!

399 Church Street
Room 220 (2nd Floor)
Refreshments and pizza provided.

Please contact our Gay Men's Outreach Coordinator for more information at 416-340-8484 ext. 254 or check out: http://www.actoronto.org/condomstuffing


WomenZone Interactive Sessions - August 14, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm



For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Josephine: 416 340 8484 ext 239 or jokwera@actoronto.org

GPS: A confidential group for HIV-positive gay men



Confidential, once a week for eight weeks, small group meetings of six to eight men facilitated by gay HIV-positive peers.

The Gay Poz Sex (GPS) program takes a sex positive holistic approach and understands sex is about more than where you put your penis.

Be empowered with skills and tools so you get the sex you want and not what you don’t.

For more information contact: Rick Julien & Scott Simpson at 416-340-8484 ext. 277 email them or visit the GPS website.
Monetary compensation for your time will be provided.








Had a negative drug reaction? Tell us so we can inform others!
Complete an anonymous survey online!



Bad trip? Something make you sick? Bad reaction? Unwanted side effects?

Complete an anonymous 10-minute survey online at http://www.reportbaddrugsto.ca.

Questions? Please contact the Toronto Drug Strategy Secretariat by calling 416-338-0625.

Need more info? A summary report is available on the Canadian Harm Reduction Network website: canadianharmreduction.com.






Volunteer Information Session
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00pm


Find out what it takes to be a volunteer with ACT at an upcoming Volunteer Information session!

For more information please contact:

Education, Outreach and Support Services
Sergio Martinez at smartinez@actoronto.org or call 416-340-8484 ext. 224

Fundraising and Special Events
Bobby Hrehoruk at bhrehoruk@actoronto.org or call 416-340-8484 ext. 255






Workshop Series: Planning for the Long Term
September 22 to December 1, 2014



For more information please contact Andrew Eaton, ACT's Group Programming Coordinator, at 416-340-8484 ext. 283 or by email at aeaton@actoronto.org.





Women's Coffee Nights August 26, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm



Please email Josephine at jokwera@actoronto.org or call 416 340 8484 ext. 239 for more information including registration.

Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, August 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.



We're looking for enthusiastic and nimble fingered volunteers to help us stuff our condom/lube packs. No RSVP or registration required - - just show up!

399 Church Street
Room 220 (2nd Floor)
Refreshments and pizza provided.

Please contact our Gay Men's Outreach Coordinator for more information at 416-340-8484 ext. 254 or check out: http://www.actoronto.org/condomstuffing


Support groups for people living with HIV



We are currently registering participants for both time-limited (10 weeks) and on-going groups.

Living with HIV Group (for Gay Men) - 10 weeks
Living with HIV Group - 10 weeks
Newly Diagnosed Group - 10 weeks
Planning for the Long Term - 10 weeks

For more information please contact our Group Programs Coordinator at 416-340-8484 ext. 283 or at aeaton@actoronto.org.





WomenZone Cooking Session: August 28, 2014 - 12pm to 4pm.



For more information about womenzone or to RSVP please contact Josephine Okwere Akullu at 416 340 8484 ext. 239 or jokwera@actoronto.org

Community Financial and Estate Planning Management Program: Financial Planning for People Closer to Retirement Age
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6 to 8:45pm



This is a free workshop series for people living with HIV/AIDS. To register, or for more information, please contact Peter or Patrick at 416-340-8484 ext. 404 or pkearns@actoronto.org.





WomenZone Learning Sessions - September 04, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm



For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Josephine: 416 340 8484 ext 239 or jokwera@actoronto.org

Women's Coffee Nights September 9, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm



Please email Josephine at jokwera@actoronto.org or call 416 340 8484 ext. 239 for more information including registration.

Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, September 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.



We're looking for enthusiastic and nimble fingered volunteers to help us stuff our condom/lube packs. No RSVP or registration required - - just show up!

399 Church Street
Room 220 (2nd Floor)
Refreshments and pizza provided.

Please contact our Gay Men's Outreach Coordinator for more information at 416-340-8484 ext. 254 or check out: http://www.actoronto.org/condomstuffing


Community Financial and Estate Planning Management Program: HIV & Private Insurance, Life Insurance
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 6 to 8:45pm



This is a free workshop series for people living with HIV/AIDS. To register, or for more information, please contact Peter or Patrick at 416-340-8484 ext. 404 or pkearns@actoronto.org.





WomenZone Interactive Sessions - September 11, 2014 - 12pm to 3pm



For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Josephine: 416 340 8484 ext 239 or jokwera@actoronto.org

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto!
Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ Yonge-Dundas Square



Register! Pledge! Walk! For more information visit aidswalktoronto.ca.






Volunteer Information Session
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00pm


Find out what it takes to be a volunteer with ACT at an upcoming Volunteer Information session!

For more information please contact:

Education, Outreach and Support Services
Sergio Martinez at smartinez@actoronto.org or call 416-340-8484 ext. 224

Fundraising and Special Events
Bobby Hrehoruk at bhrehoruk@actoronto.org or call 416-340-8484 ext. 255






Community Financial and Estate Planning Management Program: Estate Planning
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6 to 8:45pm



This is a free workshop series for people living with HIV/AIDS. To register, or for more information, please contact Peter or Patrick at 416-340-8484 ext. 404 or pkearns@actoronto.org.





Women's Coffee Nights September 23, 2014 - 6pm to 8pm



Please email Josephine at jokwera@actoronto.org or call 416 340 8484 ext. 239 for more information including registration.

Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday, September 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.



We're looking for enthusiastic and nimble fingered volunteers to help us stuff our condom/lube packs. No RSVP or registration required - - just show up!

399 Church Street
Room 220 (2nd Floor)
Refreshments and pizza provided.

Please contact our Gay Men's Outreach Coordinator for more information at 416-340-8484 ext. 254 or check out: http://www.actoronto.org/condomstuffing


WomenZone Cooking Session: September 25, 2014 - 12pm to 4pm.



For more information about womenzone or to RSVP please contact Josephine Okwere Akullu at 416 340 8484 ext. 239 or jokwera@actoronto.org

ACT Annual General Meeting
Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:30pm



ACT's Annual General Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, September 29, 2014 at Oakham House, Thomas Lounge, 63 Gould Street, Toronto.

If you are interested in attending the AGM - and having your vote count - please ensure to sign up or renew your membership. If you are a member but unable to attend the AGM please submit a proxy form.

More information is available at actoronto.org/agm.

Please RSVP by Friday, September 12, 2014 to 416-340-8484 ext. 282 or email Kyle at kgreenwood@actoronto.org.






JumpStart: A New Beginning to Positive Living
February 3 to 24, 2015



for more information please contact Andrew Eaton, ACT's Group Programming Coordinator, at 416-340-8484 ext. 283 or by email at aeaton@actoronto.org.





Wellness and Self Care Group: Body Mapping Weekend Workshop
Friday, October 17 to Saturday, October 18, 2014



for more information please contact Andrew Eaton, ACT's Group Programming Coordinator, at 416-340-8484 ext. 283 or by email at aeaton@actoronto.org.