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The Next ACT:
ACT Moving to New Offices in October 2015


Community Financial Management & Estate Planning Program for People with HIV:
Begins September 2015 - registration open now!


Expressive Arts & Self Care for people living with HIV:
Starts September 24 - registration open now!


Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday August 26 from 6 -8pm


Step by Step: A Support Group for People Living with HIV and Hepatitis C


WomenZone - Cooking sessions for women living with HIV
Thursday August 27, 1 - 4 pm


GPS: A confidential group for HIV-positive gay men


Living with HIV and looking for emotional support? Registration is now open for the Buddy Program.


Social Work, HIV and Brain Health
Recruiting HIV-positive people over the age of 50.


Support Groups for people living with HIV


Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 1 from 6-8:45 pm


Community Health Forum: Aging, HIV & Manageing Chronic Health Conditions
Wednesday, September 9, 7 - 9pm


WomenZone Learning Session: Open to all women living with HIV
Thursday September 3, 1 - 4pm


JUMPSTART: A workshop series for gay men recently diagnosed with HIV:
Starts in October - registration open now!


Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 8 from 6-8:45 pm


WomenZone Interactive session: Open to all women living with HIV.
Thursday September 10, 1 - 4pm.


Planning for the Long Term: Workshop series on maintaining your Emotional Wellness:
Starts October 2015 - registration open now!


Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 15 from 6-8:45 pm


Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 22 from 6-8:45 pm


WomenZone - Cooking sessions for women living with HIV
Thursday September 24, 1 - 4 pm


Expressive Arts and Self-Care Group
Thursday September 24, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm


Community Finacial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 29 from 6-8:45 pm


Expressive Arts and Self Care Group
Weekly Meeting, Thursdays starting October 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm


ACT Volunteer Information Session
Thursday October 22, 2015 6:00pm


FRANK - Honest Conversations for Gay & Bi Men
Monday, September 24 from 7 to 9


Community Health Forum - Global HIV Research: Year in Review
December 16th, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm



The Next ACT:
ACT Moving to New Offices in October 2015

Where is ACT moving?

To 543 Yonge Street, just south of Wellesley Street. We will be up on the fourth floor - if you have just put two and two together, yes, we are moving to the old St. Marc’s Bathhouse.
Why is ACT moving?

Our new location on Yonge will be more accessible, which will make our programs and services more inclusive. A sturdier ramp, a more reliable elevator, a single-user washroom, and programs taking place all on one floor each contribute to better access for ACT’s service users, volunteers and staff. Additionally, our new location will be very close to Wellesley subway station.
The other reason ACT is moving is to pay less rent. Reducing overhead costs frees up money to put into the delivery of our vital programs and services for people affected by HIV in Toronto.
When will the move take place?

October, 2015. The exact date has not been finalized and is dependent upon the completion of renovations to the existing space. At the very latest, ACT will be up and running on Yonge Street by October 31.
Will the computers still be available?

Yes. Our Access Centre will still be open to the public at the same times, and it will retain its three computers, public phone, condoms and lube, photocopying and info-to-go resources.
Will ACT’s hours be same?

Our hours will remain as they were:
  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed Weekends & Statutory holidays.

On days when we are open past 7:00pm, the main lobby door to the building will be automatically locked - but you just have to push a buzzer and you will be let into the building and can come up to the 4th floor.
What is the new mailing address?

    ACT - AIDS Committee of Toronto
    543 Yonge Street, 4th floor
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4Y 1Y5
Will this change the delivery of ACT programs and services?

The move will not change the delivery of our programs and services. In fact, we are moving into a space that unites the agency on one floor, meaning there will be more opportunities to share resources and knowledge across departments. Our new space will also be more accessible with an improved layout.
During the move there will be a temporary disruption in some key ACT services due to the relocation of internal equipment (computers, servers, etc.). Restoring full ser­vice is our priority and we will work hard to ensure this period is as brief as possible.
What can I do to help with the move?

Tell your friends! The more people know about ACT’s move, the easier the transition will be.

For more information contact:
Chris Thomas, Communications Coordinator
416-340-8484 ext. 225 or email him.



Community Financial Management & Estate Planning Program for People with HIV:
Begins September 2015 - registration open now!





For more info or to register contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 or email him.






Expressive Arts & Self Care for people living with HIV:
Starts September 24 - registration open now!




For more info or to register, contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 oremail him.


Condom Stuffing Party:
Wednesday August 26 from 6 -8pm








Step by Step: A Support Group for People Living with HIV and Hepatitis C



For more info or to register, contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 oremail him.




WomenZone - Cooking sessions for women living with HIV
Thursday August 27, 1 - 4 pm



To RSVP or for more info contact Sarah at 416-340-8484 ext 239 oremail her.






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.





Living with HIV and 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.




Social Work, HIV and Brain Health
Recruiting HIV-positive people over the age of 50.




You can complete the survey in English or French on-line through Fluid Surveys: www.fluidsurveys.com/s/hiv-brain-health

You can also complete a hard copy survey at ACT's 4th floor reception area.

For more information about this survey, please contact Jocelyn Watchorn at 416-340-8484 ext. 248 or by email at jwatchorn@actoronto.org.



Support Groups for people living with HIV



ACT offers a range of groups for people living with HIV. To find out more, and to find out when the next cycle of groups are offered call 416-340-8484 ext 283





Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 1 from 6-8:45 pm




For more info or to register contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 or email him.





Community Health Forum: Aging, HIV & Manageing Chronic Health Conditions
Wednesday, September 9, 7 - 9pm



For more info, contact Rui at 416-340-8484 ext. 264 or email him.





WomenZone Learning Session: Open to all women living with HIV
Thursday September 3, 1 - 4pm



To RSVP or for more info contact Sarah at 416-340-8484 ext 239 oremail her.






JUMPSTART: A workshop series for gay men recently diagnosed with HIV:
Starts in October - registration open now!



For more info or to register, contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 oremail him.




Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 8 from 6-8:45 pm






For more info or to register contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 or email him.





WomenZone Interactive session: Open to all women living with HIV.
Thursday September 10, 1 - 4pm.



To RSVP or for more info contact Sarah at 416-340-8484 ext 239 oremail her.





Planning for the Long Term: Workshop series on maintaining your Emotional Wellness:
Starts October 2015 - registration open now!



For more info or to register, contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 oremail him.





Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 15 from 6-8:45 pm





For more info or to register contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 or email him.





Community Financial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 22 from 6-8:45 pm






For more info or to register contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 or email him.





WomenZone - Cooking sessions for women living with HIV
Thursday September 24, 1 - 4 pm



To RSVP or for more info contact Sarah at 416-340-8484 ext 239 oremail her.





Expressive Arts and Self-Care Group
Thursday September 24, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm



For more information please contact Ricky Rodrigues at rrodrigues@actoronto.org or at 416-340-8484 ext. 283.



Community Finacial & Estate Planning Management Program
September 29 from 6-8:45 pm






For more info or to register contact Ricky at 416-340-8484 ext 283 or email him.





Expressive Arts and Self Care Group
Weekly Meeting, Thursdays starting October 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm



For more information please contact Ricky Rodrigues at rrodrigues@actoronto.org or at 416-340-8484 ext. 283.



ACT Volunteer Information Session
Thursday October 22, 2015 6:00pm

Find out more about volunteering at ACT. Advanced registration is not required! All sessions are held at ACT, 399 Church Street, Room 220 (2nd floor) at 6:00 p.m.

For more info about the next session email Sergio Martinez or call him 416-340-8484 ext. 224.






FRANK - Honest Conversations for Gay & Bi Men
Monday, September 24 from 7 to 9




For more information please contact Rui Pires, Gay Men's Community Education Coordinator, at mailto:rpires@actoronto.org">rpires@actoronto.org or at 416-340-8484 264.



Community Health Forum - Global HIV Research: Year in Review
December 16th, 2015 from 7 to 9 pm




For more information, please contact Rui Pires at rpires@actoronto.org or by phone at 416-340-8484 ext. 264.