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ACT PYO

Positive Youth Outreach

Welcome to PYO – a program for young people living with and at risk for HIV led by young people living with HIV. Our goal is to help you obtain a happier, healthier life where you're engaged and active with your peers and community.

We focus discussion groups on a wide range of topics. Here's just a sample:

  • healthy relationships
  • HIV disclosure
  • finding the right medications and health professionals for you
  • we even have drop-in sessions to talk about stuff you're passionate about, stuff that irks you or just what's on your mind that day. It's a social group!

Our goal is to empower you to make your own informed choices. The world isn't black or white, so let's talk about the shades of grey in between.

 

Get in touch!

Email: pyo@actoronto.org (We want to protect your privacy - so let us know the rules for replying to your email messages).

Call: 416-340-8484 ext. 265.

If leaving a message, please let us know how and when we should contact you. We will always try to be as discreet as possible when getting back to you.

In-person: Drop by 543 Yonge Street on the 4th floor during PYO’s office hours to get information or connect in person. If we are not available to see you right away when you come, an appointment will be arranged.

Facebook: Find us at PYO Coordinator

Instagram: @PYO_Coordinator

 

All the ways PYO is here to help you:

Weekly Social Support

Every Thursday, on the 4th floor at 543 Yonge Street from 4 – 8 p.m. to young people living with HIV to gather for social support activities.

Weekly Discussion Group

Every Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m., open to young people living with HIV for a structured peer discussion support group.

Community Learning Series

External workshops are held in community settings for young people living with, affected by, at risk for, or concerned about HIV, Hep C or other STIs.

Employment Supports

Employment ACTion, an ACT program, helps people living with HIV find the career that suits your needs. Find our more at their website, employmentaction.org.

Peer Support

We offer peer support by appointment and on a drop-in basis.

Resources and Referrals 

We help connect young people living with HIV to other services both at ACT and at other community agencies and services.

Leadership Development

We provide opportunities that build leadership skills among young people living with HIV.

Community Outreach

We provide information on HIV, Hep C, and other STIs as well as sexual health to young people. We go to places where young people hang out in the community!