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ACT offers social support programs for all women who are living with HIV. This includes cis and trans women, racialized women and women doing sex work.

Women's Support Programs

Buddy Program
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ACT’s Buddy Program matches a volunteer with a person living to HIV to provide emotional support. All volunteers go through Core Skills (ACT’s training program) and strive to be caring companions and non-judgmental, objective supporters.

Buddy volunteers can help people living with HIV or AIDS address emotional, practical and health-related issues, improve their quality of life by supporting them to problem solve, navigate complex systems, reduce isolation and barriers, increase confidence, build resilience, seek health services, and get involved in the community.

How do I access this program?  Call 416-340-2437 ext. 283 , visit our offices or email ask@actoronto.org

Group Programs
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ACT offers a range of group and support programs that are open to women living with HIV. Check them out by clicking here.

WomenZone
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Held three times a month during the afternoon, WomenZone offers the opportunity to learn about ways to better manage your health, the importance of nutrition, and an opportunity to interact with each other.  Of the three sessions each month, one session focuses on learning, one is social in nature, and the other is a cooking session. 

Child minding subsidies and public transit fare can be provided upon request. Please ask if either of these would make it easier to attend WomenZone.

For more information (including dates and times) and to register call 416-340-8484 ext. 239 or email Sarah at sschultz@actoronto.org

Women’s Coffee Night
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Held twice a month in the evening, this informal social support event for HIV-positive women provides an opportunity to connect with other women with HIV and learn from each other’s experiences. Child minding subsidies and public transit fare can be provided upon request. Please ask if either of these would make it easier to attend Women’s Coffee Night.

For more information (including dates and times) and to register call 416-340-8484 ext. 239 or email Sarah at sschultz@actoronto.org