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Together Towards Zero Luncheon

Friday, November 29th, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street

Join ACT in honour of World AIDS Day to acknowledge the people and organizations dedicated to preventing HIV, caring for and empowering people living with HIV, and the movement to end new HIV infections in Toronto at the Together Towards Zero Luncheon.

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Discussion Panel: Holistic Approaches to Gay Men’s Health

Meet the Panelists:


Joshua O’Neal

Joshua O’Neal is the director of sexual health services at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. In addition to overseeing sexual health, PrEP and HIV navigation/support services, he has activated innovative strategies to engage priority communities and improve their healthcare access and experiences. A passionate educator, Joshua teaches human sexuality courses at the City College of San Francisco and presents and trains across both local and national stages.


Dr. John Macleod

Dr. John Macleod works as an HIV-dedicated family physician at 790 Bay St. which includes taking care of at risk populations and PreP. Dr. Macleod also serves on the CTN DSMB committee with focus on reviewing studies. John works tirelessly to enroll patients in research studies such as the PreP Cohort and PreP & HIV treatment studies. Dr. Macleod also worked at the Immunodeficiency Service at McGill University from 1989 to 2009. 


 Adam Busch, MSW, RSW

Adam Busch is one of ACT’s Community Counsellors. He provides counselling to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, in community settings (clinics and bathhouses). He provides assessment, counselling and referral services, assisting service users with a number of issues related to sexual health, substance use, HIV disclosure, mental health, isolation, marginalisation, adjusting to life in Canada, shame and guilt, body image, and sexuality and gender identify issues. In 2012, he founded SPUNK!, a harm-reduced based support group for GBTQ MSM who want to make positive changes in their substance use. He completed his Masters in Social Work (MSW) at York University.


 Together Towards Zero Award Past Honourees 

We are pleased to have honoured Brad Berg and Brian Rolfes with the Together Towards Zero Award at last year’s Luncheon for their long-standing support of ACT and the community and their leadership.

‘For us, HIV has never stopped being relevant,’ Brad said. ‘We’ve known many people who have been diagnosed with HIV and have benefited from support of ACT. The landscape of HIV has changed so much, and ACT continues to be responsive to the evolving needs of people they serve.” 

 In 2017, we had the great privilege of honouring Philip Ing with the Together Towards Zero Award. 

Philip's involvement with ACT goes back to the very first Fashion Cares event in June 1987. Over 30 years later, Philip's dedication to ACT's work is still strong. As not only a crucial volunteer in the success of Fashion Cares' 25 year legacy, Philip is also a long-time ACT Donor.


More details are forthcoming about this year’s Luncheon programme.

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