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THN Update
Updates from the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network for the week of September 24 - September 30
Things to do in TO this weekend  
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  & Invites you to attend the Toronto launch of Can’t Pass It On, with special guest Bruce Richman, founder of the Prevention Access Campaign’s “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” (U=U) campaign.
Thursday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at  Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street. Attendance is free but space is limited, so reserve your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets:
  Toronto to Zero’s Mental Health and Substance Use Task Group, one of several topic-specific task groups convened to develop recommendations about how to address key needs, issues and gaps in HIV prevention, engagement and care services in Toronto.  Involvement in the task group would include:
  • Completing this brief survey about gaps in services and potential solutions that you see in your practice
  • Attending a half-day meeting to discuss these issues with colleagues and provide further input on key local issues and potential solutions
  • Reviewing and providing input on a draft series of recommendations developed based on input from the survey and in-person meeting
A brief information sheet to help further explain the project and what role you can provide in helping us to reshape mental health and substance use programs for people living with and affected by HIV.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please let Jack Mohr at  know, and also complete the survey to help provide input for this task group.
If you have any questions about Toronto to Zero or participating in this task group, you can connect with Jack Mohr at  or  Eliot Winkler at
THN's (ASOs) Calendar of  Upcoming Events
Monthly recurring ASOs programming is available on the calendar of events
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Community News & Information 


Throughout the past year, there have been several incidents in the village that raise concerns about the presence of hateful and targeted actions and rhetoric towards the LGBTQ2S community. This has included hateful graffiti, hate mail targeting some of our local businesses, homophobic and transphobic violence, and several incidents where street preachers have come into the Church-Wellesley village to spew anti-queer and trans rhetoric. Saturday, September 28th 10:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Engaging Democracy in Communities: Vote PopUp Training (TORONTO)

   launched an online toolkit to help you engage with the candidates in your riding to ask them to support life-saving harm reduction in your community.

Community Events

Hepatitis C Basics
September 30 to October 25, 2019
This course covers hepatitis C transmission, testing, treatment, prevention and health literacy.

To register
ASAAP’s CHAMPs in Action Training  for Service Providers and Volunteers. This training will run in the month of October on the first four (4) Tuesdays of the month, from 9am – 5pm. Click here to register
Loved Ones - What He Means By PnP
Whether he is your friend, son, boyfriend, or anything in between, Crystal Meth can affect the gay, bi and queer men in our lives and our communities.
This free workshop is designed to help you support and understand a loved one who is using Crystal Meth.  Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
SPEAK ART LOUD! For LGBTQ2S+ Women (cis, trans, non-binary, femme) Living with HIV/AIDS. begins September 26, 2019 on the Last Thursday of The Month 5:00 p.m. to 8: 00 p.m. 200 Gerrard Street.East 2ND Floor. Registration required
HIV Mental Health Series; HIV disclosure and the law & changes to social assistance/ODSP- what’s been announced, what it might mean & what next. Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The 519, 519 Church St. Registration is required.

Existence is Resistance!  An intergenerational event to mark International Day of Older Persons, to celebrate 2SLGBTTQI+ advocacy past and present, and to proclaim The Senior Pride Network’s Advocacy Charter and Declaration of the Rights of 2SLGBTTQI+ Elders, Seniors and Older Persons Tuesday, October 1, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (doors open at 1:30) The 519, 519 Church Street Community Centre, Ballroom (2nd Floor)
The training will build on the Guide for service providers and Full series of legal information developed for the 2017 project Upholding and promoting human rights, justice and access for migrant sex workers: resources for service providersTo Register
Annual General Meeting's 
The 519. Wednesday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Black CAP. Wednesday, September 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations. Thursday, September 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Realize Canada, Friday, September 27th, starting at 9:00 a.m.
AIDS Committee of Toronto, Friday, September 27th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
AIDS Committee of Durham Region, Monday, September 30th starting at 6:30 p.m.
HALCO, Monday, October 28th starting at 6:00
Action Positive, le jeudi 17 octobre de 18h à 20h

Opportunities for Engagement


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