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THN Update
Updates from the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network for the week of February 11 - February 17
Opening Doors Toronto 2020 
Crossing new Thresholds: Emerging Doors to Care

February 24th & 25th at The 519

Registration is now open

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 Pride Toronto 2020
Festival Weekend; June 26-28 2020
Artist Application -  Deadline - February 29, 2020
Community Events 2020 - Deadline - March 1, 2020
StreetFair Registration 2020 -  Deadline 
May 1, 2020
Parade 2020 Registration - Deadline - May 1 2020
Early Bird Pricing ended Wednesday, January 15th,  
REGULAR Jan 16/20 - Apr 14/20
LATE Apr 15/20 - May 1/20
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 

 Updates on the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
  Staff changes at The Teresa Group. 
 Executive Director transition at CAYR Community Connections (previously AIDS Committee of York Region).
  2020 City Budget: All the events, new research, and the latest coverage. City of Toronto budget page.

Community Events

OA45+  A 3-day training is for racialized Persons Living with HIV (PHA) 45yo+. During this training we will learn and share information and skills around sexuality, decisional balance, income supports, resources available, and more. Dates: February 29th, March 7th and 12th.  Location : 411 parliament street , Toronto. To Register
Love Positive Women February 1st to 14th. ACT and Fife House is hosting a Love Positive Women Party on February 13th

Positively Speaking gives voice to people living with HIV by sharing their diverse and compelling stories.
 Hosted by Casey House social worker Liz Creal with peer program manager Andre Ceranto, Positively Speaking is written by Casey House staff and produced in partnership with the RTA School of Media, Ryerson University.
 A client advisory group, collaborative brainstorming sessions and client votes determined topics for the first season: HIV and long-term survivors, relationships, mental health, housing, isolation and living positively. The first episode is out now and the rest of Season 1 airs beginning of January. 
Listen from our website or find it wherever you find podcasts. Then, subscribe, share it, talk about it, and help get the word out.
iTunes    Spotify   Google Podcasts      Stitcher

Become your own Expert  Women Empowering Positive Women & PWA invites you to learn new skills in Art & Crafts training skills, paired with Psycho-social Education; and Community Outreach Product Sales and Promotion. Meetings are held twice a month, every other  starting Friday, February 21, 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m


The Course of Love a One Night Stand workshop discussing gay men’s relationships & dating. Thursday, February 13 from 7:30 - 9 pm, please RSVP!


Newly Diagnosed is a 10 -week group for cis and trans women, men and folks to talk about the new experiences and life changes after being diagnosed with HIV. Wednesday, February 26 to Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 6 - 8 pm

 Intimate Partner Violence is a 8-week group for cis & trans gay/bi/queer men, including two-spirit and non-binary folks who are concerned about intimate partner violence or abuse in their relationships.Tuesday, February 25 to Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Social Support Network arranges trips within Toronto for people living with HIV to socialize and do something fun together. Transportation to and from the event is provided. Sometimes there may be a small cost associated with attending (for example if there is lunch involved), but organizers do their best to minimize costs.
HIV Basics will be offered through their blended learning program, which combines a six-week online course with a webinar meeting. Starts on February 17th, 2020 and concludes with an interactive webinar on March 23, 2020

Community Health Forum:


Exploring the struggles of marginalized populations of women attaining women-centered HIV care in clinical and community settings. Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 7 - 9 pm at Ramada Plaza Hotel (300 Jarvis Street) A light buffet will be served at 6:30 pm. This event is accessible and admission is free!


Opportunities for Engagement


Is seeking an Executive Director. Application deadline: Monday, February 24, 2020

Volunteer & Board Opportunities

Surveys & Studies

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