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THN Update
Updates from the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network for the week of June 18-  June 24

Toronto to Zero Update. Find out where we are on the journey to become a UNAIDS fast-track city and learn about some of our activities. 
THN's (ASOs) Calendar of  Upcoming Events

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PRIDE 2019

  Pride Month Calendar of events at The 519
 AIDS Candlelight Vigil, Tuesday, June 18th from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.
 Pride and Remembrance Run, Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  Green Space Festival returns June 20 - 23, 2019 
  Join Casey House in the Pride Parade
 Queer Pride Festival, May 31 to June 23
 June 21st - TLO, HIV Prevention Program participating on the TRANS MARCH June 22 - 23     PRIDE weekend outreach on CHURCH and Wellesley village from 2 - 8pm

Community News & Information 

  Justice committee’s report on the end of sexual assault charges of people living with HIV.  Canadian Legal Network statement
 CATIE has updated its chart illustrating the most common medications used to treat HIV in Canada.

National HIV Testing Day – June 27 posters are available

 &  were informed that our funding from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is reduced by 25% from last year’s budget, over the next two years.
 The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
 Celebrating National Indigenous History Month throughout June. Events include A Traditional Medicine WalkSummer SolsticeIndigenous foodIndigenous Arts Festival.
National Indigenous Peoples Day, the City will host a Sunrise Ceremony at City Hall. This traditional ceremony includes a sacred fire, smudging and drumming. It starts at 5:30 a.m. on June 21 on Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto Public Health updates Overdose Action Plan
Releases strategy to address resilience challenges
 The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 HIV Endgame Program. There are three streams available, and the Letter of Intent deadline is Friday, July 12, 2019.

Community Events

Women of Resilience’ Award Gala, honouring 6 remarkable women who exemplify the concept of resilience and strength within their communities. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 6:00  to 10:00 p.m.

HIV/AIDS 101 Workshop for Community Workers ,  July  24 & 25, 2019 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Annual General Meeting's 
Casey House, Tuesday, June 18th 5:30 to 6:30 p.m
LOFT Community Services, Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Social Planning Toronto, Tuesday, June 18th, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Fred Victor, Wednesday, June 19th, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
LOFT, Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
AIDS Committee of York Region, Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Opportunities for Engagement


Is seeking 5 Peer Housing Help and Health Navigators. Application deadline is Wednesday, June 26th at 5:00 p.m.
Is seeking a Manager of Communications and Member Development. Application deadline is Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 by 5pm 
Is seeking an Executive Director. Effective date is July 2019.

Board & Volunteer Opportunities

Fife House Foundation Call for members Board of Directors

Volunteers Needed for the Pride & Remembrance Run

(a) Tuesday, June 18 from 6pm to 9pm at Exchange Tower - First Canadian Place. Race Kit Assembly - assembling race kit bags and bib numbers for the runners.
(b) Saturday, June 22 from 8am to 12pm at the 519 and Barbara Hall Park. Line guide, set-up for water, handing out water, and handing out medals or food/hospitality set-up, hand-out, and clean up.

ACT volunteers who are interested in volunteering with pride & remembrance run, please email Melanie Castillo, Volunteer Resources Coordinator: with your availability

Toronto Pride Parade - March With Us
Sunday, June 23, 2019. You are invited to march with the ACT contingent at the Pride Parade 

Special Events Assistant – AIDS Walk
First ever nighttime walk! ACT is seeking a Special Events Assistant for the AIDS Walk. This volunteer position will provide critical administrative and logistical support to the event.
Is seeking volunteer camp counsellors (18+) for our overnight summer camp the week of Sunday August 11th – Saturday August 17, 2019

Survey, Studies, & Focus Groups

Join Health Ambassadors Program at Hornet app!

CRUISElab at the University of Toronto in partnership with Hornet app are conducting a study on a peer educational program where guys using the Hornet app will be trained as health ambassadors, and then will interact with other Hornet users to engage around sexual health related topics. If you are currently a Hornet app user, simply visit to find out more about the study. If you do NOT currently have a Hornet app account, join the community first ( AND follow the link above.

Senior Pride Network members are encouraged to complete an online survey for the Ontario Government to provide input to the development of a new seniors strategy for Ontario. 
The Ontario PrEP Cohort study Seeking individuals who are 16 years of age or older starting or using PrEP in Ontario. Participation includes regular surveys every 6 months and permission to access your health information. Compensation is provided
Exploring the sexual and reproductive health needs of young women who were born with HIV. Women age 16 to 30, born with HIV, may participate in a one-time, confidential interview about their experiences with sexual and reproductive health. Honorarium: $50

If you are from the MSM community, aged 40 years or older, cis/trans, aware of and willing to confidentially disclose your HIV status (seropositive or seronegative) for our study.OLDER AND TOUGHER: MSM RESILIENCE AGAINST HIV/AIDSHonoranium paid
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