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It is with a heavy heart that we share the legendary Michelle Ross has passed away. Michelle wowed audiences at Pride Festivals, her support of PWA, HARS and the HIV community past with electrifying performances, she will be missed.

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Vaccines - Some Facts
COVID-19 Vaccines - Common Worries


Mass Immunization Clinics for adults 65+:

Find out the City-Operated Immunization Clinics near you:
City of Toronto’s Vaccine Webpage:
Just a reminder that in addition to the Hospital and Health Team vaccine clinics which can be booked through www.vaccineto.ca, the City-run mass immunization clinics are now accepting bookings for older adults 80+, for when they open on March 17:
Register at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/  or • Call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

For adults 60-64 Starting March 10th:
Select pharmacies in Toronto are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people between the ages of 60 and 64 (at the day of vaccination or, if you will be or have been 60 to 64 in 2021).
You must have an appointment. To book an appointment, type your postal code at this page (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations) to see the participating pharmacies nearest you, then call that pharmacy to make an appointment.
 
Fact Sheet Poster for agencies and community groups to share digitally or hard print: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/8ef0-DS-21-0029-COTMassImmunizationFactSheetSeniorsFinalWeb.pdf

COVID-19 Testing 
Mental Health Resources:

Community News & Information 

      OA45+ is a program under the Legacy umbrella that consists of 3 day in-person training for racialized Persons Living with HIV (PHA) 45yo+. The training aims to provide information and skills around sexuality, decisional balance, income supports, awareness of resources available, and planning for the long term.
Due to COVID-19, our in-persons trainings have been temporarily suspended until it is safe for us to gather again. To adapt to the changes, we are happy to send this online consultation to check-in with the community and gather information and emerging needs from older adults 45+. This will allow us to revise the content of the sessions, and add any topics that the community deems necessary.
How will it work?
If you are a racialized Person Living with HIV 45 years of age or older, kindly,  fill out the online survey that will be open from March 23rd to April 13th after review  the team will update the content based on your feedback. There will be a virtual meeting for those who can attend to share and discuss the results and build a strong content for the training, lastly, we will launch the revised curriculum later in the spring or beginning of summer and will send you the registration form to the email you will provide during this consultation or through our community partners.

Community Events

POWER presents: Mind, Body, and Wellness in the time of COVID-19.
This is an on-line training for Women Living with HIV (including Trans, Cis, femme, and Two-Spirit.)
When: Thursday, March 25, 2021, at 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
This event is hosted by PASAN, Black CAP, PWA, ACT, and The Teresa Group.
You will receive a $25 gift card for your time.
Please register in advance for this meeting using the link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrceyprzovGNMuU_AG52ao2FGauBn-d-PF

Opportunities for Engagement

Employment

Is seeking a Women’s Support Coordinator.
 Application deadline: Monday, March 29, 2021
Is seeking a Client Engagement Evaluation Specialist 
 Application deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Is seeking a Indigenous “Wellbeing” Coordinator . Application deadline: Tuesday April 6, 2021

Volunteer & Board Opportunities

  • Is seeking 3 Board Members . Application deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is seeking nominations for general election of new Board Directors to take office for a two-year period commencing May 2021.  CAHR encourages nominees from members: who bring perspectives from across the country, from different research approaches, and from diverse backgrounds; that are able to think conceptually; that have a long-term perspective; and who welcome a diversity of opinions.   The nomination period will be open for approximately six weeks (deadline for nominations is March 5th, 2021).  For more information, please visit: https://www.cahr-acrv.ca/about-cahr/call-nominations-cahr-board-directors/

Surveys & Studies

People living with HIV Wanted for Cannabis Study

York University researchers are seeking research participants to help test a smartphone-based method for assessing cannabis use, and associated health outcomes, among people living with HIV.

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THN's (ASOs) Calendar of  Upcoming Events
Monthly recurring ASOs programming is available on the calendar of events

The Calendar of Events will reflect current events as Agencies make changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 
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