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THN Update
Updates from the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network for the week of November 5 - November 11
Things to do in TO this weekend  
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day is Sunday, December 1st. To have your organisation’s event added to the list, kindly forward the information to This year’s events and notices include:
  • CATIE has released World AIDS Day resources 
  • Women Empowering Positive Women (WEPW) Wear RED Scarfs handcrafted by HIV Positive Women
  • 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. on Friday November 29th   11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street. Tickets: $125.00 
  • Action Positive - Dr Jean-Philippe Julien viendra nous donner un aperçu de sa recherche scientifique dans le domaine du développement d’un vaccin contre le VIH, ainsi que des stratégies de recherche présentement en cours de développement dans le monde. Lors de cette soirée, nous prendrons aussi un moment pour commémorer les victimes de maladies liées au sida.  Le vendredi 29 novembre de 18h à 20h30 Où? Théâtre français de Toronto (21 College, 6e étage)
  • Casey House  - Voice for World AIDS Day, Monday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m. Glenn Gould Studio, CBC 250 Front St. W.
THN's (ASOs) Calendar of  Upcoming Events
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Community News & Information 

 City of Toronto launches BetterHomesTO to help residents shift to 'net zero' homes
The Poverty Reduction Strategy Office is excited to share that applications for the second cohort of the Lived Experience Advisory Group are now being accepted. The deadline to apply is November 29th, 2019
   Flu season is here again. The flu vaccine reduces your chance of getting the flu and is available free of charge. It is recommended that everyone get a flu shot. However, certain people are at greater risk of developing complications from the flu and strongly encourage those people to go to their doctor’s office for the flu shot. People at higher risk of developing complications from the flu include children age 6 months to 5 years, adults age 65 and older, pregnant women, and those with a chronic disease. Toronto Public Health flu information
TUHF - 2020 Toronto Urban Health Fund Review PanelComplete an application form All submissions must be received by Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm
  Webinar, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Infectious Syphilis Surveillance in Canada: 2008-2018 Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:00 pm 
 The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) is pleased to announce the release of a new report titled “HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Ontario”.
 will be closed on Monday, November 11, to observe Remembrance Day. HALCO will also be closed on Wednesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 14 for staff to attend a legal training conference. Our intake for new immigration/refugee inquiries will be closed from Tuesday, November 5 through Wednesday, November 13, 2019, inclusive. During this closure, anyone calling with a non-emergency immigration/refugee inquiry will be asked to call back on or after Friday, November 15, 2019.
HALCO's Annual Report 
 20th anniversary of the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at The 519

Community Events


POZ Allies is a 6-week educational support group for family, friends, lovers and allies of folks living with HIV. It aims to provide space for folks who want to learn to be better supports for their loved one living with HIV. The group runs each Tuesday evening at ACT for six weeks starting Nov 5 to Dec 10, 2019 from 5:30-8pm. To register

HIV & Mental Health Series - Trauma Informed Care: Putting it into practice, bringing it to life with Dr. Malika SharmaThursday November 7, 2019 at The 519, 519 Church St. – 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
November's Skills+ session will focus on the HIV Testing in Ontario.  Please join us to hear the updates from Ken English, Senior Program Consultant, AIDS Bureau and Hepatitis C Programs, Ministry of Health. Register here to join us on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11am
Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples a support/social group that we host for Latino (spanish-speaking) GBMSM living with HIV.
The group meet every Friday at 6:00 on the 120 Carlton office  (second floor suite 201) and we address all the aspects that GBMSM Latinos face when they're newly diagnosed or in general while accessing services, support or primary care attention.  
Forum communautaire sur les enjeux des réfugiés LGBTQ, des personnes âgées LGBTQ et des personnes vivant avec le VIH. Le vendredi 15 novembre.

Register today for the Rainbow Health Ontario 2020 Conference in Niagara Falls, April 21 to 23, 2020

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 29th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2020) until December 20th.
HIV 101 Training for Community Workers-  Monday, November 25th & Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Toronto Public Health's Mental Health Promotion Team is offering a one-day Suicide Prevention Workshop using the gatekeeping model Recognize. Connect. Keep Safe. Refer (developed by TPH) to support knowledge and skill development related to suicide prevention.
Annual General Meeting's 

 ASAAP, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Recurring Monthly Community Events

Poz Allies (For Allies of young people living with HIV) - Tuesdays starting November 5 (Registration Required)
HIV Testing - Wednesday, November 6 and every Wednesday in November
SPUNK  Wednesday, Nov 6th to Dec 11th, Closed group
Big Gay Book Club (for Guys into Guys) - Wednesday October 2 and November 6
Good Company Lunch - Thursday,Nov 7 every Thursday in November
PYO Youth Drop-In - Thursday,November 7, and every Thursday in November
Meet N' Eat - Friday, November 8 and every Friday in November
Women's Coffee Night - Tuesday, November 12 and 26
Planning for the Long Term - Started Wednesday, October 9 (Registration Required)
Gay Men & Validation Group - Started Thursday, October 10 (Registration Required)
Gay Men's Coffee Night (for Guys over 40 into Guys) - Tuesday, November 19    
   (Registration Required)
Expressive Arts & Therapy Group - Wednesday, October 16 (Registration Required)
Volunteer Information Session - Thursday, November 14
Rainbow Sistas  First Monday of the month
Harm Reduction Drop-In Wed's Nov 6th, 20th from 6 to 8:00 p.m. 
Socialite 411, Thurs' Nov 14th, 28th from 6 to 8:00 p.m.
Foreign Integration, Mon, Nov 25th, from 6 to 9:00 p.m.
Housing Help Drop-In   Tues' from 1 – 4:00pm
Health Promotion / Nursing Clinic, 1st and 3rd Wed's from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Speak Art Loud, Last Thursday of every month, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Opportunities for Engagement


Offre d'emploi un Coordonnatrice administrative / Coordinateur administratif. Veuillez faire parvenir votre candidature au plus tard le 8 novembre 2019
Is seeking a Case Manager . Application deadline is Thursday November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Is seeking a Staff Lawyer (contract). Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

Is seeking a Community Legal Worker. Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m

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