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THN Update
Updates from the Toronto HIV/AIDS Network for the week of November 19 - November 25
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)
  •  Join ACAS in a Community United Dinner Friday, 29 November 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Bumpkins Restaurant and Lounge 21 Gloucester St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1L8
  • 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 

 Rapid Response: Burnout among service providers addressing substance use disorders
Rapid Response: Unmet needs of Indigenous peoples living with HIV
 CTAC is delighted to release our new publication HIV and Diabetes: Impact and Action, which provides information about living with HIV and Diabetes.
 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
  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

Community Events

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 p.m. 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.  
The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) presents Joyful Giving 30th Anniversary Gala, held at the Royal Ontario Museum’s: Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures, on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The evening holds promise to a fine art silent auction, exquisite cuisine, reflection on our history in Toronto and beautiful music that will pay tribute to the spirit of those who are on the journey to enhancing their quality of life while living with HIV. 
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.
Episode 9: Laughing Matters
Is laughter the best medicine? In this episode, we explore the power of stand-up comedy to fight stigma, and its potential as a therapeutic tool?
Annual General Meeting's 

Opportunities for Engagement


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

Is seeking a Program Manager. Application deadline: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Is seeking a Program Coordinator, Women’s Health (Contract). Application deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Volunteer & Board Opportunities

Call for Members - OHTN Cohort Study Governance Committee
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