Spread the Word...not HIV - HIV brochure (PDF 467kb, 2 pgs)
If you have questions about testing, preventing HIV or are looking for resources, counselling and support services, these community services are available to you.
Want to learn about HIV/AIDS? Looking for current HIV stats or global initiatives to address HIV? Check out the list of websites that we have compiled.
This private, secure area provides a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and provides one-on-one care by a specially trained nurse.
- Call 905-848-7580 ext. 2548
Peel Public Health
Peel Public Health Healthy Sexuality Clinics
Phone: 905-799-7700 (Ask for sexual health information)
This phone number is a confidential free telephone service. Information is provided by Public Health Nurses who can answer your questions about sexual health issues, including HIV/AIDS.
There are six Peel Public Health Healthy Sexuality Clinics in the Peel area. These clinics offer anonymous testing, pre and post-test counselling, and referral for individuals seeking HIV services. Public Health Nurses are also available to provide information, assist with partner notification and counselling support to physicians and their clients, either by phone or in person. For more information, contact Peel Health at 905-799-7700.
Peel Works Needle Exchange Program (NEP)
Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) supports people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS through education, advocacy and volunteerism.
Peel Public Health operates Peel Works Needle Exchange Program aimed at preventing the spread of bloodborne diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, among people who inject and/or smoke drugs (including steroids) by providing education, sterile needles/syringes, stems, screens, mouthpieces and other injection drug supplies, and safe disposal of used needles. Referrals are also made if someone is seeking information, support and treatment.
Hope 24/7 Crisis Telephone Line and website Crisis Chat
(24 hours/toll free): 1-800-810-0180
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am-8pm
- Friday 8am-12am
- Saturday and Sunday 10am-12am
This committee provides HIV prevention, education and outreach programs to gay and bi-sexual men, at-risk women and youth.
Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)
Provides telephone information, counselling and support for residents of Ontario.
The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)
A non-profit, community-based organization, ACAS provides HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support services to East and Southeast Asian Canadian communities.
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
Black CAP is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit, community-based organization. Its mission is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within black communities and to enhance the quality of life of black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
HIV and AIDS Legal Aid Ontario (HALCO)
CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and hepatitis C. We connect people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers and community organizations with the knowledge, resources and expertise to reduce transmission and improve quality of life.
Ontario AIDS Network
HALCO is a not-for-profit, community-based legal clinic serving low-income people with HIV and AIDS.
This agency works to improve the quality and length of life of those infected and affected by HIV and to prevent the spread of HIV. Member groups across Ontario offer a variety of services and support, such as information about treatments and referrals to anonymous testing clinics.
Toronto People with AIDS Foundation
Teresa Group provides support and counselling to children infected with or affected by HIV. Teresa Group is an independent agency that partners with The Hospital for Sick Children. Services include individual and group counselling, emergency financial assistance for families affected by HIV, parent support groups, and care packages of food, diapers, and free formula delivered anywhere in Ontario for infants of HIV-positive mothers.
The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation is a safe place to get practical information and support services. Its goal is to help people with HIV/AIDS to continue living independently and with dignity.
If you’re looking for HIV statistics and/or for organizations around the world involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, check out the websites listed below.
The InfoNet was originally designed to make information on HIV/AIDS services and treatments easily accessible in both English and Spanish for residents of New Mexico. Its mission has expanded to that of providing HIV/AIDS treatment information in non-technical language in various languages. The primary audience for InfoNet materials includes people living with HIV and their caregivers, especially nurses and other first-line treatment providers. Through collaborative agreements with AIDS service organizations in various countries, the InfoNet is expanding the range of languages in which its materials are offered.
- Offers general information about HIV, 120 fact sheets that you can download and print and a reading list for those who wish to explore the topics further.
Canadian AIDS Society
- National coalition of AIDS organizations across Canada.
- Provides links to 115 AIDS organizations as well as access to media releases and articles.
The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
- Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information
- The report presents the findings of a study on youth sexual health and HIV/AIDS.
- The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) is a loose alliance of civil society groups, networks of women living with HIV, and United Nations agencies, supported by activists, political leaders, and celebrities. The GCWA is supported by a small secretariat located within the UNAIDS office in Geneva.
The Coalition focuses on eight key issues:
- Supporting ongoing efforts towards universal education for girls
- Securing women's property and inheritance rights
- Reducing violence against women
- Preventing HIV infection, particularly among adolescent girls, by improving access to reproductive healthcare
- Promoting access to prevention options, including female condoms and microbicides
- Ensuring women and girls have equitable access to treatment and care
- Supporting women's work as caregivers within the household and the community
- Promoting women's leadership in the AIDS response
- The Global Fund was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need.
In the Know Peel
Sex. It seems everyone is doing it or at least talking about it. But do they have all the facts about safer sex? It’s hard to know who to confide in and who to trust when you have questions about sex and your health.
- This website helps you organize a candlelight memorial service and other action events in your community.
- Please note that Peel holds an annual memorial service. Visit www.phan.ca for more information.
- This organization is committed to decreasing stigma and discrimination against people with HIV.
- Great source of information about different events to raise awareness about HIV.
- Information, resources, and global statistics.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Offers information on a variety of health issues.
- This site is easily accessible and provides links to other sites.
Peel Public Health Healthy Sexuality Program
Healthy sexuality is more than just having sex. It’s about communicating, accepting and giving love and affection; it’s about excercising your sexual rights; and it’s about discussing your feelings and values.
The Well Project
- The Well Project's mission is to reduce the total human cost of the HIV/AIDS pandemic through a unique and comprehensive focus on women.