VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

By Julie Schultz, September 8th, 2017 in

Here is your opportunity to strengthen your professional skills, broaden your experience and contribute to an exceptional non-profit organization in the Peel region. Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) is seeking volunteers who have experience in the following areas: fund development, human resources, finance, policies, and/or governance to join our Board of Directors. As a Board member, […]

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Peer Leadership Council

By Julie Schultz, August 14th, 2017 in

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Ghandi Peel HIV/AIDS Network is actively seeking passionate, committed individuals to contribute to the legacy of our newly-formed Peer Leadership Council (PLC). This role represents a tremendous opportunity to meaningfully impact the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of PHAs living in Peel region. The PLC […]

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International Youth Day 2017

By Chantelle Archambault, August 10th, 2017 in

The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is “Youth Building Peace”. In honour of this year’s International Youth Day on August 12, we spoke with our summer students about their dedication to inclusivity, social justice, and peace. Meet our summer students Nikki is studying biomedical and is interested in addressing stigma related to her future […]

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Knock Down Stigma Bowl-a-thon!

By Julie Schultz, August 2nd, 2017 in

PHAN to Take a Swing at Stigma at 2017’s Scotiabank AIDS Walk Peel Join the Peel HIV/AIDS Network at Bowlerama West and help raise funds for vital programs and services for the people and communities most affected by HIV. With this year’s Knock Down Stigma campaign, we’ll also be raising awareness about the stigma faced […]

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Peel HIV/AIDS Network Endorses Truth and Reconciliation Report’s Calls to Action

By Julie Schultz, June 21st, 2017 in

On National Aboriginal Day, Peel HIV/AIDS Network Endorses Truth and Reconciliation Report’s Calls to Action   “Reconciliation must support Aboriginal peoples as they heal from the destructive legacies of colonization that have wreaked such havoc in their lives.” -Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada   […]

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Transcending Borders: Journey of an LGBTQ Newcomer

By Julie Schultz, June 20th, 2017 in

By: Ziva Gorani   I am a transgender, Kurdish, Syrian refugee that has come to Canada, via Turkey, under sponsorship from the Canadian government. I am here to speak to you about a story of a Syrian Queer, my story. I just want to remind you, I am not a representative of the Syrian LGBTQ […]

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Central Opening Doors: Reproductive & Sexual Health Matters

By Julie Schultz, June 16th, 2017 in

This year’s Central Opening Doors Conference will focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Sexual health is often considered in the limited context of sexually transmitted infections or reproduction. Given this narrow focus, it can be challenging to identify other sexual health matters, how they relate to other aspects of our physical, mental, social or spiritual […]

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The ‘It Takes Courage’ Strategy: Addressing HIV Stigma in Faith Communities

By Julie Schultz, May 31st, 2017 in

By: Alexander Asamoah, African Caribbean Black Health Promotions Coordinator   IT TAKES COURAGE STRATEGY is the initiative of the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO).  ACCHO is a provincial coalition of organizations and individuals committed to providing leadership in HIV prevention, education, advocacy and research the African, Caribbean and Black (ACB)populations through […]

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Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA) Strategy

By Julie Schultz, March 6th, 2017 in

Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA), in consultation with a diversity of HIV/AIDS stakeholders, has developed a strategy titled HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026: Focusing Our Efforts – Changing the Course of the Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade in Ontario.  Consultants on the project included people living with HIV and those from priority populations who are at-risk of […]

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Periods and Sex: Sexual and Reproductive Health Week Special Feature

By Julie Schultz, February 17th, 2017 in

By: Natalie Kaminski, Women’s Health Promotion Coordinator So let’s begin by addressing the issues. Periods suck. As girls we were taught that they are a part of growing up, that they were messy and messy was never acceptable.  Our parental figures taught us about how to get through them with pads or tampons and maybe […]

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