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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PHAN’s Commitment to Engaging the Black Community

By Julie Schultz, January 30th, 2017 in

Through its African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) Health Promotion program, Peel HIV/AIDS Network  (PHAN) keeps an ongoing engagement with the Black communities in Peel about HIV and other related health issues.  In furthering this engagement, PHAN is committed to creating spaces for the discussion even of ‘taboo topics.’ In March 2016, PHAN organized a forum to […]

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WHAI’s Guide to Prep & Women: What You Need to Know

By Julie Schultz, December 6th, 2016 in

Across numerous studies and reports, PrEP has proven to be over 90% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV when taken as directed. Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) has developed an infinitely valuable new resource, Prep and Women: What You Need to Know,  that addresses in detail many of the questions that will invariably arise […]

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Gay Men’s Health Summit: Resist Stigma!

By Julie Schultz, December 6th, 2016 in

More than 250 people were in attendance last month at the Community- Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health’s 12th annual Gay Men’s Health Summit in Vancouver, B.C..  A few lucky PHAN staffers were among the attendees, and Gavin Bejaimal was one of them. Read on for his account of the experience. “On the week […]

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

By Julie Schultz, December 6th, 2016 in

During the week of December 17th, sex worker communities and social justice organizations stage actions and vigils and work to raise awareness about violence that is commonly committed against sex workers. We come together to remember all of those lost to violence, and to renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility and […]

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WHAI’s Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide

By Julie Schultz, December 2nd, 2016 in

The Women and HIV/AIDS Initative (WHAI)  has developed a new resource,  the Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide, in order to support AIDS Service Organizations in Ontario  in ensuring trans inclusivity in the work of community development. The comprehensive guidebook explores language constructs, pathways to service delivery, the process of exclusion, and a wide range of other […]

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Community Mapping Report

By Julie Schultz, December 2nd, 2016 in

  In August 2014, the Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) initiated a peer-led consultation process with the aims of identifying the needs and aspirations of people living with HIV and inspiring greater and more meaningful involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA/MIPA) in accordance with the Ontario Accord. The findings from this consultation would inform programming, […]

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Seasons Greetings

By Julie Schultz, December 2nd, 2016 in

From our family to yours, the PHAN team would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Please note that the PHAN Offices will be closed from December 23rd, 2016 until January 3rd, 2017. Dawn Scarlett, Support Program Manager, will be away from the office until January 9th, 2017. In case of an […]

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Join us for World AIDS Day 2016

By Julie Schultz, November 22nd, 2016 in

On December 1st, 2016,  we will recognize World AIDS Day with an event focused on engaging people living with HIV as collaborators in the implementation of the treatment/ care cascade. Peer consultants will facilitate discussion regarding findings from PHAN’s peer- led consultation of the needs of people living with HIV in the Peel Region. We […]

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