By Chantelle Archambault, April 23rd, 2019 in
For over two decades, our agency has provided a growing array of health promotion, education, social and support services for people living with, affected by, and at systemic risk of HIV. Through collaborative efforts and effective service delivery, we have become the leading HIV/AIDS service provider for Peel’s communities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. We are excited for the next step in our agency’s evolution as we announce our new name, Moyo Health & Community Services!
What does Moyo mean?
Moyo is a Swahili word that means heart, life, spirit and reflects our work in support, engagement, and advocacy.
Heart: A safe space where you can be you.
Life: We strive for your well-being.
Spirit: We are community champions and change makers.
Why are we changing our name?
Our agency was founded at the end of the AIDS crisis in 1992. As the context of HIV has shifted from an urgent health response to a manageable lifelong illness, we have gradually expanded our work to address the social and systemic barriers to health that disproportionately affect some communities. Our broader, more inclusive name is indicative of our growing work with the diverse communities in Peel Region.
Do you still serve people living with HIV?
Yes! We are proud of our history and continue to be committed to the health and wellbeing of people living with and affected by HIV.
We look forward to continuing our work in partnership with our community as Moyo Health & Community Services.