Three Stories of Coming Out

By Chantelle Archambault, October 11th, 2018 in

“Remember what it felt like when you saw a queer person owning it, and it gave you permission to be yourself? You’re that person to someone.” @jpbrammer, New York, USA In October 1988, National Coming Out Day (NCOD) was founded to celebrate individuals who publicly identify as 2SLGBTQ+ and/or queer. This October 11th—which marks the […]


Journal of a Young Black Woman Hits Library Shelves

By Chantelle Archambault, July 25th, 2018 in

Adding to your summer reading list? Look no further than Journal of a Young Black Woman, a compilation of works meant to celebrate, inspire, and encourage young black women from all walks of life. Journal of a Young Black Woman invites readers to take part in a journey of self-discovery inspired by the women of […]


A Message from the Board on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health

By Chantelle Archambault, May 28th, 2018 in

May 28th is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. We thank all of the allies and women’s rights advocates in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement who have come together today to commemorate the occasion. Globally, Women’s human rights–and particularly sexual and reproductive rights- continue to be systematically contravened. Hence, […]


Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

By Chantelle Archambault, November 30th, 2017 in

Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week takes place during the week leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1. The aim of this week is to provide information, education, and prevention around HIV/AIDS. Despite laws protecting their rights, people living with HIV/AIDS still face all forms of discrimination. Many people living with HIV face stigma and […]



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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Legacy Project: Creating a Community Mentorship Network to Support PHA Learning, Sharing and Practice

By Julie Schultz, October 21st, 2016 in

Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) invites clients to join us for the 2016 relaunch of the Legacy Project in Peel Region. Participants will take active roles in a mentorship network in the Peel region that will support PHA learning, sharing, and skills building. The project is a mentorship initiative developed by CAAT in Toronto with the […]