Announcing Our New Name!

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 […]


Fight HIV Stigma with the Red Scarf Project

By Chantelle Archambault, March 26th, 2019 in

In honour of World AIDS Day this December, PHAN is partnering up with OASIS Centre des femmes to bring you the Red Scarf Project! We will be selling handmade red scarves—a scaled-up version of the red HIV awareness ribbon—to raise awareness about HIV, fight stigma, and support vital health and community service programming. While the […]


Our Year In Review

By Chantelle Archambault, December 19th, 2018 in

2018 has been a big year for PHAN! We’ve had a lot of milestones this year, including the launch of important movements, the introduction of a new Executive Director & new Board members, and exciting updates in our programming. We are so lucky to have spent the year growing with our community and appreciate all […]


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 […]