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 […]
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 […]
By Chantelle Archambault, March 22nd, 2018 in
Brampton, ON – On March 13, Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) announced receipt of short-term funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) to open and operate an overdose prevention site in Brampton. Initially, a Main St location was proposed for the temporary overdose prevention site as it met many of the […]
By Chantelle Archambault, March 13th, 2018 in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brampton, ON – Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) has received short-term funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to open and operate an overdose prevention site in Brampton. This site is among the first four sites announced by the province that will receive funding to expand life-saving overdose prevention […]
By Alex, February 11th, 2016 in
For people living with HIV from the Black communities who experience stigma and discrimination from their service providers, the theme guiding the observance of this year’s Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Week couldn’t have come at a better time.
By Natalie, February 10th, 2016 in
Sex workers comprise part of the Canadian population who have very different health care needs and risks. Access to services is important but may be prevented by various barriers such as stigma, fear of judgement, and criminalization. We provide a list of resources of safe spaces in teh GTA that sex workers in Peel can access.
By Adam, January 27th, 2016 in
“Mental health” refers to your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from Mental Health issues. This ratio is much higher when we look at just population of people living with HIV in the country.
By Adam, January 14th, 2016 in
It is not that we lack the medical advances and interventions to end the pandemic. It is that our proven tools have not been implemented adequately or uniformly.
By Adam, November 27th, 2015 in
Wearing that little red ribbon can still make a difference. It’s provocative. A potent reminder that HIV still affects people in our community.
By Adam, September 21st, 2015 in
Do HIV prevention investments in Ontario avert thousands of new infections and saved nearly billions of dollars in costs to the healthcare system? A team of researchers spent time to crunch the numbers and have just released a report.