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 […]

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Celebrating Bi Visibility Day: 5 Bi Folks Who Rock Representation

By Chantelle Archambault, September 21st, 2018 in

This Sunday is Bi Visibility Day, an annual celebration that began in 1993 to celebrate bisexual folks’ accomplishments, histories, and our unique positions within 2SLGBTQ+ communities. There is space in Bi Visibility Day to celebrate all identities that fall outside of the binary on the spectrum of sexuality, including pansexual folks, fluid folks, and two-spirit […]

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Fall Newsletter

By Julie Schultz, August 28th, 2018 in


Artists & Artisans AGM & Vendor Showcase

By Julie Schultz, August 15th, 2018 in

    Calling all connoisseurs! Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN) invites you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on October 11th, 2018, at the Council Chambers of PAMA (Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives) in  Brampton. This year’s theme, Artists and Artisans, invites guests to take part in a feast for the senses that […]

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Britney & AJ Talk International Youth Day

By Chantelle Archambault, August 12th, 2018 in

Every year on August 11th, we celebrate International Youth Day to recognize the contributions of youth in our communities and around the world, and to address the issues that affect them. The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is “Safe Spaces for Youth”. Safer spaces are spaces that ensure the dignity, equity, and freedom […]

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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 […]

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Come Out to 2SLGBTQ+ Dodgeball!

By Chantelle Archambault, July 23rd, 2018 in

Looking for some active and social summer fun? Join us for 2SLGBTQ+ (2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) Dodgeball Night next Tuesday! (Register on Eventbrite or Facebook.) In partnership with Gay Ball Society (GBS), we will be hosting some fun and safe games of dodgeball for members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities at Sports Plus Ltd. in […]

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Welcoming Executive Director Nilda Patey

By Chantelle Archambault, July 19th, 2018 in

We are pleased to announce that Nilda Patey is joining the PHAN team as our new Executive Director! Nilda joins PHAN with more than twenty years of leadership experience in health and human service organizations across Peel, York and Toronto regions. She is passionate about and committed to social economic justice and is driven by […]

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PHAN Seeks Diverse Peers for Drug Strategy

By Julie Schultz, June 19th, 2018 in


Introducing our Sex Worker Needs Assessment

By Chantelle Archambault, May 31st, 2018 in

This Saturday is International Sex Workers Day. International Sex Worker’s Day is celebrated annually on June 2nd to honour sex workers and to recognize the stigma and social determinants that impact their working conditions. International Sex Workers Day has its roots in activism by sex workers. On June 2nd, 1975, approximately 100 sex workers occupied […]

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