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 […]


Spread the Word! Undetectable = Untransmittable

By Chantelle Archambault, December 14th, 2018 in

World AIDS Day has come to a close, but the movement has not! We’d like to thank everyone who helped us spread the word about Undetectable = Untransmittable in the month leading up to the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day on December 1st, participated in our World AIDS Day social media party, and have […]


Undetectable = Untransmittable is a Game Changer for HIV Stigma

By Chantelle Archambault, November 5th, 2018 in

The science is in. HIV stigma is out. Science has proven that an HIV-positive person who is taking their medication as prescribed and maintaining an undetectable viral load cannot pass on the HIV virus to their sexual partners. In other words, Undetectable = Untransmittable. The undetectable = untransmittable message is a game changer. Keep reading […]


Peer Leadership Council

By Julie Schultz, August 14th, 2017 in

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Ghandi Peel HIV/AIDS Network is actively seeking passionate, committed individuals to contribute to the legacy of our newly-formed Peer Leadership Council (PLC). This role represents a tremendous opportunity to meaningfully impact the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of PHAs living in Peel region. The PLC […]


Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA) Strategy

By Julie Schultz, March 6th, 2017 in

Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA), in consultation with a diversity of HIV/AIDS stakeholders, has developed a strategy titled HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026: Focusing Our Efforts – Changing the Course of the Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade in Ontario.  Consultants on the project included people living with HIV and those from priority populations who are at-risk of […]


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 […]


WHAI’s Guide to Prep & Women: What You Need to Know

By Julie Schultz, December 6th, 2016 in

Across numerous studies and reports, PrEP has proven to be over 90% effective at preventing the transmission of HIV when taken as directed. Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) has developed an infinitely valuable new resource, Prep and Women: What You Need to Know,  that addresses in detail many of the questions that will invariably arise […]


WHAI’s Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide

By Julie Schultz, December 2nd, 2016 in

The Women and HIV/AIDS Initative (WHAI)  has developed a new resource,  the Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide, in order to support AIDS Service Organizations in Ontario  in ensuring trans inclusivity in the work of community development. The comprehensive guidebook explores language constructs, pathways to service delivery, the process of exclusion, and a wide range of other […]


Positive Spin: Real Stories from Real People Along the HIV Continuum of Care

By Julie Schultz, November 2nd, 2016 in

Positive Spin, a new online resource that aims to raise awareness and understanding of the HIV care continuum, was developed by in response to the disproportionate impact of HIV on young Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. The highly accessible tool focuses on the real-life stories of five Black […]


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 […]