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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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COMMUNITY NOTICE: CHANGE OF LOCATION OF PROPOSED OVERDOSE PREVENTION SITE IN BRAMPTON

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 […]

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NEWS RELEASE: OVERDOSE PREVENTION SITE TO OPEN IN BRAMPTON

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 […]

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Peel HIV/AIDS Network Endorses Truth and Reconciliation Report’s Calls to Action

By Julie Schultz, June 21st, 2017 in

On National Aboriginal Day, Peel HIV/AIDS Network Endorses Truth and Reconciliation Report’s Calls to Action   “Reconciliation must support Aboriginal peoples as they heal from the destructive legacies of colonization that have wreaked such havoc in their lives.” -Honouring the Truth, Reconciling the Future: Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada   […]

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Transcending Borders: Journey of an LGBTQ Newcomer

By Julie Schultz, June 20th, 2017 in

By: Ziva Gorani   I am a transgender, Kurdish, Syrian refugee that has come to Canada, via Turkey, under sponsorship from the Canadian government. I am here to speak to you about a story of a Syrian Queer, my story. I just want to remind you, I am not a representative of the Syrian LGBTQ […]

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Periods and Sex: Sexual and Reproductive Health Week Special Feature

By Julie Schultz, February 17th, 2017 in

By: Natalie Kaminski, Women’s Health Promotion Coordinator So let’s begin by addressing the issues. Periods suck. As girls we were taught that they are a part of growing up, that they were messy and messy was never acceptable.  Our parental figures taught us about how to get through them with pads or tampons and maybe […]

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

By Alex, March 21st, 2016 in

Background On March 21 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa. Against this background, the General Assembly, in 1966, set the day aside for special attention and called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. In 2001, the […]

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