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 science of HIV diagnosis, transmission, and treatment has progressed, stigma continues to be one of the greatest barriers people living with HIV face to accessing appropriate and equitable services. Stigma has a negative impact on access to healthcare, housing, and social services. Will you help us fight HIV stigma in our community?

How can I help?

PHAN and OASIS Centre des femmes are currently seeking volunteers and donations to help support our project! We are requesting:

  • Red yarn
  • Red knit/crocheted scarves measuring 6′ x 60″
  • Cash donations for supplies


If you would like to volunteer as a maker but are unable to supply your own yarn, we can provide it for you (please call or email first if you are picking up!) Locations to drop off donations or pick up supplies are:

Peel HIV/AIDS Network
7700 Hurontario St #601, Brampton

OATC Brampton Clinic
118 Queen St W #301, Brampton

OASIS Centre des femmes
Brampton & Toronto
Contact Denise for location details:
deniseg@oasisfemmes.org
(905) 454-3332 ext. 301

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Sabrina at sabrinam@phan.ca.