The IT TAKES COURAGE Strategy Launch

Dear colleagues and friends, The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) is pleased to launch its latest initiative, IT TAKES COURAGE. HIV/AIDS-related stigma is a real and pervasive issue in African, Caribbean and Black communities—one that puts up walls between neighbours, sows seeds of fear among community members, and endangers precious lives. Members of African, Caribbean and

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New ACCHO-CanCURE Fact Sheet

ACCHO is pleased to announce the release of the fact sheet, Responding to Questions on HIV Cure Research in African, Caribbean and Black Communities. Finding a cure for HIV has been identified as a priority by many African, Caribbean and Black people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) in Ontario. However, there appears to be misinformation about what constitutes an HIV cure, and

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ACCHO Launches “Our Voices: HIV, Race and the Criminal Law”

On Tuesday February 25, 2014, ACCHO launched Our Voices: HIV, Race and the Criminal Law at an event held in Toronto. Our Voices follows ACCHO’s 2010 report, Criminals and Victims? The Impact of the Criminailzation of HIV Non-disclosure on African, Caribbean and Black Communities in Ontario. Our Voices presents up-to-date information on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in both accessible and practical terms.  It is a cross

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Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018

ACCHO is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018 (the ACB Strategy). It is the 2nd provincial strategy to respond to HIV/AIDS in Ontario’s African, Caribbean and Black communities. The ACB Strategy aims to guide a coordinated set of actions to address HIV issues within ACB communities in Ontario at the individual and

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Planning for Illness

ACCHO and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) are very pleased to announce a new public legal education resource for people in Ontario titled Planning for illness: legal information for people living with HIV in Ontario. Topics in the booklet include: powers of attorney, wills, planning for your children, your home, benefits, resources, services and more. Planning for illness is

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ACCHO Strategic Plan to 2015

ACCHO is pleased to share its first strategic plan, which was developed involed consultations with a variety of stakeholders, including community members. The development of the plan was with the technical support of the Ontario Organizational Development Program, and financial support of the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario). View the ACCHO Strategic Plan to 2015.

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Canadian Statistics

ACCHO is pleased to share a new Canadian fact sheet developed by Juan Liu and Robert S. Remis of the Ontario HIV Epidemiologic Monitoring Unit, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. View HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Mother-to-Child Transmission among African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Populations in Canada as of 2008.

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PHA SUMMIT 2008 THE ONTARIO AFRICAN AND CARIBBEAN PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS SUMMIT 2008

The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) will be hosting the first Ontario African and Caribbean People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHA) Summit at the Ramada Plaza Toronto (300 Jarvis Street) on November 28th and 29th, 2008. The Summit is organized by and for African, Caribbean and Black PHAs in Ontario.  The goal of the Summit is to promote greater involvement by African,

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ACCHO HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

Alan Li and Haoua Inoua, recipients of the 2008 ACCHO Humanitarian Awards  ACCHO has honoured Alan Li and Haoua Inoua with the ACCHO Humanitarian Award in recognition of their exceptional efforts to improve the wellbeing of African, Caribbean and Black people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) in Ontario. The awards were presented at the Ontario African, Caribbean and Black PHA Summit

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Ontario Black Gay men’s Summit Declaration

ACCHO will host the Ontario Black Gay Men’s Summit – Cultures of Sexuality and Black Men’s Health – on March 26-28, 2010 in Toronto at the Ramada Hotel (300 Jarvis Street).  The Summit is a free event for African, Caribbean, and Black gay and bisexual men, transmen and queer men from Ontario. The Summit program will feature presentations, workshops and discussions on

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