- Community Outreach
- November 28 to December 5, 2013 from 12:00am to 12:00am
World AIDS Day – December 1, 2013
December 1st has marked World AIDS Day since 1988. It is one of the most recognized international health days, a time of reflection and action, a key opportunity to raise awareness locally and globally and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day 2013 theme: "Getting to zero: Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths." World AIDS Day events run the week before and after December 1.
World AIDS Day, 2013: What's the prescription for an 'AIDS-free' Canada?
(article from CATIE)
Events (in chronological order, updated November 20)
Thursday November 28
1993-2013: 20 Years of Philadelphia – staged reading of The Philadelphia Project. 8 pm at The Cat’s Eye in the Goldring Student Centre – Victoria College, 150 Charles Street West. Three nights: Nov 28-30. (more details)
Friday November 29
Community Carnation Memorial – an event to honour and remember those we have lost to AIDS and to support those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, both locally and globally. 5:45 pm at the 519 Church Street Community Centre. This community event is led by The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation, the AIDS Candlelight Vigil Committee, LOFT Community Services – McEwan Housing and Support Services, and The 519.
1993-2013: 20 Years of Philadelphia – staged reading of The Philadelphia Project. 8 pm(see above)
Saturday November 30
Red Ribbon Human Link 2013 – a Multicultural AIDS Awareness Walk sponsored by St. Stephen's Community House, Toronto Chinese Education Committee, AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), and Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS). Walk starts at 2 pm at St. Stephen's Community House (gymnasium), 91 Bellevue Avenue (more details)
Voices for Hope for World AIDS Day – A benefit concert for Casey House and CANFAR, 4 pm at Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen Street East (more details)
1993-2013: 20 Years of Philadelphia – staged reading of The Philadelphia Project.8 pm(see above)
Sunday December 1 – World AIDS Day
1993-2013: 20 Years of Philadelphia – Still Here: a symposium on living and aging with HIV/AIDS in Canada, presented in partnership with Ideas for the World at Victoria College. 9:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Old Vic Building, Victoria College, 91 Charles Street West. (more details and registration)
World AIDS Day Vigil Service presented by the parish of St. Peter's Anglican Church and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto HIV&AIDS Network; 3 pm at Saint Peter's Anglican Church, 188 Carlton Street (east of Sherbourne)
Awards for Action 2013 – A benefit for the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 7 pm at Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
(more details, ticket info)
Thursday December 5
Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW) Forum, including a panel, presentations, and discussion co-hosted by 2-Spirted People of the 1st Nations, the Union of Ontario Indians, and the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (Oahas). 10 am – 3 pm at The Courtyard Marriott (University Room), 475 Yonge Street (more details and RSVP)