• 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.

General items

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)