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World AIDS Day - December 1, 2015

World AIDS Day, December 1, which also launches the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, is a time for reflection: on what we have achieved with regard to the national and global response to HIV,and what we still must achieve.

The theme for World AIDS Day 2015 is "On the Fast-Track to end AIDS".

  1. Local event posters and flyers are all posted on THN's website (this page).
  2. The Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange has created a World AIDS Day web page detailing the legacy of the December 1 observance, and has made other resources available, including a new article to raise awareness about treatment and prevention.
  3. Internationally, see the UNAIDS website.
  4. UNAIDS now has two updated epidemiology reports available on its publications page, including a fact sheet which is a quick international summary of HIV epidemiological data. For more reports, please see the resource page.

(All external links on this page were valid, as of Dec 1, 2015.)

Events (in chronological order, updated Dec 1)

  • The National Coordinating Committee on HIV and Aging has released a World AIDS Day Social Media Campaign focused on HIV and Older Adults. (Also available en fran├žais.) Events are planned to take place during the week leading up to World AIDS Day 2015 - see list of events.
  • Peel HIV/AIDS Network - November newsletter leads off with their Put A Ribbon On It challenge, including a link to their Facebook page which has a list of locations to pick up red ribbons in Peel Region.

November 23-27

  • AIDS Awareness Week at the University of Toronto: a variety of proceedings all week, culminating with an event on December 1. More details.

Monday, November 30

  • World AIDS Day Vigil, sponsored by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.
    . See poster. Location: 188 Carlton Street. Choral music by Guys Like Us. Light refreshments served at 5:30pm.

Tuesday, December 1 - World AIDS Day

  • Women's Health In Women's Hands will be hosting a World AIDS Day event, and travelling to Queen's Park for a memorial for women we have lost to HIV/AIDS.
    . Location: 2 Carlton Street, 5th Floor. More details.
  • The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is offering an online talk show to celebrate the contributions of peer researchers.
    . Registration required. See poster.
  • HIV And Insomnia - Africans In Partnership Against AIDS presents this event for World AIDS Day.
    . Location: 526 Richmond Street East. See poster.
  • Hart House at the University of Toronto offer guest speakers from various faculties, as well as an eclectic collection of art, music and live performances, knowledge-sharing, fundraising and discussing.
    . Location: the Hart House Great Hall. More details.
  • Community Carnation Memorial - The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation invites the community to honour and remember those we have lost and support those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Location: 519 Church Street Community Centre, 2nd Floor Ballroom.
    . See See poster and details.
  • Voices Of Hope - World AIDS Day Concert to benefit Casey House.
    . See poster. Location: 56 Queen Street East, Metropolitan United Church. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with pre-concert music by the Metropolitan Silver Band beginning at 6:30pm. Suggested donation of $20 appreciated.
  • The POZ TO Awards - Crews and Tango present this event honouring HIV/AIDS activism. A benefit for PWA, the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation.
    . Location: 508 Church Street. More details.

December 1-5

Wednesday, December 2

  • Youth Resilience Workshop - Africans in Partnership Against AIDS offers this event helping to connect ACBL Youth to community supports.
    . Location: Jane Hub, 1540 Jane Street. See poster.

Friday, December 4

  • Wanawake Talk - Africans in Partnership Against AIDS present this World AIDS Day women's discussion on HIV stigma and discrimination.
    . Location: 526 Richmond Street East. See poster.

poster:  Voices of Hope
Wanawake Talk
Dec 4 @ 5pm

poster:  Voices of Hope
Youth Resilience Workshop
Dec 2 @ 3:30pm


poster:  Voices of Hope
World AIDS Day Vigil
Nov 30 @ 7pm

poster:  Voices of Hope
Celebrating peer researchers
Dec 1 @ 2pm

poster:  Voices of Hope
HIV And Insomnia
Dec 1 @ 5pm

poster:  Voices of Hope
Community Carnation Memorial
Dec 1 @ 5:45pm

poster:  Voices of Hope
World AIDS Day Concert
Dec 1 @ 7pm