On July 17, 2019, the Government of Canada published an action plan entitled, “Accelerating our response: Government of Canada five-year action plan on sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections”. While this Action Plan is a much needed step in the right direction toward addressing the drastically increasing rates of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in… Read More »
Second annual national HIV Testing Day taking place this June in Canada 2018 event resulted in 835 Canadians being tested for HIV OTTAWA, May 21, 2019 – The national HIV Testing Day event organized by the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), community-based organizations and local health authorities across Canada will be returning this year on June… Read More »
Our quilts have just started a new journey – stay tuned!
CAS has changed offices as of this week! We are now located at: 170 Laurier Ave W, Suite 602 Ottawa, ON K1P 5V5 Our phone number is still the same: 613-230-3580
Thank you to everyone who participated in national HIV Testing Day in 2018. Stay tuned for more information about national HIV Testing Day 2019!
This post is to update you on some of the latest activities by the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS). Unfortunately, Federal government funding has been significantly cut to community-based HIV organizations across the country. While CAS was not successful in securing a contribution agreement from PHAC, we continue to advocate and lobby quite heavily to secure… Read More »
The Canadian AIDS Society is looking for nominations for multiple positions on its Board of Directors: 1. Atlantic Regional Director (full 2 yr term) 2. PLWHIV Director (1 yr replacement term) 3. Québec Regional Director (1 yr replacement term) 4. Québec PLWHIV Director (full 2 yr term) 5. Ontario Regional Director, outgoing Gerry Croteau (full 2 yr… Read More »
Bad news in the HIV world today. The decision to apply excise tax to medical cannabis affects Canadians living in pain, including people living with HIV. This decision is inappropriate and is an unfair burden on patients who suffer from chronic pain said Gary Lacasse. CAS is in alignment with the Arthritis Society‘s position to strongly… Read More »
Digital quilt launched as Canadian AIDS Society fights to stay open FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, April 16, 2018 – Today, The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) launched quilt.ca, a website reflecting our nation’s historical losses to HIV/AIDS and serving as a living memory of the almost 25,000 Canadians who have died of AIDS and related causes.… Read More »
We would like to congratulate the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS on receiving the inaugural CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Impact. [New release originally posted on Canada.ca] News Release From Canadian Institutes of Health Research CIHR announces the winners of its Gold Leaf Prizes for excellence in health research April 24, 2017 – Ottawa,… Read More »