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 »
CAS in the Media
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ottawa, December 19th, 2018 December 1st, 2018, marked the thirtieth anniversary of World AIDS Day. These years have been marked by loss and tragedy as HIV/AIDS devastated communities in Canada and the rest of the world, but we have hope and unity as we work together to eradicate HIV. Some significant… Read More »
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 article written by Beatrice Britneff from Global News talks about 40 community-based HIV/AIDS groups that were defunded and lost thousands of dollars each in annual funding including Bruce House and AIDS Saskatoon. The Canadian AIDS Society – Société canadienne du sida is one of them. Neglecting programs dedicated to supporting those living with the virus is ‘’dangerous’’ according to… Read More »
The Global News article written by Beatrice Britneff explains how we, in the Canadian AIDS Society, are struggling to find a big corporation to back the multi-city AIDS Walk, after one of the country’s biggest banks terminated its sponsorship. Indeed, Scotiabank served as the primary sponsor of the 30-year-old event for the past decade, bankrolling… 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 »
OTTAWA, ON – (CNW – July 18, 2017) – The Canadian AIDS Society is proud to announce the launch of the 2017 Scotiabank AIDS Walk. Sponsored nationally by Scotiabank, the AIDS Walk is a grassroots initiative that will take place in 30 communities across Canada between September 8 and October 1, 2017. The #TiedTogether theme… Read More »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – July 6, 2017 — The Canadian AIDS Society announced today a first of its kind research program funded by Canopy Growth Corporation. The program is designed to provide up-to-date information on the current state of evidence and research pertaining to the use of cannabis for medical purposes and to… Read More »
NDP health critic Don Davies is alleging that Health Minister Jane Philpott is misleading the House of Commons on funding levels to HIV community-based organizations—but Health Minister Jane Philpott denies the charge and says that the money is there. You can check out the allegation at this link: http://dondavies.ca/don-health-minister-is-unable-to-explain-hiv-funding-contradiction/ To be sure, the current situation is… Read More »