Dr. Dick Smith, ?-2023

We are deeply saddened about the passing of Dr. Dick Smith, a founding pillar of the Nine Circles Community Health Centre.

We will continue to honour the legacy he has left and his understanding of the importance of meeting people exactly where they are at. Dick has been a champion, advocate and frontline leader in the response to HIV, community health and healthy equity for gay men and the broader 2SLGBTTQIA* community.

Dick was an active member in the founding of Nine Circles Community Health Centre, and our predecessor, Village Clinic. Dick has always understood the importance of using his privilege to open doors for communities who face structural disadvantages.  As a healthcare provider, mentor and teacher, Dick has led the way on offering safe, non-judgemental, harm reduction centred care.

We will continue the work you were passionate about throughout your life and will continue to stand with those who need us most. Thank you Dr. Dick Smith for everything and you will be terribly missed.

As shared by The Nine Circles Community Health Centre Team

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