• Here we go again: A Taste for Life 2022

    Here we go again: A Taste for Life 2022

    As per usual, CAYR’s A Taste for Life fundraising event needs support, your support. The need for care and donations is so very vital. Folks who seek support and services through CAYR already face some […]

     
  • Rapid tests for the diagnosis of syphilis and HIV: A potential game changer for Canada

    Rapid tests for the diagnosis of syphilis and HIV: A potential game changer for Canada

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that is on the rise in Canada, with many areas experiencing outbreaks. In 2019, the Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health declared an outbreak after observing a rise in […]

     
  • Gratitude

    Gratitude

    It has been a long and challenging year at CAYR, so many ups and downs and uncertainties. After the arrival of COVID and lockdowns and restrictions, a lot of us were hopeful for change and […]

     
  • Leading With Heart

    Leading With Heart

    I could immediately see that the gift card I gave to him during his previous visit was put to good use as he told me about the new pair of boots that he was able to […]

     
  • Always here to Remember, Never to forget

    Always here to Remember, Never to forget

    CAYR Community Connections is starting this week our annual Red for Change campaign, a campaign that is meant to bring about awareness to HIV/AIDS. During the last two weeks of November, leading up to World […]

     
  • Stories

    Stories

    Who doesn’t like a good story? Whether it is a page turner or one that folds out on a screen, these gems can add so much to our lives. As a movie buff, a book […]

     
  • Science, Sentiment and Inspiration during a Global Pandemic

    Science, Sentiment and Inspiration during a Global Pandemic

    It’s been a while since I have written something. I wasn’t sure what to write, or what inspired me lately enough to write about. In trying to get to the heart of what I wanted to […]

     
  • Community Charitable Support

    Newmarket Charitable Gaming Association is a not-for-profit association supporting other not-for-profit organizations in York Region, including CAYR Community Connections. We are honoured to be part of this important source of funding that helps us with our […]

     
  • CAYR Harm Reduction Program Summer Staff

    CAYR Harm Reduction Program Summer Staff

    It is great to have more hands on deck as part of our Harm Reduction Program. There are still so many unknowns surrounding COVID and being out in public, but like with most things, we […]

     
  • In the U=U era, how do we talk about the prevention benefits of HIV treatment beyond sex?

    In the U=U era, how do we talk about the prevention benefits of HIV treatment beyond sex?

    The message of U=U (undetectable equals untransmittable) has been very successful at raising awareness that a person who is on effective HIV treatment cannot pass HIV through sex. It has been taken up as a rallying cry […]