• 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 […]

     
  • Donate to Give, Order to Get!

    It happens for our organization every year in April. One select date, multiple partnering restaurant locations throughout York Region, and the ask for donations to go toward some of our programming… offering support and services […]

     
  • Statement against Anti-Asian racism

    Statement against Anti-Asian racism

    CAYR Community Connections, as a social justice organization, condemns the rise of anti-Asian racism in our communities across Canada, in the neighbouring United States, and globally, including the Uyghur genocide in China. CAYRCC condemns hatred […]

     
  • A Taste for Life 2021

    For this year’s A Taste for Life fundraising event please consider visiting our campaign page to donate now. We rely on the support of our community partners and local businesses to deliver these essential programs […]

     
  • Black History

    Black History

    28 days of February has gone by and Black History Month is over. What does that mean exactly? It is important for certain days or timeframes being dedicated to the cause of awareness. There are […]

     
  • The Challenge Continues

    The Challenge Continues

    While 2020 may be behind us, challenges in this new year remain and we need to stay strong and work together. The first few months (January, February & the first weeks of March) of a […]

     
  • Returning from Self-Isolation

    Returning from Self-Isolation

    2020 has certainly been a year that will go down in history. It has brought smiles, sadness, and solitude for many people around the globe. For a person living with HIV, these emotions may be a […]

     
  • We’re Failing Indigenous Communities When It Comes to PrEP

    We’re Failing Indigenous Communities When It Comes to PrEP

    Kicking off on World AIDS Day, Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week runs from December 1-5. Although the need to address HIV/AIDS is year-round, these five days give us a boost in increasing awareness and knowledge, helping […]

     
  • Red for Change 2020

    Red for Change 2020

    Red for Change is an annual social media campaign to raise awareness with the purpose of battling the stigma that surrounds HIV and AIDS. This campaign runs from now up to December 1st, World AIDS […]