In the light of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 situation, CAYR Community Connections temporarily closed its physical office as of Tuesday, March 17 until Friday, March 27, 2020. We will post updates as the situation […]


    From the Board of Directors, CAYR Community Connections Dear friends and supporters, After 7 years at the helm of the CAYR Community Connections (previously AIDS Committee of York Region), the Board of Directors, with a […]

  • Welcoming 2020 with CAYR!

    Welcoming 2020 with CAYR!

    It is a little difficult for me to believe that 2020 is now something we live in and that 2019 has come to a close; but it has happened and I have to look forward. […]



    Our new name and brand reflects the agency’s range of services and core values The AIDS Committee of York Region is now known as CAYR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS with the tag line “People Supporting People” to […]

  • Red For Change

    Red For Change

    It’s about awareness; It’s about advocacy; It’s about acceptance; It’s about change; We need to change our outlook and ideas. The AIDS Committee of York Region holds an annual #RedforChange campaign to promote awareness and fight the […]

  • An “HIV status neutral” paradigm shift

    HIV is not what it used to be. Many people with HIV describe it as a chronic condition and a manageable part of their life. HIV prevention is not what it used to be, either. […]

  • Meeting people where they are is about much more than location: Delivering hepatitis C care and treatment to people who use drugs

    Poverty, stigma and criminalization are chronic problems among people who use and inject drugs. But hepatitis C virus (HCV) is no longer such a problem, since it is usually cured by eight to 12 weeks […]

  • Work Life Balance

    So it has been reported by CMHA that fifty-eight percent of Canadians report “overload” associated with their many roles that they take on. It isn’t that surprising to read this, what with financial burdens, family […]

  • Workplace Health & Safety

    Is workplace Health and Safety being taken as seriously as it should be? I think everyone is concerned about it to some degree, and it definitely varies depending on the type of work being done […]

  • My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

    HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is simply a virus that attempts to take over the immune system, and in doing so, if left untreated can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), an umbrella term used […]