• Being Awareness

    June is Brain Injury Awareness month, a time to recognize and understand, or try to understand, what is called the invisible disability. I could go on about what ‘Awareness’ means, but I think most of […]

     
  • A Delicious Way to do Fundraising

    It is a bit difficult for me to believe that May 1st is upon us, how did we get to this time of year so quickly? I think even maybe Mother Nature is a little […]

     
  • Acknowledging Volunteers & National Volunteer Week

    It is National Volunteer week April 7th to the 13th of 2019. What does that really mean and how important is it? Well, the week kind of celebrates and brings about the awareness of folks […]

     
  • Allies, Safety and Consent

    I was really struggling this month to come up with a “sexy” topic to write. I did some research on eroticising safety and consent, and was daunted by the complexity of this issue for women […]

     
  • Gay men, substance use and harm reduction: it’s time to act!

    Harm reduction and gay men’s HIV prevention could be considered two historic elements in our HIV response that have long stood separate from one another. Traditionally, HIV prevention with gay men focused on sexual risk, […]

     
  • About Gratitude

    It’s a hard time to talk about gratitude. It’s overused this time of year. Well, maybe not ‘overused.’ That seems a ridiculous thing to say, how can gratitude ever be overused? I was going to […]

     
  • 6 Tips Toward Harm Reduction

    Here are six harm reduction tips that may be both helpful in practice and fairly easy to remember.  HALT Before you use, ask yourself if you’re Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired. Many psychologists and social […]

     
  • Red 4 Change 2018

    This time of year the AIDS Committee of York Region presents the Red for Change campaign, an ongoing crusade to build awareness and fight stigma against HIV. Since 2014 I have been involved in running […]

     
  • ACYR Awarded $705,600 OTF Grow Grant to Expand My House Program

      $705,600 OTF Grant to Grow Social Programs for York Region’s 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Richmond Hill, ON – AIDS Committee of York (ACYR) has been awarded a $705,600 Grow Grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to […]

     
  • ACYR launches York Region’s new community-based harm reduction program

    The AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR) is thrilled to announce the launch of York Region’s first community-based harm reduction program. Starting today, ACYR will operate a satellite Needle Syringe Program (NSP) in partnership with […]