• 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 […]

     
  • Safe Management

    ACYR recently took a day long Crisis Intervention Training Program with the Safe Management Group. It was a good training to go through as a service provider organization, just to make us all more mindful […]

     
  • S.O.S on a Harm Reduction Practice

    Overdose is very real and prevalent across Ontario. In this province alone, more than 1,200 people died from overdoses in 2017. Harm reduction practices such as Overdose Prevention Sites, Supervised Consumption Sites and the proper use of […]

     
  • Live & Love With HIV

    Live and Love with HIV is a new blog and online community where women, partners, and couples living with HIV, and the people who love them, can come together to talk about sex, love, relationships, and […]

     
  • What it will take to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada

    Canada is one of 194 countries that endorsed the World Health Organization’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis in 2016, committing to – among other things – the elimination of viral hepatitis as a […]

     
  • ABI Month

    So June is brain injury awareness month here in Canada, a time to recognize and try to understand the complications that brain injury can bring into one’s life. A movement titled #unmaskingbraininjury that my mom […]

     
  • The Promotion of Mental Health

    From May 7th to the 13th it is Mental Health Week, and leading the charge is the Canadian Mental Health Association. https://mentalhealthweek.ca/ So let’s #GETLOUD about what mental health really is. Mental health is about […]

     
  • Treatment Update: Some Research Issues Marijuana, HIV, and inflammation

    The body produces many compounds that cells use to send information via signals to each other. One such system of signals is called the endocannabinoid system. To respond to chemical signals, cells have certain proteins […]

     
  • A Report on The Needs of Vulnerable Seniors

    In 2017, the AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR) received a SEED Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to undertake a collaborative community-based research project to understand the service needs and context for vulnerable seniors […]