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  • Board Honours Retiring Members, Community Partners, Friends, Staff and Volunteers at AGM

    ACYR honored Nancy and Tom Dier (left and right in photo) of Covernotes, a tea & coffee house, for their long time support of ACYR as a community partner and host of our annual fundraiser A Taste for Life. Here, Executive Director Vibhuti Mehta and Board Co-Chairs Karman Lock and Dr. Matthieu Kamwa thank them for their contributions.



    Outgoing Board member Precious Maseko was honoured for her many years of support to ACYR, as were Ruth Corpuz and Brent MacKinnon. Here, Precious receives her plaque from
    Board Co-Chairs Karman Lock and Dr. Matthieu Kamwa.


    ACYR’s 2015 Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Night was held September 24 at Bond Lake Arena. In addition to the regular AGM business, retiring Board members, community partners, friends and ACYR staff and volunteers were honoured. New Board members Memory Maunde, Arvind Mohandoss and Jalal Mortazavi were elected – for composition of the new Board, please see

    We sincerely thank all who attended the Annual General Meeting. “We truly appreciated your presence and encouragement as we shared our many accomplishments over the 2014-2015 fiscal year,” said Executive Director Vibhuti Mehta.

    For more pictures of the event, please click on ACYR Facebook

  • Central Opening Doors: Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Peer Leadership Summit


    Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PHA) Peer Leadership Summit, October 6 & 7, as part of the Central Opening Doors (COD) Conference 2015

    Are you looking to increase your leadership skills, network with other people living with HIV/AID (PHAs), and explore how to make your ideas for supporting other PHAs come to life? Then you do not want to miss the PHA Peer Leadership Summit at Hotel Novotel Toronto Vaughan – 200 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan.

    This year’s conference will be presented a little differently than in past years; however, the goals remain the same with a primary focus on increasing our collective ability to provide effective counseling and support to people living with and/or affected by HIV.

    We are inviting PHAs from Peel, York and Simcoe Counties to come together to explore and identify practical ways for HIV organizations and PHAs to more meaningfully collaborate in developing and delivering Peer-Led programs and services that matter for yourselves and other PHAs. The summit will explore the relationship PHA leaders would like to have with local HIV organizations and the role you would like to have and are willing to play in supporting the PHA community achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being.

    Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for individuals with a passion and commitment to building community and becoming more involved within their HIV organization. For more details and scholarship application, please click on Central Opening Doors: Peer Leadership Summit page.

  • Save the Date: Central Opening Doors, October 8, 2015

    Please click on graphic below to register. NOTE: The general public can only register for October 8.



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