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  • Good Turnout for World AIDS Day 2014 Activities

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    World AIDS Day was recognized across the globe on December 1. The day was created to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care, and acknowledge the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS all over the world.

    As part of the celebrations on Monday, December 1, we invited the community to join us at our Open House to visit our new home in Richmond Hill. And we held a candlelight vigil to commemorate this special day.

    For more details about our World AIDS Day related activities, please go to Day.

    Our activities leading up to World AIDS Day included a free and anonymous HIV testing drive event at our Richmond Hill office on Monday, November 24, which marked the beginning of World AIDS Awareness Week.

    Community members, organizations, local politicians, even the world’s most adorable doggies joined us in our online social media campaign, Red for Change, by wearing something Red between November 24 and November 28. Red for Change encouraged everyone to ‘Wear it, Hold it, Show it!’ for World AIDS Day. They shared a photo wearing, holding or showing us something red – and told us why World AIDS Day is important to them.

    chipzevieEven doggies Chip and Zevie got on the Red for Change awareness
    bandwagon in advance of World AIDS Day. For many more
    Red for Change photos, click on photo above and scroll through the pictures. 

    Did you know that December 2 was @GivingTuesdayCa ? Giving Tuesday is a Canadian movement for giving and volunteering that takes place each year after Cyber Monday. The opening day of the giving season, it was a day where charities, companies and individuals joined together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

  • ACYR Opened December 1 in Its New Richmond Hill Home!

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    We are pleased to announce that the AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR) opened in its new home on Monday, December 1 at 10909 Yonge Street, Unit 203, Richmond Hill.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding for the office closure during the transition period. Please note that we have now consolidated from two offices to one.

    We officially opened our doors at 10909 Yonge Street Monday, December 1, for World AIDS Day and our Open House.

    Click on image for more pictures of World AIDS Day activities:
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    For new extension numbers and other contact information, please see our Contact Us page. If you have any questions or require further information about our move, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We look forward to welcoming you at our new home.


    Vibhuti Mehra
    Executive Director
    AIDS Committee of York Region
    (905) 884-0613


  • Getting to Zero – An Aboriginal Perspective Workshop: Thursday, Nov 27

    The AIDS Committee of York Region and The AIDS Committee of Simcoe County welcome you to attend the workshop, “Getting to Zero – An Aboriginal Perspective”, on Thursday, November 27, 2014, from 10am-1pm. It is free and will be held at the Richmond Hill Central Library in Richmond Hill.

    Getting to Zero

    For more information and RSVP link, please go to our Getting to Zero page. Reserve your spot ASAP – reservations will remain open until Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014.


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