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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]