• Acknowledging Volunteers & National Volunteer Week

    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

    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!

    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 […]