Resources and Links

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HIV/AIDS Service Organizations and other Community Service Organizations or service providers (including  for co-infection support):

Local:

Gays and Lesbians of Salt Spring Island Society (GLOSSI)
GLOSSI is a non-profit society for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people with Allies on Salt Spring Island.
www.glossi.org

Kwam Kwum Suli [Duncan]
Strengthening our Spirit HIV/AIDS Support and Education Program.  
This group supports Aboriginal people living with HIV/AIDS and their family members.
http://hofduncan.org/?page_id=79

Salt Spring Island Community Services Society
We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to strengthening people, families and communities. Since 1975 we have provided a broad and diverse range of services and supports to the communities of the Southern Gulf Islands.
http://www.saltspringcommunityservices.ca

Salt Spring Island Healing Place Counselling Centre
We offer various forms of counselling to both children and adults in the form of indvidual, couples, family and group counselling.
http://www.ssi-healingplace.com

SWOVA Community Development and Research Society
is a non-profit society and registered charity in British Columbia. We work to prevent violence and abuse by educating youth about how to have respectful and healthy relationships and fostering youth leadership.
http://www.swova.org

Southern Gulf Islands AIDS Society (SGIAS)
A grass-roots peer-driven ASO serving the Southern Gulf Islands.  This organization also serves as the contact point for the local HIV Support Group.
www.sgias.org

 

Regional:

AIDS Vancouver
plays a special role in providing quality health care to people affected by HIV/AIDS living in the Lower Mainland. Our presence is essential to the quality for life of this community and of each individual and family who draws on our services.
http://www.aidsvancouver.org

AIDS Vancouver Island
Serving Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. From Port Hardy to Victoria, AVI has five offices across the Island and provides outreach support in each region.
avi.org

HepCBC
is a non-profit organization run by and for people infected and affected by hepatitis C. Our mission is to provide education, prevention and support to those living with HCV.
www.hepcbc.ca

The John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC) at St. Paul’s Hospital
is a collaboration between the BC-CfE and Providence Health Care (PHC). The IDC brings together an interdisciplinary team of family doctors, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, counsellors, social workers, and nutritionists to provide a broad range of primary care and support services for HIV-positive patients.
http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca/our-work/idc

Oak Tree Clinic [Vancouver]
Providing Care to WomeN and Families with HIV/AIDS
http://www.bcwomens.ca/Services/HealthServices/OakTreeClinic/default.htm

Pacific AIDS Network (PAN)
A vibrant, pro-active member-based coalition that provides a network to support the abilities and efforts of its member organizations to respond to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and related communicable diseases and conditions in British Columbia.
http://pacificaidsnetwork.org

The Red Road Hiv/Aids Network (RRHAN)
is a provincial based Aboriginal Organization. Red Road’s 125 plus membership capacity is comprised of Aboriginal AIDS Service Organizations (ASO), non-Aboriginal AIDS Service Organizations who have Aboriginal programs, Aboriginal Persons living with HIV/AIDS (APHA), and Aboriginal community-based organizations who have HIV/AIDS programs, located in urban & rural British Columbia.
http://red-road.org

Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS)
A peer based HIV/AIDS organization on Vancouver Island that has been providing peer support and treatment information to persons living with HIV/AIDS for over 20 years.
www.vpwas.com

Victoria AIDS Resource & Community Service Society
is a non-profit group in Victoria BC, Canada, providing practical, emotional and social support to people living with, or at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. We provide programs such as advocacy, referrals, education, the Mobile X needle exchange, and Positively Connected.
http://www.varcs.org

ViVA Victoria
is a social support group, to encourage HIV positive women to connect in a confidential, safe and friendly space to discuss their issues, support each other and exchange ideas.
http://vpwas.org/articles/positive-women_p73

 

National:

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
CAAN provides a National forum for Aboriginal Peoples to wholistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, Mental Health, aging and related co-morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health Framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Aboriginal Peoples wherever they reside.
www.caan.ca

Canadian AIDS Society (CAS)
A national coalition of community-based AIDS organizations across Canada.
http://www.cdnaids.ca

Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
CATIE champions and supports innovation and excellence in knowledge exchange for the prevention of HIV and HCV transmission, and the care, treatment, and support of people with HIV and/or HCV
www.catie.ca

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research and analysis, advocacy and litigation, public education and community mobilization. The Legal Network is Canada’s leading advocacy organization working on the legal and human rights issues raised by HIV/AIDS.
www.aidslaw.ca