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In the Community! HealthyHousing.ca Launched Today!

Kate J has been hard at work for the past few months for Fife House on preparing for the launch of HealthyHousing.ca, a National HIV/Housing Portal, which is a space for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), service providers and researchers to learn more about issues related to HIV/AIDS and housing. The website is the result [...]

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Toronto Events: February 22-28

FEATURED EVENT: FILM FESTIVAL: The 7th annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival takes place February 24 to March 6, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. All films, excluding the Opening Night Gala screen at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto. http://humanrightsfilmfestival.ca/schedule/ Monday, February 22 LECTURE: Financial Crisis And Opportunity Forum on [...]

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Holy water or Wholly AIDS? by Guest Blogger Tania Khojasteh

While conducting an HIV/AIDS and gender workshop for a group of women in a rural and predominantly Christian Orthodox community in Ethiopia, I encountered what I call a classic clash between traditionalism and modernism within development work. After a two day workshop on preventative measures to transmitting HIV, I asked the ladies in the workshop [...]

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Toronto Events December 7-13

My day started with a very cool Event which happened right in my living room! I watched people from over 124 countries participate by giving their voice to fight HIV/AIDS with Starbucks. Singing “All you need is love” and submitting a video to the Starbucks Love website. Starbucks (Red) Campaign is contributing money to the [...]

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How to “celebrate” World AIDS Day from your desk

This World AIDS Day I was stuck at home writing a paper for one of my classes, which meant that I missed out on all the World AIDS Day events happening around the city .  At least my paper was an evaluation of meal delivery programs for people living with HIV/AIDS, so it was certainly [...]

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Toronto Events November 23-29

FEATURED EVENT OF THE WEEK: EVENT: Empower: Youth, Arts And Activism World AIDS Day launch of an HIV/AIDS activism manual for youth with drag shows, visual art and more. Thursday, November 26. 6:00-9:00 pm. Free. William Doo Auditorium, 5 Willcocks. [email protected] CONFERENCE: Ivey Global Health Innovation Conference Tuesday, November 24, 2009. 7:30 am -5:00 pm. [...]

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Hot Docs: A Focus on Global Heroes

Three hot docs so far: Fig Trees, Sergio and Reporter.  All three take on global issues, HIV/AIDS, humanitarianism, and compassion fatigue, respectively.  It turns out that they don’t really focus on these issues, but rather on 4 individuals that are trying to do something about them: two activists, a humanitarian and a New York Times [...]

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Urban Youth and Sexual Health

This week I went to an research event called Urban Youth and the Determinants of Sexual Health put on by the Centre for Urban Health Initiatives and several other partners.  Toronto seems to have a rad group of research that focus on youth, sexual health, participatory action research, and social determinant. One of the presenters [...]

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Art, AIDS and the fin de Siecle

I’m not very deep. When I go to art exhibits, I need to read the explanations. So last week, when I headed to the Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival screening of Art AIDS and the Fin de Siecle, I was very excited when it began to uncover the world of so-called “AIDS Artists.” The [...]

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This Week: Tech and volunteering, Art and AIDS, Media and Social Change

This week’s a busy week with lots of diverse events, including some dealing with technology and volunteerism, media for social change, art and AIDS, just to name a few. Volunteer Toronto is hosting a film evening on Thursday with a new British film that asks questions about how Web 2.0 technology can change democracy and [...]

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