AIDS Committee of Toronto

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Description and Services
Description (Service) Support services including anonymous, confidential counselling for individuals, couples, and partners of individuals with HIV * referrals, buddy program, support groups, health and wellness programs * insurance benefits clinic * income tax clinic * weekly hot lunch programs -- registration required * workshops, community forums and social support events

HIV Prevention Education and Outreach -- information on HIV/STIs (sexually transmitted infections), safer sex and safer drug use * outreach to at-risk youth, and gay and bisexual men * free condoms and lubricant * discussion groups, workshops * service provider training

Employment ACTion, www.employmentaction.org -- for persons with HIV considering entering or re-entering the work force * career assessments * skills development * self-employment development * job placement * information sessions

Positive Youth Outreach -- peer-based support and education for youth 16-29 years living with HIV * social support * volunteer opportunities * outreach to at-risk youth

Gay Men's Programs:
Bathhouse Counselling Program (Towel Talk) -- anonymous, confidential mental health counselling for gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men (MSM) * Gay Men's HIV Prevention Education and Outreach * Gay Men's Online Outreach

Women's Programs:
WomenZone -- social spaces and learning support for women with HIV * Women's Coffee Night -- informal social support for women with HIV * Shared Health Exchange (SHE), shexchange.net -- online information about HIV/AIDS and women, includes listing of testing and specialized support services

Some programs and services in collaboration with other community agencies
Hours Mon-Thu 10 am-9 pm, Fri 10 am-5 pm * closed weekends and statutory holidays
Areas Served Toronto
Boundaries City of Toronto
Eligibility Support and employment services -- individuals 16 years and older, who are living with HIV/AIDS * education and outreach programs -- focus on gay men, women and youth at risk for HIV * programs may vary
Application For support services, call to arrange an intake appointment, or drop in to speak with counsellor on call * for other services, drop in, call or visit website
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ~ At Risk Youth ; AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ~ Gay Men ; AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ~ Men ~ Bisexuals ; AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies ; Benefits Screening ~ AIDS/HIV ; Buddy Programs ~ AIDS/HIV ; Community Meals ~ AIDS/HIV ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ~ AIDS/HIV ; Disease/Disability Information ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ Families/Friends of People with AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ AIDS/HIV ; Internet Information Resources ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ~ Women's Issues ; Outreach Programs ~ At Risk Youth ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Outreach Programs ~ Men ~ Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Individuals ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Adolescents ~ AIDS/HIV ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Young Adults ~ AIDS/HIV ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Safer Sex Education ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Social Clubs/Events ~ AIDS/HIV ~ Women ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ AIDS/HIV ; Tax Preparation Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Wellness Programs ~ AIDS/HIV
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-340-2437
Fax 416-340-8224
E-Mail ask@actoronto.org
Website www.actoronto.org
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Executive John Maxwell, Executive Director; Phone: 416-340-2437 ext 245; Email: jmaxwell@actoronto.org
Names
Alternate Name ACT ; Bathhouse Counselling Program ; Bathhouse Counselling Program (TowelTalk) ; Employment Action ; Gay Men's HIV Prevention Education and Outreach ; Gay Men's Online Outreach ; HIV Prevention Education and Outreach ; Positive Youth Outreach ; PYO ; Shared Health Exchange ; SHE ; Towel Talk ; Women Zone ; Women's Coffee Night ; WomenZone
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
543 Yonge St, 4th Fl
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5
 
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Intersection Yonge St and Wellesley St E
Physical Access Easy access to elevator ; Lowered numbers with braille ; Wheelchair accessible main entrance, assistance needed with lobby (lift access - use buzzer) ; Wheelchair accessible washroom and offices

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