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AIDS Committee of Toronto

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Alternate Name ACT ; Bathhouse Counselling Program ; Bathhouse Counselling Program (TowelTalk) ; CV19 ; 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 ; Spunk! ; Towel Talk ; Women Zone ; Women's Coffee Night ; WomenZone
Public Comments COVID19 ACT office and all in-person programs closed; staff providing telephone and email support and information; virtual online programs available, visit ACT website for information
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
543 Yonge St
4th Fl
Toronto, ON
Canada M4Y 1Y5
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Intersection Yonge St and Wellesley St E
Mailing Address 543 Yonge St 
4th Fl 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M4Y 1Y5
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 ; Single use, gender-free washroom
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID19  ACT office and all in-person programs closed; telephone and email support and information, and virtual online programs available, visit website for information


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

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,
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:
Group programs addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, substance use and body image, as well as programs for younger gay men to build resilience and community
  • Gay Men's HIV Prevention Education and Outreach
  • Gay Men's Online Outreach
  • Magnetic Couples Support Group
  • SPUNK! drug use support group for cis & trans gay/bi/queer men
Men's Counselling Programs
  • mental health and substance use counselling for gay, bisexual and queer-identified men, including trans men, who are patients at Maple Leaf Medical Clinic and Church Wellesley Health Centre
  • onsite bathhouse counselling program for gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men (MSM)

Women's Programs:
Social support programs for women with HIV
  • WomenZone social spaces and learning support
  • Women's Coffee Night informal social support

Some programs and services in collaboration with other community agencies
Hours COVID19 Telephone and email support and information, and virtual online programs available; visit website for calendar of events; office Mon-Thu 10 am-9 pm, Fri 10 am-5 pm, closed weekends and statutory holidays
Areas Served Toronto
Boundaries City of Toronto
Eligibility Counselling support and employment services for 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 vary

Age Requirements: Ages: 16 year(s) and up;

Residency Requirements: City of Toronto
Application For counselling and social support services, call or email to arrange an intake appointment; for information or virtual services, 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 ; AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies ; Buddy Programs ~ AIDS/HIV ; Community Meals ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ~ AIDS/HIV ; Disease/Disability Information ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ AIDS/HIV ; Internet Information Resources ~ AIDS/HIV ; Outreach Programs ~ At Risk Youth ; Outreach Programs ~ Men ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Social Clubs/Events ~ AIDS/HIV ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ AIDS/HIV ; Tax Preparation Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; Volunteer Opportunities ; Wellness Programs ~ AIDS/HIV
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 416-340-2437
Fax 416-340-8224
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact John Maxwell, Executive Director; Phone: 416-340-2437 ext 245; Email:
Other Details
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)

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