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October 18, 2021

 

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is interested in receiving proposals from qualified individuals/organizations to provide a Diversity and Inclusion Assessment.

View and download the RFP here: RFP - Diversity and Inclusion Assessment

RFP inquiries will be entertained via email during the week of October 18th through to October 22nd at noon

Completed proposals including a draft work plan with proposed timelines can be emailed to Luke Nocent, Manager of Human Resources at lnocent@hivaidsconnection.ca. Proponents are solely responsible for ensuring Proposals are received prior to the closing date and time of: 4:30 PM on Friday November 5, 2021.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.

All email inquiries must be directed solely to Luke Nocent Manager of Human Resources at lnocent@hivaidsconnection.ca.


October 1, 2021

 

RHAC is proud to celebrate 2SLGTBQIA+ communities all year long. 

October is officially 2SLGBTQIA+ History Month, and this month we are reflecting on the historical and everyday achievments made by members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. This October, and every day, we acknowledge the incredible ways that 2SLGBTQIA+ people make history and contribute to brighter futures.

 

September 30, 2021

 

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today, we honour the children, survivors, families and communities affected by the residential school system. As an organization, we continue to acknowledge the harmful legacy and ongoing impact of atrocities committed against Indigenous communities. 

This is the first year that September 30 has been designated a federal statutory holiday. In addition to honouring this day through a circle ceremony and a moment of silence, RHAC will keep our doors and services open to continue providing essential services to community members. 

Here are some actions you can consider taking today (and everyday):

  1. Wear orange, in solidarity, to honour the experiences of the children, survivors, families and communities affected by residential schools. Visit orangeshirtday.org to learn more.
  2. Review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
  3. Listen to the stories and experiences of residential school survivors, including books and media by Indigenous artists, authors and creators.
  4. Donate to Indigenous-led causes, like Atlohsa Family Healing Services.
  5. Acknowledge and learn more about the traditional territories you are living and working on. Visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-first-nations-maps or https://native-land.ca or https://www.caut.ca/content/guide-acknowledging-first-peoples-traditional-territory to get started.

 

September 30, 2021

 

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today, we honour the children, survivors, families and communities affected by the residential school system. As an organization, we continue to acknowledge the harmful legacy and ongoing impact of atrocities committed against Indigenous communities. 

This is the first year that September 30 has been designated a federal statutory holiday. In addition to honouring this day through a circle ceremony and a moment of silence, RHAC will keep our doors and services open to continue providing essential services to community members. 

Here are some actions you can consider taking today (and everyday):

  1. Wear orange, in solidarity, to honour the experiences of the children, survivors, families and communities affected by residential schools. Visit orangeshirtday.org to learn more.
  2. Review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action.
  3. Listen to the stories and experiences of residential school survivors, including books and media by Indigenous artists, authors and creators.
  4. Donate to Indigenous-led causes, like Atlohsa Family Healing Services.
  5. Acknowledge and learn more about the traditional territories you are living and working on. To get started, visit:

 

AGM

September 9, 2021

 

Please join us virtually on Thursday, September 9 from 6-7:30 PM for Regional HIV/AIDS Connection's Annual General Meeting (AGM) as we review our performance during the fiscal year, reflect on key impacts we have made in the community, and the election of new Board members.

Join virtually, via Zoom, here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88208213878

Review our 2020-21 Annual General Report here.

 

July 12, 2021

Happy Pride, London!

Pride doesn’t end in June. Pride is every day. Pride is all of us. 

Thank you to our community for joining us for this year's virtual Pride events! RHAC looks forward to the next Pride Season and continues to celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ communities all year long!

May 6, 2021

Please be advised that Regional HIV/AIDS Connection's 186 King Street location will be closed for building-wide maintenance on Thursday, May 6. Standard business hours will resume on May 7.

To ensure continued support for individuals who access Carepoint, Counterpoint and other services, RHAC will be deploying outreach teams during this temporary closure.

For questions and concerns, please contact a member of RHAC's leadership team:

 

• Sonja Burke: sburke@hivaidsconnection.ca or 519-520-6690

• Megan Van Boheemen: mvanboheemen@hivaidsconnection.ca or 226-377-8721

• Lily Bialas: lbialas@hivaidsconnection.ca or 226-378-6785

• Holly Taylor: htaylor@hivaidsconnection.ca or 519-476-1398

• Brian Lester: blester@hivaidsconnection.ca or 519-619-0038

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2021

A Message from RHAC's Coordinator of Volunteer Services

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week!

It seems fitting that this week also falls within the week we celebrate A Taste for Life (ATFL). Pre-COVID, I would be engaging with many of you regarding ATFL as hosts or greeters. Sadly, we cannot come together in person, but we do hope you will continue to support ATFL, and local restaurants, by ordering from your favourite restaurant. 

Volunteering has looked quite different this past year due to COVID restrictions. Instead of in-person volunteering, we have seen an increase in community groups and individuals giving back in different ways, including making cloth masks for our clients and service users. We have seen our Red Scarf participants continue to provide us with scarves which have been distributed to those in need as well as stored for (hopefully) a Red Scarf event this November. We have been blessed with community food drives from TD and King’s University College (who also hosted a car wash with proceeds going directly to RHAC).

On a more personal note, I miss you. I miss seeing your faces every week. I miss engaging with you regarding Red Scarf, A Taste for Life, Tachycardia, and other volunteer events. I cannot wait until the day we are reunited and can all be together in person. Until then, stay safe and thank you for your continued support of RHAC during these unprecedented times.

We simply could not do what we do without you.

Fran McKeown

Coordinator of Volunteer Services

 

March 1, 2021

In honour of Women’s History Month, RHAC celebrates the incredible contributions women have made to our history, and our future. As an organization, we are always honouring the history and current realties of the HIV/AIDS movement. Since the earliest days of the AIDS crisis, women especially LGBT2QIA+ women of colour have been at the centre of community responses to HIV/AIDS as trailblazers and pioneers. Today, women continue to make HIV history as activists, organizers, scientists, health professionals, and more. This month is an opportunity to remember that women make history everyday as pioneers of movements and storytellers. Women are building better futures for all of us in no shortage of small, large, quiet, loud, and caring ways. Happy Women’s History Month!

Don’t miss out on these special dates and events during Women’s History Month. Details coming soon:

  •  March 8: #InternationalWomensDay
  • March 10: Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 12: Doing It for Ourselves (A Pleasure Workshop with Jess)
  • Weekly, starting March 8: Empowered (A Feminist Film Club in Collaboration with PLUMP)
  • and a special #InternationalWomensDay Speaker Series (announcing soon!)

 

March 1, 2021

 

 

In honour of Women’s History Month, RHAC celebrates the incredible contributions women have made to our history, and our future. As an organization, we are always honouring the history and current realties of the HIV/AIDS movement. Since the earliest days of the AIDS crisis, women--especially LGBT2QIA+ women of colour--have been at the centre of community responses to HIV/AIDS as trailblazers and pioneers. Today, women continue to make HIV history as activists, organizers, scientists, health professionals, and more. This month is an opportunity to remember that women make history everyday as pioneers of movements and storytellers. Women are building better futures for all of us in no shortage of small, large, quiet, loud, and caring ways. Happy Women’s History Month!

Don’t miss out on these special dates and events during Women’s History Month. Details coming soon:

  •  March 8: #InternationalWomensDay
  • March 10: Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 12: Doing It for Ourselves (A Pleasure Workshop with Jess)
  • Weekly, starting March 8: Empowered (A Feminist Film Club in Collaboration with PLUMP)
  • and a special #InternationalWomensDay Speaker Series (announcing soon!)

 

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