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June 18, 2019


Please note that our office will closed on Tuesday, June 18 for a Staff Professional Development day.

Carepoint (formerly known as the Temporary Overdose Prevention Site) will be open from 10am-4PM, north door entrance only.



June 4, 2019


Join us at Winks Eatery for A Heartfelt Evening, the Eighth Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, from 6-8pm on June 4, 2019!

A Heartfelt Evening is in support of John Gordon Home, a program of RHAC which provides a haven for individuals who are experiencing challenges in their lives due to HIV, HCV, and other complications. Funds raised contribute to providing essential items for residents transitioning out of John Gordon Home.

Tickets are $25 and include dinner, soft drinks and dessert! To purchase tickets, visit the Heartfelt Evening Eventbrite page or call 519-433-3951.

See you there!


April 15, 2019


Please note that our Office and the The Temporary Overdose Prevention Site will be closed for Easter on Good Friday and Easter Monday (April 19 and April 22) . TOPS will remain open on the weekend (on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21).

April 8, 2019


Please note that our main office will be closed on Tuesday, April 9 for a professional development day off site. TOPS and NSP will remain open (please use the north entrance).



March 23, 2019

Join us for the second annual Multicultural Health Fair, Building Health and Wellness with Diversity at Innovation Works from 12:00PM-5:30PM.

The event is a holistic approach to health and well-being focused on building individual and community resilience. There will be engaging discussions and exciting wellness activities planned for the day including cultural nutrition, mindfulness/ yoga, and cultural performances from local student groups and more!


March 8, 2019


Opening Event:

March 8, 3:30-5:30pm

Location: London Public Library, Masonville location; Sifton Room


In celebration of International Women's day, the RHAC women's group is sharing their work in a group exhibition.

Using the arts and narrative storytelling as a platform for community change, women living with HIV, and women at increased systemic risk for HIV acquisition use, creative models to engage one another, community organizations, and the broader community in discussions of stigma, disclosure, harm reduction, gender-based violence and community and emotional wellness.

We invite you to join us for an opening event on March 8 from 3:30-5:30. The exhibit will be available to view for the remainder of the month of March.

February 15, 2019

On Monday, February 18, RHAC will be closed for Family Day. We wish you a happy + healthy long weekend!

February 4, 2019


Due to circumstances beyond our control, effective Monday February 4th, access to and from the TOPS and the Needle and Syringe Program will only be through the North Door (the entrance facing Dundas Street).

For those coming to a meeting or to volunteer please buzz RHAC at the front door.

We apologize for any inconvenience.  

February 1, 2019


February marks Black History Month and February 7th is African, Caribbean & Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Stigma and discrimination based on gender, race and sexual orientation are significant barriers to HIV prevention in African, Caribbean & Black (ACB) communities and can negatively impact HIV testing rates and the ability of people living with HIV to seek the treatment, care and support they need. Open discussion about stigma and health issues in ACB communities, helps to inform people about their options. Together communities can encourage testing, treatment and proper care, and address issues such as stigma and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure.

Check out these events happening in the community to celebrate ACB culture and history:



January 28, 2019

Opening Doors 2019: Emerging Trends in Changing Times

Conference Date: February 21st & 22nd, 2019


Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel

277 Riverside Drive West

Windsor, ON N9A 5K4

On February 21st & 22nd, 2019, Opening Doors empowering program focuses on positive change within the HIV/AIDS community and as society as a whole. This annual conference helps to enhance the quality of counselling services in mental and physical health and to better meet the needs of our local community.
We welcome clients, service providers, students and volunteers to join us!


Registration opens Jan 1 - 31, 2019. 

$25.00 for Service Providers
$15.00 for Students
Free for PHAs and Family

Please note: Registration fees are not payable online. We accept credit card, cash or cheque. Payment will be made during registration at the conference.

Cheques payable to: Regional HIV/AIDS Connection

Registration details will be emailed, so please ensure proper email address is provided during registration.

Agenda coming soon!


Complimentary shared accommodations are available for out of town attendees. Selections for accommodations and bus transportation may be made while registering.

*Private accommodations are available for a fee of $45 per room (payable at conference registration)


Complimentary bus transportation is available for out of town attendees. Bus pick up will start at RHAC, London, departing at 1:00pm. The bus will make one stop at St. Andrew's Church, 85 William Street, Chatham.

Transportation request may be made during registration.

For inquiries contact Kelly Wright, Director of HIV Support Services at KWright@hivaidsconnection.ca