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AIDS Committee of Toronto

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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

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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, 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:
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
Contact Information
Office Phone Office: 416-340-2437
Fax 416-340-8224
E-Mail ask@actoronto.org
Website www.actoronto.org
Primary Contact John Maxwell, Executive Director; Phone: 416-340-2437 ext 245; Email: jmaxwell@actoronto.org
Notes
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
Names
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
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
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACToronto
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ACToronto
Funding Regional / Municipal - Community Service Partnerships (CSP)
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

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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