We welcome you to come dine and dance as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary.

Life with our community members, staff, well-wishers, donors, supporters, and volunteers just keeps getting better.

Cheers to many years of service to improving the lives of People Living with HIV/AIDS!

🗓️ Date: May 11, 2023

🕔 Time: 5:00 PM Onwards

Weekend Drop-in
Come spend some time with us on Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Expect good music, games, dancing, and other activities. Light refreshments will be provided for your total enjoyment.

Come and unwind in a safe space that is yours.
It is the only volunteer-led ride that brings people together for an inclusive, and supportive, life-changing challenge. It is an initiative that inspires much-needed help for people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto, Kingston, and Montréal.

The 25th annual Bike Rally will take place on August 6–11, 2023.

Get involved as a 6-Day Rider or Crew (Toronto to Montreal), 3-Day Rider (Kingston to Montreal), or 1-Day Rider (Toronto to Port Hope).

Register for the Bike Rally Here  
The PWA Boutique is open!

We have clothing, household items, and other items available for free.

We also welcome donations of clothing and other smaller items.

For more information, contact your Dreaming & Engagement Coordinator, Nester Tom, at 416-506-1400, Ext. 216 or 200, or email them HERE
Need help with immigration documents? Or have immigration inquiries?

When: Every Thursday.

Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

For more information, contact 416.506.1400 ext. 222 or email them HERE
For more information, contact your Therapeutic Care Coordinator, Chris Godi, at 416-506-1400, Ext. 261 or 200, or email them HERE.
Indigenous Healing and Discussion Circle
Drumming ceremony with an indigenous feast
Every Friday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Contact our Indigenous Advisor, Rod Machino at 416-506-1400 Ext 103
Let us know what you need help with!

Ask us about:
  • Vaccinations and preventative medication
  • Financial assistance options
  • Spay and neuters options
  • At home euthanasia
  • Foster Care Program
  • Pet Food

For more information, contact your Therapeutic Care Coordinator, Chris Godi at 416-506-1400 Ext. 261 or email them HERE.
At PWA, we live in affirming, sustainable communities where we find inspiration and support for our dreams, health, well-being, and meaningful contributions.

You can fill out an online form HERE.

For more information, contact your Dreaming & Engagement Coordinator, Nester Tom, at 416-506-1400, ext. 216, or email them HERE.
Please bring your own bags when shopping in the Essentials Market or Boutique.

PWA will not be providing shopping bags. If you need support, contact our Food Programs Coordinator, Javardo Cooper, HERE.
PWA is updating its files!
We are updating our files, check out the link below to send us your updated information!

Link HERE.
After Dark Chat” by ACCHO, Coming Soon…. 

ACCHO is currently developing a social media series dubbed, ‘After Dark Chat’. This will take the form of an Instagram Live, where community members will be able to connect on social media in conversations around HIV, sex, and sexuality, taboo topics etc. For the first session, ACCHO will be focusing on the topic of 'open relationships' in the context of monogamy and polygamy. There will be underlying topics that will be unearth during this session, such as prevention, treatment & care, social determinants of health and advocacy.

Our inclusive and confidential approach attracts people from all walks of life, and these connections mean that LifeRing benefits from a wealth of expertise that comes from all sectors of our community.

No matter where we are in our recovery, everyone at LifeRing will always have one thing in common: our life-long journey to find, nourish and celebrate our true, substance and addiction-free self.

When: Every Thursday from 6:30 pm - 7.30 pm 

Location: 790 Bay Street, 8th Floor

Open to LGBTQ+2S

Visit their website, HERE for more information.
The clinic is open to support community members with filing their taxes.
This clinic is an important addition to our programs as we continue to support our client's well-being.
We have two wonderful, dedicated, committed, and very supportive tax filers volunteers of Black-CAP, Shavell Pottinger and Wesley Watson who look forward to working with all of you, our clients, and members.

The clinic will be open on Mondays from 1-5 pm and Fridays in person or virtually by APPOINTMENTS ONLY!
Community Members can book a tax appointment by calling us at 416-645-6000 ext. 1187, OR they can book online HERE 
If you're ever looking for a Tax Clinic for a person outside the Toronto area, you can use this online tool: Find a tax clinic in your area (
If you have any further questions about the Tax Clinic, you can email us HERE.

You can also learn more about our other Financial Empowerment services online at
MPOX is still here.

It's important all eligible residents get their 1st or 2nd dose of the MPOX vaccine for the best protection.

Book now or call 416-338-7600, option 7.

For more info:
MONKEYPOX - Questions & Answers from Ontario Ministry of Health
Dear PWA Friends and Family,

We have included the Q&A document shared by the Ontario Ministry of Health, with all questions and answers regarding the subject.

To see the Q&A Document, click HERE.

For the latest news on Monkeypox including case counts, media reports, GMSH resources and more please check this link HERE 

To join a Monkeypox Slack channel that includes representatives from the Ministry of Health, Public Health, and community organizations and stakeholders please visit: HERE
POZ Cruise!
Don't miss the 18th POZ Cruise!

October 28 - November 5, 2023

To make your reservation, please go to and complete and submit the booking form.
We will sail from Fort Lauderdale on October 28, 2023, on the beautiful Celebrity Equinox.

Our ports of call will be San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Tortola, and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic).

Plus, we'll be at sea for two and a half days.

(More details can be found on the site)

If you have any questions or concerns,

Please call Bob Stalbaum on 610-574-2800
or email HERE
Dear PWA Friends and Family,

Are you 18+ years old, a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and/or affected by HIV/AIDS and experiencing mental health challenges?

The David Kelley LGBTQ+ & HIV?AIDS Counselling Services offers goal-focused counseling to individuals, couples, and groups navigating a range of challenges, including, but not limited to: coming out, sexuality, gender identity, isolation, discrimination, relationships, trauma, mental health, HIV status, substance use, and self-care.

Location: Services are offered via phone, Zoom, or in-person at 355 Church Street, 128A Sterling Road, and coming soon at 1527 Victoria Park Ave. All offices are wheelchair accessible.

FEE: Sliding scale fees based on income are available for the 2SLGBTQ+ stream.
The HIV/AIDS stream is free of charge.

For appointments please contact the Service Access Unit at: 416.595.9618
TTC Fair Pass Transit Discount Program
The Fair Pass Transit Discount Program is a City of Toronto poverty reduction initiative to make TTC and Wheel-Trans more affordable for low-income Toronto residents.

The program provides a 33 percent discount on Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) adult single-ride fares and a 21 percent discount on TTC adult monthly passes. The discount is programmed onto a PRESTO  card for 12 months and cardholders must load funds into that card to access the discount.
Eligibility Requirements
City of Toronto staff will review each application to determine your eligibility for the Fair Pass Transit Discount Program, based on the following criteria:
  1. You are living in the City of Toronto
  2. You are 20 – 64 years of age
  3. You have an activated PRESTO card that is not currently used for the Fair Pass Transit Discount Program
  4. You are receiving support from at least one of the following programs, and meet the additional eligibility criteria outlined under the “Who Can Apply” section below.
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • A Child Care Fee Subsidy (through Toronto Children’s Services)
  • Rent-Geared-to-Income Subsidy (RGI, or subsidized housing).

For more information please check the Toronto City website HERE.
Update from The Village Pharmacy

  • COVID-19 Expanded 4th Doses.
  • New Trillium Year Starts August 1, 2022.
  • Focus on HIV & Women.
  • HIV Injectables + New Midtown Location is Now Open!

To read about our services, click HERE.
Serving up the skills you need to work in the Food & Beverage Industry.
Are you 18–29 years old and looking for work?

Get on the FAST TRACK to a career in Hospitality!
What is in it for you?
  • Learn from industry-expert instructors!
  • Develop your employability skills.
  • Build a resume and prep for interviews.
  • Gain experience through job placement*.
  • Receive a stipend upon completion.
  • Be job ready in 7 weeks!!

Register today to secure your future!
To register, click HERE.

For more information, contact Ian Sinclair.
Email HERE. or 416-906-7804
Based in Toronto but global in outlook, pozcast challenges the status quo and celebrates people living and thriving with HIV.

Host James Watson and his guests explore what it means to be poz and share stories of resilience, courage, and resolve.

Pozcast gets upfront and personal on issues that matter to the HIV community through candid conversations about health, work, love and life.
View CATIE Exchange: it has everything from:

Job Posting
Highlights from partners

Mental Health Supports
Child, Youth and Family Counselling's

For more information check the MHTO's website HERE.

For a list of services from counselling, harm reduction, crisis lines, services available across Toronto
Require assistance? Contact Toronto Animal Services:

Phone: 416-338-0934 (Between noon and 4pm)
Funded by Scheinber Relief Fund and donations from Toronto residents.

Toronto Animal Services is providing assistance to pet owners who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assistance will be provided with the purchase of pet food and supplies, such as cat litter and pee pads.
St. James Town is a vibrant and growing community, and it has the City’s first Share and Reuse Hub, The Corner @240.

Located at 240 Wellesley, the Share & Reuse Space aims to support a culture of reusing, sharing, repairing, and repurposing items to prolong their lives.

Funded by the City of Toronto, The Corner @ 240 and its initiatives build sustainable communities by:

  • Educating residents about the importance of waste reduction and reuse
  • Providing opportunities for sharing and repairing
  • Offering skills training and creating job and economic opportunities
  • Creating a space for community members to gather.

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