Happy Songkran & Thingyan Water Festival!
The ACAS Support and Women’s Programs held a joint celebration of the Thai and Burmese New Year with lots of good food and traditional dancing. A huge thanks to Tdot Tdat , the Toronto Thai Dramatic Arts Troupe for providing attendees a mesmerizing performance of traditional Thai Dance!
Thai Burmese New Year Tdot Tdat - The Toronto Thai Dramatic Arts Troupe, Thai Dance

 Volunteers, Volunteers!
ACAS would love to welcome its 18 new volunteers who completed the Core Skills Training on April 12, 2014! All new volunteers got a chance to learned about various topics including HIV and Hepatitis C 101, queer identities and gender expression, healthy sexuality, Trans 101, and anti-oppression.
Core Skills
Aside from the core skills training, the Men’s and Women’s Programs also made a very successful outreach at the 519 Volunteer Fair on the same day during National Volunteer Week!
519 Volunteer Fair Outreach
Engaging LGBTQ Newcomers
Our Community Enagement Worker, Christian Hui and Youth Program Coordinator, Meza Daulet were invited to speak to a group of LGBTQ newcomers at Access Alliance’s Accesspoint on Danforth on topics such as substance use, family pressure growing up as Asian queers, and finding acceptance.
Access Alliance
Thank you Ranjith Kutilatilake for inviting us to the LGBTQ newcomers drop-in group!
AMP2R goes to AIDS2014!
Melbourne AIDS 2014
A big congratulations to our Asian MSM Pathways to Resiliency Team Dr. Alan Li for having a poster on Asian MSM cross-cutting resilience factors and co-Principle Investigator and ACAS Men’s Sexual Health Coordinator for having his workshop abstract on resilience for racialized MSMs getting accepted at the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia in July!
AMP2R Cross Cultural Dialogue on MSM Resilience Pathways
While the AMP2R team has completed its data analysis for the community-based research study, they have shared some of their findings with community partners and held a cross-cultural dialogue on MSM resilience pathways with ASAAP, APAA, CSSP and GMSH.
ACAS goes Rotary! 
Trump AIDS Walk2
ACAS was very excited to take part at this year’s Rotary Trump AIDS Walk at the Beaches this year as one of the charities cheering on teams of fundraising walkers at the Beaches Broadwalk on April 26. The team of staff and volunteers got to meet with over 180 walkers as the teams raise money for HIV/AIDS awareness locally and internationally.
Trump AIDS Walk

Happy 25th to ASAAP!
ACAS would love to congratulate our community partner, Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, for 25 years of activism and work in HIV and LGBTQ issues amongst the South Asian community.
Andre Goh, ACAS Board Chair, speaks at Chinese Interagency Network (CIN) Annual General Meeting 2014
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Andre Goh, ACAS Board Chair, was a guest speaker at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Chinese Interagency Network (CIN) on April 28, 2014.
ACAS is an active member of the CIN.
Act Fast: ACAS’ #CelebrAsian 20th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Tickets are available for purchase online!!!
The Board and Staff members at Asian Community AIDS Services would like to extend a very cordial invitation to you to help us celebrate 20 years in HIV/LGBTQ community activism! Please join us for an elegant evening of  fun and celebration with great food, entertainment, auctions, dancing—all  for a great cause!
Tickets for the ACAS #CelebrAsian 20th Anniversary Fundraising Gala Dinner are available for purchase online here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/celebrasian-acas-20th-anniversary-gala-dinner-tickets-1415749545
You can also find out ways to become our VIP Platinum or Platinum sponsor here: 2014 ACAS 20th anniversary sponsor formThe #CelebrAsian Gala Dinner will take place on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road, Toronto ON M8X 1G5 ). Reception for CelebrAsian starts at 6:00 p.m.
If you would like to purchase your ticket in person, or if you intend to attend as a group, please contact Heywon at officeadmin@acas.org or 416-963-4300 so we can try our best to arrange you and your guests to sit together.
If you have further information about this event or our organization, please contact Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp, ACAS Executive Director, at 416-963-4300 ext. 227.

ACAS CelebrAsian Faces

We look forward to seeing you at ACAS’s 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner!