ACAS Spring 2014 Update

Spring has finally sprung, and ACAS has some exciting news and updates to share with you! 🙂
ACAS welcomes our new Men’s Program staff and Executive Assistant
Please welcome the brand new members (and not so brand new members) joining the team of ACAS!
ACAS New Staff

  • Heywon Kim – Executive Assistant (in addition to her role as the Women’s Outreach and Education Coordinator position)
  • Ryan Tran – Men’s Program Coordinator (Ryan has become our Men’s Program Coordinator from his previous position of MSM Peer Outreach Worker while Daniel Le has taken a leave of absence from ACAS to work in Singapore)
  • Brian-Bao Ly – MSM Peer Outreach Worker (You may recognize Brian as he was our Sex, Love, Asian, Men! S.L.A.M.! 2014 Project Coordinator)

A fresh spring look
New office
Have you stopped by the ACAS office yet? We have organized our office and have made the space more welcoming for our service users and volunteers. Stop by and say hi when you get a chance!
S.L.A.M.! (Sex, Love, Asian, Men!) 2014
SLAM 2014 - Richard and Brian
The ACAS Men’s Program held a successful S.L.A.M.! 2014 Forum with over 30 Asian gay and bi men in attendance on March 8, 2014. The interactive forum focused on group learning on various health and wellness issues relevant to Asian gay and bi men, ranging from topics on sexual health, dating and relationships, lifestyle, sexual racism and HIV stigma.

Thanks to Hassle Free Clinic ( for providing HIV testing demonstration and on-site testing for HIV and to Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville for providing us with a beautiful space. Last but not least, we would like to thank all the planning committee members, facilitators, our participants, and our S.L.A.M. Project Coordinator Brian-Bao Ly.
International Women’s Day 2014: Women and HIV in Thailand 
International Women's Day
For this year’s International Women’s Day, our Women’s Outreach and Education Coordinator, Heywon Kim, hosted a talk on “Women and HIV in Thailand”.

After spending six months at the Thai National AIDS Foundation (TNAF) in Thailand through the CIDA International Youth Internship Program 2013/2014, Heywon Kim shares her reflection and experience at a well-attended presentation at the 519 Church Street Community Centre on March 7, 2014.
Congratulations to Anda Li
Anda Li
A big congratulation goes to ACAS long time volunteer and a Toronto Public Health Educator Ms. Anda Li. Anda received Councillor Kristyn Wong Tam’ s Ward 27 Community Builder Award for her work educating racialized women through the multi-lingual Raising Sexually Healthy Children Workshops. We are so proud of you and you truly deserve it.
Upcoming Events:
ACAS CelebrAsian Faces


ACAS celebrates 20 years serving the East and Southeast Asian HIV & LGBTQ communities 

The Board and Staff members at Asian Community AIDS Services would like to invite you to join us to celebrate the agency’s 20th Anniversary at the CelebrAsian Gala Dinner for an elegant evening of fun and celebratory evening of great food, entertainment, auctions and dancing on:
Location: The Old Mill (21 Old Mill Road, Toronto ON M8X 1G5)
Date: Friday, May 30, 2014
Time: Reception for CelebrAsian starts at 6:00 p.m.
For tickets: please contact Heywon at or 416-963-4300.
We would also welcome donations to help support our fundraising efforts for our evening’s auction. For further information about this event or our organization, please contact Noulmook Sutdhibhasilp, ACAS Executive Director, at 416-963-4300 ext. 227.

AX Pride 2014 – Asian Express:

Pride AX

Did you know that ACAS (Asian Community Aids Services) is the exclusive ticket seller for AX Pride 2014? Earlybird tickets on sale now! Give them a call 416-963-4300 (260 Spadina Suite 410)
Have a wonderful spring and see you soon at ACAS! 🙂