Please register for the forum below if you are one of the people listed above and are interested in discussing the Positive Asian diasporic experiences in Canada and the U.S. Details Dates/Times (6:00 pm to 7:30 PM EST) Topics Register Links More details November 29, 2022 Understanding Health Equity for Positive Asians Clinical trends and holistic health care needs of Asians living with HIV: An HIV treatment/access point of view https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpfu6trjssGdVfwj_POL_CRd1TLVDYmZ18 January 18, 2023 Epidemiological trends of Poz Asians in Canada and the US: Gaps and Opportunity https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodOuvqDIjEtAhwjQZa2AR6a7hCnQTGXFv February 9, 2023 Arts-based activism and research: More Than Fiction 1, 2, & 3 Meaningfully engaging Poz Asians to support the sharing of their experiences within a culturally-safe space https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lc-muqj0pGtPHxJ92YUg0CclrukGVn-eg March 7, 2023 Dangers of resiliency and Defining life through activism Mind-body and immune functions in PLHIV https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdeysqjIqGNyFPfMp8Iu5DhPYsCkNuMDe ACAS and OPA+ would like to invite you to participate in Positive Asian Diasporic Experiences in North America (PADENA) Virtual Forum Newcomers from Asia made up 63% of immigrant settlers to Canada between 2017 to 2019 and are the fastest-growing group amongst all racialized groups in the U.S.(1-3). According to the 2019 Surveillance Report by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Asians living with HIV (East, Southeast, South, West Asians, Middle Eastern, and Arabs) made up 9.9% of all Canadians living with HIV, exceeding the number of Latinx living with HIV (4). In the U.S., the care and retention rates for Positive Asian Americans (59% and 47%) lagged the national average (64% and 49%) (5). While similar trends are expected for Canada, race-based data for prevention, treatment and care cascade are primarily unknown as PHAC has not published it. To facilitate our understanding of these trends, we aim to discuss how the current HIV/AIDS response in Canada [...]
You still have time to donate to this event. Please go to https://raceroster.com/events/2022/34025/2022-tcs-toronto-waterfront-marathon/fundraising-organization/39670 to make a donation.
Only two weeks until the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday Oct 16, 2022. ACAS is running to raise donations in support of our programs for PHA. All of your donations will directly fund ACAS programs. Please join our team of runners, donate to our runners, or even share the ACAS donation page to help raise funds. Here is our donation page https://raceroster.com/events/2022/34025/2022-tcs-toronto-waterfront-marathon/pledge/team/401
ACAS is an official charity partner with the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. ACAS will receive $5 when you register using this link https://raceroster.com/34025?aff=N34B5.
Information The monkeypox vaccination service, provided by Toronto Public Health nurses in collaboration with ACAS, is on Friday, June 24th, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at 260 Spadina Ave, Unit 410. Priority will be given to members of the East and Southeast Asian community and their partners. There is no walk-in. Please use this link https://acas.setmore.com and choose one of the staff names for an appointment time. There are a few pops-up clinics in Toronto right now. You can check where to get mass vaccination at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/monkeypox/ By booking this appointment, you are confirming that you met the Provincial eligibility: You are trans- or cis-gender individuals who self-identify as belonging to the gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) community AND at least one of the following: Have received a diagnosis of bacterial STI (i.e., chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis) in the past 2 months; Have had 2 or more sexual partners within the past 21 days or may be planning to; Have attended venues for sexual contact within the past 21 days (e.g., bath houses, sex clubs) or may be planning to, or who work/volunteer in these settings; Have had anonymous/casual sex in the past 21 days (e.g., using online dating/ hookup apps) or may be planning to; Engage in sex work or may be planning to, and their sexual contacts.
INTERNAL JOB POSTING For members, volunteers, service users, and current employees Project Coordinator Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 (11:59 p.m.) Part-time (21 hrs/week) Starting Date: As soon as possible ACAS is seeking a passionate person to implement the Asian Migrant Farms Workers’ (AMFWs) HIV Outreach Project. The Coordinator will work in partnership with MFW HIV Alliance members consisting of Positive Living Niagara and Latinos Positivos of Toronto. Responsibilities • Recruit, train and support 2 peer champions per year • Organize outreach plan and activities • Design and conduct educational workshops that are appropriate for AMFWs as audience • Assist AMFWs on service navigation and refer to appropriate health services • Coordinate testing service and transportation with local and ethnic-specific volunteers, sexual health clinics, AIDS service organizations, and project partners • Plan with Alliance members to organize an annual health fair, and a community forum • Maintain project statistics and prepare written progress reports • Manage project budget Qualifications • Speak, read, and write Thai fluently • Basic knowledge of HIV and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) • Basic skills in workshop facilitation, and training design • Demonstrated some experience in HIV/STIs outreach • Thorough understanding of ACAS mission, AIDS stigma and discrimination, LGBTQ+ issues, healthy sexuality, and harm reduction principles and practices • Demonstrated commitment to anti-homophobia, anti-oppression, and healthy sexuality principles • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills • Ability to work as part of a team and independently • Ability to work in the evenings and weekends that require travel outside of Toronto • Must possess a valid Full G driver’s license and have a good driving record • Own vehicle is an asset • Computer skills: MS Office, social media and graphic design (an asset) Please send a cover letter, resume with 2 references by email to: Subject: [...]