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PILLOW TALK COORDINATOR

Timeline: March-Mid May 2021 Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 We are looking for a passionate and energetic woman to organize Pillow Talk –the Sexual Health Community Forum for East and Southeast Asian cis, Trans women, and non-binary. Pillow Talk draws lessons from real-life experiences of cis and trans women. Format of the forum in the past are: a panel discussion, break out sessions, health promotion activities, HIV testing, and networking lunch. This is a peer-based position with $1,500 honorarium. Responsibilities • Recruit and form a working group of 3-4 women volunteers to plan the virtual Pillow Talk Forum • Work with the working group to plan and organize Pillow Talk • Promote the forum and recruit 10-15 participants for each workshop • Organize at least 4 virtual educational sessions that focus on sexual health, mental health, safety and holistic well-being • Evaluate process and outcome of the project • Prepare a final report for the funder Qualifications • Knowledge, interest, and experience in HIV/AIDS, healthy sexuality, harm reduction, and peer-based education concepts • Demonstrated commitment to anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia, anti-sexism, anti-oppression, and healthy sexuality • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills • Self-directed, and willing to work flexible hours and on some weekends • Ability to work as part of a team and independently • Skills in MS Office, social media, and Zoom • Ability to prioritize, delegate, and handle multiple tasks • Member of the East and Southeast Asian communities or experienced working with the East and Southeast Asian communities • Fluent in one of the East and Southeast Asian languages an asset Please send a cover letter, resume with 1 reference by email to: Subject: Pillow Talk Forum Organizer Email: officeadmin@acas.org We regret that we will only contact candidates selected for interviews. Interviews will be conducted via zoom [...]

Women’s Support Coordinator

Application Deadline: Monday, March 29, 2021 Part-Time, 21 hours/ week We are looking for a passionate and experienced person to fill a part-time contract position at ACAS. We support employment equity. Cis and Trans women living with HIV, and folks from the East and Southeast Asian Canadian communities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities: • Work in collaboration with the Support team to plan, implement and evaluate the support services for HIV+ cis and trans women • Provide case management - assessment, treatment and wellness follow-up planning, referrals, advocacy and other support as needed to clients, partners, and their families • Coordinate practical services for clients and supervise volunteers • Organize complementary therapies and educational workshops as needed • Liaise and network with appropriate organizations for support and care, education, advocacy and referral • Maintain program statistics, reports, evaluations, and client files Qualifications: • College, a university degree in social work, social services, counselling, public health or at least 2 years of practical knowledge/work experience in the above areas • Familiarity with and knowledge of issues faced by East & Southeast Asian women living with HIV • Experience in basic and/or peer counselling • Experience in case management and community development work • Basic knowledge about HIV treatment and support • Good communication and writing skills in English • Experience in working and supervising volunteers • Ability and willingness to collaborate, as well as work independently and creatively in a team setting • Excellent ability to prioritize, delegate, and handle multiple tasks • Ability to work under a queer-positive, sex-positive, and anti-oppressive framework • Basic computer skills: MS Office, Zoom • Ability to work evenings and weekends occasionally • Fluency in Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese is a must Please send a cover letter, resume with 2 references by email to: [...]

Handcrafted Non-Medical Mask Drive For ACAS Support Program

We are happy to announce that we are running the campaign for the second time. For those who have inquired about it or would like to support us, simply click https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/asian-community-aids-services/events/handcrafted-non-medical-mask-drive-for-acas-support-program/ This Covid19 pandemic has definitely affected a number of not-for-profit agencies and charities including ACAS. With your generosity, it will help us maintain and stabilize funds allocated for our Support Program’s PHA Funds. These funds are accessed by our clients in need particularly during this unprecedented time.     

Asian GBMSM International Students Knowledge Exchange Forum

Asian GBMSM International Students Knowledge Exchange Forum   Are you an international student, or are you someone who works with international students? Then this event is for you! Over the last few months, ACAS has had the opportunity to conduct a community needs assessment with respect to HIV prevention for East and Southeast Asian gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men (GBMSM) international students, and we are now excited to be able to share some of our findings to fellow community partners and service providers. We are delighted to invite you to our Online Year-End Knowledge Exchange Forum on June 30th, 2020 from 2:30pm-4:30pm EST (via Zoom)! This event will include an opening testimonial, presentation of our findings, a panel discussion with community members, researchers and service providers to discuss emerging needs from their work with respect to HIV prevention and treatment access, specifically among East and Southeast Asian GBMSM international students. Our goal of this forum is not only to present some of our findings, but to also engage with community members, service providers and other researchers across sectors to generate a conversation about the unique needs of international students while also identifying how we can better support international students, together. Tentative agenda:  2:30-2:40pm - Opening Remarks 2:40-2:55pm - Testimonial: One International Student's Experience in Toronto 2:55-3:20pm - ACAS presentation of findings from the Needs Assessment 3:20-3:40pm - Panelist Introductions and Presentations (ft. Dr. Alan Li, Eugene Nam, Ryan Tran, Sucre Li) 3:40-4:20pm - Panel Discussion & Q&A. 4:20-4:30pm - Wrap up. If you are interested, please sign up in the following Survey Monkey link below. Space will be limited, so please register early! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9FTKCRB We look forward to seeing you at the forum!

Grant to attend AIDS2020 Virtual conference

CSIH will select up to 25 recipients, each of whom will be provided the grant to cover registration costs for AIDS 2020: Virtual (valued at US$540.00; US$150.00 for student/youth/post-doc). For a full breakdown of registration costs, visit the AIDS 2020: Virtual website . As a part of efforts to secure greater involvement by and meaningfully engage people living with HIV/AIDS, CSIH will be offering grants to individuals fitting the criteria described below.   Application Window Friday, June 12, 2020 – Monday, June 22, 2020 (12:00 pm EDT). Recipients will be notified by Friday, June 26, 2020.   Eligibility To qualify for a Participation Grant, applicants must: Have lived experience with HIV/AIDS (including people living with HIV and people who are engaged in HIV response) Be a Canadian citizen or resident of Canada Be available to attend the AIDS 2020: Virtual from July 6 to 10, 2020.   Evaluation Criteria Participation Grant applications will be assessed for: Demonstration of an affiliation with and/or connection to the HIV community in Canada. Demonstration of tangible benefits from attending AIDS 2020: Virtual, and Capacity to share knowledge gained and lessons learned with a larger community.   Interested applicants should complete the PDF application and return to Priscilla Pangan, Project Officer, at ppangan@csih.org by Monday, June 22, 2020 (12:00 pm EDT).  

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