People living with HIV/AIDS face complex health, economic and social challenges. Viral progression and the episodic nature of associated illnesses, along with the financial, psychological, emotional and social challenges that often accompany HIV/AIDS, can have a significant impact on the life of an individual. These challenges can be completely overwhelming.
The Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA) is a safe place to express those concerns and a place where practical information and support services are available. We're here to help.
PWA is the largest direct support service agency for people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada. There are more than 15,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto; this represents approximately one quarter of Canada's HIV-positive population. Last year alone, we provided over 62,000 unique services to more than 2,000 individuals.
Core funding for PWA programs and overhead and ongoing support is generously provided through the long term leadership of the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health & Long Term Care.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can access PWA's services?
- Our programs and services are available to all people living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Toronto. (For our clients, the postal code for their home address must start with an M.) Some services require proof of HIV status.
- Are there fees to access services?
- Most services are free of charge. There are nominal fees to access the Food for Life Meal Delivery Program.
- Can I submit an article to be considered for a newsletter?
- Anyone is welcome to contact the Director, Philanthropy & Communications regarding potential topics for articles.
- How often are e-News sent out?
- eBlasts are sent out monthly.
- How can I receive e-News?
Sign up for PWA's monthly e-Newsletter
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