PWA Updates

PWA Financial Assistance 2024 – 2025 is back!

The program helps to support the health and wellness of Community Members with an aim to alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with HIV/AIDS.

We are receiving more calls and emails requesting for the service but we are working to ensure that all requests are processed quickly.

For more information, check out our 2024/2025 Financial Assistance Guidelines or speak to your Case Worker.

If you have tested positive for HIV, sign up for services today by calling our front desk at (416) 506-1400 or leaving a voice mail on EXT 245

We promise to follow up and confirm your appointment.

Dear PWA Community,

We are very happy to share with you that we have been benefiting significantly from the rich wisdom and advice of Rod Michano, who is now PWA’s Indigenous Spiritual Advisor.

Many of you would have seen that we have installed the land acknowledgment in both the essentials market and the reception area on the second floor. continue reading here.

PWA’s Hair Salon

Dear Community Members:

PWA offers hair salon appointments.

When: Every Monday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

  • We have barbers and stylists!
  • We now also offer haircuts for women and for children!
  • When contacting us for an appointment, please indicate your preference for a barber or stylist.

Before your appointment, we request that you wash your hair twice to remove any hair products.

To book your appointment, contact your Therapeutic Care Coordinator, Chris Godi, at 416-506-1400, Ext. 200 or 261 or email them at

Therapeutic Care Announcement

Dear Community Members:

Therapeutic care services are available for our community members.

For more information, contact your Therapeutic Care Coordinator, Chris Godi, at 416-506-1400 Ext. 261 or email them at

Important Updates

  • In-person appointments will be available with our staff and peers. Please contact any staff you wish to meet with to book an appointment. Staff and peers will be available during office opening hours.
  • Haircuts: Barbershop/Salon is open! Please contact Chris Godi for more information ( or (416) 506-1400, ext. 261).
  • Financial Assistance: We are accepting any requests for financial assistance since April 1, 2024.
  • Harm Reduction: you can pick up harm reduction and safer sex supplies on the 2nd floor (During office hours) and/or at the Essentials Market on the first floor (During market hours).

Looking for information about HIV/AIDS testing and services?

Visit our Links page for a comprehensive list of local, provincial, and national organizations.

Visit the  Sexual Health InfoLine Ontario (SHILO) (416) 392-2437 or 1 (800) 668-2437 (formerly the AIDS and Sexual Health Info Line)

CATIE ( for content related to HIV education and treatment

Gay Men’s Sexual Health:

African and Caribbean Council on HIV in Ontario:

Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative:

HIV Resources Ontario:

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