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WHAI

Who We Are:

The Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative or WHAI is an answer to community requests for a coordinated, decentralized focus on women and HIV/AIDS in Ontario. This initiative, located at the more than a dozen AIDS services organizations throughout the province, is funded by the AIDS Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

Our Goals:

Reduce HIV transmission among women
Enhance local community capacity to address women and HIV/AIDS
Build safe ad health environments to support women and their HIV/AIDS-related needs

Our Objectives:

Raise awareness and inform local community organizations and groups that serve women about HIV/AIDS and the need for women’s HIV-related services
Work with local community organizations and groups to promote the integration of HIV/AIDS into their current programs, services and policies/procedures
Work with staff at community organizations to build their knowledge and capacity to respond to women’s HIV-related needs (including Poz Prevention)

How to Get Involved:

For more information on WHAI check out this PowerPoint presentation and/or if you are interested in accessing training, events and resources specific to women and HIV contact:

Mary White at acnbamaryw@gmail.com or 705-497-3560 ext. 200