What’s coming up in the WHAI Program.
Each June the 18 provincial WHAI workers in Ontario and their respective managers meet with staff from the AIDS Bureau (MOHLTC) for two days in Toronto to dialogue, educate, and share about the WHAI initiative in their communities.
Perhaps the most exciting news was the launch of a new WHAI logo, (look for it to be on our website soon). After a yearlong process, the creation of the new logo is a great way to brand the initiative and unify all the programs across the province.
A highlight for me was the group presentation by all the WHAI workers. Each worker had the opportunity to highlight 3 accomplishments from the past year in their program. These presentations were very informative and inspirational. I hope to implement some of those ideas shared in the near future.
For the summer the WHAI program will be working on finishing up the Service Provider Needs Assessment Report and sending them out to the participating agencies. As well as working on launching the “Party Planner” program during frosh, collaborating on a conference for those who work in the VAW field and starting to plan for AIDS Awareness Week and International Women’s Week.
Finally, safe sex kits have been redistributed to all area shelters. Included in the kits are a selection male and female condoms and dental dams. If you have a group who would also be interested in receiving these kits please contact me.
Have a safe and happy summer.