Flatlined federal funding for HIV/AIDS is destabilizing community-based organizations and making it harder for people living with HIV across Canada to get support.
About this Event
Join us on June 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT, to learn more about the status of federal HIV funding in Canada, and to find out what you can do to help. At this event, we’ll be launching a social media campaign (HIVfunding.ca) urging the federal government to make good on its promise to increase federal HIV/AIDS spending to $100 million annually.
During this session, you’ll hear from activists, people living with HIV, and service providers about how you can get involved in this campaign by:
- sharing video and social media content
- sending a letter to federal leaders in three minutes or less
- spreading the word in your community
Discussion will take place in both English and French, with simultaneous interpretation.
15 Years of Frozen Funding for HIV/AIDS
In 2008, the federal government froze HIV funding. Since then, the number of people living with HIV has gone up 25%. Rising rates of HIV have only increased the need for services and programs. Meanwhile, funding for programs and services that connect people to care have gone down year-over-year.
Community-based organizations are a vital part of Canada’s HIV/AIDS response. Without adequate funding to deliver HIV/AIDS, STBBI and harm reduction services, Canada will continue to see rising rates of HIV and AIDS.
Who Can Get Involved?
This event is for people and organizations who want to help advocate for stronger, well-funded HIV/AIDS programs and services.
Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. EDT
Language: Discussion will take place in both English and French, with simultaneous interpretation