The AIDS Network is open again! Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk + Brant

our 1-on-1 services are available by contacting us via phone + email

Learn more about our services + programs below!

Our Mission

The AIDS Network responds to the impact of HIV on the health and well-being of individuals and diverse communities in Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant.

Our Vision

We see a world without new infections, and a full and healthy life for people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

About Us

The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization, and offers services to the 1.5 million people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant. Since 1986, The AIDS Network has been the primary voice for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support.

The AIDS Network provides a wide range of free, confidential, supportive and practical services to people affected by or living with HIV/AIDS.

Meet Our Team

our statement of solidarity + GIPA/MIPA

our statement of solidarity with GIPA/MIPA

We, people living with HIV/AIDS and allies in the community:

  • Commit to the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA); GIPA/MIPA puts PHAs at the centre and is grounded in human rights and the dignity of the full human being
  • Aim to transform all who live with, work in, and are affected by, HIV/AIDS in Ontario
  • Commit to personal and social transformation
  • Value community expertise in embracing the challenge for the betterment of society
  • Value inclusion over exclusion, a quest for integrity at all times and the embodiment of self-determination
  • Promote the evolution of thought, action and collaboration among us and with our allies
  • Because GIPA/MIPA is about human struggles and aspirations, ethics, empowerment and accountability are its foundation.”

We acknowledge that Greater involvement of people with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) is never achieved once and for all; it is a goal and commitment that must be continually renewed. GIPA is a practice, not a project, and is similar to all other accountabilities of healthy HIV organizing and service delivery. Our practices in AIDS service organizations (ASOs) must be continually re-evaluated in light of the changing realities of HIV/AIDS and of those living with it.

Contact Us


Kelly Rattray, Support Worker
Office: (905) 528-0854 ext. 227
Email: support@aidsnetwork.ca
Mobile: (905) 317-5583

Mailing Address:
140 King Street East, Suite 101, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1B2
Fax: 905-528-6311


Richard Rivera,
Halton Support & Community Development Worker

Phone: (905) 749-4898
Email: halton@aidsnetwork.ca

Mailing Address:
323 Keer St, Suite 205 Oakville, ON L6K 3B6
Fax: 905-528-6311

Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant

Jamie Dereniowski,
Regional Health Promotion and Risk Reduction Worker

Office: (519) 754-0777
Email: hnbregional@aidsnetwork.ca
Mobile: (226) 388-3559

Regional Office:
Grand River Community Health Centre 363 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 3N2

our Hamilton location+

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