World AIDS Day Vigil

November 1, 2023

Join us for our World AIDS Day Vigil to honour those in our community living with HIV and those we have lost.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Doors Open at 6:00 PM



Christ’s Church Cathedral

252 James Street North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3


Food & Refreshments will be served after the service

The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is

The world can end AIDS, with communities leading the way. Organisations of communities living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV are the frontline of progress in the HIV response. Communities connect people with person-centred public health services, build trust, innovate, monitor implementation of policies and services, and hold providers accountable.

But communities are being held back in their leadership. Funding shortages, policy and regulatory hurdles, capacity constraints, and crackdowns on civil society and on the human rights of marginalised communities, are obstructing the progress of HIV prevention and treatment services. If these obstacles are removed, community-led organisations can add even greater impetus to the global HIV response, advancing progress towards the end of AIDS.

This World AIDS Day is more than a celebration of the achievements of communities; it is a call to action to enable and support communities in their leadership roles.


Visit UNAIDS for more information on this year’s theme.