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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 more than a dozen AIDS service 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 and healthy 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)

Services

  • Education and training workshops
  • Community education forums
  • Safer sex kits and newsletters
  • Resources and testing information
  • Volunteer opportunities

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