Marking World AIDS Day in Manitoba! Plus: A Chance to Win

World AIDS Day happens annually on December 1, and also launches the start of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. A variety of events and activities are happening around Manitoba to mark the day.

Plus: participate in our World AIDS Day passport contest for a chance to win!
Download your  World AIDS Day Passport. Contest details below.

World AIDS Day Events

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NOVEMBER 27- DECEMBER 1
Science Students’ Fundraiser for Nine Circles & the Canadian AIDS Society
Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
Host: U of M Science Students’ Association
An information table on the Fort Garry Campus. Bracelets and red awareness ribbons will be provided for a donation. Brochures and info packages will be available for those who want to learn more about HIV. Proceeds will be donated to Nine Circles and the Canadian AIDS Society.
More info

NOVEMBER 29
HIV News & Views
6:00pm-7:30pm
705 Broadway, Gathering Place
Host: Nine Circles Community Health Centre
Nine Circles is hosting an info session and conversation for people living with or affected by HIV, and the wider community. We’ll cover HIV treatment, prevention, PrEP, and stigma, news from the 2016 Manitoba HIV Report, and what Nine Circles is doing to raise awareness in the community.
More info

NOVEMBER 30
Bar Outreach
Various Brandon Bars
Host: Sexuality Education Resource Centre & the Sexual Health Committee
SERC Brandon is doing bar outreach of ribbons, safer sex supplies and info in Brandon bars.
More info: 204-727-0417 or www.serc.mb.ca

Outreach at Helping Hands
11:30am-1:00pm
Helping Hands, 111 7th Street, Brandon
Host: Sexuality Education Resource Centre & the Sexual Health Committee
SERC Brandon is doing bar outreach of ribbons, safer sex supplies and info at Helping Hands.
More info: 204-727-0417 or www.serc.mb.ca

DECEMBER 1
Working Together to Affect Change
8:30am-1:00pm
Neeginan Centre, 181 Higgins Ave
Host: Manitoba HIV Collective Impact Network
Join us on World AIDS Day for a morning of sharing, contributing, networking & taking action on HIV in Manitoba.

More info |
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Awareness Table & Bake Sale
9:00am-1:00pm
William Ave Mall, Health Sciences Centre
Host: Health Sciences Centre HIV Clinic
Enjoy some tasty treats for a good cause and learn more about HIV.

Crimson & Cocktails:
A World AIDS Day Mixer
5:30pm-8:00pm
Forth, 171 McDermot
Host: Nine Circles & The Manitoba HIV Program
Mark World AIDS Day at Forth in the Exchange. Sip crimson cocktails, sample delicious appetizers and mingle with industry professionals, health care supporters and generous benefactors.
All proceeds support the Manitoba HIV Program.
More info | Tickets

DECEMBER 3
Workshop for Community Leaders on
HIV Disclosure, Rights & Policy
9:30am-1:00pm
SERC, 200-226 Osborne St. North
Host: Sexuality Education Resource Centre
Richard Elliott, Executive Director of HIV/AIDS Legal Network will be presenting and facilitating a conversation about HIV Criminalization, human rights and stigma reduction. To register, please contact Simret by email or 204-982-7816, or Babou by email or at 204-982-7821.

DECEMBER 4

Manito Aya: Indigenous Update on HIV/AIDS 2017
9:00am-12:30pm
Circle of Life Thunderbird House, 715 Main Street
Host: Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, Circle of Life Thunderbird House,Two-Spirited People of Manitoba & the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.
An Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week event, featuring a pipe ceremony, speakers, luncheon & round dance.
For more information email Two Spirit Manitoba

Workshop for Service Providers on
HIV Disclosure, Rights & Policy
12:00pm-3:00pm
United Way, 580 Main Street
Host: Sexuality Education Resource Centre
Richard Elliott, Executive Director of HIV/AIDS Legal Network will be presenting and facilitating a conversation about HIV Criminalization, human rights and stigma reduction. To register, please contact Simret by email or 204-982-7816, or Babou by email or at 204-982-7821.

Caring for People living with HIV
1:00pm-2:00pm
U of M Bannatyne Campus, Basic Medical Sciences Building, Theatre B
Host: Max Rady College of Medicine
Sri Maddur, a health educator from Nine Circles, will be delivering a workshop aimed at service providers that includes a strong anti-stigma message. This workshop will be delivered to to medical students at the Max Rady College but we welcome the public to come take part!
For more info: Email Kate or Lucy

World AIDS Day Passport Contest

We want to reward you for getting involved in World AIDS Day! It’s easy: download our World AIDS Day Passport, participate in 2 or more activities listed on the card, and submit your entry before Friday, December 15!

Sample activities include:

  • Attending any of the events listed above
  • Visiting CATIE.ca & learning about HIV
  • Posting about World AIDS Day on Social Media using #WADMB
  • Watching our “Busting HIV Myths” video
  • Wearing a red ribbon

Download the passport here.

Email your entry to us, fax it to 204-940-6003 or drop it off at 705 Broadway. Every complete entry will be entered into a random draw to win a prize pack.

For more information, get in touch