APSS - What we do
Aids Programs South Saskatchewan (APSS) delivers HIV-related programs including Educational Services for the public, school curriculum at all levels including University level, outreach for community organizations and businesses, a needle exchange program, an HIV-positive client care program as well as a drop-in centre.
New initiatives include the "Voices of the People" program where solutions to social and HIV-related problems will be coming from intravenous drug users themselves in an effort to come up with new innovations in harm reduction. This is a very encouraging program which will also be extended to other communities being served by APSS including the LGBT community, youth, the incarcerated, New Canadians and the general public.
As well, APSS serves the larger community of Regina and Southern Saskatchewan in all HIV-related matters. APSS is a registered non-profit charity and is funded in part by the Regina Qu'Appelle Health District, Saskatchewan Health, United Way and the Government of Canada, as well as corporate sponsorships and donations. Our sponsors can be found here.
APSS was originally established in 1985 as a support agency for gay men in Regina and over the years has grown into a multi-program, multi-staff organization with the goal of reducing HIV/HCV infection and providing excellent care to individuals who are HIV+.
photo credit Michelle Brownridge