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 and businesses, a needle exchange program, an HIV-positive client care program, drop-in centre and harm reduction programs.
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. These groups include the LGBT community, youth, the incarcerated, New Canadians and other at-risk groups.
As well, APSS serves the larger community of Regina and Southern Saskatchewan in all HIV-related matters. APSS is a registered non-profit charitable foundation. APSS 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 private funding. Our sponsors can be found here.
APSS was originally established in 1985 as a support agency for gay men in Regina.