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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
Current/Upcoming Events, Workshops, Activities in Regina:
- September 8th, 2015 at 1100 – 1230.City Square Plaza, Regina. Mylan Relay for Hope:
(http://www.relayforhope.ca/ ) This is a Cross-Canada relay to raise funds and awareness for Canadians and people worldwide who are living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
- Sept. 8th 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Come to the PIT Count Documentary Screening on Tuesday. The event will be hosted at the Artful Dodger and doors will be open at 6:30pm, with the event starting at 7pm. During this event we will watch the Point-In-Time Count documentary about the count of Regina's homeless, host a Panel Discussion, and discuss plans for what is next.
To register click on this link.
- Saskatchewan Prevention Matters Conference, Sept. 30 - Oct 2, 2015. Info - click here
Current/Upcoming Events, Workshops, Activities outside Regina:
- Prevention Matters Conference runs from - October 2, 2015 - Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
- Participate In Research:
HIV & Brain Health Survey
This survey was designed to learn about the support service experiences of people over the age of 50 that are living with HIV and concerned about their brain health. It is being conducted by a team of service providers, researchers, and people living with HIV from the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. The survey will close on August 31, 2015.
Understanding the Effects of HIV on Cognitive and Mental Functioning
The “Positive Brain Health Now” research team of McGill University has developed a short questionnaire to better understand the effects of HIV on cognitive and mental functioning. It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete. For more information, contact the Positive Brain Health Now research team at firstname.lastname@example.org. or (514) 934-1934, ext. 32147. Or: http://goo.gl/LNNoJ2
LGBTQ People and Later/End-of-Life Care – Interviews with LGBTQ Older Adults & Service Providers
The purpose of the research is to explore how older LGBTQ people (age 60+) are positioned when it comes to questions of later and end-of-life care. How are they mobilizing care, and from what sources? What barriers are there to accessing desired care, and why do these exist? What strategies are individuals, families, and communities using to organize later and end-of-life care?
Contact: email@example.com OR leave your number at 647 523-2576