Spacing Ottawa features ACO in its article on Doors Open Ottawa 2015.
“The AIDS Committee of Ottawa will be celebrating 30 years of advocacy this fall. To commemorate this event they are preparing a legacy project entitled ACOXXX, which will be interviewing individuals critical to the ACO community and HIV/AIDS movement over the past three decades. This will be compiled into a physical as well as online book, which can be shared internationally. If you’re interested in supporting the ACOXXX legacy project in celebration of 30 years of inspiring work, join them on September 19th 2015, or on World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2015.”
Statement from Agellan Capital Partners Inc. and Cushman & Wakefield RE: 240 Bank Street
“The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) is a social justice organization that works from an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression framework and provides education, outreach and support to people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS in the Ottawa region. We regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances, and after all of the work that went into planning the move, ACO was not able to move to 240 Bank Street. Agellan Capital Partners Inc. and Cushman & Wakefield acknowledge the effort that ACO put into finding and preparing its new space and recognize the value of the work ACO does in the community.”
The Gay Men’s Team is providing on-site anonymous HIV testing. Upcoming dates are as follows:
Jan 26, 2015 3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Feb 9, 2015 3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Feb 23, 2015 3:00pm – 6:00 pm
Come on down to our new location at 19 Main Street, where Main Street meets the Rideau Canal!
Want to represent ACO as Mz. Snowblower 2015, click the link below to apply:
Mz Snowblower 2015 Contestant Entry Form
Dear ACO Community Members and Partners,
Today is World AIDS Day, a day that has been globally recognized since 1988. It is a time of reflection, a day to honour and remember those who have passed on, a day to stand in support and solidarity with those living with HIV/AIDS, and a day to think about the work that lies ahead to someday eradicate HIV/AIDS.
It is estimated that last year, 1.5 million people lost their lives to AIDS-related causes across the world. Currently, there are 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the globe. Locally speaking, there are 3,600 people living with HIV/AIDS in Ottawa, and 71,300 people across the nation. Every 3 hours, there is someone infected with HIV in Canada. These statistics clearly indicate that we need to fortify our response to HIV/AIDS locally, nationally and globally.
We have to engage with our politicians and policy makers about the importance of strengthening our response to HIV/AIDS in our communities. We have to increase awareness about the impact of HIV transmission and stigma in our communities, and collectively we have to reaffirm our commitment to defeating HIV/AIDS.
This year’s theme/campaign for World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero”, zero new infections, zero deaths and zero discrimination. Let us always keep this in perspective, as the ultimate goal to achieve in winning our fight against HIV/AIDS.
Please proudly wear your red ribbons and raise HIV/AIDS awareness through your networks.
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
(613) 238-5014 ext. 234