ACT News - Spring 2015

Page 12

From Service Users:*

by Andrew Eaton, ACT's Group Programming Coordinator


“The Buddy Program helped me talk out my problems with another person without the fear of being judged”

he Buddy Program was one of the first services that

ACT offered to people living with HIV in Toronto. The program sought to respond to community needs by matching people living with HIV with volunteers who could provide compassionate, friendly support and help fight the isolation, fear, and stigma that HIV/ AIDS was causing in the early 1980’s.

“I got what I needed”