The AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) Since 1983 ACT has developed programs and services ACT continues to be ACT’s process for the 2010-2015 strategic plan builds ona strong the leader in the fight that responded to the changing needs of the against HIV/AIDS creating innovative programming achievements of our previous strategic plan Cornerstones for communities it serves. We have a unique history: and services that address current issues and needs Collaboration and includes andetermined extensive community engagement founded by a small group of volunteers related to HIV/AIDS. From our community health to combat the misinformation about external HIV/AIDS, the promotionThese and outreach programming, to practical process with internal and stakeholders. organization challenged the stigma associated with assistance programs; from our Employment ACTion stakeholders included ACT staff, volunteers, members, board those who had AIDS, developed and provided ongoing program that helps people with HIV/AIDS return to members, other AIDS serviceand organizations allied support for people living with HIV/AIDS; fought the (ASOs), workforce, to our counselling and case for fundingincluding for HIV/AIDShealth at all levels of government. management services—we offer a wide and robust sectors centres, community organizations, ACT was a nesting place, an incubator, for the range of programming and services. and mental health institutions, service users, and community beginning and growth of other organizations that members. Wecommunities also introduced aspects this strategic served particular at risk; ACTnew initiated Thisto new strategic plan opens the door to new innovative candid HIVproviding prevention campaigns thinking aboutfocus the services we provide, opportunities planningandprocess, an opportunity to hold groups and programs that drew national acclaim and for partnerships, and continuing our legacy as an with youth, involved with our fundraising turned attentionvolunteers to the importance of not only safer agency that notevents, only actsthe but leads. sex, but healthy, fun and satisfying sex. Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking communities; key
informant interviews with research and corporate sponsorship partners, as well as discussions with key ASOs outside of Canda about how their organizations have shifted in order to respond to the complexity of HIV/AIDS.
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