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Our Agenda

When: September 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am

“Our Agenda”
Deepening our skill and understanding when working with Gay & Bisexual men in Ontario.
Join The AIDS Network andThe Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance for…
A complimentary professional development opportunity for mental health service providers.
HWT Centre (on Hamilton’s waterfront at the foot of James St North/Next to Sarcoa restaurant )
Please RSVP by September 12
*This event is FREE for all attendees and will feature complimentary resources, meals & networking opportunities.

PURPOSE OF THE EVENT:

Draw attention to the relationship between societal homophobia, homonegativity, heterosexism and mental health outcomes in gay and bi men’s lives.
Increase awareness about how other social forces (HIV stigma, racism, poverty) exacerbate these issues for gay and bi men.
Draw attention to and celebrate the resilience of gay and bi men
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Service providers looking for an oppurtunity to learn more about the unique needs of gay and bisexual men
Students who will be entering care professions
Community allies invested in building safe, supportive & stigma free environments for gay and bisexual men accessing services

The AIDS Network

The AIDS Network: serving Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk & Brant

Our mission is simple: to recognize and respond to the stigma and challenges posed by HIV/AIDS on individuals and communities through education and support.

The AIDS Network believes in a world that is free of HIV/AIDS and we promote the importance of prevention and the quality of life for all people living with HIV/AIDS.
Our vision is to see an end to the HIV epidemic, and to help people living with HIV/AIDS become informed, accepted and self-determined. We also believe a community-wide response to HIV is essential to reducing it’s impact.

Ontario Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance:

The nature of our effort through the GMSH is to create a mechanism in Ontario through which front-line workers, HIV researchers, public health, policy makers and community members can work together, in an ongoing way, to establish long-term, goal-oriented, evidence-based strategies, tools, policies and programs that will effectively assist all of us, committed to ensuring that gay and bisexual men in our communities enjoy healthy, full sexual and emotional lives, to maximize our efforts.

It is through our collaboration, as partners, integrating our varied perspectives and skills, with an eye to the long-term future that we will best realize the full potential of our resources for the betterment of gay and bisexual men’s health.

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