Articles tagged with: Ottawa

Bruce House's transition house to close September first.

published: August, 22, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // featured, Social Media, Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Media

From CTV News, Joanne Schnurr reports on the imminent closure of Ottawa's only transition house for people living with HIV.

Bruce House's transition house to close September first.

To read the full article by Joanne Schnurr, visit CTV News, here. Ottawa's only transition house for people living with HIV will close September 1st.  Bruce House says the high cost of running the facility and the changing needs of its clients are behind the closure. For nearly three decades, Bruce House has operated a specially-equipped transition house in Ottawa's west end to provide round the clock care for people living with HIV. But this past year has been the "perfect storm”, Br

Ottawa’s EnvisionForum from Bruce House highlighted major issues facing aging HIVers.

published: March, 29, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Activism, Aging, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Conference report: Bob Leahy and the takeaway messages from Ottawa that point to an uncertain future for the aging HIV population.

Ottawa’s EnvisionForum from Bruce House highlighted major issues facing aging HIVers.

Time bomb I much enjoyed going to Ottawa last week for The Bruce House conference – they tagged it #EnvisionForum - on HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness. An ambitious program with a welcome focus on aging, an interesting setting (the old Ottawa courthouse) and a hugely committed group of Bruce House staff and volunteers led to an engaging and thoughtful couple of days in our nation’s capital.  Rob Olver has already covered the highlights from his perspective. It’s a good read.

A forum on HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness: a personal account.

published: March, 27, 2017 Written by // Rob Olver - Editor Categories // Activism, Social Media, Conferences, General Health, Mental Health, Health, Living with HIV, Rob Olver - Editor

Rob Olver goes to Envision Forum 2017, presented by Bruce House in Ottawa on March 22-23.

A forum on HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness: a personal account.

"Since it was established in 1988, Bruce House has provided critical resources and support to Ottawa residents living with HIV and AIDS> I would like to thank everyone involved with the agency for their dedication to making a difference in the health and well-being of their fellow citizens."  - The Rt. Hon. Justin. P. J. Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada. #EnvisionForum2017 was a forum on HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness held by Bruce House in Ottawa on March 22-23 and

Upcoming Ottawa Forum on HIV, Rehabilitation and Episodic Illness

published: January, 19, 2017 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Aging, Community Events, Conferences, Events, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

SAVE THE DATE: Bruce House, Ottawa presents its first forum focusing on HIV and mental health, and HIV and aging in March

Upcoming Ottawa Forum on HIV, Rehabilitation and Episodic Illness

envision.enlighten.engage.energize  Date: March 22-23, 2017 Location: Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2 Description: This two-day event will raise awareness, build momentum, and offer opportunities to share knowledge around HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness. The forum will focus on HIV and mental health, and HIV and aging and features Dr. Kelly O'Brien (University of Toronto) as keynote speaker. Additional presenters include PSAN, HALCO, realize, and more. A recepti

Steven Boone gets 14 years in jail!

published: March, 10, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Current Affairs, Legal, Sex and Sexuality , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Ottawa HIV criminalization case involving incriminating online chats attracts stiff sentence

Steven Boone gets 14 years in jail!

I learned today via The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO), that yesterday Steven  Boone, 34, a man living with HIV whose case PositiveLite.com has been following for several years,  was sentenced to 14 years in prison. He was found guilty of attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and the administration of a noxious substance.  It was alleged that he did not disclose his status to some of those he had sex with. The "noxious substance" was his semen, involving three young men, including a

There's no place like home!

published: October, 20, 2014 Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces

. . . especially when it's a new home says Philip J. H. Dawson of the AIDS Committee of Ottawa’s new quarters

There's no place like home!

It's not in Kansas! And, it has nothing to do with a tornado!   This is a short story on Canada's capital, and what’s happening to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa!  If you thought the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) was doing a wonderful job offering events ranging from a Bike Clinic, social groups for both women and men, or the movie nights; education & prevention; and support services with it's Living Room filled with the Kitchen and cooking meals together, complimentary therapies, on

Getting involved nationally

published: July, 01, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Activism, Conferences, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow recently made his first foray in to activism at the national level, by attending the Canadian AIDS Society’s recent AGM and Forum for People Living with HIV. Here’s his report.

Getting involved nationally

Over the past three to four years I’ve been attending every conference, workshop or training session I could to learn all there is to know about this virus I live with – and to find ways to get involved. There are few things locally or around the province of Ontario that I haven’t already been involved in. I've been volunteering with two local AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs), doing some public speaking, trying my hand at facilitating peer led workshops, getting involved in community-

Proving the proven: a safe consumption site for Ottawa

published: June, 06, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Opinion Pieces

Harm reduction in Canada’s capital city. Guest post from Positive Women’s Network on the drive to give Ottawa a safe injection site much like Vancouver’s Insite.

Proving the proven: a safe consumption site for Ottawa

“There’s a health crisis in Ottawa.”  Chris Dalton’s pronouncement contains not a trace of drama, but it’s hard to reconcile with the city I see at the moment. It’s springtime in the national capital, and it’s beautiful—the bike paths along the canal and rivers are getting busy, trees are flourishing in greens and reds, and the historical architecture in the core of the city glints beneath the sunlight. But even in a well-groomed capital city, social inequities are playing o

The Steven Boone Case: Witness for the Defence

published: November, 16, 2012 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Legal, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews Dr Mark Tyndall, witness for the defence in the case of Steven Boone, found guilty of attempted murder of 3 men, 3 counts of aggravated sexual assault and three counts of administering a noxious substance (i.e. his semen).

The Steven Boone Case: Witness for the Defence

In this controversial case, Boone was acquitted of oral sex charges.  Other charges are pending. Read our previous coverage of the Steven Boone case here which includes an interview with Boone himself. Dr Mark Tyndall (below right) is head of infectious diseases  at the University of Ottawa. He was extensively quoted in this article  Boone trial major setback for HIV prevention, expert says from the Ottawa Citizen. Bob Leahy: Hi Mark I wanted to ask you about the Steven Boone case in par

Criminal Sex? Women, HIV and the Injustice of the Law.

published: January, 27, 2012 Categories // Community Events, Events, Women, Revolving Door, Legal, Guest Authors, Living with HIV, Population Specific

A documentary film screening with expert panel discussion in Ottawa, hosted by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian AIDS Society

Criminal Sex? Women, HIV and the Injustice of the Law.

In less than 15 years, more than 130 people living with HIV in Canada have been charged with not disclosing their HIV-positive status to their sexual partners, including many cases where there was no significant risk of HIV transmission.  The over-use of the criminal law has contributed to a climate of anxiety, fear and misinformation that undermines HIV counselling, education and prevention efforts — and puts all Canadians at greater risk. Women’s voices have rarely been heard on th

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