AIDS Service Organizations

 

HIV Community Link (Medicine Hat | Brooks | Calgary)

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Website: hivcl.org

Email: info@hivcl.org

About: “Our mission is wellness for individuals and communities affected by HIV and Hepatitis C through education, prevention and support. Our vision is: Empowering choices. Engaging communities. Ending transmission.

Today we serve hundreds of people living with HIV, helping them to better understand their diagnosis and experience improved wellness and quality of life. Based on a philosophy of harm reduction, we meet clients where they are at free of judgment and help to improve their current situation.

Our prevention work is evidence based focusing on key target populations including Gay Men and MSM, Aboriginal Communities and African Communities. We educate service providers, community partners and the general population on technicalities of HIV while also advocating for people living with HIV. Our work is unique and built upon a strong foundation of prevention + support + advocacy put in place by a group of concerned Calgarians back in the 1980s.”

LGBTQ2S+

 

Calgary Outlink

 

Website: calgaryoutlink.ca

Email: info@calgaryoutlink.ca

About: “Calgary Outlink is a hub that promotes support and community connectedness for all gender and sexually diverse people. Calgary Outlink envisions a welcoming gender and sexually diverse community that fosters unity and resilience among its members. Calgary Outlink is a safe community hub that offers peer support, peer groups, connections to the LGBTQ2S+ community, access to resources, and educational opportunities. Outlink has been serving the Calgary community since 1984.”

 

Indigenous

 

Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary

Website: http://calgaryfriendshipcentre.ca/

Email: info@afccalgary.org

About: “We at the AFCC strive to give the best possible experiences to those that come through our doors and do our best to make sure that all questions are answered with a smile. The Friendship Centre Movement has a long history of bringing people together from all areas of Canada and beyond and Calgary is no different, we pride ourselves on bringing Indigenous  based Cultural programs and services to all that wish to come and participate.  The importance of contributing to the continued education of our Cultures to the public is a vital piece of what we do, working with our Community partners to continue to make Calgary shine and to always showcase the Indigenous peoples of this great city. We at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary want everyone to have an amazing experience when you walk through our doors and encourage everyone to come visit us. We have many wonderful programs,  services and community events; come down and check them out!”

 

New Immigrants and Refugees

 

Centre for Newcomers

Website: http://calgaryfriendshipcentre.ca/

Email: info@afccalgary.org

About: “The Centre for Newcomers is a key not-for-profit resource centre for Calgary’s immigrants and refugees of all nationalities to receive settlement and integration services and information. Founded in 1988, the Centre provides training programs and collaborative support services to promote full integration, cultural diversity, community participation, and citizenship, for more than 10,000 newcomers each year. At the Centre for Newcomers, you will find a full suite of cost-free services: Language Program (LINC); Settlement and Integration Services; Career Development and Job Search; Canadian Business Essentials for Accountants; EthniCity Catering Work Experience; Youth Programs; Volunteer Development; and Multicultural Peer Mentorship for Professionals.”

Calgary Catholic Immigration Society

Website: www.ccisab.ca/

Email: contact@ccisab.ca

About: “Calgary Catholic Immigration Society is a non-profit organization which provides settlement and integration services to all immigrants and refugees in Southern Alberta.

We are a community leader with over 35 years of solid experience in the design and delivery of comprehensive resettlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants. We pride ourselves in delivering these services through a dynamic multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary team of professionals, who collectively speak over 60 languages. This diversity enables us to provide our clients and the community with optimum assistance. We have over 1,500 volunteers who devote their time to helping newcomers.

In partnership, we empower immigrants and refugees to successfully resettle and integrate. We offer a wide variety of specialized services that were designed to aid and enhance the integration process.”

 

HIV Care

Southern Alberta HIV/AIDS Clinic (SAC – AHS)

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Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7

403 955 6399

About:  The Southern Alberta HIV/AIDS Clinic (SAC) is the program within Alberta Health Services (AHS) that provides specialized HIV care for people living with HIV in the Calgary Region and the rest of Southern Alberta.

HIV and STI Testing

Various Locations (AHS)

Image result for alberta health servicesSTI Clinic (Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre)

1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7

403 955 6399

Safeworks Harm Reduction Program (Centre of Hope)

420 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 0R9

403 410 1180

Safeworks Mobile Van

Calgary (Mobile)

403 850 3755

Safeworks Harm Reduction Program (The DI – Calgary Drop-in Centre)

1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 0P8

403 699 8216

Safeworks Harm Reduction Program (Centre of Hope)

420 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 0R9

403 410 1180

 

About:  Certain AHS locations focus specifically on HIV and STI testing and other matters related to sexual health. However, you can also get tested through your family doctor or at a medicentre. If you don’t see a location above which is convenient for you, contact the AIDS Service Organization in your region to learn about other options for HIV and STI testing.