Hilton Garden Inn - Toronto/Vaughan 3201 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON L4K 5Z7
The 2014 conference theme is Opening Doors to Spirituality, Healing and Disclosure. This theme is an invitation to strengthen collaborations between the health, social service sectors and faith communities in order to more effectively address the HIV epidemic and other social issues.
Many faith-based organizations have extensive experience providing spiritual care, support and important services to those most in need – whether a member of their faith group or not. Faith communities reach across cultures and into the personal lives and communities of countless individuals across Canada and globally. This year’s Central Opening Doors will explore how to enhance dialogue to eliminate stigma, discrimination and other barriers to productively responding to HIV.
In addition, this year’s conference will focus on increasing participants’ understanding of health and social issues affecting trans individuals and the role we all need to play in addressing them. The conference will also provide updates on a range of HIV-related topics including testing, treatment and new perspectives on HIV disclosure.
This annual conference is hosted by The AIDS Committee of Simcoe County, The Peel HIV AIDS Network, and AIDS Committee of York Region in partnership with LOFT Crosslinks Street Outreach and Services Network, and 360°kid.