On this 33rd edition of World AIDS Day, ACCM wants to remember and honour those we have lost and celebrate those who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
We all have been impacted in different ways, but the inequity and isolation we have seen rising from the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the HIV pandemic. Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, ACCM staff and volunteers have been working hard to maintain support services to our members over the past year.
Whether virtually, physically or a mix of both, as government recommendations evolve, we will keep standing up for enhancing the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C, preventing HIV and hepatitis C transmission, and promoting community awareness and action. Because we care about our members and our community, we want to ensure our commitment, whatever the circumstances, to work in collaboration with our many communities to build a compassionate and caring response to HIV and hepatitis C.
This year, World AIDS Day will have a different face, as many events in Montreal will be virtual, but they are still not to be missed!
December 1st at 5:00 PM. Table des Organismes Communautaires Montréalais de lutte contre le Sida is holding the annual vigil online, to honour the memory of those who have passed: RESILIENCE: Montreal Virtual Vigil for World AIDS Day 2020
December 2nd. Jeunes Queer Youth is holding two, “Across the Generations” panels, one in French from 2:30pm to 4:00pm, and one in English from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
Finally, today is both World AIDS Day and Giving Tuesday. We know COVID is causing financial hardship to many of you; but if you are able, please consider taking a minute to make a donation to ACCM. Together, we can continue to offer the support people living with HIV/AIDS need, and create a society free from stigma and discrimination.