WHAI is a community-based response to HIV and AIDS among Cis and Trans women in Ontario.
We take into account the structural and societal factors that increase women's risk factors for HIV.
This initiative is located in 16 AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) throughout Ontario.
HOW WE WORK
We're working with communities across Ontario to support
women living with or facing systemic risk for HIV by:
Partnering with local community organizations to increase their capacity to respond to women's HIV-related needs.
Providing consultation and advice to local organizations as requested.
Facilitating or leading local initiatives to serve as a catalyst for the integration of HIV into programs and planning.
Providing HIV-related information to service providers in the community, at local community events, forums or conferences.
Distributing resource materials and other HIV prevention tools (safer sex materials, information, condoms, etc.) to community agencies serving women.
Providing HIV-related referrals to local community organizations and strengthening the relationship between the local HIV sector and other women-serving sectors.
EXPLORE OUR WORK
WHAI focuses its work around the following themes:
WHAI works to foster welcoming, engaging, and respectful community agencies across Ontario that are free of stigma and discrimination.
WHAI is working to build the capacity of communities across Ontario to address the correlation between gender-based violence, substance use, HIV risk, and health outcomes for women.
WHAI is working with communities across Ontario to build capacity to respond to women's harm reduction related needs.
WHAI is working with communities across Ontario to foster social connection and emotional wellness amongst women living with or facing systemic risk for HIV.
Economic insecurity has a significant impact on women’s wellness.
WHAI is working with communities across Ontario to foster models of healthcare that are based on women’s needs and lived experiences.
WHAI is working with communities across Ontario to build capacity so that women living with HIV have control over how and why their HIV status is disclosed.
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