Donor Impact

Find out the impact your dollars have on our community.

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DONOR IMPACT

Since 1989, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk has been raising funds and awareness for people living with, at risk for and affected by HIV and AIDS.

These funds support ACT’s essential programs and services. ACT works to ensure that our services users are linked into HIV care and treatment, as well as emotional and social support services. Read on, to learn how your donations help people in Toronto.
$40
gives a person living with HIV three hours of emotional support through the Buddy Program.
The Buddy Program matches a volunteer with a person living with HIV to provide emotional support. Buddy Volunteers undergo Core Skills training by ACT Staff to help people living with HIV and AIDS to problem solve, navigate complex systems, reduce isolation and barriers, increase confidence, build resilience, seek health services and get involved in the community.
$100
provides one month of peer support, information and practical advice for a young person living with HIV through our Positive Youth Outreach (PYO) program.
A program for young people (16 to 30) living with or impacted by HIV, PYO provides youth a safe space to discuss topics such as healthy relationships, HIV disclosure, and finding and accessing medication and care, and more.
$250
provides safer sex kits and information for 50 people at risk for HIV through our outreach initiatives.
Inside a safer sex kit, you will find condoms, water-based lubricant, and leaflets with current sexual health messaging – all for free! These safer sex kits are distributed across the city to health clinics, bars and bathhouses to provide.
$500
provides a hot lunch and social support for up to 60 people living with HIV through our two weekly hot lunch programs.
ACT hosts two lunch programs, Good Company Lunch and Meet and Eat Hot Lunch Program. Open and free to people living with HIV, they provide people the opportunity for connection over a hot meal.
$1,000
provides complete material support, including meals for participants of Totally outRIGHT, a sexual health youth leadership program.
Totally outRIGHT is a free sexual health leadership program for gay, bi, pansexual and queer men between the ages of 18-29. Participants have the opportunity to network and connect, and explore topics including coming out, sex, drugs, and relationships. Participants of Totally outRIGHT are given an educational yet meaningful experience.
$1,200
provides a person living with HIV with 6 months of career counselling and training support to help them become ready for work through our Employment ACTion program.
Employment ACTion offers men, women, and youth living with HIV an array of services from career planning to resume and cover letter assistance to online learning. Employment Consultants work to find career solutions that will meet the needs of the job seeker.