Partners | Funders

Funders

Island Health (formerly known as Vancouver Island Health Authority)
Island Health is our core funder
www.viha.ca/


A grant from The Victoria Foundation to develop a program of complementary health care services for people living with HIV/HCV. The program will consist of a spectrum of on-site services, off-site services, and a community health fund.
www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca


Resist Stigma is a project of the Community–Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC), a non–profit charitable organization that advances gay men’s health through research, learning and leadership development.

www.resiststigma.com

VPWAS received a grant through Resist Stigma to produce a short film “Circle of Strength” produced by Martin Moberg.


A grant from the Sara Spencer Foundation supports our Lunch & Learn Program


Community Partners

VPWAS is proud to work alongside these community partners :

AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI)
www.avi.org/
AIDS Vancouver Island serves the needs of people infected and affected by HIV and hepatitis C. “We take evidence-based action to prevent infection, provide support, and reduce stigma.”

Anti.Violence.Project
The Anti.Violence.Project (AVP) is committed to addressing and ending gender-based violence on campus and beyond.
www.antiviolenceproject.org

Victoria AIDS Resource & Community Service Society (VARCS)
It is with great sadness that we announce that, as of March 31, 2014, the Victoria AIDS Resource & Community Service Society (VARCS) has closed its doors. VARCS staff and board were devastated to learn that after 23 years of service, Island Health (formerly known as Vancouver Island Health Authority) will no longer be continuing its funding. www.vpwas.org/varcslegacy

Southern Gulf Islands AIDS Society (SGIAS)
A peer driven organization for people living with or affected by HIV
www.sgias.org/

S.O.L.I.D.
www.solidvictoria.org
SOLID is an organization of people who are current or former illicit drug users in Victoria, BC. Since 2003, SOLID been committed to providing support, education and advocacy to better the lives of people who use drugs.

Red Road HIV/AIDS Network
www.red-road.org/
The BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Task Force was established in 1996 to bring together on and off reserve organizations and projects dealing with HIV/AIDS.

Positive Living Society of British Columbia
www.positivelivingbc.org/
Positive Living BC is dedicated to empowering persons living with HIV/AIDS through mutual support and collective action.

PEERS Victoria Resource Society
www.peers.bc.ca
PEERS provides support, resources, and programs specifically for past and current sex workers—any gender—as well as help with housing, training and volunteering opportunities, advocacy and public education around sexual exploitation and the issues of adult sex work.

Victoria Native Friendship Centre
www.vnfc.ca/
“To encourage and promote the well-being of Urban Aboriginal People, by strengthening individuals, family, and community.”


Supporters

Sukhi Lalli – Lalli Care Clinic
Sukhi Lalli has been a long time supporter of people with HIV and has been extremely generous to VPWAS. Sukhi has a Pharmacy and Care Clinic at 1139 Yates St. offering a variety of health and wellness options as well as private pharmaceutical consultations.
www.lallicareclinic.ca/

Provincial Employees Community Service Fund
The Provincial Employees Community Service Fund has supported our Positive+ Living Programs since 2000.
www.communityfund.gov.bc.ca/

Shaw Communications Inc.
Employee payroll contributions and donation matching

Level Ground Trading
Level Ground Trading provides the Direct Fair Trade, organic, sustainable, coffee that keeps us going!
www.levelground.com
www.facebook.com/LevelGroundTrading

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites has been a supporter for sevaral years, donating prizes for our fundraising efforts.
www.chateauvictoria.com/
Vista 18
www.vista18.com/

Thrifty Foods,  James Bay – 475 Simcoe Street
www.thriftyfoods.com

Victoria Pride Society
victoriapridesociety.org/

The Fernwood Inn
1302 Gladstone Avenue
Victoria BC
www.fernwoodinn.com

Cafe Brio
944 For Street
Victoria, BC
www.cafebrio.com

Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 101 - 1139 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3N2
Phone: 250.382.7927 | Fax: 250.382.3232 | Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927 | support@vpwas.org | www.vpwas.org |