We Are Here

we are here: stories of resilience


“We Are Here” Project sheds light on the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS in Victoria

HIV doesn’t just happen other places. It happens here, but how often do we get a chance to hear from those who live with the virus, right here in Victoria? And do we see past the ‘HIV label’ to the complexity of the person underneath?

Whether it is sharing early life experiences, struggles with HIV, experiences as activists, loved ones, neighbors and pioneers - while maintaining humanity through it all – this group of local, everyday storytellers is sure to inspire and move you.

We Are Here Story: Board Exhibit
When: November 21 2015 through World AIDS Day December 1, 2015


  • Central Branch (735 Broughton St.)
  • Central Saanich (1209 Clarke Rd., Brentwood Bay, BC)
  • Esquimalt Branch (1231 Esquimalt Rd)
  • Nellie McClung Branch (3950 Cedar Hill Rd)
  • Oak Bay Branch (91442 Monterey Ave.)

As part of AIDS Awareness Week The ‘We are Here’ Project is a joint partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library-Central Branch (GVPL) and the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS), and AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI).

Click here to view the collection of "We are Here" stories (2012)

Vancouver Island Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) 205 - 1120 Yates Street, Coast Salish Territories, Victoria, BC. V8V 3M9
Phone: 250.382.7927 | Fax: 250.382.3232 | Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927 | support@vpwas.org | www.vpwas.org | Login