The Canadian Coalition on HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa

The Canadian Coalition on HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa

November 30, 2006 06:45 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY-World AIDS Day 2006: The Canadian Coalition on HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) -

What & Where: World AIDS Day activities at Schools and Universities Across Canada

On Friday, December 1 The Canadian Coalition on HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa will mark World AIDS Day by working with students at seven different high schools and universities to raise awareness about the global fight against AIDS in their communities. Led by students, the events include assemblies that will provide essential education on the AIDS pandemic, student dance and reading performances, and discussions among youth on how they can get more actively engaged on the issue.

AIDS: Picture Change, a photo-advocacy exhibition will also be displayed in these locations and discussed by teachers and students in the classroom. The photographs are an intimate look into the battle against AIDS in Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Cambodia, and Canada. Taken by PhotoSensitive photographers, highlight the importance of partnership in the fight against AIDS, and the resilience of communities around the world. The exhibition was produced with the assistance of the Canadian International Development Agency and has involved more than 200,000 students from over 200 high schools and universities across Canada. Thousands more are joining every week. Visit www.picturechange.ca



Event Locations:
- Etobicoke School of the Arts (Toronto, Ontario)
- The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario)
- JH Bruns Collegiate (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Grant Park High School, (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
- University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
- Mount Royal College (Calgary, Alberta)

Who: Four of Canada's largest and most trusted international
non-governmental organizations - CARE Canada, Save the Children
Canada, Foster Parents Plan (Plan) and World Vision Canada - have
joined efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This partnership works
on a wide range of social issues, including works on a wide range of
social issues, including community health care, family legal
planning, home based care and support, initiatives to reduce stigma
and discrimination, and women's rights. Coalition partners will be
working alongside school officials and volunteers in the
presentations and discussions.


When: December 1, 2006. Times vary depending on location.
Media are invited to attend. Youth and agency staff are available at
the schools for interviews. To obtain specific times and directions,
please contact Lucas Robinson, CARE Canada at (647) 261-3052 or Sue
Rooks, Save the Children Canada (416) 346-1310.


Get engaged in the issue. Make your voice heard. Stop AIDS now.

Contact Information

  • CARE Canada
    Lucas Robinson
    (647) 261-3052
    or
    Save the Children Canada
    Sue Rooks
    (416) 346-1310