Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada)

Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada)

November 29, 2006 14:34 ET

Media Advisory: World AIDS Day Toronto Community Panel

Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (Canada) presents a panel discussion: Millions of People from Many Different Walks of Life Affected by HIV/AIDS

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 29, 2006) - The Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada) in partnership with The Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine and the Hart House, University Of Toronto is pleased to present the World AIDS Day Toronto Community Panel.

Date: Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Location: East Common Room, Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON

Description: With the participation of over ten non-profit organisations, including the Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, these dynamic panel members will share their story and discuss various issues around HIV/AIDS from both local and international perspectives. This event will also be a great opportunity to obtain information about many organisations working with the field of HIV/AIDS.

Moderator: Dr. David Zakus, Director, Centre for International Health
Introduction: Mr. Mark Beckles, President and CEO, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada)
Panel Members:
Ian Mahaffy, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation Speakers Bureau
Rod Michano, Toronto People with AIDS Foundation Speakers Bureau
Danielle Layman-Pleet, Executive Director, Voices of Positive Women
Billy Downer, Coordinator, Ontario HIV & Substance Use Training Program
Henry Luyombya, HIV/AIDS youth peer outreach worker from Uganda
A mother who chooses to protect her identity
Nora Anderson, Registered Nurse, Casey House
Richard Elliott, Director, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

All media attendees that confirm will be provided with a media kit including a DVD copy of Nelson Mandela's 2006 World AIDS Day Message.

/For further information: Secondary contact: Heather Simpson 416-209-0204/ IN: HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, SOCIAL

Contact Information

  • Sarah Storm, Development Coordinator
    Primary Phone: 416-496-2403 ext. 30
    Secondary Phone: 647-686-9865
    E-mail: sstorm@mandela-children.ca