We are announcing Totally Trans Outright! TTOR is a free community leadership and care summit for trans* people by trans* people open to anyone in Nova Scotia.
Our goal is to bring together Trans* folks who are community leaders or want to become one and needs support to learn how to help their community and themselves. This event will take place over the span of 5 days on Kings's campus in Halifax from May 6th to May 10th. If from out of HRM, we can supply transportation or help with the cost of travel.
If you are in HRM and you need support with the cost of travel, this can also be arranged. There are also free accommodations for those coming out of the city and catering for all.
Tickets at: http://tinyurl.com/MoulinDrag - - - Tickets also available at the door @ 1800 Argyle St. at 6:30 PM on Mar 4th.
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ACNS and its staff would like to thank you for your support.
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A special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor
The Gift of Flight prize, courtesy of WestJet, is:
One roundtrip flight for two (2) people to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination in the world!*
1 for $20
3 for $50
or 10 for $125
A maximum of 750 tickets will be sold**. Otherwise, there is no maximum to the number of tickets any individual may purchase.
Ticket sales will end at 11:59 PM on February 13, 2023. Players of this lottery must reside in Nova Scotia, and be 19 years of age or older.
The draw is to take place at 6 PM on February 14, 2023 at the ACNS office in Halifax, and results will be announced live on ACNS’s Facebook page. Draw results will also be emailed to all participants. The winner will be contacted by phone and/or email.
The ‘I ♥ Travel - Gift of Flight Raffle’
is in support of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia.
* No cash value. Fees, taxes, surcharges not included. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. All bookings and travel must be completed by November 25, 2023.
** Odds of winning are a minimum of 1/750 for each individual ticket sold if all tickets are sold. It is the sole responsibility of the ticket buyer to ensure that they receive the correct number of tickets based on the successful financial transaction with online RaffleBox software.
WestJet 2023 Blackout Dates
Feb 16 – 20, Mar 9 - 13, Mar 16 - 20, Mar 23 - 27, Apr 6 - 10, May 18 - 20, May 22, Jun 29 – Jul 4
Aug 3 – 5, Aug 7, Aug 31 - Sep 4, Sep 28 - 30, Oct 2, Oct 5 - 7, Oct 9, Nov 9-13
Gilead Canada presents
ACNS invites you to our 2SLGBTQIA+ community dance!
Costumes are NOT required! However, costumes ARE welcome!
Tickets are $25, and $20 for those underwaged (stated prices include taxes and eventbrite service charges). Get your tickets at www.tinyurl.com/MasQueeradeDance.
Join us on Saturday, July 9 for a night of dancing, a bit drag and tons of overall delight! The event will take place in the McInnes Room, 6136 University Avenue, Kjipuktuk (Halifax).
There’ll be a significant door prize package (currently valued at over $700), a prize for best costume (for those who want to come in one) and while this is a licensed event, we’ll have a sober lounge too!
This dance party for Halifax’s queer community features spectacular performances by our hostesses with the mostesses, Elle Noir and Cynthia Stilts, alongside our incredible DJ’s, Dj Fadzwa and DJ Tranzishən!
More details to come!
A huge shout out to Gilead Canada as our presenting sponsor!
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*In support of the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
On Sunday, Dec 4, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia will be hosting the 2022 Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil.
This year the Vigil will be both in-person and virtual. To attend either option advance registration is required. The ceremony starts at 2:00pm
The in-person Vigil is being held at the Italian Cultural Center, located at 2629 Agricola Street in Halifax. ASL will be provided. A scent-free policy is in place for this event. The space is accessible, on a bus route, and has street parking.
The virtual aspect of the Vigil will be avialable via Zoom. ASL will be live-streamed as part of the Zoom feed.
ACNS is pleased to announce that Michael Davies-Cole will be the guest speaker at this year's Vigil. Michael has been involved in HIV/AIDS work both locally and regionally for decades. Being a two-spirited person of colour has been the driving force for Michael’s work within the Queer, First Nations, and NS Black communities. They come from a large family that holds its roots deep within the NS Black and First Nations communities. Michael has been an artist, an activist and a community organizer for decades, and Michael was deeply involved in HIV/AIDS organizing since the earliest days of the AIDS crisis.
All are welcome to join us as we remember and celebrate the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS who have passed away in Nova Scotia. The night will include the Reading of the Names and a candle-lighting ceremony to honour their lives. There will be musical performances, poetry, and more.
ACNS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including administrative, fund development and awareness events, PLHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS) services and Board or Committee work.
Make a difference. Volunteer Now.
Administrative opportunities include general administrative work; this type of work occurs during regular office hours. Fund development and awareness events usually occur in the evenings or on weekends.
We have various events occurring throughout the year. Our yearly schedule includes:
PHA Services includes our Complimentary and Alternative Therapies (CATS) Program. Registered therapists from differing modalities such as therapeutic massage, and osteopathy offer free appointments to our HIV-positive members; etc.
The Board composition reflects the involvement of people living with HIV, health professionals, community members and various other skill areas. The Board operates under a Policy Board model (CARVER). Board members are elected for a two-year term and participate in at least one of the board committees: (1) Human Resources & Governance Committee; or (2) Vision & Strategy Committee.
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Show your corporate support by sponsoring an ACNS event, and become part of a very select group– some of Nova Scotia’s leading (and most caring) businesses.
We are very grateful for the long-term corporate financial support of our events. Involvement on a corporate level demonstrates dedication and support forimportant public awareness activities,and helps raise thousands of dollars for our education and support programs in communities across NS.
Corporate commitment to ACNS enables us to reach more people, recruit more volunteers and raise more funds to enhance our reach in prevention, anddirectly impacts the quality of life of people living with HIV,and those at risk.
Our unique sponsorship opportunities help you
• Build customer and employee loyalty
• Strengthen brand value in your customers’ minds
• Reach consumers across Nova Scotia
• Improve workplace morale and enhance team-building
Hosting an event to raise funds for the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia can be easy! Your event can be anything – an aerobics marathon, a stair climb, bake sale, a bowling or golf tournament – or whatever else you can dream up. If you need some assistance, ask us – we have lots of ideas. Contact us today and we can talk more about it.
To inspire you, here’s some pastexamples of third party fundraisers: BBQs, Glam Delusion, an 80s Old School Dance Party, Wine and Cheese....
We want to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, everyone who donated, everyone who bid, and every business and organization that submitted an item for the cause.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors, who have been here as our'Bid' event has shifted (more than once) and become an entirely new event since COVID side-lined our planned March 2020 event. In particular we would like to thank:
Thank you to all four interns since January of 2020 that have had a hand in working on, and reimagining what our event might be - during very challenging times! Kudos to Rowan McArthur, Joyce Sseguya-Lwanga, Jennifer Flynn and Jordan Parker.
Thank you, as well, to two key volunteers that contributed substantially towards this event: Darrell Mombourquette and Anita Keeping.
For the tireless support of all involved, we are so grateful. We will hope to see you all in the New Year for bigger and better (and in-person) things!
NOTE: For those who missed our Live-stream on Nov 19th you can see a recording here (and thanks to Sean MacDougall from Keltic Kreative for assisting with cleaning up the video).
“ Your Absence was Requested ... ”
( ... the event isn’t real ... but the need is! )
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our 2021 BMO Bid for Change sponsors ...
Please note that the list of partners and supporters of ACNS changes frequently. If your name is missing please let us know. It is our goal to work collaboratively with others to reach success in a shared vision for the future.
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Without the generous support of corporate and business community members, ACNS would not be able to achieve such a high level of success. Thank you for your ongoing commitment. (with links)
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With your help, ACNS has played a strong role in reducing the negative side of how HIV can impact people and families.We have helped to inform hundreds of individuals each year through our targeted programs. We have distributed thousands of resources, received hundreds of calls and provided referrals.
It is by the generosity of our donors, and the work of our volunteers and staff, ACNS has great success and an impact in our communities.
There are many meaningful ways to get involved with ACNS. No matter how you show your support, you will make a difference in the lives of women, men, youth and families in Nova Scotia.
Take part in exciting fundraising events as a volunteer, or just join us for some fun. Volunteers and event supporters play an important role in our efforts to provide access to support for people living with HIV, prevention education programs and campaigns, and our commitment to reducing stigma.
Involvement as an individual, group or company, builds a sense of community and teamwork. Many volunteers say that ACNS events are a favourite, or even their top pick, among their volunteer work. Make a difference, share what you have learned, develop your talents, connect with new people and be a part of a larger team.
The positive impact of your involvement will help improve the quality of life for those living with HIV, and at risk, forever. We can’t do it without you!