ALBERTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL ON HIV

ACCH MEMBERS

A Collective Voice

Through a social justice lens ACCH supports community based responses to HIV, Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections and Sexual Health via advocacy, harm reduction, education and health promotion.

Become a Member

Any organization can become a Member of ACCH provided they:

  • Have a fundamental interest in HIV, STBBIs and related issues; and
  • Agree with the objects of the Society; and
  • Pay such membership fees as may, from time to time, be determined by the Board.

Membership Benefits

  • Each member is entitled to appoint, from its Board and/or its staff, one Voting Member to represent the member and to vote on its behalf at all meetings of ACCH.
  • Members can attend at no cost, ACCH skills building and special events.
  • Members have access to Harm Reduction Supplies and Safer Sex Supplies at Bulk purchasing prices.
  • Members play a pivotal role in strengthening the collective voice, advocating for change, and supporting HIV work at the provincial level.
  • Membership provides multiple opportunities to network and partner with your peers in HIV and related work.

Join Today

If you wish to become a Member of ACCH please contact us at info@acch.ca

AAWEAR

Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR) is a provincial group of people in Alberta with a history of drug use. We meet to build the capacity of people who use drugs so that our voice can be heard and our health can be improved. We want all Albertans to recognize that we are people who deserve respect and understanding within our communities

Alpha House Society

The Calgary Alpha House Society is a non-profit charitable agency that provides safe and caring environments for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependencies.

ARCHES

The Lethbridge HIV Connection Society is a volunteer-based non-for profit organization that provides leadership in building individual and community capacity to respond to and reduce the harm associated with HIV and Hepatitis C.

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

The Calgary Sexual Health Centre aims to normalize sexual health in Alberta by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services.

HIV Community Link

HIVCL works to reduce the harmful effects of HIV by providing programs and services that help people living with HIV make healthy choices and enjoy a better quality of life. We advocate for those living with HIV, battling misunderstandings and prejudice. We partner with our community to develop a caring and compassionate society.

HIV Edmonton

HIV Edmonton supports people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS by: developing educational resources for community organizations, healthcare professionals and the general public; developing and delivering prevention, health promotion and support programs; and providing a voice for people living with, and affected by HIV and AIDS through our work with local, provincial and national organizations on policy development, health strategy and program design.

HIV North Society

HIV North is a not-for-profit AIDS service organization based in Grande Prairie, Peace River, and Fort McMurray. We promote awareness, initiate prevention and provide care and support throughout the northern region of the province. Whether you are living positive, have been personally affected by HIV, or hope never to be, connect with us.

HIV West Yellowhead

Using a harm reduction approach, HIV West Yellowhead located in Hinton, Alberta creates supportive environments for those at risk, infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections through outreach, partnerships, leadership, education and fund development.

Living Positive Through Positive Living

Living Positive provides to people living with or affected by HIV nurturing and supportive environments in which to develop understanding, positive attitudes and self-images. We welcome all persons living with or affected by HIV, regardless of orientation and gender identification.

Safeworks Harm Reduction Program

Safeworks is a needle exchange, injection drug education and prevention program.

The SHARP Foundation

The Sharp Foundations mission is to provide quality, holistic care for the community’s vulnerable persons with complex health and social needs who are living with or are at highest risk of contracting HIV with a mandate to develop, implement and support innovative programs to provide integrated care for persons living with HIV which reduces risk behaviours and prevents further transmission of HIV in the community.

Shining Mountain Living Community Services

Shining Mountains provides a wide range of community services for people at risk for and who are living with HIV/AIDS and/or HCV, homelessness, domestic violence, and addictions. We offer Cultural Training for organizations, education, referral programs and capacity building. Our programs help people help themselves and address issues related to HIV/AIDS, HCV, STI's, homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, and self sufficiency, thereby reducing the incidence of harm to individuals and communities.

Streetworks

Streetworks is based on important philosophies like Harm Reduction, Health Promotion, and Primary Health Care. Building strengths, outreach, relationship-based work, decreasing barriers and advocacy are paramount in meeting the goals of the program. Streetworks is made up of a Team Leader, 3 Nurses and 4 Outreach workers.

Turning Point Society of Alberta

Turning Point Society of Central Alberta, formerly known as The Central Alberta AIDS Network Society (CAANS) is a local charity responsible for sexually transmitted and blood borne infection prevention and support in the Alberta Health Service Central Zone. This service area is the second largest in Alberta at 95,000 square kilometres and contains a population of over 453,469.