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.
Please see below information on how to become a member of the Alberta Community Council on HIV, member benefits, and a current listing of our valued members.
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.
- 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.
If you wish to become a Member of ACCH please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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.
Kimamow Atoskanow Foundation
KAF recognizes that combining the energy, efforts, and resources of our community allows us to accomplish more. Since 1987 we have been working together to address HIV/AIDS, addictions, and related issues.
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 harm reduction program in Calgary based at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre that provides harm reduction supply distribution to the Calgary health zone alongside outreach-based harm reduction and sexual health services for people who use drugs and other groups that experience a disproportionate burden of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections.
Sagitawa Friendship Society
The Sagitawa Friendship Society provides opportunities and programs that assist the people of the community to feel valued, supported, and capable of reaching their full potential.
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 Mountains Living Community Services 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 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.