Archive for 2016

! This article contains graphical depictions of violence and potentially traumatic subject matter In Calgary, it is estimated that there are 1000-3000 sex workers, and less than 10% of the sex work occurs on the streets. Sex workers experience a higher rate of violence than non-sex workers, and a primary reason for people accessing Shift […]

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on December 17 since 2003. This annual event started as a memorial and vigil for the tens of victims of the Green River Killer in the United States. The day calls attention to hate crimes against sex workers worldwide. Also, it is a call […]

The Positive Voices Conference is a gathering of people living with HIV and AIDS within the province of Alberta, supported by the Alberta Community Council on HIV. The next conference will be held from February 24-26, 2017 in Jasper, Alberta and Jasper Park Lodge. Transportation to and from the conference will be covered. Accommodation and […]

Rae-Leigh’s family has farmed for generations. She has continued this family tradition, currently running a small farm in Tilley, Alberta for 15 years. She had “an average Canadian dad”, she says. He was educated, successful, handsome, outgoing, and had lots of friends. Rae-Leigh’s parents divorced after 33 years of marriage, and her father took the […]

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dear Friend, ­­­ December 1 is World AIDS Day, the international day to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic and to remember those who have died of AIDS related illnesses. This year, the theme for World AIDS Day 2016 is Hands Up for HIV Prevention, and your support can go further than ever to help […]

On October 26, the Alberta Health Services (AHS)  Sexual and Gender Advisory Group, Calgary Zone provided a “Report Back to Community”  on what the advisory has managed to accomplish over the past year to build capacity within health services delivery to the LGBTQ* community in Calgary. HIV Community Link has had the privilege and honour to […]

Tickets on Sale Now We are excited to invite you to join us on December 1, 2016, on World AIDS Day, for our annual Community Voices event. It will be an evening of music to raise awareness about HIV and to bring the community together to mark this important day. This year, the event will feature Luminous Voices, Calgary Men’s Chorus and One […]

Shift Calgary and the Calgary Police Service are long-term partners in assisting victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. As a program of HIV Community Link, Shift Calgary supports sex workers regardless of intent to leave the sex industry. We believe that it is of utmost importance to make the distinction between sex work and […]

My name is Nolan Hill, and you may have seen me around the offices here at HIV Community Link this summer. You may have also seen me at the 2016 Scotiabank AIDS Walk, running around with a headset and clipboard. I was lucky enough to spend the summer as the Events Coordinator and helping to […]