Scotiabank AIDS Walk

  • The Scotiabank AIDS Walk is held in 50 communities across Canada
  • The Scotiabank AIDS Walk is Canada‚Äôs most important HIV fundraising and awareness event
  • The Walk strives to educate Canadians about the social, cultural, and economic issues surrounding HIV in their communities
  • Events are hosted by Canadian AIDS Society member organizations. All proceeds from the Walk support local community programs and services that directly benefit people living with and affected by HIV. The funds stay in the communities in which they were raised
  • The Scotiabank AIDS Walk is a project of the Canadian AIDS Society in partnership with the Positive Living Society of British Columbia, AIDS Committee of Toronto, and community-based HIV/AIDS Service organizations across Canada
  • Scotiabank continues its multi-year commitment as the title sponsor for the AIDS Walk

History

  • The first fundraising and awareness walk for HIV/AIDS in Canada was held in Vancouver in 1986
  • In subsequent years, various communities across Canada independently held their own fundraising and awareness walks for HIV
  • The Walk became a national event in 1996. At that time, the Canadian AIDS Society agreed to coordinate and manage what was then known as AIDS Walk Canada
  • Since 1996, the national Walk has raised over $38 million dollars for community-based AIDS service organizations and has attracted well over half a million participants