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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 […]

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 […]

Thank you, Scotiabank AIDS Walkers!

Friday, September 23, 2016

With growing numbers of HIV diagnoses and in the midst of an economic downturn, the over 250 people who gathered together for the Scotiabank AIDS Walk gave a powerful message to people living with or affected by HIV that they are not alone. On September 18, our community of participants, amazing volunteers, performers, and government […]

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk Calgary is less than two weeks away, and we want to invite you all to join us for our most important fundraising event of the year. A great day of entertainment and activities await you on Walk Day, along with exciting prizes from partners such as Kiehl’s, David’s Tea, the Olympic Oval and more! We are happy […]

Whatever you call it, wear it with pride

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

HIV Community Link is launching a new campaign during Calgary Pride Festival to help promote healthy practices and safer sex and encourage participants to feel positive about using a condom — the campaign will act as a symbol, celebrating diversity by promoting a community free of judgement. The posters for the campaign promote the use of […]

The Scotiabank AIDS Walk will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Eau Claire Plaza. Bring your friends and family for good times, great food, live entertainment and family friendly activities. Join us and have fun while raising funds for a good cause! Why get involved? Your participation in the Scotiabank AIDS Walk will demonstrate […]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 is National Aboriginal Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. The day was first celebrated in 1996. Since 2011, the week leading up to National Aboriginal Day is known locally as Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC). AAWC’s theme for 2016 is “Keeping […]

The 2016 Splash of Red Event

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On May 14th, HIV Community Link hosted the 4th annual Splash of Red event to raise awareness of HIV and funds to support programming in Calgary, Medicine Hat and Brooks. The funds raised – over $60,000 - take us a step closer to reaching more than 10,000 people through our prevention, education, and support programs this year. The event took place at the Fairmont […]