Réseau ACCESS Network is a non-profit, community-based charitable organization, committed to promoting wellness, harm and risk reduction and education. Réseau ACCESS Network supports individuals – and serves the whole community – in a comprehensive / holistic approach to HIV/AIDS, Hep C and related health issues.
“ACCEPTANCE, AFFIRMATION, ASSISTANCE, ADVOCACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY”
As a team working collaboratively and with passion, dedication and creativity:
We ACCEPT every individual regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, ethnic origin, gender, language, physical or mental status, sexual orientation, drug and/or alcohol use, age, gender identity, sexual risk behaviour or level of education.
We do all within our power to AFFIRM in each individual’s unique self-worth.
We provide ASSISTANCE to individuals in an atmosphere of confidentiality.
We ADVOCATE for continuous improvement in support services, education, harm reduction, public awareness, and ongoing public financial support.
We are ACCOUNTABLE to the public, individuals we serve, and our funders and supporters for our programs and services and stewardship of funds.
Dine out at one of the participating restaurants and they will donate 25% of the cost of your meal to Réseau ACCESS Network.
Mangez à l’un des restaurants participants et ils feront un don de 25 % du coût de votre repas à Réseau ACCESS Network.
Wed28Sep2016Thu29Sep20168:00 amDelta Hotel, Sault Ste. Marie
Northeastern Opening Doors HIV/AIDS Conference 2016
Opening Doors Conference held annually in Northeastern Ontario is an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – AIDS Bureau initiative for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PHA), Service Providers, and People Affected by HIV/AIDS and People at Risk. The conference is designed to enhance the quality of counselling and meet the needs of the community in Northeastern Ontario
To register visit our Event Brite Page: Opening Doors Conference Registration
For more information please call Christine 705-688-0500 ext 200
Tue11Oct2016Wed12Oct20168:00 amClarion Hotel and Conference Centre, Sudbury Ontario
Building Inclusive Communities with Sex Workers 3 /Bâtir des communautés inclusives avec les travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe 3
Participants will become better informed on how to:
- Recognize stigma, criminalisation and the realities of sex work in the north
- Create a safe space within your agency
- Develop welcoming policies related to sex work
- Facilitate better access to health care and social service
Les participantes et participants découvriront des façons de :
- Reconnaître la stigmatisation, la criminalisation et les réalités du travail du sexe dans le Nord;
- Créer un espace sûr au sein de leur organisme;
- Mettre en place des politiques accueillantes pour les travailleuses et travailleurs du sexe;
- Faciliter l’accès aux services sociaux et de santé.
Visit our Event Brite Registration Page HERE
More Information Contact Lanna Moon @ 705-688-0500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Renseignements : Lanna Moon, 705 688-0500, email@example.com
Tue11Oct20167:30 pmTheatre Cambrian. 40 Eyre Street S, Sudbury ON
Annie Sprinkle: My Life and Work as a Feminist Porn Activistm Radical Sex Educator and Ecosexual, a performative lecture presentation
Dr. Annie Sprinkle was a NYC prostitute and porn star for twenty years, then morphed into an artist and sexologist. She has passionately explored sexuality for over forty years, sharing her experiences through making her own unique brand of feminist sex films, writing books and articles, visual art making, creating theater performances, and teaching. Annie has consistently championed sex worker rights and health care and was one of the pivotal players of the Sex Positive Movement of the 1980’s. She got her BFA at School of Visual Arts in NYC was the first porn star to earn a Ph.D.. She’s a popular lecturer whose work is studied in many colleges and universities. For the past 12 years she has been collaborating on art projects with her partner, an artist and UCSC professor, Elizabeth Stephens. They are movers and shakers in the new ”ecosex movement,” committed to making environmentalism more sexy, fun and diverse.
Tickets available here : https://anniesprinklesudbury.eventbrite.ca
For information please contact: Lanna Moon at 705-688-0500 ext 222
What are we up to?
We are creating an HIV awareness campaign over AIDS Awareness Week from November 29th to December 2nd, 2015. We are tying red scarves around lamp, hydro and traffic light posts throughout Sudbury as a visual reminder that HIV continues to impact the lives of many.
LIENS – HIV | HEP C – LINKS
Drug & Alcohol 1.800.565.8603
Mental Health 1.866.531.2600
Direct Client and Clinical Services
For some considering hepatitis treatment, mental health issues can be a major barrier if the proper supports are not available. Timely access to mental health supports can be crucial in addressing some of the side effects that can arise from treatment. Réseau ACCESS Network offers a regular psychiatric clinic as part of its HCV Treatment Program. The clinic is open to those living with Hepatitis C. Access to psychiatric services is facilitated through the HCV Treatment Nurse.
HIV | HEP C | STI Testing
Testing for HIV, Hepatitis A, B, C, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis as well as a confirmatory Hepatitis C testing is available. We provide a safe confidential space with services that are sex work informed; drug use friendly and free from stigma and discrimination. Access to testing services is facilitated through one of the nurses.
HEP C Treatment and Clinical Services
Gay | MSM (men who have sex with men) Supportive & Clinical Services
Stigma and prejudice around issues of sexual orientation still exists within the community and often prevents individuals from disclosing their sexual orientation. The Gay Men’s Sexual Health program seeks to improve the overall health and well-being of those living with HIV or those at risk of HIV. Supportive counselling, peer group support, referrals and access to primary care, HIV/HCV/STI testing and other health care services is facilitated. Access to the Gay/MSM services and health Clinic is facilitated through the Gay/MSM Education and Sexual Health Coordinator.
Services for People Who Use Injection Drugs
Outreach services are provided based on needs of targeted populations. Individuals struggling with addiction and/or mental health can often be found on the streets. Trained community partners, community workers, peers, volunteers and students, perform street outreach and provide education on reducing potential harm during drug use, overdose prevention through Naloxone training and distribution; along with distributing harm reduction kits/materials. The Sexual Health Coordinator provides outreach to the known gay bar, education and Pride events.
Supportive Practical Assistance
Education and Prevention Services
Women & HIV | HEP C
GAY | MSM (MEN who have SEX with MEN) Educational Services
Stigma and prejudice around issues of sexual orientation still exists within the community and often prevents individuals from disclosing their sexual orientation. The Gay Men’s Sexual Health program seeks to improve the overall health and well-being of those living with HIV or those at risk of HIV. Educational services is offered to gay/msm men through bar and mobile outreach and in-office outreach. Educational information includes safer sex, poz prevention, testing and treatment.