2019 World AIDS Day & Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week


The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”. Items are listed alphabetically by Health Authority.

If you are planning an event or campaign for World AIDS Day or Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, let us know. We will be creating a list of what’s happening or available.
Please include:
  • Title of event or resource
  • How people can get more information (a contact person or website)
  • Time, date, and location (for events)
  • Cost (if applicable)
  • Audience (who the event or resource is for)
Email Janet the details and we will update the list as we receive information.


HIV Stigma Stops with Us!

Organizer: Afro-Canadian Positive Network, Positive Living BC & YouthCO

Date: December 2, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre, 9750 140 St Surrey, BC

Details: Our organizations will be on hand to share in food, an interactive HIV stigma challenge, a photo exhibit, and conversations about the ways we can stop stigma. Drop by from 2- 5 PM in recognition of World AIDS Day, an global day of HIV awareness. This is a free event!


World AIDS DAY/Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Event

Organizer: Positive Living North and Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre

Dates: December 2 to 5, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location: Coast Mountain College Smithers, BC

Details: We will be staffing an outreach informational table. This is a free event. For more information, please contact Patricia at Positive Living North (250-877-004); or Diana at Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre (250-847-5211).


World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and Dinner

Sponsor: Positive Living North

Date: December 2, 2019, 5 – 7 PM

Location: Fire Pit Cultural Centre, 1120 3rd Avenue, Prince George

Details: Join in honouring those living with HIV and those we have lost to HIV-related illnesses and AIDS. Share a story, a song, and join in our moment of silence. Supper will follow. More information: 250.562.1172



Vancouver Coastal

Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony

Organizer: AIDS Vancouver

Date: December 1, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: The Junction Pub, 1138 Davie Street, Vancouver

Details: On this year’s World AIDS Day, AIDS Vancouver will hold our final Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony. We will be awarding the last 8 awards on this World AIDS Day afternoon. Award Recipients to be announced later.


26th Annual World AIDS Day

Organizers: Various

Date: Friday November 29 (Awaiting confirmation)

Location: Community Centre, 401 Main Street, Vancouver

Details: Information booths, special speakers, cake, grocery giveaway, and more. We will post the schedule as soon as we have it.


Vancouver Island

Red Scarf Awareness Campaign

Jeanette at AVI Health and Community Services made us aware of this cool campaign! It is active in November leading up to World AIDS Day. Red Scarf is a movement bringing community together to raise real awareness and knowledge about the positive advances in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. Red Scarf stands against stigma to improve the lives of those living with, affected by and at risk for HIV/AIDS in our community.