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					                                   Affiliated Events

Affiliated Events are events organized in conjunction with the XVI International AIDS
Conference, but are held away from the main conference site and outside of the
normal hours of conference events. Each event has been submitted to a review and
approval process in order to be recognized as an official Affiliated Event. Information
about the Affiliated Events is also available on the AIDS 2006 website,
www.aids2006.org. Most Affiliated Events take place the week prior to or after the
main conference dates of 13-18 August and some events are outside Conference
hours 13-18 August.

Official Affiliated Events include a broad range of venues, time length and formats
and include: symposia, pre-conferences, workshops, company-sponsored meetings,
receptions, investigator group meetings and debates. Events may be population or
issue specific (e.g. women, youth, gay men/MSM, harm reduction, faith-based), and
organized by corporations, scientists, community, health-care workers, etc. Many of
the events are collaborations by International and Canadian organizations.

The XVI International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2006) strives to maintain the focus
and integrity of the Conference. Organizations holding an Affiliated Event in
conjunction with the XVI International AIDS Conference need to follow the guidelines
in respect to time and venue. The Conference organizers reserve the right to
withdraw approval for any Affiliated Event, wholly or partially that, in its opinion, is
not keeping with the character or purpose of the XVI International AIDS Conference.
The XVI International AIDS Conference is not responsible for final content or the
organization of any such event, which are the responsibilities of the event
organizers.

Note: Affiliated Events are not the same as Satellite Symposia. For Satellite
Symposia, visit the Satellites page.

Rules and Guidelines for Affiliated Events

The sponsoring company/organization is responsible for the actions of its employees
and/or agents, and AIDS 2006 will expect them to follow the Guidelines for Affiliated
Events. It is the AIDS 2006 Programme Committee’s expectation that individuals will
respect and support the meeting’s philosophy, atmosphere, and policies.

Criteria used for selection as an Official Affiliated Event include:

    Affiliated Events should reflect and/or support the vision and goals of the
conference.
    Affiliated Events should address HIV/AIDS, Co-infections or issues faced by
individuals or organizations affected by or responding the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
    The affiliated event programme should reflect Conference policies and goals of
diversity and inclusion.

Costs

Any charges for services are the responsibility of the function sponsor. The XVI
International AIDS Conference is not responsible for payment for any services
connected with the events and has no authority over any service charges, rental
fees, labour contracts, etc., that are required by any venue. Organizations are


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responsible for any direct costs of their event such as food and beverage, room
rental, audio-visual equipment, etc. The event organizers are also responsible to
ensure, in advance, appropriate insurance coverage, security and any municipal or
other permits.

Promotion to Attendees

At the conference, there will be tables in the exhibition areas for individuals to post
notices of social events and to place meeting announcements.

The Rules and Guidelines for Affiliated Events also apply for Marches/Rallies and
Hikes and Associated Cultural Events, listed further below.

                                  Affiliated Events

Date: August 10-11, 2006
Time: August 10 - Registration 07:30, Conference 08:30-16:45; August 11 –
Conference 08:30-16:30
Organizer: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing
Event Name: 2nd International Conference on Nursing Science & HIV/AIDS:
Enhancing HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care through Nursing Research
Event Description: The 2nd International Conference on Nursing Science &
HIV/AIDS will provide a unique opportunity for nurse scientists to meet and share
their experiences. Goal is to improve care for persons living with and affected by
HIV/AIDS. The program will focus on how research results are translated into
improved HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. Specific attention will focus on
the various roles that nurses play in this process, including research, policy-making
and patient care. The program will include scientific paper presentations, poster
sessions, roundtable sessions, and other networking opportunities.
Event Location: Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront, 249 Queen's Quay
West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5J 2N5
Contact Details
Name: Yvette Cuca, Conference Coordinator, UCSF School of Nursing
Address: 2 Koret Way, Box 0608, San Francisco, CA, USA 94143-0608
E-mail: yvette.cuca@nursing.ucsf.edu
Telephone: +1-415-502-8081
Fax: +1-415-476-6042
Website: www.aidsnursingucsf.org
Date: August 10-11, 2006
Time: August 10 – Registration 07:30, Pre-Conference 09:00-20:30; August 11 –
Registration 08:30, Pre-Conference 09:00-21:30
Organizer: Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Event Name: Faith in Action: Keeping the Promise
Event Description: This Ecumenical Pre-conference will engage participants in a
reflection on the challenges posed by the pandemic to people of faith, an evaluation
of action taken, and planning of strategies still required to put the Gospel into action
in the Christian response to HIV and AIDS. More than 350 people from more than 30
countries are expected to join together for plenary sessions, skills building
workshops and daily worship. The Ecumenical Pre-conference is open to all who
share our common vision, values and commitment to stop AIDS and to hold
ourselves and others (including governments and faith communities) accountable for
their promises in the fight to overcome the pandemic. The Pre-conference is



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intended primarily for people within the ecumenical family who will attend the
International AIDS Conference and is expected to include health care professionals,
religious leaders, program managers, scientists, people living with HIV and AIDS,
government representatives, and activists. The two-day Ecumenical event is full, but
registration for the Interfaith Day is still open. (See also August 12 – AIDS 2006
International Interfaith Pre-Conference).
Event Location: Chestnut Hotel, 89 Chestnut Street, University of Toronto, Toronto,
ON, Canada M5G 1R1
Contact Details
Name: Laura Smith, Registrar & Program Assistant, Ecumenical Pre-Conference,
Canadian Council of Churches
Address: 47 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2C3
E-mail: lsmith@ccc-cce.ca
Telephone: +1-416-972-9494 Ext. 24
Fax: +1-416-927-0405
Website: http://www.e-alliance.ch/iac06_preconf.jsp
Date: August 10-11, 2006
Time: August 10 – 13:00-17:30; August 11 – 09:00-17:30
Organizer: AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), UNAIDS, International Council of
AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), International HIV/AIDS Alliance, NAZ
Foundation International (India/UK), Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations
(AFAO), Latin American and Caribbean Council of AIDS Service Organizations
(LACCASO), ENDA TM Health, The Institute for Gay Men’s Health, Health Policy
Initiative/Instituto nacional de salud publica (Mexico), Canadian AIDS Society (CAS)
Event Name: MSM & HIV Pre-Conference: Advancing a Global Agenda for Gay Men
and Other Men who have Sex with Men
Event Description: This one-and-a-half day event will launch “MSM & HIV:
Advancing a Global Agenda for Gay Men and Other Men who have Sex with Men”, a
series of MSM-related activities taking place during the week of the Conference. By
bringing together an internationally diverse group of gay and bisexual men, other
men who have sex with men (MSM), and the organizations that work with them, this
event will set in motion opportunities for delegates to begin networking and
discussing issues surrounding MSM and HIV/AIDS, and will encourage continued
interaction throughout the Conference in the Global Village.
Event Location: Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON,
Canada M5G 2L2
Contact Details
Name: Daniel McCartney, AIDS Committee of Toronto
Address: 399 Church Street, 4th floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2J6
E-mail: dmccartney@actoronto.org
Telephone: +1-416-340-8484 Ext. 238
Fax: +1-416-340-8224
Website: www.msm-aids2006.org
Date: August 10-12, 2006
Time: August 10-11 - 09:00-17:00; August 12 – 09:00-13:30
Organizer: Kaiser International Health Journalism Fellowship Program
Event Name: Journalists’ Briefing Sessions in Advance of the XVI International AIDS
Conference
Event Description: The Kaiser International Health Journalism Fellowship Program,
with support from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Training Institute, will
lead substantive briefings on HIV/AIDS issues and discussion of reporting challenges
and techniques. The participating journalists from India, Africa, the Caribbean,



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Russia, Ukraine, and the U.S., will engage in panels, discussions, and skill building
sessions with a faculty of leading journalists and experts on HIV/AIDS and related
health issues. All participants have been selected.
Event Location: August 10-11: Novotel Hotel, 45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON,
Canada M5E 1W2; August 13: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast Center,
250 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5W 1E6
Contact Details
Name: Penny Duckham, Executive Director, Kaiser Media Fellowships Program
Address: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, USA 94025
E-mail: pennyd@kff.org
Telephone: +1-650-854-9400
Website: http://www.kff.org/mediafellows/index.cfm
Date: August 10-12, 2006
Time: August 10 - 09:00-18:15; August 11 - 09:00-06:00; August 12 - 09:00-
14:45
Organizer: Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA); AIDS 2006 Toronto Youth
Programme
Event Name: AIDS 2006 Youth Pre-Conference
Event Description: The Youth Pre-conference will prepare young people for
meaningful and active participation at AIDS 2006 Toronto with a 2½ day workshop,
held at the University of Toronto. At the Pre-conference youth have an opportunity to
network and build capacity and skills in preparation for AIDS 2006. In addition to
providing youth delegates with a technical update, the Youth Pre-conference
workshop supports delegates by developing specific advocacy skills for participating
in the main conference. Participants learn how to ask constructive questions on
issues pertaining to young people and how to approach adult experts to ask for their
support or commitment. At the end of the Youth Pre-conference, each participant will
have developed a post-conference action plan. These action plans describe how
each participant intends to use their skills and conference contacts to improve the
youth HIV/AIDS situation in their country and strengthen youth-adult partnerships.
Event Location: University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 1 King's College Circle,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A8
Contact Details
Name: Mila Gorokhovich, Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)
Address: 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 905, New York, NY, USA 10017
E-mail: mila@youthaidscoalition.org
Telephone: +1-212-661-6111
Fax: +1-212-661-1933
Website: http://youth.aids2006.org
Date: August 11-12, 2006
Time: 09:00-17:00
Organizer: International AIDS and Economics Network
Event Name: International AIDS and Economics Network Preconference Meeting
Event Description: The IAEN meeting is designed for economists and policymakers
in the field of AIDS and economics. This open meeting includes presentations by
economists from developing and developed countries. The topics include the latest
information regarding HIV/AIDS and economics.
Event Location: University of Toronto, Sandford Fleming Building, 10 King’s College
Road, Room 1101, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Steven Forsythe, PhD, Division Chief, Directorate of Health Management &
Leadership, INSP


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Address: Av. Universidad No. 655, Col. Santa María Ahuacatitlán, CP 62580,
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
E-mail: steven.forsythe@gmail.com
Telephone: 52-777-329-3000 Ext. 5376
Fax: 52-777-311-1156
Website: www.iaen.org
Date: August 11-12, 2006
Time: 09:00-17:30
Organizer: The Teresa Group in partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children
Event Name: Envisioning the Future: International Symposium on Children Affected
by HIV and AIDS
Event Description: The Symposium will provide an international forum for
discussion of best practices and emerging issues related to this population of
children. Topics include prevention of mother-to-child transmission, community
support for orphans and vulnerable children, medical care, education, children’s
rights, psychosocial issues – early childhood and reducing stigma, and children’s
participation. The keynote speaker is Stephen Lewis, United Nations Special Envoy
on AIDS in Africa. The Envisioning the Future Symposium will be of particular
interest to community organizations, researchers, health professionals and others
working in the field of children affected by HIV and AIDS. It will lay the groundwork
for the development of an ongoing international network or coalition of organizations
and individuals working in this field. Registration is now closed as the capacity for
the venue has been reached.
Event Location: MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1L7
Contact Details
Name: Karen Vance-Wallace, Executive Director, The Teresa Group
Address: 124 Merton Street, Suite 300, Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 2Z2
E-mail: karenvw@on.aibn.com
Telephone: +1-416-596-7703
Fax: +1-416-596-7910
Website: www.teresagroup.ca/symposium
Date: August 11-12, 2006
Time: August 11: 14:00-18:30; August 12: 08:30-17:30
Organizer: Virology Education
Event Name: 1st International Workshop on HIV Transmission - Principles of
Intervention
Event Description: This workshop is initiated to provide a scientific forum for
international interchange and implementation to enable basic scientists,
epidemiologists, clinicians and virologists to present and discuss all aspects of HIV-
transmission with the ultimate goal of combining efforts from all relevant disciplines
to constrain the spread of (drug-resistant) HIV. The following topics will be
addressed: Biology of HIV transmission; Virology of HIV transmission events;
Epidemiology and modeling of HIV transmission; Mother-to-child transmission;
Transmission of drug-resistance; Biomedical approaches for HIV prevention of sexual
transmission; Social sciences and behavioral risk factors. The format of the meeting
will be an intimate, interactive abstract driven workshop consisting of some invited
lectures, abstract presentations, roundtable discussions and poster sessions and
Q&A.
Event Location: Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street, P.O. Box 18, Toronto Dominion
Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada M5K 1B2
Contact Details
Name: Alice Posthumus-Plantinga, Managing Director, Virology Education



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Address: Maliebaan 24-26, 3581 CP Utrecht, The Netherlands
E-mail: info@virology-education.com
Telephone: +31-30-230-7140
Fax: +31-30-230-7148
Website: www.virology-education.com
Date: August 11-12, 2006
Time: August 11 - Welcome Reception 19:00-21:00; August 12 - 9:00-17:00
Organizer: Co-hosted by the 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations and the Ontario
Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Event Name: International Indigenous Peoples’ Satellite
Event Description: The International Indigenous Peoples’ Satellite provides an
extraordinary opportunity to bring Indigenous peoples together to network and
explore innovative methodologies, emerging themes, cultural resilience and success
stories in relation to HIV/AIDS. The Satellite will ensure that Indigenous peoples
have an opportunity to meet, network and share their respective work in an
Indigenous culture based environment.
Event Location: Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
M5G 1Z4
Contact Details
Name: Philip Ducharme, Satellite Coordinator, International Indigenous Peoples’
Satellite
Address: 43 Elm Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1H1
E-mail: iips2006@canada.com
Telephone: +1-416-944-9300 Ext. 232
Fax: +1-416-944-0541
Website: www.2spirits.com
Date: August 11-12, 2006
Time: August 11 - Community Reception 19:00-21:00; August 12 - 08:30-20:00
Organizer: Canadian Hemophilia Society
Event Name: HIV and the Blood System: The Canadian Experience
Event Description: The Symposium will provide a forum for infected/affected
individuals, health care providers and interested researchers from Canada and other
countries to address issues of particular concern to people living with HIV/AIDS
contracted through the use of blood/blood products.
Event Location: Ryerson University, Living Learning Institute, 240 Jarvis Street,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2L1
Contact Details
Name: Jeff A. Rice, Coordinator, Hepatitis C Programs, Canadian Hemophilia Society
Address: #505 - 625 President Kennedy Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1K2
E-mail: jrice@hemophilia.ca
Telephone: +1-514-848-0503 Ext. 225
Fax: +1-514-848-9661
Website: www.hemophilia.ca
Date: August 11-13, 2006
Time: August 11 - Opening Plenary 09:00-10:30, Workshops 11:00-17:00, Evening
Social 19:00-21:00; August 12 – Workshops 09:00-15:00, Closing Plenary 16:00-
17:30; Please see the Marches/Rallies and Hikes section below for August 13 details.
Organizer: Stephen Lewis Foundation
Event Name: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Gathering
Event Description: The Grandmothers' Gathering, hosted by the Stephen Lewis
Foundation (SLF), will take place in Toronto on August 11-12th, 2006, with a
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Gathering is required. Deadline is June 19th, 2006. The Gathering will provide a
forum for African and Canadian grandmothers to come together in solidarity,
informed by the voices of the African women. African grandmothers will have the
opportunity to speak as experts about their experiences living with the HIV/AIDS
epidemic; articulate their needs; and set the agenda for support and mobilization.
Canadian participants will be able to hear directly from African grandmothers to
inform their work across the country - organizing, raising awareness and funds, and
calling for action. The Gathering will assist African grandmothers in securing the
support needed for a hopeful, healthy, and happy future for themselves and their
orphan grandchildren. The Stephen Lewis Foundation helps to ease the pain of
HIV/AIDS in Africa by funding community-level projects that provide care and
support to women, grandmothers, orphans and people living with AIDS. Registration
for the Gathering is full but people can apply for the wait list by downloading and
sending in an application from the website www.stephenlewisfoundation.org. The
opening and closing plenaries will have overflow rooms with live audio and video feed
that are open to the public – RSVP required. Call +1-416-533-9292 Ext. 0 to RSVP.
Event Location: George Brown College, St. James Campus, Servicing Hospitality
Building, 290 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2T9
Contact Details
Name: oline Twiss, Campaign Coordinator, Stephen Lewis Foundation
Address: 260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2E4
E-mail: campaigncoord@stephenlewisfoundation.org
Telephone: +1-416-533-9292 Ext. 234
Fax: +1-416-850-4910
Website: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org
Date: August 11-13, 2006
Time: August 11 – Reception 17:30-19:30 (Hart House); August 12 - 09:30-17:00;
August 13 - Forum 09:30-14:30, Conference Preparation Session 14:30-15:30
Organizer: Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
Event Name: Labour Forum on AIDS
Event Description: The Canadian Labour Congress is proud to host the first ever
global meeting specifically for trade unionists working on HIV/AIDS. The Forum will
take place in Toronto, August 11th – 13th and will bring together activists from
around the world. It will provide an opportunity to analyze the effectiveness of our
activities as trade unionists, learn from each other’s experiences, and develop
strengths and strategies to better respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. A range of
speakers, panel discussions and interactive fora will explore the themes of ‘Workers'
Rights’, ‘Advocacy’ and ‘International Cooperation’. Simultaneous interpretation for
Forum sessions will be provided in French, Spanish and English. Though the event is
primarily for trade union activists, there will be some places held open for other non-
labour activists.
Event Location: Reception - Hart House, Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3H3; Forum - United Steelworkers of America, Toronto
Office, 25 Cecil St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1N1
Contact Details
Name: Leina Landriault, Canadian Labour Congress
Address: 2841 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1V 8X7
E-mail: aidsforum@clc-ctc.ca
Telephone: +1-613-521-3400 Ext. 290
Fax: +1-613-521-8949
Website: http://www.clc-ctc.ca
Date: August 12, 2006



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Time: August 12 – Registration 07:30, Minister Tony Clement 08:45, Stephen Lewis
08:55-09:25, Conference 07:30-17:00
Organizer: Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), Canadian Association of Nurses in
AIDS Care (CANAC), International Council of Nurses (ICN)
Event Name: Nurses at the Forefront of HIV/AIDS: Prevention, Care and Treatment
Event Description: Nurses from HIV/AIDS clinical, educational, policy and research
settings worldwide will gather at the University of Toronto for a one-day forum to
discuss the most pressing issues affecting nurses in HIV/AIDS care. Nurses will
discuss innovative strategies, best practices and barriers, lessons being learned, and
policy gaps and solutions designed to address the issues as they relate to the
following subjects: advances in clinical practice including access to treatment, end-
of-life issues, harm reduction in nursing practice, health human resources and
HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination and workplace safety. Keynote speakers include
Stephen Lewis, United Nations Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa; Prof. Sheila D. Tlou,
Botswana Minister of Health; and Sister Christa Mary Jones.
Event Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College
Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A8
Contact Details
Name: Suzanne Michaud, Canadian Nurses Association
Address: 50 Driveway, Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1E2
E-mail: smichaud@cna-aiic.ca
Telephone: +1-613-864-1371
Fax: +1-613-237-3520
Website: www.cna-aiic.ca
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: Registration 08:30-09:00, Symposium 09:00-14:30
Organizer: UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services
(CHIPTS) and the UCLA AIDS Institute
Event Name: The Intersection of Cutting Edge Social, Behavioral and Biomedical
Strategies for HIV Prevention
Event Description: Several new biomedical strategies to advance HIV prevention
appear promising (e.g. male circumcision, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis).
This symposium is designed to initiate a discourse on the unique role social and
behavioral science will play in improving the acceptability, accessibility, adherence,
sustainability, and robustness of these new biomedical strategies throughout the
world. The symposium will consist of paired presentations by leaders in the
biomedical and social and behavioral fields who are working on new HIV prevention
strategies. A facilitated group discussion will follow each panel. This symposium is
open, but only to those who register online at our website.
Event Location: Radisson Admiral Hotel – Toronto Harbourfront, 249 Queen’s Quay
West, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2N5 Canada
Contact Details
Name: Ky Coussey, UCLA CHIPTS
Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90024-6521
E-mail: KCoussey@mednet.ucla.edu
Telephone: +1-310-794-0448
Fax: +1-310-794-8297
Website: http://chipts.ucla.edu/events/conferences/policyforum/index.asp
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: Registration 08:00-09:00, Symposium 09:00-17:00




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Organizer: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in collaboration
with GlaxoSmithKline’s Positive Action programme and the Elton John AIDS
Foundation
Event Name: How to Reduce the Stigma of AIDS: Methods, Tools and
Measurement: Latest Findings from the Field
Event Description: The day-long symposium seeks to maximize learning, the cross-
sharing of lessons, and the building of capacity and potential collaboration among
key groups working to reduce the stigma of AIDS. The programme, on the eve of the
XVI International AIDS Conference, will include: a morning plenary session by
leading authorities presenting the latest findings on stigma, gender and violence and
practical lessons learned in stigma reduction programs; a luncheon featuring
presentations by renowned international AIDS specialists focusing on stigma and
policy, stigma and leadership, and the experience of living with and challenging the
stigma of AIDS; and three concurrent afternoon hands-on skills-building sessions,
including two sessions on how to use the effective stigma reduction tool,
Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma: Toolkit for Action in low
prevalence/concentrated and high prevalence/generalized epidemic settings, and one
session on stigma measurement and program evaluation.
Event Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON,
Canada, M5J IE3
Contact Details
Name: Jennifer Ramsey, International Center for Research on Women
Address: 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, USA 20036
E-mail: jramsey@icrw.org
Telephone: +1-202-797-0007
Fax: +1-202-797-0020
Website: www.icrw.org
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: Registration 08:00-08:30, Conference 08:30-17:45, Reception 18:00-20:00
Organizer: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Event Name: HIV/AIDS, Conflict and Displacement
Event Description: In view of the emerging importance of HIV/AIDS in conflict and
post-conflict humanitarian settings, UNICEF and UNHCR, in collaboration with
members of the Interagency Task Force on HIV/AIDS in Emergency Settings, have
organized a one-day event on HIV/AIDS, Conflict and Displacement. This meeting
will provide an opportunity for all stakeholders (e.g. the humanitarian community,
policy-makers, implementing agencies, donors, civil society, persons infected and
affected by HIV and AIDS, and others) to take stock of the experiences during the
past few years, to evaluate the lessons learned, and to identify key policy and
programmatic issues for the future. Topics of discussion include Latest thinking,
Protection, gender based violence, and HIV/AIDS, Funding for HIV/AIDS programs in
conflicts/post-conflict situations, and Constraints and opportunities to provide ART
for displaced populations and in conflict/post conflict situations. Pre-registration is
required.
Event Location: Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON,
Canada M5G 2L2
Contact Details
Name: Betty Noakes, UNICEF Canada
Address: 2200 Yonge Street, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON, Canada M4S 2C6
E-mail: bnoakes@unicef.ca
Telephone: +1-416-482-4444
Fax: +1-416-482-8035


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Website: www.unicef.ca
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: 08:30 – 15:00
Organizer: Government of Canada (Health Canada, Canadian International
Development Agency, Foreign Affairs Canada), the World Health Organization
(WHO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Action Canada for Population
and Development (ACPD), the International Community of Women living with
HIV/AIDS (ICW), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and CARE
Canada
Event Name: Making the Connection: Vulnerable Populations, HIV/AIDS and Sexual
and Reproductive Health and Rights
Event Description: The workshop will focus on intensifying linkages between
HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) at the policy and
programme levels, with particular focus on the impact of these dynamics on
vulnerable communities. The session will be valuable to government officials, policy-
makers, those responsible for program delivery in HIV/AIDS, SRHR or other related
areas, activists, and researchers. The workshop will provide an introduction to the
issue from a rights-based perspective, and will generate ideas for further action that
participants can build on during the AIDS 2006 conference.
Event Location: Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, Forest Hill Ballroom, 90 Bloor
Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 1A7
Contact Details
Name: Heather McMullen, Action Canada for Population and Development
Address: 260 Dalhousie Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1N 7E4
E-mail: heather@acpd.ca
Telephone: +1-613-562-0880 Ext. 226
Fax: +1-613-562-9502
Website: www.acpd.ca
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: Registration: 08:30; Workshop: 09:30–17:30; Reception: 17:30–18:30
Organizer: Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Event Name: OHTN STARHS Workshop
Event Description: The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) will host a special
workshop on Serological Testing Assays for the detection of Recent HIV
Seroconversion (STARHS). The OHTN STARHS Symposium will be held on Saturday,
August 12, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m. at the Toronto Hilton Hotel. The
workshop is of interest to epidemiologists and laboratory scientists working in HIV
surveillance. The focus of the meeting will be to share information related to:
developments in technologies related to distinguishing recent from past HIV
infection, the application of these technologies in HIV surveillance and monitoring
HIV incidence, and the possibility of/interest in expanding these technologies to
other STIs. There will be scientific presentations and interactive discussions. The
program planning committee for the event consists of: Co-Chairs Dr. Robert Remis,
University of Toronto, and Carol Major, OHTN, and members: Dr. Michael Busch,
Blood Systems Research Institute, Dr. John Parry, Health Protection Agency, England
& Wales, Dr. Chris Archibald, Public Health Agency of Canada, Dr. Bernard Branson,
US Centers for Disease Control, and Dr. Elizabeth Dax, National Reference
Laboratory, Australia. Pre-registration by August 1, 2006 is mandatory. Please visit:
http://www.ohtn.on.ca/starhs.htm
Event Location: Toronto Hilton Hotel, 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON,
Canada M5H 2L2
Contact Details



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Name: Carol Major, Expert Advisor, Ontario HIV Treatment Network
Address: 1300 Yonge St, Suite 308, Toronto ON, Canada M4T 1X3
E-mail: cmajor@ohtn.on.ca
Telephone: +1-416-642 6486 Ext. 315
Fax: +1-416-640-4245
Website: www.ohtn.on.ca
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Organizer: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); World Health Organization
(WHO)
Event Name: TB-HIV Co-Infection Pre-Conference Workshop
Event Description: A four-hour workshop directed to community leaders and
members of community-based organizations to raise awareness about the severity
and extent of HIV/TB co-infection and to discuss strategies to involve communities in
responding to the challenge posed by the co-infection in a comprehensive manner.
Event Location: Metro Hall, Room 310, 55 John Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5V
3C6
Contact Details
Name: Dr Bilali Camara, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Address: 525 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC, USA 20037-2895
E-mail: camarabi@paho.org
Telephone: +1-202-974-3978
Fax: +1-202-974-3643
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Organizer: Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance; World Conference of Religions for Peace
(WCRP)
Event Name: AIDS 2006 International Interfaith Pre-Conference
Event Description: The Inter-faith Pre-conference will provide a forum for people
working on HIV/AIDS from different religious communities to share experiences,
identify common challenges and approaches from the faith-based perspective, and
promote expanded collaboration across religious lines in responding to AIDS. The
intended audience is AIDS 2006 conference delegates from various faith-based
organizations (FBO), representatives of Canadian faith communities, and other
delegates with a particular interest in working with FBOs. (This one day interfaith
gathering follows the August 10-11 Ecumenical Pre-Conference).
Event Location: Chestnut Hotel, 89 Chestnut Street, University of Toronto, Toronto,
ON, Canada M5G 1R1
Contact Details
Name: James Cairns, World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)
Address: 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY, USA 10017
E-mail: jcairns@wcrp.org
Telephone: +1-212-687-2163
Website: http://www.e-alliance.ch/iac06_activities.jsp
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: Registration 12:00-13:00, Symposium 13:00-18:00
Organizer: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Partners
Event Name: Partnerships for the Future: AIDS Vaccine Research in the Developing
World
Event Description: At a time of increased research on new preventive technologies
in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), the program will provide a closer look at
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in the global search for an AIDS vaccine. Sessions will include case studies and
discussion panels addressing capacity building efforts, synergies with the broader
response to AIDS as well as south-south/south-north collaborations, and offer
opportunities for dialogue on the key issues currently facing the field. The event will
convene leaders in AIDS vaccine research and related fields, including NPTs, AIDS
prevention and care, and community advocates. This symposium is free and open to
the public, but pre-registration is encouraged.
Event Location: Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown (at the Rogers Centre), 1
Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 1J4
Contact Details
Name: Alex Menezes, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Address: 110 William Street, Floor 27, New York, NY, USA 10038
E-mail: amenezes@iavi.org
Telephone: +1-212-847-1065
Fax: +1-212-847-1112
Website: www.iavi.org/toronto2006
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: Symposium 13:00-18:30, Reception 18:30-21:00
Organizer: African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO)
Event Name: HIV/AIDS in the African/Black Diaspora: Addressing the Hidden
Epidemic
Event Description: This symposium launches the FIRST African/Black Diaspora
Stream at an IAS Conference. It brings attention to the striking increase in HIV/AIDS
among black populations living within Europe and North America. The African/Black
Diaspora Stream is sponsored by ACCHO and the Black AIDS Institute. Speakers &
participants come from across Europe and North America, including representation
from ACCHO, African HIV Policy Network, AIDS & Mobility Europe, AIDES, Black AIDS
Institute, Global Youth Coalition Against AIDS, International Coalition on AIDS and
Development, and Light of Africa NRW e.V. The symposium will review region and
country-specific research, strategies, policies, and existing gaps. Presentations, Q&A,
and panel/audience discussions will increase awareness and enable dialogue among
policy/program developers, researchers, service providers, & community members.
Additionally, there will be an identification of issues to be moved forward and
discussed at our planning session in the Global Village on Thursday, August 17th that
will subsequently lead to the development of an international network dedicated to
addressing HIV/AIDS in the African/Black Diaspora. Pre-registration is FREE and
available online. DEADLINE TO REGISTER is JULY 28th. A reception shall follow with
a special performance by Sheryl Lee Ralph, actor and AIDS activist, through the
support of the Black AIDS Institute. Food and beverages will be provided throughout
the entire program.
Event Location: Toronto City Hall, Council Chamber, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto
ON, Canada, M5H 2N2 (north end of Nathan Phillips Square)
Contact Details
Name: Esther Amoako, ACCHO Coordinator
Address: 110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 207, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2K4
E-mail: accho@black-cap.com
Telephone: +1-416-977-9955 Ext. 49 or Toll Free: +1-866-615-3506
Website: www.accho.ca
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: 18:00
Organizer: BBC World Service Trust
Event Name: Wetin Dey Premiere



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Event Description: Wetin Dey?, which translates as What's Up? is a ground-
breaking film which explores the social realities that confront youth in Nigeria,
cutting across regional, ethnic, and class divides. Funded by the BBC World Service
Trust and DFID Nigeria, the production addresses themes such as betrayal, love,
revenge, and HIV and AIDS. Many of the International television/film makers and
advertising directors who worked on the film are members of the African Diaspora
who have a strong commitment to the issue and to developing the creative industries
in Nigeria. Majority of the film was shot just outside Abuja in Nigeria. The project
was led by Creative Director, Akim Mogaji, who will be participating in a Q&A session
after the screening of the film.
Event Location: CN Tower, 301 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 2T6
Contact Details
Name: Pareena Khairdin, Communications Officer, BBC World Service Trust
Address: Room 301 NE, Bush House PO Box 76, Strand, London, WC2B 4PH E-
mail: pareena.khairdin@bbc.co.uk
Telephone: +44-207-557-0521
Website: www.bbcworldservicetrust.org
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: 20:00
Organizer: Oxfam Canada
Event Name: Music4Change ROCKS
Event Description: Oxfam Canada presents Music4Change Rocks, a unique
initiative to engage minds in global issues against the backdrop of Toronto’s thriving
music scene. Featuring: THE DIABLEROS, THE COAST, KELLY AND THE KELLY
GIRLS, IN SUPPORT OF LIVING, THESE ELECTRIC LIVES. Tickets: $12 Adult, $10
Student (with valid student ID). This is a licensed event, 19+. Tickets are available
at Oxfam Canada (215 Spadina Ave., Studio 200). For more information please visit:
www.music4change.ca
Event Location: The Kathedral, 651 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Anna La, Program Assistant, Music4Change
Address: 215 Spadina Avenue, Studio 200, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2C7
E-mail: toronto@music4change.ca
Telephone: +1-416-535-2335 Ext. 205
Website: www.music4change.ca
Date: August 12, 2006
Time: 22:00-03:00
Organizer: AsianXpress (AX) and Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS), Toronto
Event Name: AX Nations
Event Description: Social Event for local LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender) communities and International AIDS Conference delegates, especially
from Asian Pacific regions. The Cocktail Reception is hosted by ACAS from 8pm to
10pm, followed by the AX dance party with Asian performers, go-go dancers and a
DJ. The event is free for delegates who show their badges before 11 pm, and it's a
$5 cover charge after 11pm for delegates. Please check the website for further
details.
Event Location: 5ive Nightclub, 5 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: DJ Sumation (aka Sum Wong)
Address: 1206-77 Maitland Place, Toronto, ON, Canada M4Y 2V6
E-mail: djsumation@aznxp.com
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Website: www.aznxp.com (dance party), www.acas.org (cocktail reception)
Date: August 12-13, 2006
Time: August 12 – 08:30-17:30; August 13 – 08:30-12:30
Organizer: World Health Organization (WHO), UNAIDS, International AIDS Society,
Treatment Action Group and Forum for Collaborative HIV Research on behalf of the
Global TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership.
Event Name: HIV and TB in the Context of Universal Access: What is Working and
What is Not?
Event Description: The magnitude and challenges of diagnosing TB among people
living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) will be reviewed, successful experiences and best
practices from countries implementing TB/HIV activities will be shared and new and
innovative strategic approaches to reduce the impact of TB among PLWHA will be
shared. The meeting is open to international and national programme managers,
clinicians, researchers, policy makers and Non-Governmental representatives
working on HIV/AIDS.
Event Location: Holiday Inn on King, 370 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
M5V 1J9
Contact Details
Name: Haileyesus Getahun, Medical Officer TB/HIV and Drug Resistance, Stop TB
Department, World Health Organization
Address: 20 Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
E-mail: getahunh@who.int
Telephone: +4-122-791-1862
Fax: +4-122-791-1589
Website: http://www.stoptb.org/wg/tb_hiv/
Date: August 14, 2006
Time: 20:00-21:30
Organizer: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and MaRS Discovery
District
Event Name: Impact of HIV/AIDS on Emerging Economies
Event Description: A panel discussion hosted by Foreign Affairs and International
Trade Canada, and MaRS Discovery District. Moderated by the Honourable John P.
Manley, PC, Vice-Chair, MaRS Board of Directors. Panelists include: Francesca
Boldrini, Director, Global Health Initiative, World Economic Forum; Don Drummond,
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, TD Bank; Dr. Prabhat Jha, Director,
Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital, and University of Toronto;
and Kabelo Ebineng, Managing Director, Associated Fund Administrators, and
Chairman, Botswana Business Coalition on AIDS.
Event Location: MaRS Collaboration Centre Auditorium, 100 College Street,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details: N/A
Date: August 14, 2006
Time: 20:30-22:00
Organizer: International AIDS Society (IAS)
Event Name: Ten Years of HAART – “Reflections on the Past and Hopes for the
Future”
Event Description: Ten years ago, at the XI International AIDS Conference in
Vancouver, the first major treatment breakthroughs were announced. HAART
revolutionized HIV/AIDS care and treatment and catalyzed a paradigm shift in global
public health. The IAS is proud that the conferences have played a pivotal role in
strengthening care, prevention and treatment efforts. Since those remarkable days
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antiretroviral therapy. Although still far short of the millions who need it, the current
global commitment to universal access to HIV treatment and prevention could
scarcely have been imagined in 1996. This event will include a review of progress
since the advent of HAART, as well as provide an opportunity to recognize the role
the IAS has played and will continue to play as a global knowledge broker in the
response to HIV/AIDS. The event will also provide the IAS with an opportunity to
present its new logo, tagline and graphic profile to past and present members: a
revitalized image that reflects the renewed vision and energy of the organization. We
hope you will be able to join us. Other interested Conference delegates are welcome.
Event Location: Regency Ball Room, Holiday Inn on King, 370 King Street West,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 1J9
Contact Details
Name: Hinda Abbou, International AIDS Society
Address: 33 Ch de l’Avanchet, Cointrin 1216, Geneva, Switzerland
E-mail: hinda.abbou@iasociety.org
Telephone: +4-122-710-0828
Fax: +4-122-710-0899
Website: www.iasociety.org
Date: August 15, 2006
Time: 20:00-21:00
Organizer: Anglican Diocese of Toronto and the Cathedral Church of St. James in
collaboration with The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and the Ontario Multi-faith
Council
Event Name: Celebrating Hope and Compassion: A Multi-faith Service within a time
of HIV/AIDS
Event Description: This multi-faith service is open to all conference attendees,
visitors and the public. It is an opportunity for all to gather and celebrate the spirit of
humanity which thrives within the chaotic world of HIV/AIDS. Celebrating the diverse
spiritual and faith based experiences of our human family; the voice of HIV/AIDS will
be heard in story, song and liturgical movement. This service is meant to be a
celebration of our diversity. It will also be a time to remember those who have died
due to HIV/AIDS. The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, one of Toronto’s oldest and most
international renowned choirs will continue its long history of social advocacy through
its choral participation in this service. The Christian Host Committee of the
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance will represent the theme of the conference “Time to
Deliver” through the liturgical act of presenting petitions for change and action.
Attendees will be encouraged to participate in this action.
Event Location: St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C
2E9
Contact Details
Name: Rev. Canon Douglas Graydon, Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services, Anglican
Diocese of Toronto
Address: 135 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 1L8
E-mail: dgraydon@toronto.anglican.ca
Telephone: +1-416-363-6021
Website: www.stjamescathedral.on.ca
Date: August 16, 2006
Time: 19:30-21:30
Organizer: Ontario College of Art and Design
Event Name: ‘Life Matters’ Opening Reception
Event Description: Through artwork, photographs, recorded voices and texts, ‘Life
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Teresa Group and SickKids Hospital in Toronto, and MADaboutART and Kilema
Hospital in South Africa and Tanzania, this work been produced by children to
communicate with the world about their lives affected/infected by HIV/AIDS. The
exhibit grapples with complex issues of representation and reveals individual hopes
and fears. Alongside the children’s work, ‘Life Matters’ posters, created and donated
by students and recent grads of OCAD, will be exhibited and available for purchase
throughout the week. All funds raised will go to support art and design programs for
HIV/AIDS-affected children, both here and abroad. This fundraising effort is
generously supported by HP Canada
<http://www.hp.com/country/ca/en/welcome.html> , supplier of all printing needs.
Event Location: Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul St
Contact Details
Name: Megan Kotze
Address: 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
E-mail: megan@xpace.info
Telephone: +1-416-849-2864
Fax: +1-416-849-2865
Website: www.ocad.ca
Date: August 16, 2006
Time: 20:00-22:00
Organizer: Canadian AIDS Society and the MaRS Discovery District
Event Name: Microbicides Networking Reception
Event Description: Networking and social event. The Reception is by invitation due
to the limited space at the venue. Interested attendees can get invitations on-site
and via e-mail.
Event Location: MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1L7
Contact Details
Name: Shaleena Theophilus, Programs Consultant, Canadian AIDS Society
Address: 190 O’Connor Street, Suite 800, Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 2R3
E-mail: shaleena@cdnaids.ca
Telephone: +1-613-230-3580 Ext. 136
Fax: +1-613-563-4998
Date: August 16, 2006
Time: 20:15-22:30
Organizers: Parliamentarians for Global Action and Actionaid International
Event Name: Honoring the Strides Made by Parliamentarians to Address HIV/AIDS
(Dinner Event)
Event Description: This event is a tribute to members of parliament from all over
the world for making strides in HIV/AIDS policy to address prevention, spread
awareness to reduce the stigma, promote education and access to treatment. This
event will provide MPs a forum to reflect and discuss HIV/AIDS policy challenges and
achievements, and will serve to remind them that their work is celebrated and
necessary when they return home. The participants are members of parliament
representing Africa, Canada, Europe, South Asia and the Pacific, members of
government agencies, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, who
have supported PGA and have helped to bring its activities to fruition. Member of
Parliament, Mr. Naveed Qamar of Pakistan will introduce this event. Registration for
this event is currently closed.
Event Location: Metro Hall (55 John Street) Room 310
Contact Details
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Address: 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1604, New York, NY 10017
Email: eleni@pgaction.org
Telephone: 212-687-7755, ext. 104
Fax: 212-687-8409
Website: http://www.pgaction.org
Date: August 17, 2006
Time: 18:45-20:45
Organizer: The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
Event Name: Canada-Ontario Reception Event
Event Description: The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are
pleased to host an event that will bring together Canadian Conference delegates
from across the country. The purpose of the reception is to highlight Canadian
leadership in the HIV/AIDS response, to celebrate the achievements of Canadians in
responding to HIV/AIDS, and to pay tribute to persons in Canada who have died
from AIDS. The reception will include a diverse cultural component with performers.
Reception participants will be invited to attend the AIDS Vigil at Yonge-Dundas
Square directly following the event.
Event Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto, Grand Ballroom (Lower Concourse), 123
Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 2M9
Contact Details
Name: Robert Fletcher, Communications and Information Branch, Ministry of Health
& Long-Term Care, Government of Ontario
Address: 900 Bay Street, Toronto ON, Canada M7A 1R3
E-mail: robert.fletcher@moh.gov.on.ca
Telephone: +1-416-314-0981
Fax: +1-416-327-3858
Website: www.health.gov.on.ca
Date: August 17, 2006
Time: 20:00
Organizer: Oxfam Canada
Event Name: Music4Change FLOWS
Event Description: Oxfam Canada presents Music4Change Flows, a unique initiative
to engage minds in global issues against the backdrop of Toronto’s thriving music
scene. Featuring: SOLITAIR, SHAD K, RYTHMICRU, PANGEA PROJECT, AMANDA
DAVIDS, DJ XPLISIT, NYCEONE, PROMISE, DOPE POETS SOCIETY, BELLADONNA,
INFIDEL CREW. Doors Open & Concert begins at 8PM. Tickets: $12 Adult, $10
Student (with valid student ID). This is a licensed event, 19+. Tickets are available
at Oxfam Canada (215 Spadina Ave., Studio 200). For more information please visit:
www.music4change.ca.
Event Location: The Opera House, 735 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Anna La, Program Assistant, Music4Change
Address: 215 Spadina Avenue, Studio 200, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2C7
E-mail: toronto@music4change.ca
Telephone: +1-416-535-2335 Ext. 205
Website: www.music4change.ca
Date: August 18, 2006
Time: 20:00
Organizer: Trans Programmes at the 519 Church Street Community Centre
Event Name: T-Party: Welcoming the World
Event Description: Trans Programmes at the 519 Church Street Community Centre
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together as a community and honour our accomplishments. It's time to let our hair
down, listen to music, share healthy food, and dance ourselves silly. The event takes
place at 5ive Nightclub and will begin at 8pm with an official welcome which will be
followed by performances by Ote a'Tane, a group of Tahitian dancers, Kayla, a trans
singer, and Robbie from South Asia, performing a modern ballet dance. Following
that, local trans DJs will take centre stage and spin tunes into the wee hours of the
night. Shuttle busses will be available to take delegates from the convention site to
the dance venue.
Event Location: 5ive Nightclub, 5 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Kyle Scanlon, Trans Programmes Coordinator, 519 Church Street Community
Centre
Address: 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4Y 2C9
E-mail: mealtran@the519.org
Telephone: +1-416-392-6878 Ext. 104
Fax: +1-416-392-0519
Website: www.the519.org
Date: August 19, 2006
Time: 21:00
Organizer: Oxfam Canada
Event Name: Music4Change SPINS
Event Description: Oxfam Canada presents Music4Change Spins, a unique initiative
to engage minds in global issues against the backdrop of Toronto’s thriving music
scene. Featuring: MATT GRACIE, JASON MEYERS, CARLOS PIMENTEL, INCOGNICO,
BIG LEAGUE CHU, LADY LINZEE. Doors Open at 9PM. Tickets: $12 Adult, $10
Student (with valid student ID). This is a licensed event, 19+. Tickets are available
at Oxfam Canada (215 Spadina Ave., Studio 200). For more information please visit:
www.music4change.ca.
Event Location: The Dragonfly, 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Anna La, Program Assistant, Music4Change
Address: 215 Spadina Avenue, Studio 200, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2C7
E-mail: toronto@music4change.ca
Telephone: +1-416-535-2335 Ext. 205
Website: www.music4change.ca
Date: August 19-23, 2006
Time: 08:30-16:30
Organizer: The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) at the University of
Toronto in collaboration with the International AIDS Society
Event Name: The Short Course on Evidence-based HIV/AIDS Prevention and
Control for Managers in Developing Countries
Event Description: The goal of the Short Course on Evidence-Based HIV/AIDS
Programmes is to enhance the response to the epidemic by strengthening evidence-
based policy and programme development in resource-limited settings. The short
course is designed for programme managers and policy makers working in
government or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who are responsible for
determining national/state HIV policy or delivering large-scale prevention, care and
treatment programmes. All participants have been selected.
Event Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building
Contact Details
Name: Mitulika Chawla, Centre for Global Health Research
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E-mail: ChawlaM@smh.toronto.on.ca
Telephone: +1-416-864-6060 Ext. 3157
Website: http://www.iasociety.org/news/show.asp?news=4178

                          Marches/Rallies and Hikes

These dynamic public outdoor events, similar to the Affiliated Events, are organized
independently from the conference. The organizers have asked that their events be
associated with the conference and information be provided to conference delegates.

Date: August 12-13, 2006
Time: August 12 - Opening Ceremony and Press Conference 08:00
Organizer: Le Grand Circuit (LGC) Foundation (Canada)
Event Name: Toronto AIDSTrek 2006
Event Description: A two day, 50km fundraising hike along Toronto’s beautiful
urban and river valley trails. In support of AIDS service and research organizations -
local, national and global: Action Séro-Zéro, AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), AIDS
Vancouver, Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance (CACHA), Canadian Foundation
for AIDS Research (CANFAR), Fife House, McGill AIDS Centre, Médecins du Monde
Canada, Médecins Sans Frontières Canada, Stephen Lewis Foundation, and Toronto
People with AIDS Foundation. Hikers gather at the AIDS Memorial at Cawthra Square
Park, Church and Wellesley streets, before starting their trek challenge.
Distinguished guests and speakers at the Opening Ceremony include: Dr. Mark
Wainberg, Co-Chair of the XVI International AIDS Conference, The Honourable Scott
Brison, MP, Kings-Hants, The Honourable Olivia Chow, MP, Trinty-Spadina, and The
Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-term Care for the
Province of Ontario and MPP.
Event Location: Cawthra Park AIDS Memorial, Church and Wellesley Streets,
Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Register to hike, or volunteer, at www.aidstrek.ca; or call +1-877-286-1618 for
more information.
Date: August 13, 2006
Time: 9am-12noon
Organizer: Stephen Lewis Foundation
Event Name: Grandmothers’ Solidarity Walk, Sing-In, and Fair
Event Description: Everyone welcome! The Solidarity Walk will include 300
Grandmothers from across sub-Saharan Africa and Canada, ending with a Sing-In.
Event Location: Participants in the Solidarity Walk will gather in the SQUARE
directly behind Metro Hall (55 John Street). The Walk will then travel to the CBC
Building (250 Front Street West). At the CBC Atrium, there will be a special program
for up to 600 grandmothers, volunteers, organizers, and members of the public. A
fair that profiles the income-generating and educational projects of the
grandmothers will follow the short programme in the atrium.
Contact Details
Name: oline Twiss, Campaign Coordinator, Stephen Lewis Foundation
Address: 260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 2E4
E-mail: campaigncoord@stephenlewisfoundation.org
Telephone: +1-416-533-9292 Ext. 234
Fax: +1-416-850-4910
Website: www.stephenlewisfoundation.org
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Time: 16:00-18:30
Organizer: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Event Name: AIDS Treatment Now! March
Event Description: Rally and March. The AIDS Treatment Now! advocacy march
will bring attention to the desperate need of lifesaving ARV treatment worldwide. It is
with great hope that this march moves a call to action of Time to Deliver. This march
will not only unite People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) from around the world and
give a voice to PLWHAs from resource poor countries but give voice to the
Conference theme: Time to Deliver! The short 5 block march will lead all participants
to the Conference opening event at Rogers Center. Water will be provided. U.S.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee to participate, as well as actress/advocate Sheryl Lee
Ralph.
Event Location: Grange Park (enter on Beverly Street - between Queen Street and
Dundas Street), Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Terri Ford, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Address: 6255 W. Sunset Blvd. 21st Floor, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90028
E-mail: Terri.Ford@aidshealth.org
Telephone: +1-323-860-5211 or International Cell: +1-213-399-1001 (Please use
as of August 3, 2006)
Fax: +1-323-962-8513
Website: www.aidshealth.org
Date: August 14, 2006
Time: 07:00-08:30
Organizer: The Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS
Event Name: Women’s & Girls' Rally & March
Event Description: Join the Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS’
rally and march to demonstrate support, raise awareness and demand action on
issues related to women and girls in the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Guest speakers include
Mary Robinson, Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga, US Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Kecia
Larkin, Dr. Helene Gayle, Louise Binder, Hedy Fry, and Stephen Lewis. After the
march, registered delegates can proceed to the first plenary sessions, including the
plenary on women and girls. Join us in this vital statement of solidarity!
Event Location: Metro Hall Square on King Street West (between Simcoe and John
Streets)
Contact Details
Name: Leah Stephenson, Blueprint for Action on Women and Girls and HIV/AIDS
Address: C/O: Canadian AIDS Society, 800 - 190 O'Connor St., Ottawa, ON, Canada
K2P 2R3
E-mail: leah@ctac.ca
Telephone: +1-416-422-0114
Fax: +1-416-422-0114
Website: http://www.ctac.ca

                           Associated Cultural Events

Associated Cultural Events are events organized in conjunction with the AIDS 2006
Cultural Activities Programme – Viral Culture. Similar to official Affiliated Events, they
are organized independently and held away from the main Conference site. The
Associated Cultural Events have been approved and recognized by the Cultural
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include visual arts, music and other innovative mediums of expression. Events take
place across the City of Toronto and are open to the public.

Date: Exhibit: August 1-31, 2006, Official Opening and Reception: Friday August 11,
2006
Time: Exhibit 07:00-24:00; Official Opening and Reception 20:00-22:00
Organizer: United Nations Population Fund. The Chasing the Dream exhibit is A
United Nations Interagency Initiative: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
(DESA), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Population Fund
(UNFPA), Youth Employment Network (YEN), UN Millennium Campaign, and World
Bank
Event Name: Chasing the Dream: Youth Faces of the Millennium Development
Goals
Event Description: Chasing the Dream uses images and stories to highlight young
people's desire for a better life as embodied in the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs), a framework to help the world's poorest nations make significant and
measurable progress towards a better life and future for their people by 2015, signed
by all 189 UN Member States. World-class journalists Roberto Guareschi and Diego
Goldberg profiled the lives of eight young people in different locations - Brazil,
Cambodia, India, Jamaica, Uganda, Morocco, the Kyangwali refugee settlement in
North Uganda and the Ukraine - exploring their difficult living situations and their
intense desire, whatever the odds, to lead better lives. Young people themselves
were invited to comment, in photography and writing, on their own particular likes
and dislikes, hopes and fears, and explore some of the social issues that frame their
lives. This exhibit will interest a broad audience, including government ministers,
policy-makers, researchers, community workers, young people, and the general
public. The month-long exhibit is made possible through the generous support of
Hart House, the Centre for International Health, and Student Affairs, University of
Toronto. Chasing the Dream is funded by the Government of Finland.
The gala opening on Friday 11th August will feature Laurie Garrett the only author
ever to win all three of journalism’s Big "Ps": The Peabody, The Polk and The Pulitzer
(twice). Garrett is also the best-selling author of The Coming Plague: Newly
Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of
Global Public Health. Also featured will be entertainment provided by the Montreal-
based band The Stills and The Positive Voice Theatre Troupe, a community
based non-profit organization led by, and for, women living with HIV/AIDS. Other
speakers include United Nations Population Fund HIV/AIDS Branch chief Steven
Kraus, and Jason Richards, one of the young people profiled in the exhibit.
Event Location: Map Room (exhibit), Great Hall (opening), Hart House, 7 Hart
House Circle, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3H3
Contact Details
Name: Martine Mangion, Consultant, Adolescent Youth Cluster, Reproductive Health
Branch/TSD, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Address: 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA 10017
E-mail: mangion@unfpa.org
Telephone: +1-212-297-5107
Website: www.chasingdream.org
Date: Exhibit: August 2 – September 2, 2006; Official Opening and Reception:
August 9, 2006
Time: Exhibit: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday by appointment only;
Official Opening and Reception 17:00 – 20:00



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Organizer: Kerry Fitzmaurice, Rebecca Gallery and smART
Event Name: Impact AIDS: 10 Years of Broken Promises
Event Description: An artists' response to Stephen Lewis’ 2005 Massey Lecture,
Race Against time, Impact Aids explores long term effects of the Aids pandemic in
Africa, particularly as it affects women and children. Other components of the
exhibition juxtapose and contrast the response and minimal impact on North
American society of the ongoing devastation in Africa. The artwork includes painting,
mixed media pieces and an outdoor installation piece.
Event Location: Rebecca Gallery, 317 Grace Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M6G 3A7
Contact Details
Name: Kerry Fitzmaurice, Gallerist, Rebecca Gallery
Address: 317 Grace Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M6G 3A7
E-mail: info@rebeccagallery.com
Telephone: +1-416-537-8213
Website: http://www.rebeccagallery.com/
Date: Exhibit: August 8 - 26, 2006; Opening Celebration: August 11, 2006
Time: Exhibit: Tuesdays - Fridays 12:00-18:00, Some Saturdays 11:00-15:00;
Opening Celebration 19:00-21:00
Organizer: Art.e.ms
Event Name: Lovers in a Dangerous Time: Erotic Art and Safer Sex
Event Description: The tradition of erotic art is extensive though seldom explored
as the basis for contemporary exhibitions. As their contribution to the global dialogue
on sexual health, a group of Peterborough artists have taken on the challenge of
creating work celebrating loving, caring, interactions and intimacy, as well as sex as
something that can be flirtatious, frivolous, humorous, sensuous and life-enhancing.
Most Western-led discussions about sexual health have focused on warnings of "what
not to do." In this exhibition the artists focus instead on sexual pleasures that can
be experienced with less risk. There are challenges in addressing pleasure in safer-
sex work: how people experience pleasure is influenced by power structures such as
gender, class, and race as well as by the globalized media. In this visual exploration
of safer sex we see the need to take account of how pleasure is constructed, as well
as the diversity of how pleasure is experienced by individuals in different contexts.
The exhibition includes both representations of and allusions to ways of engaging in
loving, safe interactions. The intention is to explore eroticism in 2006: provoke
thought, stimulate discussion and provide practical inspiration. This art exhibition
embraces the opportunity to celebrate life forces, our bodies, the essence of human
creativity, and attempts to raise awareness of these important issues.
Event Location: Artspace, 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, ON, Canada
K9J 7X6
Contact Details
Name: Iga Janik, Director, Programming Inquiries, Artspace
Address: 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7X6
E-mail: info@artspace-arc.org
Telephone: +1-705-748-3883
Fax: +1-705-748-3224
Website: http://www.artspace-arc.org/
Date: August 8 - September 8, 2006
Time: Monday - Friday 11:00-14:00
Organizer: PhotoSensitive
Event Name: Selections from AIDS: Picture Change
Event Description: An intimate look into the battle against HIV/AIDS in Kenya,
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PhotoSensitive's world-class photographers. Special photographers workshop on
August 22, 2006, 12:15-13:00. Lunch provided. Please contact PhotoSensitive to
register or visit www.fcpevents.com.
Event Location: First Canadian Place Gallery, 100 King Street West, Street Level,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5X 1A9
Contact Details
Name: Oksana Sushko or Andrew Stawicki, PhotoSensitive
Address: 4242 Rockwood Road, Mississauga, ON, Canada L4W 1L8
E-mail: info@photosensitive.com
Telephone: +1-905-282-9074
Fax: +1-905-272-0474
Website: www.photosensitive.com
Date: August 9 - 18, 2006; Opening Reception: Monday, August 14, 2006
Time: Exhibition: Wednesday August 9th – Friday, August 11th, 12:00-17:00 and
19:00-21:00; Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13th, 12:00-17:00;
Wednesday, August 14th – Thursday, August 17th, 12:00-17:00 and 19:00-21:00;
Friday, August 18th, 12:00-17:00; Opening Reception: August 14th, 19:00- 21:00
Organizer: Casey House Hospice
Event Name: Beyond HIV: An Exhibition of Art
Event Description: Exhibit art created by clients and gifted to Casey House
Hospice, archival records, and personally owned art. This exhibit will chronicle the
life of HIV+ clients, capturing both the chaos of the illness and celebration of life.
This exhibition will celebrate the PHA’s ability to channel the emotions of living with
HIV/AIDS and the creative expression of the human spirit. The exhibit provides an
alternative experiential learning opportunity for conference delegates and
opportunity to participate in the cultural community of the conference. Lastly, the
exhibit celebrates the lives of those who lived and who live with HIV/AIDS. This
exhibit will demonstrate the value of art expression as a medium for coping with
HIV/AIDS.
Event Location: Red Head Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 115, Toronto,
ON, Canada M5V 3A8
Contact Details
Name: Lynn Muir, Casey House Hospice
Address: 9 Huntley Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4Y 2K8
E-mail: lmuir@caseyhouse.on.ca
Telephone: +1-416-962-4040 Ext. 287
Fax: +1- 416-907-7186
Website: www.caseyhouse.com or www.caseyhouse.com
Date: Exhibition: August 16 - November 26, 2006; Toronto Performance: August 9,
2006, International Performance: August 14, 2006, Artists’ Talk: August 16, 2006
Time: Exhibition: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-21:00; Saturday - Sunday
10:00-17:30; Toronto Performance 19:00; International Performance 20:00; Artists’
Talk 19:00
Organizer: Art Gallery of Ontario
Event Name: Present Tense: Ultra-red SILENT|LISTEN
Event Description: Composed of statements by AIDS activists, organizers,
researchers, artists and people living with HIV/AIDS, SILENT|LISTEN builds a public
record of the AIDS epidemic in North America. With references to John Cage, Robert
Rauschenberg and Gran Fury, an exhibition and performance series invokes the vital
role played by the arts in HIV/AIDS education, cultural critique, political organizing
and direct action. Performances combine spoken word, real-time digital sound
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into the record their reflections on the twenty-five years of the AIDS crisis. A
performance on August 9, 2006 at 7pm, will focus directly on the impact of the AIDS
crisis on the city of Toronto. On August 14, 2006 at 8pm, a second performance will
bring together international AIDS researchers, individuals working with AIDS service
organizations, participants from previous SILENT|LISTEN performances across North
America and internationally known electronic musicians. All events take place at the
AGO. By showing their badges, delegates will be admitted free to the AGO, in
addition to receiving a deeply discounted rate to the Andy Warhol exhibition, for the
period of August 16 – 18 (open late until 9 pm).
Event Location: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON,
Canada M5T 1G4
Contact Details
Name: Michelle Jacques, Assistant Curator Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario
Address: 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1G4
E-mail: michelle_jacques@ago.net
Telephone: +1-416-979-6608
Fax: +1-416-979-6666
Website: www.ago.net/exhibitions/ultrared
Date: Opening Reception: August 12, 2006; Exhibit: August 13-21, 2006
Time: Reception 15:00-18:00; August 13-21 - 12:00-18:00
Organizer: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Event Name: AfricAlive - Portraits of Success
Event Description: These life-size Portraits of Success of hopeful and healthy ART
clients in Uganda and South Africa serve as a catalyst for global action on treatment
access. It also seeks to focus on the personal lives saved through anti-retroviral
medication. This moving exhibit showcases to the conference delegates that ARV
treatment works and that it is truly time to deliver. Actress/advocate Sheryl Lee
Ralph to attend.
Event Location: A-Space Gallery, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 110, Toronto,
ON, Canada M5V 3A8 (Closest Major Intersection: Richmond and Spadina)
Contact Details
Name: Terri Ford, AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Address: 6255 W. Sunset Blvd. 21st Floor, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90028
E-mail: Terri.Ford@aidshealth.org
Telephone: +1-323-860-5211 or International Cell: +1-213-399-1001 (Please use
as of August 3, 2006)
Fax: +1-323-962-8513
Website: www.aidshealth.org
Date: August 14, 2006
Time: 18:00 – 20:00 (formalities at 18:30)
Organizer: PhotoSensitive & the Coalition for HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa
Event Name: AIDS: Picture Change photo exhibit opening
Event Description: An intimate look into the battle against HIV/AIDS in Kenya,
Mozambique, Ethiopia, India, Cambodia and Canada, as seen through the lenses of
PhotoSensitive's world-class photographers. Exhibit will be opened by the Canadian
Coalition on HIV/AIDS and Youth in Africa, PhotoSensitive photographers, with
welcoming address by The Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of International
Cooperation. Exhibit runs from August 12-25 (gallery space open Mon-Sun, 07:00-
24:00).
Event Location: Allen Lambert Galleria, BCE Place, 181 Bay Street, Ground Level
Toronto, ON, Canada M5J 2T3




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Contact Details
Name: Oksana Sushko or Andrew Stawicki, PhotoSensitive
Address: 4242 Rockwood Road, Mississauga, ON, Canada L4W 1L8
E-mail: info@photosensitive.com
Telephone: +1-905-282-9074
Fax: +1-905-272-0474
Website: www.photosensitive.com
Date: August 14-15, 2006
Time: Doors Open 18:30, Show 19:00-21:00
Organizer: The 411 Initiative for Change
Event Name: Connect: HIV/AIDS & Youth
Event Description: The Corner is a multimedia theatrical performances featuring
contemporary Canadian musicians and using pop culture to provide HIV/AIDS
education to young people. The presentation merges spoken word, hip-hop, song,
theatre, video and comedy to provide a presentation aimed to increase awareness
and knowledge on how HIV/AIDS affects young people and to engage young people
in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This program has toured across Canada to over
20,000 Canadian youth and features performances by Melanie Durrant, Rochester
aka Juice, Eternia, Dwayne Morgan and is lead by hip-hop educator Will Strickland.
The key message of this program is that young people and children are among the
most affected and most vulnerable demographic to HIV/AIDS, yet they are also the
window of change and opportunity. Tickets for these performances are free but must
be requested on-line at: www.whatsthe411.ca as of July 15, 2006. Group ticket
inquiries should be directed to connect@whatsthe411.ca.
Event Location: Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, 165 Front Street East,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5A 3Z4
Contact Details
Name: Tamara Dawit, The 411 Initiative for Change
Address: PO Box 50028, 224 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5V 1Z0
E-mail: connect@whatsthe411.ca
Telephone: +1-647-438-9436
Fax: +1-866-696-4549
Website: www.whatsthe411.ca
Date: August 15–17, 2006
Time: 20:00
Organizer: Casey House Foundation
Event Name: DQ' 06 "LUCKY LADY"
Event Description: DQ, Casey House's original fundraising event, started in 1986
and showcases the talent and commitment of Toronto’s drag community, while
supporting programs that help people affected by HIV/AIDS. This year's show,
Lucky Lady, is a lively homage to the glamour and seediness of Hollywood and
should not be missed. For more information visit: www.dqonstage.org TICKETS:
$40.00 available at www.uofttix.ca or Call: +1-416-978-8849
Event Location: Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 3H3
Contact Details
Name: Bill Calkins, Casey House Foundation
Address: 119 Isabella Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4Y 1P2
E-mail: bcalkins@caseyhouse.on.ca
Telephone: +1-416-962-4040 Ext. 234
Fax: +1-416-962-5595
Website: www.dqonstage.org



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Date: August 17, 2006
Time: 18:00-21:00
Organizer: Le Centre des Jeunes Francophone de Toronto
Event Name: Cocktail interculturel – SIDA2006!/Intercultural Cocktail – AIDS2006!
Event Description: Le CJFT will receive 50 African women & youth delegates for its
Intercultural Gourmet Cocktail Reception at the Tam Tam Cyber Café, a unique
Social Enterprise initiative for youth providing an Economic Development Program
and its HIV/AIDS Prevention Education Initiative for francophone youth. The evening
will be enlightened with gourmet African “delice,” art exhibit, music & speeches from
dignitaries and local NGOs. Keynote speaker: Councilor Kyle Rae
Event Location: Tam Tam Cyber Café - Social Enterprise, 86 Nassau Street,
Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1M5
Contact Details
Name: Karine Morin, Le Centre des Jeunes Francophone de Toronto
Address: 22 College Street, Suite 202, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1K2
E-mail: karine@centredesjeunes.org
Telephone: +1-416-934-0588 Ext. 22
Fax: +1-416-934-0590
Website: www.centredesjeunes.org
Date: August 17, 2006
Time: 21:00-22:00
Organizer: The 519 Community Centre, AIDS Committee of Toronto, Casey House,
The Church of the Holy Trinity, The City of Toronto, Fife House, Loft Community
Services – McEwan House, Metropolitan Community Church, Pride Toronto, Toronto
District School Board.
Event Name: International AIDS Vigil
Event Description: The International AIDS Vigil in Yonge Dundas Square will bring
the World HIV/AIDS community together to publicly mourn those lost to HIV/AIDS.
The Vigil will reflect many aspects of living with AIDS- grief, remembrance,
celebration, hope, and the fight for a cure. We will honour those we have lost both in
music, words and silence. The event will be sign language interpreted. The candle
lighting ceremony will involve participants who represent the losses of many
communities to AIDS. Those in attendance will participate in lighting the square with
white glow sticks and will be invited to call out the names of the people they are
especially honouring that night. A moment of silence will be called. Additional
performances and closing remarks will bring the Vigil to a close. 9-10 p.m. in Yonge
Dundas Square, August 17, 2006.
Event Location: Yonge and Dundas Square, Toronto, ON, Canada
Contact Details
Name: Helen Rykens, The 519 Community Centre
Address: 519 Church Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4Y 2C9
E-mail: info@the519.org
Telephone: +1-416-392-6878 Ext. 102
Fax: +1-416-392-0519
Website: www.the519.org




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