Peer Program

THE PEER ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

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The Peer Engagement Program is focused on building compentency, self-efficacy, and leadership skills of Peers in Waterloo Region.  A Peer in the Peer Engagement Program at ACCKWA is a person living with HIV who is a volunteer.

Our programming works to reduce HIV-related stigma and discrimination and influence behaviour change among groups at risk for HIV infection.

Grounded in the GIPA Principle, this program provides:

  • Leadership development and empowerment activities for Peers
  • Training and skills development to speak at educational engagements as part of the Speakers Bureau program
  • Support and development through the Turning to One Another Working Group

For more information about Peer programs, contact The Coordinator of Volunteers & Peer Engagement

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Acronyms commonly used in the Peer Engagement Program:

PHA or Peer  (a person living with HIV/AIDS)
TTOA WG  (Turning To One Another Working Group)
S2T  (Survive To Thrive)
GIPA  (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS)
ABRPO (The AIDS Bereavement & Resiliency Program of Ontario)

 Fundraising With Peers

Some ways that Peers have created to raise funds for their programs are
through crafting and photography!

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 You can view Wayne Bristow’s photography at  https://www.flickr.com/photos/55679020@N04/
His photos are available on art cards at the ACCKWA office.

Amazing collages created by Peers led by Art For AIDS  12″ x 12″ prints $30 each

 

 

 

 

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