Peer Program



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 Manager of Volunteers & Peer Engagement or The Peer To Peer Educator


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!


 You can view Wayne Bristow’s photography at
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