This program provides the opportunity for people living with or personally affected by HIV/AIDS to take their personal experiences and translate them into messages aimed at educating others about HIV/AIDS, reducing levels of stigma and discrimination, and creating supporting environments for those story tellers.
This platform allows speakers to:
- increase knowledge and awareness of HIV/AIDS and the agency in Waterloo Region
- experience the therapeutic process of sharing their own knowledge and experiences
- have a positive influence on the participants by educating others about HIV/AIDS and providing an opportunity in which participants can openly discuss issues
- contribute to the development of a safe learning environment, which promotes open discussion, self-esteem and healthy ways of living.
Read some of the stories from our Speaker’s Bureau Volunteers.