ACCKWA’s response to Covid-19 includes Survive to Thrive 2.0
among it’s cancellations and postponements.

Stay tuned for a possible fall date!


If you are a person living with HIV and you like learning more about yourself; connecting with peers; and self-care activity; this retreat is for you.

2019 was an excellent retreat!

S2T Registration Form Here.   Deadline is May 1st; you will be notified by May 5th of your registration status.  Please email your form to or mail to

5 – 1770 King St East
Kitchener, ON  N2G 2P1

S2T is an effort by the AIDS Bereavement & Resiliency Program of Ontario to respond to the needs of long-term survivors for supportive ways to address multiple loss.

ACCKWA has participated in many S2T Retreats with ABRPO throughout our history.  Since the creation of ACCKWA’s TTOA WG, Peers have been trained in facilitation so that they could create a larger scope for supporting their Peers.

Click here to learn more about the Survive To Thrive Background

After feedback from Peers and participants our S2T retreat looks much different than the multiple loss journey.  The agenda is all about growth, building skills and self-care learning. Our Peer Facilitators develop retreat activities that focus on motivation and how to support each other. The retreat usually happens in May and people living with HIV are welcome to register.  If you are a registered client at ACCKWA or ARCH or RHAC your retreat costs are covered by your agency, if not, you can still register but there will be a cost for you to attend. There are limited spots and all applicants will be notified whether or not they are accepted.  For more information contact The Manager of Volunteers & Peer Engagement.

The retreat is 3 – 4 days at Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre – 7098 Concession 1, Puslinch in a camp setting with shared accommodations in rooms of 2+ bunkbeds.

This is a working retreat with self-care activities on the agenda.  The Peers strive to create a supportive atmosphere that provides opportunity to learn how to develop skills and build the capacity for each individual.


Sharing their experience:

Survive to Thrive (#42)