Finding Local Services to support you in getting the sex you want!

The Ontario HIV and Sexual Health Info-Line:

A free, province-wide anonymous counselling service on HIV, STIs, safer sex, referrals to sexual health services, testing information, harm reduction in drug use and needle exchange information.

416-392-2437 / 1-800-668-2437 (English and multilingual Line)

If you are looking for services in your community, you can get in touch with your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO). Staff at these organizations are experienced in gay men’s health and can talk to you about many of the topics explored on this website, including where to access community support, testing locations for HIV/STIs, how to connect to HIV treatment, provide free condoms and help you find out how it may be possible to access PEP or PrEP in your community. PEP and PrEP may be difficult to get access to and your local ASO will have the most up-to-date information about how they might be available in your community.

2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations

145 Front Street, Suite 105

Toronto, M5A 1E3

(416) 944-9300

www.2spirits.com

Action positive V1H/sida

543 Yonge Street, 4th Floor

Toronto, M4Y 1Y5

(647) 393-6656

www.actionpositivevihsida.org

Africans in Partnership Against AIDS

526 Richmond Street East, 2nd Floor

Toronto, M5A 1R3

(416) 924-5256

www.apaa.ca

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

19 Main Street

Ottawa, K1S 1A9

(613) 238-5014

www.aco-cso.ca

AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area

637 – 641 King Street West, Unit 203

Kitchener, N2G 1C7

(519) 570-3687

www.acckwa.com

AIDS Committee of Durham Region

22 King Street West, Suite 202

Oshawa, L1H 1A3

(905) 576-1445

www.aidsdurham.com

AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area

269 Main St. West, Suite 201

North Bay, P1B 2T8

(705) 497-3560

www.aidsnorthbay.com

AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)

543 Yonge Street, 4th Floor

Toronto, M4Y 1Y5

(416) 340-2437

www.actoronto.org

AIDS Committee of Windsor

511 Pelissier Street

Windsor, N9A 4L2

(519) 973-0222

www.aidswindsor.org

AIDS Committee of York Region

10909 Yonge Street, Suite 203

Richmond Hill, L4C 3E3

(905) 884-0613

www.acyr.org

The AIDS Network

140 King Street, East, Suite 101

Hamilton, L8N 1B2

(905) 528-0854

www.aidsnetwork.ca

The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

120 Carlton Street, Suite 315

Toronto, M5A 4K3

(416) 599-2727

www.asaap.ca

Asian Community AIDS Services

260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 410

Toronto, M5T 2E4

(416) 963-4300

www.acas.org

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

20 Victoria Street, 4th Floor

Toronto, M5C 2N8

(416) 977-9955

www.black-cap.com

CATIE

555 Richmond Street, West, Suite 505, Box 1104

Toronto, M5V 3B1

(416) 203-7122

www.catie.ca

Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples

201 – 120 Carlton St, Toronto, ON

Toronto, M5A 4K3

(416) 928-2500

www.spanishservices.org

Centre Francophone

555 Richmond Street West

Toronto, M5V 3B1

(416) 922-2672

http://www.centrefranco.org/

Elevate North West Ontario

574 Memorial Ave

Thunder Bay, P7B 3Z2

(807) 345-1516

www.elevatenwo.org

Gay Men’s Wellness Initiative

251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor

Ottawa, K2P 1X3

(613)-440-3237

roberto@ogmwi.onmicrosoft.com

The Gilbert Centre

80 Bradford Street, Suite 555

Barrie, L4N 6S7

(705) 722-6778

www,gilbertcentre.ca 

 

Gay Zone

420 Cooper St

Ottawa, K2P 0H2

(613) 580-2610

http://www.aco-cso.ca/gayzonegaie

Group Health Centre HIV/AIDS Resource Program (HARP)

240 McNabb St.

Sault Ste. Marie, P6B 1Y5

(705) 759-5690

https://www.ghc.on.ca

Hassle Free Clinic

66 Gerrard St. East

Toronto, M5B 1G3

(416) 922-0506

www.hasslefreeclinic.org

HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS)

844a Princess Street

Kingston, K7L 1G5

(613) 545-3698

www.hars.ca

HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH)

Unit 115–89 Dawson Road

Guelph, N1H 1B1

(519) 763-2255

www.archguelph.ca

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (Oahas)

7 Hayden Street, Suite 201

Toronto, M4Y 2P2

(416) 944-9481

www.oahas.org

Ottawa Sexual Health Clinic

179 Clarence Street

Ottawa, K1N 5P7

(613) 580-2424

http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/public-health

Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN)

7700 Hurontario Street

Misissaugua, L6Y 5B4

(905) 361-0523

www.phan.ca

Peterbourough AIDS Resource Network (PARN)

159 King Street, Suite 302

Peterbourgh, K9J 2R8

(705) 749-9110

www.parn.ca

 Positive Living Niagara

120 Queenston Street

St. Catharines, L2R 2Z3

(905) 984-8684

www.positivelivingniagara.com

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC)

#30 – 186 King Street

London, N6A 1C7

(519) 434-1601

www.hivaidsconnection.ca

 

Reseau ACCESS Network

111 Elm Street, Suite 203

Sudbury, P3C 1T3

(705) 688-0500

www.reseauaccessnetwork.com

 

Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (PWA)

200 Gerrard Street East, 2nd Floor

Toronto, M5A 2E6

(416) 506-1400

www.pwatoronto.org

Toronto Public Health

277 Victoria Street, 9th Floor

Toronto, M5B 1W2

(416) 338-7600

Click here for their website

 

 

 

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About the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) is a network of AIDS service organizations (ASO), whose mission is to support its members in building their own capacity, and the capacity among other service providers in their communities, to offer sexual health, HIV, and other services that meet the needs of cis- and trans-gender gay, bisexual, queer, two spirit and other men who have sex with men in Ontario.

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About The Sex You Want

The GMSH first launched The Sex You Want as a partnership with the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) in 2011. The resource was designed to provide gay men with information on emerging HIV prevention knowledge in a way that was sex positive, accurate, and supported guys in making informed decisions about the sex they were having. The campaign was well received by gay men and organizations providing sexual health programs for them.

Four years later, we have more knowledge supported by robust evidence on the effectiveness of HIV prevention strategies. While not all of these HIV prevention strategies, like PrEP, are easily accessible at this time, it is important that gay men are aware of them and understand how to use them effectively. The GMSH felt that it was time to update and redevelop The Sex You Want into an engaging, innovative, and interactive website that made it easy to access information on HIV preventions strategies. It was important to the GMSH that the Sex You Want translated up-to-date evidence on HIV prevention in a way that was evidence based, easy to access, sex positive, non-shaming, non-stigmatizing, and celebratory about having sex that feels good.

The GMSH worked with its creative partners Art & Science and Light up the Sky to create the revised Sex You Want campaign. This work was supported by a Steering Committee made up of Ontario knowledge experts in HIV and representatives from the following GMSH working groups: The Poz Prevention Working Group, The Gay, Bi, Queer Trans Men’s Working Group, Alliance of Aboriginal and Racialized Men’s Working Group, and the Rural Suburban Working Group. Perspectives and insights from these working groups were essential to the development of The Sex You Want.

The GMSH was also supported by a number of knowledge experts in HIV prevention and care who supported the content writer through the rigorous scientific review of the content. This included CATIE, the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) & St. Michaels Hospital.

Our thanks to all who supported the development of this resource. We hope that you find it helpful!