Toronto Public Health urges vaccination against bacterial meningitis for MSM (men who have sex with men) travelling to New York.
Since 2010, Twenty-two cases of bacterial meningitis have been reported in New York City among MSM. Public health authorities in New York have disclosed that seven of the 22 infected people have died, including three from the most recent five cases.
Cases of meningitis related to the New York outbreak have not been reported in Canada. However, because of travel and subsequent connections between sexual networks of MSM in the U.S. and Canada, Toronto Public Health recommends that MSM who are planning to travel to New York City receive the ACYW-135 meningococcal conjugate vaccine, if they are HIV-positive or may have close or intimate contact with other men in New York City.
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Congratulations Joseph Babcock for winning the ‘Volunteers Grow Community’ Award!
The United Way Volunteer Centre has selected it’s winners for the annual Volunteers Grow Community Awards to honour Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington residents who make a positive difference in our community.
As part of National Volunteer Week the spot light will shine on dedicated individuals in celebration of their significant contribution to the community through volunteerism!
Joseph has been an inspiration to all of us at HARS; his dedication, compassion and creativity has truly impacted our agency and our community.
Thank-you Joseph, for all that you have done!
Opening Doors/Changing Lives
HARS (HIV/AIDS Regional Services) will be holding open auditions for our upcoming HARS 25th Anniversary. Our celebration theme is OPENING DOORS / CHANGING LIVES.
We are currently searching for several volunteer acts to fill an hour of entertainment for our anniversary, which could revolve around our theme and /or agency.
This fantastic celebration will be held at THE RENAISSANCE on November 2, 2013. We will be featuring guest speakers, dinner, entertainment and a dance will follow. Anticipated guest list is 100 plus, so you must be ready to put aside any stage fright.
Please prepare your comedy / dramatic sketch or monologue, song, poem, with or without musical background (your choice) or any act that you may feel would be of any entertaining interest and value towards our celebrations.
This is a voluntary call out, therefore there is no compensation towards your contribution, but many thanks will be given. All acts should not exceed 15 minutes and must bring all necessary props to successfully complete or enhance their performance.
If you are interested in trying out for this event please leave your name, telephone number and e-mail address at HARS, with a brief description of your talent so that we may contact you to arrange a date for try-outs.
Anticipated date of try outs will be given near the end of September 2013. Please contact the HARS office prior to August 2013 if interested
Thank you to all anticipated participants!
As we all know the pennies are being taken out of circulation. We all probably have some in a jar or bowl. This is a way that you can make them count. We are collecting pennies (for that matter any loose change) and with the change we are going to purchase a piece of kitchen equipment for Jeannie’s Place. That means your loose change will make a huge impact on the life of the service users who use this service. So help us in making this happen by dropping off your coins in the large jar at the front of the office.
FUSE is a drop-in for LGBTTIQ youth (under 19). Come on in to chill out, grab a snack, meet new people, chat, get info & much more.
Every Tuesday 3:30-5:30pm
20 Montreal St
For info contact Amanda at 613-545-3698 or email email@example.com
Our group is held on the second Tuesday of the month.
Contact Allison Cope or John MacTavish in person or by phone:
613 545 3698 to sign up!