Action Séro Zéro
C.P. 246, succ. C, Montreal, QC H2L 4K1
Phone: (514) 521-7778
Fax: (514) 521-7665
Web site: www.sero-zero.qc.ca
Contact: Christian Joubert
Male Sex Trade Workers Program
Description: This program is aimed at three
categories of sex trade workers: dancers, escorts and
Goal: The program aims to empower sex trade workers
with regards to their physical and psychological health,
with a focus on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and STIs.
We also aim to demystify the sex trade for health care
professionals and our partners in community organizations.
Services: Evening drop-in; needle exchange; distribution
of condoms and lube; support; street outreach; referrals;
information; food; STI screening; accompaniment for
HIV/AIDS and STI screening tests; and more.
Youth Involvement: The program aims to be responsive
to the needs of youth, so we use their feedback when
planning our services and activities. Youth are invited
to get involved in "The Urban Cowboy", a newspaper
for sex trade workers that we created in collaboration
with Anonymous, which includes a list of bad clients.
Age Range: 17 and up
Language(s): French above all, and English
Contact: Jean-Félix Perron
Description: Re-Pairs is a group made up of male
gay youth who are interested in and re?ect on the realities
of HIV/AIDS and gay life through artistic creation (dance,
video, painting, writing, sculpture, etc.).
Goal: To increase awareness of HIV/AIDS; to demystify
homosexuality; and to prevent homophobia through artistic
Services: Individual psychosocial support; accompaniment
for HIV/AIDS and STI testing; artistic presentations
to the community.
Youth Involvement: Two groups of ten youth are formed
every year to create a common artistic project which
is then presented in the community.
Age Range: 18-30
AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM)
2075 Plessis, Basement Level, Montreal, QC H2L 2Y4
Phone: (514) 527-0928
Fax: (514) 527-0701
Web site: www.accmontreal.org
Contact: Odette Pretty, Education and Prevention
HIV/AIDS Prevention Workshop Series
Description: This series of five interactive
workshops is designed to provide accurate information
and encourage people to make and maintain choices they're
comfortable with regarding sex, pleasure and their health.
Issues behind prevention are also addressed such as
creating healthy relationships, sexuality, and stigma/discrimination.
Goal: To improve HIV awareness and build skills
for sexual health by providing accurate information
as well as addressing some of the reasons people engage
in risky behaviour.
Services: We offer workshops ("The ABC's
of HIV", "Safer Sexuality" and "Smart
Body Art"); answer anonymous questions over the
phone and through e-mail; and refer people to our Web
site for information on HIV, sex, condom comebacks,
drug use, and safer body art.
Youth Involvement: We train and support youth volunteers
to deliver all of the workshops, and this team meets
several times a year for ongoing training and to plan
future activities. They suggest new workshop topics,
evaluate and adapt the activities and materials, and
evaluate their own workshops.
Age Range: 14-25
Youth Leadership Program
Description: Youth volunteers are trained and
supported to create, adapt, deliver and evaluate prevention
Goal: To develop presentation and leadership
skills in the youth that participate.
Services: We offer basic presentation training
once a year and follow-up training or feedback opportunities
four times a year. We produce a resource manual that
includes all of our workshops, personal accounts by
people living with HIV, theories about behaviour change,
and ways to talk about emotionally charged subjects.
Youth Involvement: Youth volunteers suggest topics for
upcoming trainings and do outreach to publicize and
book new workshops.
Age Range: 18-25
Centre for AIDS Services of Montreal (Women)/Centre
d'action sida Montréal (femmes)
1750 St-André, Montreal, QC H2L 3T8
Phone: (514) 495-0990
Fax: (514) 495-8087
Web site: www.netrover.com/~casm
Contact: Kathleen Myers
HIV Prevention in Schools
Description: Testimonials given by individuals
living with HIV/AIDS, including youth, to high schools
and community organizations, plus quizzes and games
designed to test their knowledge.
Goal: To create awareness, and prevent HIV/AIDS.
Services: Testimonials are offered as a method
of HIV/AIDS prevention education, followed by a question
period. Individual counselling is available upon request.
Youth Involvement: Youth offer personal testimonials
about living with HIV/AIDS.
Age Range: 13-25
Language(s): French and English
Coalition sida des sourds du Québec (CSSQ)
320-2075, rue Plessis, Montreal, QC H2L 2Y4
Phone: (514) 521-1780 (ATS) S.R.B. 1-800-855-0511
Fax: (514) 521-1137
Contact: Michel Turgeon
A Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Description: CSSQ works to educate Quebec's
deaf community about the risks of contracting HIV and
STIs. Many youth use the services offered by CSSQ.
Goal: To offer support and HIV/AIDS prevention-education
to deaf and hard of hearing youth.
Services: Support (discussion groups, support
groups, interpretation and more) and prevention-education
(safer-sex workshops, awareness activities, condom distribution,
HIV/AIDS and STI information and more).
Youth Involvement: Youth have created an illustrated
handbook about HIV/AIDS prevention aimed at educating
deaf and hard of hearing youth in a school setting.
Age Range: 12-25
Comité des personnes atteintes du VIH du Québec
310-2075, rue Plessis, Montreal, QC H2L 2Y4
Phone: (514) 521-8720
Fax: (514) 521-9633
Web site: www.cpavih.qc.ca
(see J.A.S.E. below)
Les Enfants de Béthanie
8454, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC H2P 2G8
Phone: (514) 384-8160
Fax: (514) 384-3092
Web site: www.familis.org/enfantsdebéthanie
(see J.A.S.E. below)
1611, rue Dorion, Montreal, QC H2K 4A5
Phone: (514) 597-0554
Fax: (514) 597-2788
Web site: www.maisonpleincoeur.org
Jeunes Adultes Séropositifs(tives) Ensemble (J.A.S.E.)
English Translation: HIV-positive Young Adults
(CPAVIH, Les Enfants de Béthanie and Maison
Plein Cur work together to create J.A.S.E.)
Contact: Pascal (CPAVIH), Jean-Benoit (Maison
Plein Cur), Sylvain (Les Enfants de Béthanie)
Web site: http://cpavih.qc.ca/vih_nouv/jase/
Description: J.A.S.E. aims to break the isolation
often experienced by HIV-positive youth through discussion
and support; actively involving HIV-positive youth in
the coordination of J.A.S.E. and related activities;
and making information accessible.
Goal: To offer HIV-positive youth the resources
and support they need so that they can maximize their
quality of life, including their physical and psychological
health, while allowing them space to express themselves.
Services: "Drop-in" centre; social
activities; support; and referrals.
Youth Involvement: Youth are involved through the creation
of a J.A.S.E. Web site; youth organize social activities
and workshops; and youth also participate in regional
and national HIV/AIDS-related committees and projects.
Age Range: 16-29
Language(s): French and English
Centre des R.O.S.E.S.
380, rue Richard, bureau 220, Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Phone: (819) 764-9111
Fax: (819) 762-9697
Web site: www.cablevision.qc.ca/centredesroses
Contact: Samir Baccouche
Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Program
Description: Workshops and meetings organized
by youth on HIV/AIDS and related issues.
Goal: To educate and raise awareness among youth
about HIV/AIDS and sexual health.
Services: Help line; educational workshops; individual
and group meetings, and more.
Youth Involvement: All activities and meetings are organized
Age Range: 12-17
Sidaction (Trois-Rivières) Inc.
5366 Boul. Jean XXIII, Trois-Rivières, QC G8Z
Phone: (819) 374-5740
Fax: (819) 374-5932
Description: Three prevention workshops for youth
on HIV/AIDS, STIs, and how to effectively use condoms.
Goal: To reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS
and other STIs by increasing knowledge of risky and
safe behaviours, and increasing effective condom use.
Services: Educational workshops; and assistance
for PLWHIV/AIDS and those close to them.
Youth Involvement: Youth participate in the evaluation
of the workshops.
Age Range: 12-18