The Positive Side

Spring 2003 

The Ladies Room

Resources for HIV+ women, moms and moms-to-be


AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia
Halifax, NS

AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s, NL

AIDS New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB

Charlottetown, PEI


Positive Women’s Network (PWN)
Vancouver, BC

Oak Tree Clinic
The Women & Family HIV Centre

Vancouver, BC

The Hummingbird Kids Society
Burnaby, BC
phone: 604.515.6086
Provides support and services to kids living with HIV/AIDS.

British Columbia Persons With AIDS Society (now Positive Living BC)
Vancouver, BC

Healing Our Spirit BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society
Vancouver, BC


Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA)
Toronto, ON

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
Toronto, ON

The Teresa Group
Toronto, ON
Provides practical assistance and emotional support to kids and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Several programs are for new moms.

The Miriam Group
Burlington, ON
Provides support to families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Committee of London (now Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

AIDS Committee of Ottawa

Ottawa, ON
phone: 613.569.3488


HIV Edmonton Society

Nine Circles Community Health Centre
Winnipeg, MB


Centre de Ressources et d’Interventions en Santé et Sexualité (CRISS)
Montreal (QC)
phone: 514.855.0090
toll-free: 1.866.240.0090

Centre for AIDS Services of Montreal(Women)
Montreal (QC)

L’Hôpital Ste-Justine
Montreal (QC)
Through its centre for mothers and children with AIDS, Ste-Justine offers a variety of services, including pediatric care, anonymous HIV testing, pregnancy monitoring and gynecological care.

Les enfants de Béthanie
Montreal (QC)
phone: 514.384.8160
Provides a range of services and activities, including a summer camp, to kids, teens and families affected by HIV/AIDS.


Pauktuutit Inuit Women’s Association
Ottawa, ON

Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network(CAAN)
Ottawa, ON

This list is not exhaustive. For a listing of 100 community-based AIDS organizations in Canada, go to the Canadian AIDS Society or phone toll-free 1.800.499.1986.


Motherisk HIV Helpline
toll-free (national): 1.888.246.5840
Click on the “HIV & HIV treatment” section for confidential access to info for pregnant women. Among other gems, the website offers a list of centres in Canada that provide pediatric HIV care.

Let’s Talk
A website serving the needs of kids and families living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Chat rooms, games, links and more. A program of The Teresa Group.

Camp Moomba
phone: 604.684.1701
toll-free: 1.888.442.KIDS (5437)
Free camp programs for kids living with HIV/AIDS.

Women Alive

WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases)

UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) Gender and HIV Web Portal

Positive Women

Canadian Women’s Health Network

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)

Project Inform: WISE words

The Body

Positive Women’s Network

New Mexico AIDS InfoNet