In Canada, World Hepatitis Day is coordinated by the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH). CSIH aims to lead in mobilizing knowledge and resources to facilitate innovation and excellence in global health, both in Canada and internationally. Coordinating World Hepatitis Day in Canada is a part of this goal.
World Hepatitis Day is an international, annual event held every year on July 28th. It is one of four international disease awareness days sponsored by the World Health Organization. It focuses on raising awareness on viral hepatitis, and using this awareness to influence real change. Today about 600,000 Canadians are living with viral hepatitis, with many entirely unaware of it.
The following are members of our World Hepatitis Day Canada Network.
AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador
AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area
ACNBA’s mission is to assist and support all people infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C and to limit the spread of the viruses through education, outreach and treatment.
North Bay, Ontario
AIDS Committee of Ottawa
The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO) is a community-based, non-profit organization providing free, confidential services for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV in the Ottawa area. Starting from a small group of gay men and lesbians in 1985, ACO has grown to include a broad cross section of volunteers who come together to reduce the barriers that foster HIV infection, their causes, and negative consequences through advocacy, education, outreach and support services.
AIDS Saskatoon is the primay AIDS service organization serving Central and Northern Saskatchewan. We provide outreach, education, and support for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV).
AIDS Thunder Bay
AIDS Thunder Bay is the leading source for confidential HIV/AIDS information and support in Northwestern Ontario. AIDS ThunderBay is also home to a Hepatitis C Treatment Clinic with a treatment nurse on-site, psychosocial support, outreach and community coordinator.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
AIDS Vancouver Island
Since 1986, AIDS Vancouver Island has been working to improve the lives of people living with HIV or AIDS and to prevent more individuals from becoming infected with the virus.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
All Nations Hope AIDS Network
Being a network of Aboriginal people, organizations and agencies, we respectfully strive to provide support and services to First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities who are experiencing HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C.
ANKORS meets with persons living with HIV/AIDS. We also network with health care workers, physicians, dentists, service providers and community members to inventory resources in our communities, identify strengths and weaknesses and determine the types of support, outreach and care services needed or desired in the East Kootenay.
East Kootenays, British Columbia
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre provides confidential and accessible HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C education, prevention, care, support, and advocacy services within the Yukon.
Canadian Hemophilia Society
The Canadian Hemophilia Society is committed to improve the health and quality of life of all people with inherited bleeding disorder and ultimately to find a cure.
Canadian Liver Foundation
Founded in 1969 by a group of doctors and business leaders concerned about the increasing incidence of liver disease, the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) was the first organization in the world devoted to providing support for research and education into the causes, diagnoses, prevention and treatment of all liver disease. Throughout the Foundation’s 40+ years, we have served as a model for similar organizations around the world.
Canadian Society for International Health
The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) is a national non-governmental organization that works domestically and internationally to reduce global health inequities and strengthens health systems.
CATIE champions and supports innovation and excellence in knowledge exchange for the prevention of HIV and HCV transmission, and the care, treatment, and support of people living with HIV and/or HCV.
Change Health Care Inc.
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Canadian Treatment Action Council
Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) is Canada’s national civil society organization addressing access to treatment, care, and support for people living with HIV. CTAC meaningfully engages community members, service providers, policymakers and researchers to identify, develop, and implement policy and program solutions.
City of Hamilton Public Health Services
Drug Users Advocacy League (DUAL) Ottawa
DUAL aims to end the stigma that drug users face. DUAL is non-judgemental and their direction will be chosen by the population that uses drugs. Their purpose is dual – to ensure the safety of those that consume drugs and the community-at-large, and to ensure that the people that consume drugs can do so with the proper education and opportunities to stay healthy.
Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia
The Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia is a non-profit provincial organization which provides support and outreach to Nova Scotians living with and those affected or at risk of developing hepatitis.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Jer’s Vision works to eliminate bullying, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination in schools and youth communities.
Jer’s Vision is an organization that looks at diversity inclusively. They look at all forms of discrimination (homophobia, sexism, racism…) in parallel, and through their intersections (ex. how sexism and racism affects a woman of color). Their programming reaches out not just to the marginalized/minority populations, but also to the general population (ex. educating straight people on homophobia), thereby engaging them in taking a proactive role in preventing discrimination by promoting diversity themselves.
Kingston Community Health Centre
KCHC is a multi-service, multi-site Community Health Centre – that means we care for the people in our community, but we also care for and build up our community.
Niagara Health System
The Hepatitis C Care Clinic is part of the Mental Health and Addiction Services Program of the Niagara Health System. The team consists of: Manager, Physician trained in Hepatitis C care and treatment, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Outreach Worker and Clinic Coordinator.
Our main clinic location is at the Port Colborne General Site/New Port Centre in Port Colborne with a satellite clinic in St. Catharines. Counselling and Support Services are offered at the Douglas Memorial Site in Fort Erie by appointment only.
The Team provides:
- Hepatitis C Education
- Counselling and Support – Individual/Group
- Hepatitis C – Testing, Treatment, and Treatment After-Care; Case Management
- Community Outreach
- Addiction Assessment, Referral, Addiction Recovery Support and Relapse Prevention Support; Case Management
- Tobacco Cessation Assistance
Northern AIDS Connection Society
Northern AIDS Connection Society (NACS) promotes the health and well-being of persons living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C (HCV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and other Blood Borne Pathogens (BBPs). NACS offers support services, referrals and education to individuals, families, loved ones, groups and communities throughout northern Nova Scotia. All services are provided in a safe, confidential and judgment free environment.
Truro, Nova Scotia
Operation Come Home
Operation Come Home is an innovative organization that offers a multitude of comprehensive programs and educational opportunities to clients. Located in downtown Ottawa, Operation Come Home helps hundreds of at-risk and homeless youth access the services and support they need in order to make positive changes in their lives.
Oshawa Community Hep C Team
The Oshawa Community Health Centre is a community-owned, non-profit, charitable organization. Since our founding in 1982 by volunteers, we have proudly worked with our residents to build a strong and healthy community. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and funded primarily by the Central East Local Health Integration Network. Many of our programs are supported by the generosity of foundations and community support
Ottawa Hospital – Viral Hepatitis Team
Born from a need to provide viral hepatitis care for disenfranchised patients in the region, The Ottawa Hospital Viral Hepatitis Program was born in 2000 under the leadership of Drs. Gary Garber and Curtis Cooper from the Division of Infectious Diseases. From the start our multidisciplinary team has maintained a focus on providing care for patients who face barriers to care including those living with HIV, mental health illness, substance abuse, poverty and language barriers. Hepatitis C and hepatitis B affects people from all socioeconomic strata in our community. The mental health and social work component of their team is unique to almost all sites in Canada and serves as a model for other clinics in the Province and beyond. Ottawa Hospital’s program also consists of a world class research program which is actively involved in the development of new antiviral therapies for hepatitis C.
Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) provides public health programs and services to individuals and communities while advocating for public policies that make our city and its residents healthier.
Pacific Hepatitis C Network
Pacific Hepatitis C Network works to provide a means for sharing information and coordinating mutual support and action that will strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations throughout British Columbia to prevent new HCV infections and to improve the health and treatment outcomes of people living with HCV.
Positive Haven, South Fraser Community Services Society
Surrey, British Columbia
Prince Albert Metis Women’s Association
The Prince Albert Métis Women’s Association is a non-profit organization that administers numerous programs and services for Métis women. Our main focus is to support and educate
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.
Since 1997, Sandi’s Crusade has worked to provide information, support and patient advocacy to those infected with or affected by Hepatitis C around the world. Smilin’ Sandi’s motto: “No matter how we contracted this disease, we are all fighting the same battle.”
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
Good health means more than just treating people when they are sick. Problems like poverty, addiction, and family violence can bring on illness – or keep people from getting well. Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, treats illness when it arises. They also work hard to create a healthy community, so that people stay well and get the most out of life.
Sanguen Health Centre
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Campuses in Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert & Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Shelter Health Hepatitis C Community
Sherbourne Health Centre
Sherbourne Health Centre is a dynamic community-based health centre in downtown Toronto. We offer high quality primary healthcare and programs and services that support physical and emotional wellbeing. These include counselling, health promotion, mobile health services, complementary and alternative care, support groups and drop-ins, training and mentoring. We particularly welcome and serve newcomers to Canada, those who are homeless or unsafely housed, and members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) communities.
Somerset West Community Health Centre
Somerset West Community Health Centre exists to help the residents of West-Central Ottawa achieve optimal health and social well-being. Special attention is give to those who have additional needs because of income, language, culture, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, family composition, disability or other factors and as a result have difficulties accessing primary health care or social services.
South Fraser Community Services Society
South Fraser Community Services Society is a non-profit, charitable organization providing basic services and support to disadvantaged populations. Located in North Surrey, the Society today offers ten programs in Health and Homeless Services including the Front Room, Gateway Shelter, Djaef Mahler Food Bank, Surrey Street Youth Services & more.
Surrey, British Columbia
Street Project – Population and Public Health Services
The Street Project van is on Regina streets Monday to Friday evenings. The program helps prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, and other blood borne and sexually transmitted diseases.
Timmins Health Centre
Toronto Hep C Alliance
Windsor Essex Community Health Centre
Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non‑profit agencies serving youth in this community. Over 350 caring professionals work from 20 locations across the city to deliver a vast range of programs and services that support at‑risk youth and their families.