The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) is the primary organizing body for the World Hepatitis Day initiative in Canada. Each year, CSIH provides leadership through a National Committee to coordinate events across the country. For 2014, CSIH received a total of 50 proposals for 69 events across the country. These events ranged from promotional barbecues, testing and vaccinations, guest speaker panels to youth activities and poster displays. Listed below are dates, times, and locations for events from various organizations for 2015. Some organizations may even have multiple events. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of events, as some organization have requested their information not be made public. For more information on these events, or any general inquiries, please contact Ecaterina at Events are categorized by provinces and territories.

World Hepatitis Day 2015 Events

National Events

British Columbia
North-West Territories
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland and Labrador

British Columbia

July 28th 12-3 pm
Jubilee Park
Contact: Kindra Breau

Positive Living Fraser Valley is hosting Word Hepatitis Awareness BBQ on Tuesday July 28th from 12-3 at Jubilee Park down town Abbotsford. Come on down to enjoy complimentary hot dogs, face painting and music while learning about Hepatitis C prevention and treatment.  Confidential testing will be provided by trained Fraser Health Blood Borne Pathogens Nurses. Positive living staff and other community service providers will be available with information on services available to those at risk or affected by hepatitis C.


When: July 28th
Where: Check with local community centre
Contact: Lisa Walberg


When and Where:  July 28th
11:00-12:00 – Hand out cupcakes  downtown Cranbrook.
12:00-1:30 – Brown Bag lunch – Screening of ‘Deal With It’  Street Angels
2:00-5:00 – Information tables, cupcakes  Rotary Park
Contact: Michelle Shewell

World Hepatitis Day – Cranbrook, will kick-off with an invitation to attend a Brown-Bag Lunch. Prior to the lunch, volunteers will hand out cupcakes in downtown Cranbrook with the WHD logo on them to community members to inform them of the screening. The Brown Bag Lunch will consist of a screening of the Deal With It video. After the screening, a brief discussion of the movie will be provided in order to inform individuals of treatments that are different than described in the movie. Popcorn will be provided at the Brown Bag Lunch. An evaluation will be completed for this event. After the movie, an awareness display will be held in the highly populated, Rotary Park. This awareness display will include a table with information packages, cupcakes with the World Hepatitis Day Logo, on-site testing and WHD swag. There will also game that will include prizes (Hepatitis C Spinner).


When: July 28th 2015
Where: ASK Wellness Centre, 433 Tranquille road
Contact: Kira Haug

World HCV Day
Feed the people campaign
Proudly supported by the Kamloops Food Bank and ASK Wellness Society.
Chili and burgers, music and entertainment for all!
In-site confidential testing by Interior Health Authority.


When:  July 28th 2015
Kitimat Public Health
Darlene Schmid

Did you know we now have treatment for Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C affects everyone whether you have the disease of it is just in your community. We are holding a drop in event July 28th, 2015 at the Kitimat Health Unit to share information and provide testing for Hepatitis C. Early testing means increased chance of cure for Hepatitis C. We invite everyone to come to our event and see what is new on this disease.


When: Late July 2015 (TBD)
Where: TBD
Contact: Michael Tang


When: July 28th 12-3 p.m.
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Susan Bhatti


When: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Center
1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1
Contact: Sandi Mitchell


When: July 28th 2015
Where: Downtown Victoria
Contact: Hermione Jefferis

AIDS Vancouver Island and our valued partners will once again be bringing attention to World Hepatitis Day by hosting an event in downtown Victoria. Special guest speakers, music, information about transmission, testing and treatment, and other surprises! Everyone welcome.

North-West Territories


When: July 28th 2015 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Franklin Avenue by the Post Office
Contact: Audrey Zoe



When and Where: 

Event #1: Art Competition and Show
Art Show at Yukon Arts Centre July 6th to August 1st.
300 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT

Event #2: Carnival
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1-4pm
in Salvation Army parking lot
4169 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, YT

Contact: Elyse Kornhauser:



When:  July 28th All Day
Where: Sheldon Chumir Health Centre
Contact:  Linda Ton


La Ronge

When: July 28th
Where: Riese Park and Scattered Sites Outreach Centre
Contact: Kaetlyn McLaughlin

Our plan for July 28 is to start off with an Awareness walk down main street. It will end at Scattered Sites where we will have a community BBQ. People can come and go and enjoy some food and participate in activities. There will be face painting, water balloons, balloon darts, bean bag toss and a fish tank all having a Hepatitis component. There will be lots of prizes and donations.

Prince Albert
Health Promotional Items and Clinicians on-site
 July 28th
Positive Care Clinic.
Pancake Breakfast and Info session
When: July 30th 9-11 a.m.
Where:  North Outreach Centre
Free BBQ and info session
When: July 31st 12-2 p.m.
Where: 601 North Outreach Centre

Contact: Shelley Crawford


When:   July 28th Afternoon
Where: Carmichael Outreach, 1925 Osler Street
Contact: Michelle Merk


When:  July 29th Afternoon
Where: All Nations Hope Aids Network 2735 Fifth Avenue

We will be hosting a come and go health fair focusing on information regarding prevention and health promotion. This will take place on two different afternoons at two different locations. The 1st afternoon will take place at Carmichael Outreach on July 28th, 2015. We will book their coffee room and set up a display board full of information, as well as a table packed with take home information and other goodies in keeping with the theme of WHD. The information we will be displaying and handing out will include information on signs and symptoms of hepatitis, various treatments, and harm reduction strategy. We also plan to have a table with healthy snacks and beverages for the clients. We will have two nurses present, one to do testing and immunizing and one to help facilitate discussion amongst clients and answer questions. We will also have a community health worker present to assist in handing out prizes, setting up food and drinks, and the set up and take town of information. The second afternoon which we plan to hold at All Nations Hope AIDS Network on July 29th, 2015, will be very much the same as the first day, but at this different location in hopes of reaching out to clients living in a different area of the city.


When: July 28th 10-4
Where: All Nations Hope Network
Contact: Christin McNab

The main objective will be to promote awareness surrounding prevention of Hepatitis C. A display case will be set up providing information of prevention messages gathered from resources across the country such as CATIE and B.C Centre for Disease Control who have developed materials for people who are living with Hepatitis C, and the Canadian Liver Foundation.  We will find and provide the most recent statistics to create awareness and prevention.  Handouts will be easy to ready, easy to understand, and easy to access. We will also provide food to attract the community members and our local organizations who come out and support us, to gather and share resources and information vital to community and individual well-being.

The event will take place 10:00-4:00 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in the front lobby of our organization 2735 5th Ave, where all of the daily drop in takes place.  Invitations will be sent out to all of the organizations who are interested or have similar activities to create awareness in prevention of blood borne pathogens. A media release is prepared prior to each event, with the best statistics possible that are accessible.  Media is always welcomed to every event as they play an important role in how events are heard of and attended.



When: July 27th 11 – 1 p.m.
Portage & Main. Media Panel & Courtyard
 Bianca Pengelly



When: Date TBD
Gage Park, Brampton
Jadunauth Raghunauthyu


When: July 28th 2015
Where:  Guelph. St George’s Square. 12-4 pm
Contact: Colin McVicker

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th and to commemorate the event Sanguen Health Centre and HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health will be hosting a day of events from 12:00-4:00 in St George’s Square. There will be a day of free activities for everyone including face painting and snacks in addition to information about Hepatitis C testing, prevention and treatment options. Come join us in raising awareness about Hepatitis C!


When: Week of July 27th
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph clinic locations, and Guelph Community Health Centre (Needle Exchange Site)
Kelly MacDonald

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will be offering free drop –in Hepatitis testing and information clinics during the week of World Hepatitis Day.  Need more information – please visit our website


When:  July 20-24th
Where: Booths at: Men’s Withdrawal Management, Womankind Addiction Services, Wayside House of Hamilton, The Hamilton Clinic, Wesley Urban Ministries, Canadian Mental Health Association, Salvation Army Booth Centre, Good Shepherd Centre, and Mission Services. Six Nations Family Health Team and Gane Yoh Health Center


When: July 28th
Where: Booths at McMaster University Medical Center, Juravinski Hospital, General Hospital
Contact: Suzanne Edwards

Or contact Marcia  Stirling of Hamilton Health Sciences at the McMaster University Medical Centre

The Shelter Health Hep C Team (in collaboration with Hamilton Public Health and Hamilton Health Science) will be hosting a 6- day long awareness campaign to help celebrate World Hepatitis Day by conducting awareness booths at various shelters, methadone clinics, detox centres, hospitals/health centres and mental health & addiction treatment centres within the City of Hamilton and the Six Nations Reserve.


When: July 30th
Hawkesbury Hospital
Lynn Vignola


When: July 28th 2015
Where: H’art Studio 1:30- 3 PM
“Deal with it”  Documentary Screening
120 Princesss Street 7-9 pm
Contact: Christinah Kutama


When: July 27th 2015
Where:  Downtown Square 12-3 pm
Contact: Colin McVicker


Community Awareness Event
July 24 & July 25, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: Central Branch, London Public Library
World Hepatitis Day – Community BBQ
When: July 28, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, King St, London
Contact: Matthew Maynard

Niagara Region

: July 14, 2015 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Where: NHS-Greater Niagara General Site – Niagara Falls Front entrance by Tim Hortons
When: July 15, 2015 830 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: NHS Welland Hospital Site – Hospital Cafeteria
When: July 16, 2015 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where: NHS St. Catharines SiteMain Hallway by cafeteria and Tim Hortons
World Hepatitis Day Community Event and Barbecue 
When: July 28th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: 4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON
Hepatitis Information and Documentary Screening
When: July 13th 9 a.m. – 4 pm (Documentary at 2:30)
Where: 4848 Victoria Avenue,
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 4C5
Bus routes #104, #204 stop at Library, #102 nearby.
Map and directions
Free Parking available off Buckley Ave., (1 block east of Victoria Ave., via Morrison St.)

Contact: Karen Usick

On July 28th, 2015 the Niagara Health System – Hepatitis C Care Clinic will be hosting our 2nd of annual World Hepatitis Day community events to be held at Centennial Square-4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls. The goals and objectives of the event are to raise awareness of World Hepatitis Day, hepatitis, liver health as well to inform the public of the care / services that the
Hepatitis C Care Clinic provides and the care and services of our community partners to the residents of the Niagara Region. The clinic will be providing private on site testing to give individuals the opportunity to make that important first step to; “GET TESTED, GET TREATED, GET CURED”.

Highlights of the World Hepatitis Day event include:
– Opening ceremonies with Mayors Address
– Private testing
– Live entertainment
– Free Barbecue
– Community Health Fair


When: July 28th 12-3 p.m.
Memorial Park, Oshawa
Adam Kelly

On Tuesday July 28th, 2015 Oshawa Community Health Centre (OCHC) will be hosting World Hepatitis Day events at Oshawa Memorial Park from 12pm to 3pm. OCHC will be presenting information on hepatitis, with an emphasis on Hep C, and what can be done to reduce the risks. There will also be tables from community partners where people can learn about the services offered in their communities. During the event there will be live entertainment, BBQ, give-aways, and prizes.


When: Sat July 25th 10 am – 6 pm
Sun July 26th 12-5 pm
Where: S & H Health Foods
Five Points Mall, 285 Taunton Rd. East, #57, Oshawa, Ontario
Contact: Sandi King


Basket Draw, World Hepatitis Day educational materials and swag.


When: July 28th 2015 12-2 p.m.
Where: Marion Dewar Plaza (In front of City Hall)
Contact: Ecaterina Damian

Sault St Marie

When: July 28nd 12-4 p.m.
Downtown Waterfront Pavilion (Roberta Bondar Place)
Desiree Rhodes

On July 22nd please join us at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion from noon until four p.m. for World Hepatitis Day Celebrations. There will be a free barbeque, prizes, information, and music. Come learn about Hepatitis, Hepatitis care in Sault Ste Marie and our Hepatitis Care teams’s involvement in the community.


Tuesday July 21st: Gogama Community Centre afternoon
Chelmsford in the evening
Wednesday July 22nd:  Espanola in the Afternoon, Elliot Lake in the Evening

We will be engaging the general public by placing a tent in a high traffic area of the down town core (park or green space) and inviting people to participate in games and activities (with prizes) and testing for HAV/HBV/HCV/HIV.  We will  also be offering a BBQ.  The games will have questions specific to Hepatitis and debunking myths about Hepatitis.  We will also be partnering with our sister agencies in North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie to cover our individual catchment areas in a joint effort to reach locations that are rural and often overlooked.


When: Tuesday July 28th 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
 Queen West Community Health Centre – 168 Bathurst St. Toronto
Max Ducsharm

This year’s Toronto World Hepatitis Day event will be on Tuesday July 28 from 11-3 at the Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto. We encourage everyone to come out, enjoy some tasty food and learn about Hepatitis A, B & C. There will be loads of entertainment, information, and chances to talk with folks from agencies around the city who work to reduce transmission of Hep A, B & C, and provide support so people can live well with viral Hepatitis, as well as advocate for greater access to health care and Hepatitis C treatment.

Everyone is welcome, this is an accessible event. Hope to see you there!


When: End of July TBD
Sick Kids Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital Toronto
Laura Tomkins


When: July 28th 4-7 p.m.
Where: Wigle Park 331 Erie Street East
Contact: Tamara Bechard

The Windsor-Essex Community Health Centre- Hepatitis C Program is holding a community BBQ on World Hepatitis Day, July 28th, 2015. Our main focus is to raise awareness and provide direct information and education to persons at high risk for getting Hepatitis C. We will offer confidential testing during the event. There will be food, activities and giveaways offered.




When: July 28th 2015 10 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Parc Antoine Racine
Contact: Isabelle Bouchard

The A.R.C.H.E of Estrie will join various organizations from around the world to raise awareness  of the danger of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, two liver diseases that threaten the lives of thousands of Canadians

In collaboration with IRIS Estrie and the Sherbrooke Coalition street work, the community organization which provides support to individuals living with HIV /AIDS and HCV, is organizing an outreach activity on Tuesday, July 28. The event is open to the public from 11 am at Antoine Racine Park in Sherbrooke. There will be snacks, refreshments and entertainment on site.

Québec City

When : July 28th 730 am – 230 pm
Where :
Basse de Ville Quebec
Contact :  
Sarah Fortin Tremblay

New Brunswick


When: July 28th
AIDS New Brunswick 65 Brunswick Street
Luc Malenfant

July 28th, 2015, marks World Hepatitis Day, AIDS New Brunswick, in partnership with UNB nursing, will be hosting a free BBQ event for all those in the community. We will have nurses on site to provide health care information, as well as offer confidential on-site STBBI testing for those interested. There will also be cake and a wide variety of educational pamphlets and brochures available.

Saint John

When: July July 22nd 9 am – 3 pm
Where:  Saint John City Market
Contact: Diane Kerns

Nova Scotia


When: July 25th 2015
Where: Halifax Pride
Contact Carla Densmore

HepNS celebrates World Hepatitis Day this year by joining with Halifax Pride for their parade on Saturday July 25th. We will also have a table the Community event afterwards on the Garrison Grounds. HepNS will have a henna artist on hand to demonstrate a lower risk way to enjoy body art. Rouge Fatale will make a celebrity appearance supporting testing for Hep C. HepNS will also host awareness events at Nova Correctional Institute for Women, Springhill Institution (for men), The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, and The Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. HepNS is pleased to host these crowd pleasing events in order to share information about hepatitis prevention, testing and treatment.

HepNS is a charitable organization that was established in November, 1999 and was pleased to celebrate its 15th anniversary last fall. HepNS has a mandate to serve Nova Scotian who are at risk for, or affected by viral hepatitis. The HepNS mission is to reduce the impact of hepatitis through support, information and education. We look forward to a future where the spread of viral hepatitis is reduced through full access to preventative education, testing, and treatment and where people living with hepatitis are fully accepted and supported.

July 28th
Truro Walmart Parking Lot
Janet MacPhee

Newfoundland and Labrador


Date and locations TBD.
Contact Hayley Cooze for more info

World Hepatitis Day in Canada 2014 Events

Canada Events Map

National Events 

British Columbia
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories


Blood Ties Four Directions Centre

When? July 28th 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Where? In Salvation Army Parking Lot 4169 4th Avenue Whitehorse, YT

Contact: Elyse Kornhauser, 867 – 633 – 2437 ext. 27


On Monday, July 28th, Blood Ties Four Directions Centre plans to host Beat Hepatitis!, a carnival event in downtown Whitehorse where participants can literally knock down hepatitis in many of our games and activities!  Music and snacks will be available for all.  Check out the hepatitis information displays to learn about the disease, and then earn prize tickets by winning a game and answering a question about hepatitis correctly.  We’ve got lots of exciting games and activities from bean bag toss and a relay event to face paint.  There will be lots of prizes!

Thanks to support from AbbVie, we will also be producing shirts and zip drive wristbands for youth that sport original artwork designed by a Yukon Aboriginal artist to raise awareness and provide information on Hepatitis C to those living in Whitehorse and rural Yukon.


AIDS Vancouver Island – Campbell River

When? July 24, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Where? Campbell River Sportsplex Campbell River, BC


When? July 28th 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where? Public Library
Contact: Jeanette Reinhardt

AIDS Vancouver Island will be joining other organizations in Campbell River, across the country and around the world to raise awareness about Hepatitis B & C. On July 24th AIDS Vancouver Island’s Campbell River office will host a health fair at Campbell River’s Sportsplex, 1800 south Alder St, from 3 pm – 7pm. There will be free food, games, giveaways and lots of information on liver health, nutrition, testing and treatment. Testing and vaccinations will also be available.

On July 28th, we will be hosting a screening of the film “Deal With It: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada”.  There will be a Q & A with treatment experience people afterwards.

Joining AIDS Vancouver Island, will be Campbell River Public Health, North Island Positive Wellness, and KDC Health.

AIDS Vancouver Island – Courtenay

When? Friday July 25th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Where? Lewis Park Recreation Centre, 489 Old Island Hwy Courtenay, BC


When? Monday, July 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where? Public Library at 6th & Duncan

Contact: Jeanette Reinhardt


AIDS Vancouver Island will be joining other organizations in Courtenay, across the country and around the world to raise awareness about Hepatitis B & C. On July 25th AIDS Vancouver Island’s Courtenay office will host a health fair at Lewis Park Recreation Centre from 12 noon – 3 pm. There will be free food, games, giveaways and lots of information on liver health, nutrition, testing and treatment. Testing and vaccinations will also be available.

On July 28th, at the Public Library at 6 pm, there will be a screening of the film “Deal With It: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada”. The film will be followed up with a Q & A with treatment experienced people.

Joining AIDS Vancouver Island, will be Comox Valley Public Health, Comox Valley Nursing Centre, KDC Health, and the Immigrant Welcome Centre.

AIDS Vancouver Island – Victoria 

When? Monday, July 28, 2014, 3:00 pm
Where?  Spirit (Centennial) Square (meet and walk together to Legislature Buildings)


When? 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where? In front of BC Legislature Building; a hepatitis C rally with drummers, speakers, information, and giveaways.


When? Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 2:00 pm AND 7:00 pm
Where? AIDS Vancouver Island, 713 Johnson St.

Screening of one-hour film “Deal With It – Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada” with persons with lived experience of new treatments in attendance. Free bus tickets and snacks.

AIDS Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island Persons with AIDS Society, Society of Living Intravenous Drug Users, and HepCBC Hepatitis C Education Society
250-384-2366, ex 2270

AIDS Vancouver Island will once again be partnering with other local healthcare and service providers to provide a special event to acknowledge World Hepatitis Awareness Day on Monday July 28th, 2014.  Our goals are to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and encourage people to know their status.

ANKORS and HepCBC Hepatitis C Education & Prevention Society

When? Monday, July 28, 2014 , 6:00 pm – 8:30pm
Where? Castle Theatre, Castlegar, BC
Contact: 250-365-6137

Type of event: Live music plus “Deal With It” film

Positive Living North and HepCBC Hepatitis C Education & Prevention Society

When? Monday, July 28, 2014 , 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where? Nawican Friendship Centre, Dawson Creek, BC
Contact: 250-782-5202

Type of event: Arts-based hepatitis C workshop and film, “River of Healing”


When? Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 am – noon
Where? Farmers Market, Gyro Park, Grand Forks, BC
Contact: 250-505-5506

Type of event: Hepatitis C Info Booth

Gitxsan Health Society & HepCBC Hepatitis C Education  & Prevention Society

When? Monday, July 28, 2014 , 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where? Kispiox Health Centre, Kispiox, BC
Contact: 250-842-6236, ext 28

Type of event: Film “Deal with It” with Q&A, discussion, education materials


When? Monday, July 28, 2014 , 10:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where? 459 Baker St., Nelson, BC
Contact:  250-505-5506

Type of event: Hepatitis C Info Table, Body-Piercing & Tattooing Awareness Project

Positive Living North

When? Monday, July 28, 2014 , 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where? Corner of 2nd Ave. and Main St., Smithers, BC
Contact: 250-877-0042

Type of event: an outdoor information  booth to educate the attendees

Positive Living North

When? Monday, July 28, 2014, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Where? “Fire Pit”(at 1120 Third Ave.), Prince George, BC
Contact: 250-562-1172

Type of event: Hepatitis C Bingo, Info booth, Food, Prizes!

ASK Wellness Society

When? July 28th 11: 00 am – 3:00 pm

Where? 433 Tranquille RD Kamloops, BC
Contact: Kira Haug,

Keys Housing and Health Solutions

When? July 28th 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Where?10667 135A Street, Surrey, BC, V3T 4E3
Contact: Susan Bhatti,

Keys Housing and Health Solutions invites you to World Hepatitis Day on July 28th 2014 at 12-2pm. Show support to the millions that suffer from this infection by taking part from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, free barbeque lunch provided. Come visit the numerous booths by different organizations and participate in the educational seminars by Dr. Farley, Dr, Bhurji and Dr.Tam.

We will have many door prizes to distribute and not to mention free henna tattoos by Sonika’s Henna Design. Free to attend located at 10697 – 135A street Surrey BC, for further information please call Monika Verma at 604-589-8678 ext 240.

Positive Living Fraser Valley

When? July 18th 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Where? Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford, BC
Contact: Cody Vigeant,

Our event is a community barbeque on July 18th in Abbotsford from 3-6 with our primary message/slogan being “Get tested, it’s the only way to know.” Along with the BBQ we are having a testing tent and information on hand regarding the Hep C virus and treatment options.  There will be live music at the event, guest speakers, free giveaways, as well as games and face-painting for kids.  Our events primary concern is to have people tested who haven’t yet been tested and to reach out to other demographics of people who we have a more difficult time reaching.  Fraser Valley East has one of the highest rates of Hep C and new Hep C infection in Canada and our message to get tested and to educate others on the virus is extremely important in our community.

Clinical Prevention Services BC, Centre for Disease Control

When? July 28th 2014 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where? Art Gallery Georgia Street Vancouver, BC
Contact: Sandi Mitchell,

Opening ceremony 10:00 – 10:30 by Squamish elder, Gloria Nahanee.

Guest speakers between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm include Dr. Eric Yoshida, Dr. Edward Tam, Dr. Alnoor Ramji, Dr. Mel Krajden, and Dr. Francis Ho plus hepatology nurse Carolyn Klassen and people with lived experience with hepatitis B and C.

Continuous showing of one-hour film “Deal with It: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada” between 10:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Planning Committee: HepCBC Hepatitis C Education & Prevention Society, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., First Nations Health Authority, BC Centre for Disease Control, Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth & Families, and BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS .

With participation from:

Positive Living Society of BC
Pacific Hepatitis C Network
Positive Women’s Network
YouthCO HIV & Hep C Society
Canadian Liver Foundation
BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
LAIR Centre

Sponsors: AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck Pharmaceuticals.


Communicable disease / harm reduction team

When? Monday July 28th 2014

Where? Sheldon Chumir Health Center, Calgary, AB
Contact: Linda Ton,

HIV North Society

When? July 28th 2014, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where? Rotary House, our local shelter; The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen; and on the streets, AB
Contact Melissa Byers,

HIV North Society will be hosting World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2014 by bringing awareness to the streets of Grande Prairie.  HNS along with other outreach service providers will be walking around Grande Prairie, as well as going to local businesses, to distribute information on Hepatitis.

Outreach activities will take place throughout the community at places like the Rotary House, Soup kitchen and the Friendship Centre.   Tote bags will be handing out with Hepatitis information to increase awareness, talk about testing options in Grande Prairie and where to find care and support if already living with hepatitis.

An article will be written in the DHT to let the community know about the hepatitis awareness event and local radio stations may wish to conduct interviews.  Information will also be available online through the HNS Facebook page and twitter.

July 28, 2014 will be a day of outreach activities to bring awareness.

HIV West Yellowhead Society

When? All day July 28th 2014

Where? Jasper, Hinton, Edson, Whitecourt, AB
Contact: Karly Savoy,

HIV West Yellowhead will organize an awareness event for World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2014 in Jasper, Hinton, Edson, and Whitecourt. We will ask health providers to wear buttons on this day to raise awareness about getting tested for Hepatitis C. We will host a BBQ in Hinton and Edson at a local grocery store or general store where we will provide pamphlets, information about Hep C testing, treatment, local programs and services, and serve BBQ. We also plan to submit a letter to Mayor and Council of each community to ask for their support of this event and to proclaim July 28 World Hepatitis Day if they have not already.


AIDS Saskatoon 

When? July 25th 2014,  12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where? Outside AIDS Saskatoon office and 601 drop in centre, SK
Contact: Megan McGrath,

On July 25, AIDS Saskatoon will be hosting a BBQ to promote awareness and education in honor of World Hepatitis Day. The Saskatoon community is welcome to gather outside AIDS Saskatoon’s office building to enjoy food, prizes, and entertainment. Public Health will be available to administer immunizations and testing for those who are interested. Together, by sharing knowledge and combating stigma, we can make Saskatoon a HCV-free community!

Mamawetan Churchill River Health Authority

When? July 28th, 10:00 am – 4: 00 pm

Where? Riese Park, La Ronge, SK, directly behind the scattered outreach building where the BBQ will be held
Contact: Kaetlyn McLaughlin,

Our hopes for World Hepatitis Day this year is to have a free BBQ open to the public with information and resources available. We are planning on having educational activities for people to participate in throughout the day. Weather permitting we are hoping to do a Hepatitis Walk down Main Street to increase public awareness. Needle Exchange will be offered that day as well as immunizations and testing for those requesting.

Street Project – Population and Public Health Services

When? July 28th 2014 afternoon

Where? Carmichael Outreach, 1925 Osler Street, Regina, SK
Contact Michelle Merk,

We will be hosting a come and go health fair, focusing on information regarding prevention and health promotion. We will have displays with information about signs and symptoms of hepatitis, various treatments, and harm reduction strategy. We will offer testing by the nurses who work with the Street Project. Food, drink and door prizes will be available.

Positive Care Program

When? July 22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm and 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Where? Local hospital (Victoria Hospital), BC
Contact:  Shelley Crawford,

The purpose of these events are to increase general knowledge to health care professionals in our community in regards to appropriate counselling/testing/appropriate referrals/ treatment and therapy of hepatitis B and C. Another goal is to reach out to our fellow community members on the importance of immunizations, testing, and follow up for optimal liver care.

Toronto Community Hep C Program 
When? July 28th, 1:00 – 4: 00 pm
Where? South Riversdale Community Health Centre, Toronto, ON
Contact: Paul Johnston,


When? July 23 2014
Where? Social Innovation Centre, Spadina Ave. Toronto, ON


When? July 28  2014
Where? Mississauga, ON


When? August 9 2014
Where? Mississauga, ON

Contact: Fozia Tanveer,

CATIE is planning to hold a number of events in connection with the World Hepatitis Day as part of its Hepatitis C Ethnocultural Education and Outreach project. The details of the events are as such:

  1. A dialogue on ‘Immigrant Health and Hepatitis C’ with the service providers who work with the Chinese Community (Social Innovation Centre, Spadina Ave.Toronto)- July 23, 2014
  2. A dialogue on ‘Immigrant Health and Hepatitis C’ with the service providers who work with the South Asian Community (Mississauga, ON)- July 28, 2014
  3. A dialogue with the editors of Urdu and Punjabi ethnic media August 9, 2014 Mississauga, ON

CATIE is working with a number of organizations and community leaders to make these events successful. The first event that is for the service providers who work with the Chinese Community will be presided over by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam while the chief guest at the dialogue with the South Asian service providers will be Senator Salma Attaullahjan.

AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area

When? July 28, 10:30 am – 12: 00 pm and July 28th,  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Where? Location TBD
Contact: Kristina Rancourt,

Canadian Society for International Health

When? July 25th 2014, 12: 00 – 2:00 pm

Where? Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa, ON
Contact: Ecaterina Damian,

The CSIH event in Ottawa will feature a complimentary barbecue, raffle prizes and a playlist of music written by musicians affected with hepatitis. The event will educate attendees on the disease through offering information on hepatitis transmission and prevention, as well as offering vaccinations for hepatitis A and B and testing for hepatitis C and B. Follow up services will be provided for those who test positive.

Carefirst Family Health Team

When? July 28th  2014 all day

Where? 420 Hwy 7 East, Unit 27 Richmond Hill, ON
Contact: Myrtle Robichaud,

Carefirst Family Health Team is a community based organization that provides primary health care services and health education programs.  We focus on immigrants and newcomers to Canada.  80% of our patient population are from China and Hong Kong, which is an area that has a high prevalence of Hepatitis B.  In the past year our physicians have decided to develop programs to educate and reach out to this population:

  1. By screening at-risk patients for Hepatitis B infection
  2. For those affected by Hepatitis B, plan their care by educating, monitoring their condition to prevent further complications and spread of the infection.
  3. Providing publicly-funded vaccinations to individuals with chronic Hepatitis B infection and for their household contacts
  4. Increasing patients awareness or knowledge about Hepatitis B prevention and self-management


Elevate NWO

When? July 21 – 25, 2014
Where? 574 Memorial Ave, Thunder Bay ON
Contact Annie Jollymore,

World Hepatitis Day July 28th is an annual event that provides international focus for patient groups and people living with hepatitis B and C. From July 21st to July 25th elevate NWO will be holding a number of events to raise awareness and influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment.

An open house and barbeque will be held at elevate NWO, 574 Memorial Ave., where a wide range of Hep C services and programs are offered. Other planned activities throughout the week include an Outreach presence at Summer in the Parks; on air interviews, newspapers and, web-based information. The goal is to raise awareness around Hep C prevalence in our community and encourage testing for Hep C in at risk populations. Many community partners will be involved. Look for information on how to win a fabulous draw prize and great swag throughout the week



When? Monday July 21st, 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Where? Wesley Urban Ministries

When? Tuesday July 22nd, 1:00 p – 3:00 pm
Where? The Hamilton Clinic

When? Tuesday July 22nd, 9 :00 am – 11: 00 am
Where? Womankind Addiction Services

When? Tuesday July 22nd , 1:00 pm – 3: 00 pm
Where? Men’s Withdrawal Management

When? Wednesday July 23rd
Where? Canadian Mental Health Association

When? Thursday July 24th, 8:00  – 10: 00 am
Where? Salvation Army

When? Thursday July 24th , 10: 00 am – 12: 00 pm
Where? Wayside House of Hamilton

When? Thursday July 24th, 1: 00 – 3:00 pm
Where? Good Shepherd Centre

When? Monday July 28th , 11: 00 am – 2: 00 pm
Where? Hamilton Public Library – Central Branch

Hamilton Health Sciences – SIS Clinic McMaster University Health Centre
When? July 28th2014, all day

Where? Within our clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON
Contact:  Marcia Stirling,

Monday, July 28th marks World Hepatitis Day.  The SIS (Special Immunology Services) Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre is recognizing this day by providing additional information to the patients which the team serves.


Hemophilia Ontario – South Western Ontario Region

When?  July 24 & 25 all day, July 28th 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Where? Iohsa at RHAC, Richmond Hill, ON and 4 :00 – 5:00 pm at Youth Action Centre

Contact: Matthew Maynard, mmaynard@hemophilia.on,ca


World Hepatitis Day – Community Awareness Event

When? July 24 & July 25, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where? Central Branch, London Public Library, London, ON
Contact: Matthew Maynard

In collaboration with: Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, Hemophilia Ontario, Youth Action Centre and At Iholsa

Oshawa Community Health Centre

Where? Memorial Park Oshawa, ON
When? July 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Contact: Brigitte Upshaw,

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day and Oshawa Community Health Centre’s Liver Health and Hepatitis C Team is hosting an event in Memorial
Park.  The purpose of this free public event is to bring awareness about Hepatitis C and to encourage people to get tested.  This event has been made possible through financial support by Merck and Roche. There will be lots of free food including Hollywood Cone, hot dogs and cake, information and prizes!  Come and meet Oshawa Community Health
Centre’s Liver Health and Hepatitis C Team along with their community partners; AIDS Committee of Durham Region, John Howard Society – Durham Region, Durham Region Health and more.

Niagara Health System

When? Tuesday July 22, 2014, 9:00 am  – 4: 00 pm
Where? Welland Hospital Site

When? Wednesday July 23rd, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where? Greater Niagara General Site

When? Friday July 25th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where? St. Catherines Hospital Site

When? Friday July 25th, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where? Film Documentary Viewing

When? July 28th, 8:30 am  – 4:30 pm
Where? Market Square in Downtown St Catherines, ON

When? July 28th 10:00 pm
Where? Niagara Falls; Illumination of Niagara Falls


Reseau ACCESS Network

When? July 28;all day

Where? Various locations throughout the downtown core. Including Memorial Park, Bell Park Beach, The Downtown Bus Terminal as well as the Rainbow Mall, Sudbury, ON
Contact Lori Macleod,

Sandi’s Crusade Against Hepatitis C

When? July 26th 2014, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and July 27th 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Where? S & H Health Foods store, Five Points Mall, Oshawa, ON
Contact: Sandi,

Sanguen Health Centre
When? July 28th 2014, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Where? St. George’s Square, Guelph, ON
Contact: Jan Klotz,

Shelter Health Hep C Team

When? July 21 – 28 2014
Where? Wesley Urban Ministries, Men’s Withdrawl Management, CMHA, and Wayside House of Hamilton, Salvation Army Booth Centre, Good Shepard Men’s Centre, Mission Services, the Hamilton Clinic and either the public library or the food court in Jackson square., St. Catherine’s General Hospital with the Niagara Health System’s Hep C Care Clinic, St Catherine’s, ON.
Contact: Suzanne Edwards,

WellFort Community Health Services

When? July 28th 2014 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm

Where? Downtown Brampton, ON
Contact:  Jadunauth Raghunauth,

Region of Peel

When? July 28, 2014
Where? Gage Park, Downtown Brampton, ON
Bloom at 905-451-8090 ext 246

The World Health Organization has designated the 28th of July every year as world Hepatitis Day. This day gives us an opportunity to recognize hepatitis within our community and create awareness aimed at breaking down stigma.

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can be caused by hepatitis A, hepatitis B and C virus. Hepatitis B and C when undiagnosed and untreated over an extended period of time can lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer.

Ministers of Health and global health advocates from across the world in May last year committed to prioritizing viral hepatitis as an urgent public health issue.  While progress has been made, much more still needs to be done. The death toll from Hepatitis is already the same as from HIV/AIDS, and rapidly overtaking it.

Worldwide, viral hepatitis is responsible for 1.5 million deaths every year and is the 8thleading cause of death. Approximately 150 million or more people have chronic hepatitis C and every year approximately 350,000 people die from hepatitis C-related diseases.  Rates of infection range from less than 1% in many countries, up to 22% in Egypt. (Source: World Health Organization Fact Sheet #164, July2012). The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Hepatitis C in Canada: 2005-2010 Surveillance Report: 8 out 1000 Canadians (almost 1% of population, or approx. 245,000) have hepatitis C, and approximately 20-25% of those infected don’t know that they have the infection as yet.

Bloom clinic, in partnership with Peel Public Health, Peel HIV/AIDS Network and other partners will be engaged in a number of activities at shelters, breakfast programs, and libraries to create awareness about Hepatitis. There will also be a mini fair and BBQ at Gage Park, downtown Brampton (this is pending approval by the city) on July 28th, from 2- 8 pm.

Windsor Essex Community Health Centre

When? July 22nd 11: 00 am – 2:00 pm
Where? Garry Dugal Park on Drouillard Road, Windsor, ON
Contact: Tamara Berchard,

The main objective of our events is to raise awareness about Hepatitis C by providing direct information and education to high risk persons and/or the general population attending an event. We hope to achieve our objective by providing any individual who attends these events with one piece of information about Hepatitis C that they did not know before, (testing, treatment, harm reduction, transmission risks, resources available, print material, encouragement, etc.) that they can either use personally, or pass on to a friend, loved one, health or service provider.

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

When? July 29th all day
Where? YSB Downtown Services & Drop- in at 147 Besserer Street, Ottawa, ON
Contact: Courtenay Scanlan,

The Hepatitis C Program at the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa proposes to host a youth-focused event to increase access to diverse services that support the social determinants of youth living with or at risk of HCV, raise awareness of HCV and harm reduction, and to increase access to testing and treatment. This event will be held on Tuesday *July 29th* at the YSB downtown drop-in site (147 Besserer Street) in conjunction with World Hepatitis Day in an effort to promote existing services (eg: HCV Program, Harm Reduction Drop-In, Youth Health Clinic), advertise the World Hepatitis Day Ottawa event and to distribute youth-friendly resources. Our target stakeholders are street-involved youth and youth who inject drugs.

 Street Health Care – Kingston Community Health Centre

When? July 23 – 25th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and July 28th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where? Catarqui Mall Kingston and HIV/ AIDS regional services, Kingston, ON
Contact: Christinah Kutama,

Street Health Centre –Kingston Community Health Centre will be hosting a booth in the Cataraqui Mall for 3 days. To reach to a larger audience a community radio station will stream live on the last day of the Booth Blitz July 25th. The radio station will quiz volunteers and give hepatitis swag/promotion material to winners and participants. On July 28th HIV/AIDS Regional services Kingston will be the location of a panel of peer presenters who have gone through the Hepatitis C tx sharing their personal experiences.


Canadian Liver Foundation

When? July 28th 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where? Winnipeg Manitoba, location TBD
Contact: Bianca Pengelly,

Join us on July 28th to raise awareness about Hepatitis in our community. Several community health organizations as well as individuals who are living with Hepatitis want to welcome you to Rally with us at 10:00 am. We will start the day with a short march in order to grab the attention of surrounding traffic. We will then proceed with a rally where participants will take turns sharing in front of a camera that will be displayed on a Jumbrotron. There will be a large focus on the new drug treatment for Hepatitis and how crucial it is for those living with the disease. Participates will be scattered throughout the city to spread the awareness as much as possible.


Canadian Liver Foundation/ Fondation Canadienne du fond

When? July 27th 2014, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Where? Mount-Royal Park, Monument Sir-George- Etienne Cartier, Montreal, QC
Contact: Betty Esperenza,

The Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Liver Foundation is concentrating its efforts to save lives by educating the public about The ABC`s of Hepatitis. Demystifying myths is crucial to prevention of the disease. With the support of the Montreal community that includes all the ethnicities – and with support from local charity groups as well as local businesses and foodsies YELP! Montrealers will enjoy a day of celebration with music, yoga, buskers and games on one of the most famous popular parks in Montreal: Mount-Royal Park (Next to the Tam Tams- Monument Sir George-Etienne Cartier).

Distribution of condoms, freezies and educational pamphlets are free. Prizes will be given to participants who answer FAQS about Hepatitis.


When? Morning of July 28th 2014
Where? Different cafes and organizations in Rimouski, QC
Contact Lisa Audet,

Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia
When? Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where? Halifax Pride Parade, throughout downtown Halifax, NS
Contact: director

Joining with Halifax Pride, HepNS aims to increase awareness of hepatitis in Nova Scotia by establishing a presence in the Pride Parade, and at the Garrison Grounds afterward.  HepNS’ Spread the Word, Not the Virus project seeks to raise awareness of HCV-HIV co-infection among men who have sex with men (MSM), making Pride an ideal venue for spreading the message of prevention and education.  According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in Canada, 13% of MSM-IDU and 10% MSM are HIV-HCV co-infected.

Northern AIDS Connection Society

When?  July 14 – August 3rd and July 28, all day

Where? Displays at various locations such as regional hospitals, libraries and a BBQ in front of Wal-Mart with t-shirt giveaways all in Truro, NS
Contact: Janet McPhee,

These activities always give us the opportunity to increase the public’s knowledge not only about Hepatitis but also about Northern AIDS Connection Society (NACS) and their programs. There is an opportunity for enhanced networking.  Fundraising is one of the key elements that our organization finds itself doing as we are only able to continue that work that we do because of the fund raised dollars that we get as well as the project funding for the Hep C work that we do.  We are always looking for volunteers so that when we are networking if we find someone that is interested in doing volunteer work with our organization we are happy to have them join the team.  Forming community partnerships is also important as this allows us the opportunity to get others people involved in the work we are doing, to make the connection with others that we may not have had the opportunity to work with.  Through public engagement NACS is able to Recruit additional volunteers.  Materials are shared with community partners working in the field of Hepatitis. 

Northwest Territories

World Hepatitis Day Yellowknife

When: July 28th 11:30-1:30
Where: Yellowknife Post Office
Contact: Audrey Zoe


When: July 28th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Downtown Yellowknife TBD
Contact:  Marc André LaPlante

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale contre l’hépatite, la Fédération Franco-Ténoise tiendra un kiosque interactif au centre-ville de Yellowknife. Des dépliants et du matériel promotionnel seront distribués aux passants, permettant ainsi d’accroître la promotion et la sensibilisation face à l’hépatite.

In honour of World Hepatitis Day, the Fédération Franco-Ténoise is holding an interactive informational Kiosk, in French, in downtown Yellowknife!


AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador
When?  July 8th   11:00  am – 2:00 pm
Where? BBQ at Margaret Bowater Park, Corner Brook, NL

When? July 8th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where? BBQ Stephenville Women’s Centre, Stephenville, NL

When? July 21 – 25
Where? Blomidon Place, Corner Brook, NL

When? July 21 – 29
Where? Western Health, Corner Brook. NL

When? July 21 – 29
Where? Western Health, Bonne Bay, NL

When? July 21 – 29
Where? Western Health, Stephenville, NL

When? July 21- 29
Where? Western Health, Port Saunders

When? July 21- 29
Where? Western Health, Burego, NL

When? July 21-29
Where? Community Youth Network, Corner Brook, NL

When? July 28th 3:00 pm

Where? Loretta Bartlett Home for Youth, Corner Brook, NL

When? July 25th 10:00 am

Where? Summit Place (home for those with mental illnesses)

When? July 25th 2:00 pm

Where? Western Health psychiatric unit

When? July 28th full day

Where? Stephenville Provincial Correctional Facility, Stephenville, NL

When? July 28th 2014, 9:00 am

Where? John Howard Society, Stephenville NL

Contact: Julie Crouse / Dave Jones,

World Hepatitis Day is July 28th, 2014.  The number of diagnosed Hepatitis C cases in Western Newfoundland rose by almost 50% in 2013. In order to increase the awareness of transmission, testing and prevention, the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador is working together with community organizations as well as the local health authority to create a week-long event focusing on Hepatitis.  Along with presentations, and displays across Western NL, there will be two community barbecues with great prizes as well as music and entertainment.  Prevention is everyone’s responsibility.