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. Events are categorized by provinces and territories.
World Hepatitis Day 2015 Events
World Hepatitis Day Ottawa
When: July 28th 2015 12-2 p.m.
Where: Marion Dewar Plaza (In front of City Hall)
Contact: Ecaterina Damian email@example.com
A Screening of the Documentary Film “Deal with It: Untold Stories of Hepatitis C in Canada” Location and Date TBD
World Hepatitis Day Brampton
When: Date TBD
Where: Gage Park, Brampton
Contact: Jadunauth Raghunauth
World Hepatitis Day Mississauga
When: Date TBD
Where: Cawthra Shelter
Contact: Jadunauth Raghunauth
World Hepatitis Day Kingston
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
World Hepatitis Day Kitchener
When: July 27th 2015\
Where: Downtown Square 12-3 pm
Contact: Colin McVicker firstname.lastname@example.org
World Hepatitis Day Guelph
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!
World Hepatitis Day Hamilton
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 email@example.com
Or contact Marcia Stirling of Hamilton Health Sciences at the McMaster University Medical Centre firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
World Hepatitis Day Oshawa
When: July 28th 12-3 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, Oshawa
Contact: 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.
World Hepatitis Day Toronto
When: Tuesday July 28th 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Sherbourne Health Centre
Contact: Max Ducsharm
This year’s Toronto World Hepatitis Day event will be on Tuesday July 28 from 11-3 at Sherbourne Health Centre in downtown 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!
La journée mondiale contre l’hépatite Sherbrooke
When: July 28th 2015 10 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Parc Antoine Racine
Contact: Isabelle Bouchard email@example.com
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.
World Hepatitis Day Fredericton
When: July 28th
Where: AIDS New Brunswick 65 Brunswick Street
Contact: 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.
World Hepatitis Day Saint John
World Hepatitis Day Halifax
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.
World Hepatitis Day Yellowknife
When: July 28th 2015 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Franklin Avenue by the Post Office
Contact: Audrey Zoe firstname.lastname@example.org
World Hepatitis Day La Ronge
When: July 28th
Where: Riese Park and Scattered Sites Outreach Centre
Contact: Kaetlyn McLaughlin Kaetlyn.email@example.com
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.
World Hepatitis Day Regina
When: July 28th Afternoon
Where: Carmichael Outreach, 1925 Osler Street
Contact: Michelle Merk firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Newfoundland and Labrador
World Hepatitis Day Gander
Date and locations TBD.
Contact Hayley Cooze for more info
World Hepatitis Day Victoria
When: July 28th 2015
Where: Downtown Victoria
Contact: Hermione Jefferis firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
World Hepatitis Day Agassiz
When: July 28th
Where: Check with local community centre
Contact: Lisa Walberg
World Hepatitis Day Kamloops
When: July 28th 2015
Where: ASK Wellness Centre, 433 Tranquille road
Contact: Kira Haug email@example.com
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.
World Hepatitis Day Richmond
When: Late July 2015 (TBD)
Contact: Michael Tang
World Hepatitis Day Calgary
When: July 28th All Day
Where: Sheldon Chumir Health Centre
Contact: Linda Ton firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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
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
Type of event: Arts-based hepatitis C workshop and film, “River of Healing”
REDUN and ANKORS
When? Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 am – noon
Where? Farmers Market, Gyro Park, Grand Forks, BC
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
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
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
Type of event: Hepatitis C Bingo, Info booth, Food, Prizes!
ASK Wellness Society
When? July 28th 11: 00 am – 3:00 pm
Keys Housing and Health Solutions
When? July 28th 12:00 – 2:00 pm
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
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
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
Sponsors: AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck Pharmaceuticals.
Communicable disease / harm reduction team
When? Monday July 28th 2014
HIV North Society
When? July 28th 2014, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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
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.
When? July 25th 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Where? Outside AIDS Saskatoon office and 601 drop in centre, SK
Contact: Megan McGrath, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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:
- 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
- A dialogue on ‘Immigrant Health and Hepatitis C’ with the service providers who work with the South Asian Community (Mississauga, ON)- July 28, 2014
- 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
Canadian Society for International Health
When? July 25th 2014, 12: 00 – 2:00 pm
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
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:
- By screening at-risk patients for Hepatitis B infection
- For those affected by Hepatitis B, plan their care by educating, monitoring their condition to prevent further complications and spread of the infection.
- Providing publicly-funded vaccinations to individuals with chronic Hepatitis B infection and for their household contacts
- Increasing patients awareness or knowledge about Hepatitis B prevention and self-management
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
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, email@example.com,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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with: Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, Hemophilia Ontario, Youth Action Centre and At Iholsa
Oshawa Community Health Centre
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
Contact: Karen Usick, Karen.email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Sanguen Health Centre
When? July 28th 2014, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Where? St. George’s Square, Guelph, ON
Contact: Jan Klotz, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, Suzanne.email@example.com
WellFort Community Health Services
When? July 28th 2014 from 2:00 – 8:00 pm
Where? Downtown Brampton, ON
Contact: Jadunauth Raghunauth, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region of Peel
When? July 28, 2014
Where? Gage Park, Downtown Brampton, ON
Contact: 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
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
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, Christinahk@streethealth.kchc.ca
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
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
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.
MAINS – BSL
Hepatitis Outreach Society of Nova Scotia
When? Saturday, July 26, 2014
Where? Halifax Pride Parade, throughout downtown Halifax, NS
Contact: director @hepns.ca
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, email@example.com
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.
When: July 28th 11:30-1:30
Where: Yellowknife Post Office
Contact: Audrey Zoe firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
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
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.