We are a community-based, not-for -profit organization that provides services, opportunities and programs to improve the lives and empower people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.
About This Cause
Elevate NWO Northwestern Ontario’s leading source for confidential HIV/AIDS/ Hepatitis C (HCV) and Harm Reduction education, prevention, advocacy and support. Formed in 1985 as AIDS Thunder Bay and recently renamed as Elevate NWO, we raise awareness of discrimination and stigmatization related to HIV and Hepatitis C, while responding proactively to the emergence of these viruses in our region.Elevate NWO develops programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities we serve. We host a needle exchange program and provide testing for HIV/HCV/HBV and other sexually transmitted infections. We deliver Naloxone training as well as a clinical care and support for our members.Elevate NWO also offers an on on-site Clinical Care program and access to a wide range of health and lifestyle services.We’re leaders in making our community a more inclusive, caring place to live. As a reflection of our mandate, our dedicated employees provide support services without judgment to people at risk of, living with, or affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.