Vision and Mission
At ACCKWA, we work toward a future where new HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually-transmitted or blood-borne infections are rare in Waterloo Region. People living with HIV will feel that maintaining health, well-being and full community participation are achievable, realistic goals.
Through responsive programming and multi-sectoral collaboration, ACCKWA will:
- work towards the reduction of HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections in Waterloo Region;
- address the social determinants of health that create stigma, discrimination, and vulnerability for our service users; and
- provide excellent HIV care and support to individuals, families and most-affected communities.
About THE AIDS COMMITTEE OF CAMBRIDGE, KITCHENER, WATERLOO & AREA
ACCKWA Quick Fact:
We strongly believe in prevention education: our education and outreach programs connect annually with over 15,000 people in our community!
"When I found ACCKWA they helped me get involved...I felt my life change. They got me out of my house to meet new people who are in similiar situations as me; I was able to get support and information and learn what is out there for me and my family."
How Your Monthly Gift Can Help Over One Year:
$10 a month will ensure 24 food hampers are distributed to a family affected by HIV
$15 a month will ensure transportation to 12 specialist appointments for a person living with HIV
$25 a month will ensure 12 prevention education workshops are provided to teens or community groups
$30 a month will ensure 12 support group sessions are provided for children, women and men living with or affected by HIV
$50 a month will ensure transportation to 12 appointments at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for a child living with HIV
$100 a month will ensure access to nutritious food for a family of four affected by HIV
ACCKWA Support Worker Quote:
"Your financial support not only bolsters ACCKWA's programs and efforts, but it conveys a deep meaningful message of compassion. Gifts go beyond their practical purpose and offer a tangible message of love and hope."