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Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative

WHAI is a community-based response to HIV and AIDS among cis and trans women in Ontario that takes into account the structural and societal factors that increase women's risk factors for HIV. This initiative, located in 16 AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) throughout the province, is funded by the AIDS Bureau of the ministry of Health and Long Term Care. 

The goals of WHAI are to: 

  • Reduce HIV transmission among women
  • Enhance local community capacity to address HIV and AIDS
  • Build safe environments to support women and their HIV and AIDS-related needs


Publication date: 2020

This Toolkit was created to strengthen the work harm reductionprograms do with women who use drugs. It contains a series oftools that can be used together, separately or in other creative ways....

Publication date: 2019
Publication date: 2019

Information and Facts about PrEP and Women in Ontario: what is is, how it is used, how to access.

Publication date: 2019

Information about PEP & Women in Ontario: what it is, how it is used, how to access.

Publication date: 2018

While Love Positive Women is active primarily between February 1st–14th, it remainsa symbol of how the world can be different throughout the year. Groups inover 45 countries have participated in...

Publication date: 2018

In 2017/2018 WHAI partnered with consultants at 7.10 Stories to explorecreative ways to foster WHAI’s Coordinated Collective Impact Initiative(CCII) work being done across Ontario. This CCII work...

Publication date: 2018

Since 2014, WHAI Coordinators have been supporting Love Positive Women byengaging women living with HIV, women who face systemic risks for HIV, as well asthe broader community through activities...

Publication date: 2017

Collective Action Community Change is a collective representation of 16 situational analyses that were completed by Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) Coordinators across Ontario.

Publication date: 2016

This guide examines the challenges and barriers that many trans women living with HIV, in Ontario, face when accessing services. WHAI hope to offer support for creating safe, welcoming and...

Organization Details

Service area:

720 Bathurst St.
Office 308
M5S 2R4



416 788 9174

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