Registered as a charity since 1986, the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national coalition of community-based AIDS organizations across Canada. We are dedicated to strengthening the response to HIV/AIDS across all sectors of society, and to enriching the lives of people and communities living with HIV/AIDS.


The Economic Cost of HIV/AIDS in Canada

Publication date: 2011
This report was undertaken to provide an updated estimate of costs related to HIV/AIDS in Canada, with a particular focus on the costs of treatment and costs associated with loss of productivity for lost work hours. It is a follow-up document to the 2001 study The...

A House is Not Always a Home: A Needs and Assets Assessment

Publication date: 2012
This resource presents the results of an on-line survey conducted with members of the Canadian AIDS Society from across Canada. Among its contents are the following: key challenges in finding affordable and suitable housing; an overview of housing programs that are...

Rural and Remote Needs Assessment

Publication date: 2014
While HIV is often perceived as a predominantly urban issue, there is an increasing amount of qualitative and anecdotal evidence that demonstrates that HIV strongly affects Rural and Remote populations in Canada. Because “invisibility, isolation, and stigma are common...

Fact Sheet: Trans Capacity-Building Resources

Publication date: 2014
Fact sheet of links to resources that AIDS service organizations and other community-based organizations can use to make their agencies more trans-inclusive and to build capacity to serve trans clients.

Trans Fact Sheet: Myths

Publication date: 2014
This fact sheet looks at seven popular myths about gender identity.

Trans Needs Assessment Report

Publication date: 2014
A national Trans Needs Assessment was undertaken by the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) between the Fall of 2012 and the Spring of 2014. The primary objective of this research was to gain a better understanding of the needs of trans people (including transgender,...
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