In the recent provincial election, Bruce House pointedly called out the lack of funding for the HIV sector in Ontario as one of our four election priorities. A national campaign is now taking this call across the nation, demanding action from our governments.
See their message below, and check out HIVfunding.ca for what you can do.
Canada’s HIV response is stuck in the past. Will you help us call on the federal government to take action?
This summer, the National Advocates—a group of community-based and human rights organizations—are calling for an end to the underfunding of HIV in Canada. Since funding for HIV was frozen in 2008, the number of people living with HIV in Canada has increased by 25%. This means that demand for services has increased while available resources have decreased. Community-based organizations must do more with less.
Together, the National Advocates are encouraging people in Canada to join the call by writing to their MP and the Minister of Health. Learn more and write a letter of support at HIVfunding.ca.