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Spring For Life Campaign 2016!!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016

This March, ARCHES (formerly Lethbridge HIV Connection) Society will welcome spring by hosting its annual Gerbera Daisy SPRING FOR LIFE fundraising campaign, and we are looking for your support to ensure its success. Spring for Life is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and all proceeds support the programs of ARCHES, which provides services to those living with HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Alberta. In order to make the campaign successful, we rely on the generosity of people and businesses like yours. The Spring for Life campaign features 5 brightly coloured mini Gerbera daisies for the low price of $5.00 a bouquet. The daisies can be pre-ordered anytime by emailing [email protected] or by calling the office at 403-328-8186 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday to Thursday. The daisies will be available for delivery (on orders of 10 bouquets or more) on March 17th and 18th or you can pick them up at ARCHES at 1206 – 6 Ave S. between 9:00 and 4:00 on March 16th to 18th. This is a great opportunity to brighten your home or office or...

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HIV / AIDS

Breakthrough HIV Study Could Change Course of Treatment for Millions

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015

Breakthrough HIV study could change course of treatment for millions – The Washington Post. If you have trouble opening the link please copy and paste. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/05/28/breakthrough-hiv-study-could-change-course-of-treatment-for-millions/?postshare=4801434152332907  ...

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Hepatitis C

World Hepatitis Day- July 28, 2014

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014

What is World Hepatitis Day? The World Hepatitis Day website describes World Hepatitis Day as an annual event that brings attention to chronic viral hepatitis worldwide and stands in solidarity with persons who have hepatitis B or C, two forms of life-threatening liver disease. Approximately 500 million people – one in 12 worldwide – are infected with viral hepatitis B or C. In Canada, an estimated 550,000 people have viral hepatitis, with many unaware of their status. Many persons with viral hepatitis experience no obvious symptoms until serious liver damage has occurred. In fact, in Canada, about 1 in 5 people with Hepatitis C do not know they have the virus. If left untreated, viral hepatitis can lead to severe damage to the liver, liver cancer, and the need for a liver transplant. The 2014 WHD Committee has decided to maintain last year’s slogan for this year’s World Hepatitis Day event to encourage testing: Know your status? Get tested. Help us increase awareness about viral hepatitis. For more information you can visit the World Hepatitis Day website or www.catie.ca On July 28,...

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Youth

International Aboriginal Youth Internship Positions

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015

http://www.icad-cisd.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=457:international-aboriginal-youth-internship-iayi-inititative&catid=83:youth-internship-programs&Itemid=205&lang=en Overview The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international internships in developing countries. The initiative aims to: provide valuable international work experience for Aboriginal youth; provide opportunities for Aboriginal youth to increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts, through participation in internships with local partner organizations; and, build the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad. International Aboriginal youth internships consist of a four to six-month period spent in a developing country working on issues such as equality between men and women, the environment, health, education, small business development, and agriculture. ICAD will work in close collaboration with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) to deliver the International Aboriginal Youth Internship program (IAYI). ICAD and CAAN have partnered with the following Canadian organizations to form a consortium: CAP/AIDS Network, University of Saskatchewan, Lethbridge HIV Connection Society, and Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN). ICAD’s strategy is to link organizations in Canada with similar organizations abroad. These internships are approximately 7 months...

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Spring For Life Campaign 2016!!

Spring For Life Campaign 2016!!

Mar 14, 2016

This March, ARCHES (formerly Lethbridge HIV Connection) Society will welcome spring by hosting its annual Gerbera Daisy SPRING FOR LIFE fundraising campaign, and we are looking for your support to ensure its success. Spring for Life is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and all proceeds support the programs of ARCHES, which provides services to those living with HIV/AIDS in Southwestern Alberta. In order to make the campaign successful, we rely on the generosity of people and businesses like yours. The Spring for Life campaign features 5 brightly coloured mini Gerbera daisies for the low price of $5.00 a bouquet. The daisies can be pre-ordered anytime by emailing [email protected] or by calling the office at 403-328-8186 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday to Thursday. The daisies will be available for delivery (on orders of 10 bouquets or more) on March 17th and 18th or you can pick them up at ARCHES at 1206 – 6 Ave S. between 9:00 and 4:00 on March 16th to 18th. This is a great opportunity to brighten your home or office or someone’s day with the beauty of spring– all while supporting a local cause! Spring for Life and make a difference in your...

Hiring Community Outreach Nurse!

Hiring Community Outreach Nurse!

Jan 11, 2016

The Community Outreach Nurse works in both structured and unstructured environments with vulnerable/marginalized clients and communities, who are at high risk for overdose and communicable diseases. This position maintains a focus on overdose prevention, response and recognition, naloxone, STI’s, Hepatitis C (HCV), and HIV in an effort to prevent and control overdoses and communicable infections and diseases, and to assess, treat and refer for related and other health conditions. Working in outreach settings, clinical services are provided through education, supportive counselling, screening, evaluation, treatment, follow-up and referral. The Community Outreach Nurse participates in new and ongoing project initiatives and the development and delivery of education and program planning. This part-time position (14 hours/week; Monday and Tuesday 8:30am – 4:30pm) requires a compassionate, non-judgmental professional who is able to think outside of the box and is willing to go the extra mile. This program includes overdose prevention, recognition and response training including take home naloxone as well as prescribing and distributing the Take Home Naloxone kits, throughout Southwestern Alberta with a special focus on people with a history of opioid drug use, service providers and people who care about people who use opioids. The Community Outreach Nurse will assist opioid users, partner agencies and the general public to improve their capacity to respond to and prevent opioid overdoses. This position will also conduct screening, diagnostic, prophylactic or therapeutic services to outreach clients by collaborating with other community based agency’s to reach populations at high risk for overdose and acquisition of communicable diseases (included are street involved persons, sex workers, substance users, street youth, etc); interviewing clients and making clinical assessment; carrying out physical examinations; screening and testing including taking specimens; administering appropriate treatment, consulting with physicians and other health professionals; locating resources for clients and arranging follow-up; phlebotomy, provides basic first aid which includes CPR; provides harm reduction teaching and supplies including condoms and needles; administers medications as ordered by the Nurse Practitioner. Provides clinical and supportive counselling services to persons in outreach locations including agencies, correctional settings, detox settings, street clinics, drop-ins, hotels, parks and the street; providing pre and post-test counselling for STI’s and BBP’s, providing test results, and ongoing support and referral...

Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser Video

Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser Video

Dec 4, 2015

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and Wear it Red Movie Night

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil and Wear it Red Movie Night

Dec 1, 2015

Join us to celebrate World AIDS Day Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Candlelight Vigil and Wear it Red Movie Night featuring the Normal Heart at the Movie Mill. Candlelight Vigil will be held at the park beside the Movie Mill at 7:00pm. Please meet in front of the Movie Mill and we will walk over for the vigil. Movie to follow.