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Events for people living with HIV:

For full details, visit  
or contact Tashauna at
or 519 763-2255 x150.

Other upcoming events:

Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training will be held on Saturday
February 21st 
in the ARCH Boardroom from 10am-4:00pm.

Due to limited space, priority will be given to new volunteers.

details to follow. 

Updates from ARCH

We're Hiring, Come Join Our Team!

You Asked, We Listened.

Starting January 7, 2015, ARCH will be open from 9:00am-6:00pm on Wednesdays. 

Join our Trauma Recovery Group!

This Group is for HIV+ Individuals who Identify as Men.

WHAT IS THE TRAUMA RECOVERY GROUP? This image shows the outline of a brain, with a word cloud on the inside that includes the words PTSD, anxiety, fear, disorder, hypervigiliance, risk, traumatic.In recognition of the traumatic histories among PHAs, ARCH has developed a Trauma Recovery Program. The program is aimed at educating individuals about trauma and the impact it can have on every element of our lives. It will provide you with not only knowledge about trauma, but tools and strategies
you can use to improve your quality of life. 

HOW DO I REGISTER? A meeting can be set up to discuss the group in more detail and complete the registration process. Contact Tashauna Devonshire or Jim Watkin for more information.

WHEN DOES THE GROUP START? The first course will run from January 20th to April 7th, 2015. This group will be for those who identify as men. Registration for this group ends January 16th so reserve your spot!

For more information on this group:

Opposites Attract: A Guide for Magnetic Relationships

This program is designed for folks who are looking for guidance on serodiscordant (or magnetic) relationships. Whether you are already in a relationship, thinking about beginning one, or maybe enjoying the sexy single life, this program can help!
This series begins February 5th. See the website for more details!
*Serodiscordant /magnetic relationship means two people with different HIV statuses.

High schools, here we come! 

Project Serve is a unique partnership between ARCH and the University of Guelph to develop engaging sexual health workshops for youth. 

This year, the project is focusing on three key themes: knowing ourselves and our bodies, building and maintaining healthy relationships, and physical and emotional sexual health. We cover topics such as living with HIV, LGBTQ+ identities, and safer sex strategies. 

This year, presentations will take place on February 19th & 20th, 2015. They are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please get in touch with Sarah Chown to book yours today! 

Save the Date: A Taste For Life

Bookmark Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 for our annual fundraiser, A Taste For Life. Keep an eye on our newsletter to find out
what restaurants will be participating in this
years event as they come on board!

Opportunities for Gay and Bisexual Men

Join us for Friends with Benefits, the monthly discussion group we run with Out On The Shelf! This group is an open-ended and informative discussion for self-identified men into men. Each month we explore a new topic. If you would like to join us as a peer facilitator, please get in touch!

We are also recruiting volunteers to support our online outreach program on apps such as Grindr and Manhunt (see details online here).

LGBTQ+ Matching Program Launches!

Along with Out On The Shelf, ARCH is proud to announce a new LGBTQ+ matching program called PEARS - Peer and Relational Support! 

PEARS is a program for LGBTQ+ people, their loved ones and close friends. The program connects people with shared identities and/or experiences and different generational experiences.  People from throughout Wellington, Dufferin, Grey & Bruce counties are welcome to participate.

You can check out full details (and refer others to get involved) online at feel free to spread the word far and wide and make referrals as much as possible. 

Questions? Get in touch at
Volunteer with us! We are looking for people to join our online outreach team, facilitate our LGBTQ+ youth group in rural areas, and help with social media. Contact or visit us online to see a full list of opportunities.
From the ARCHives...
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  • The Global TV program 16x9 featured a documentary on the lives of LGBTQ+ people and those aging with HIV (aired November 29, watch it online)
  • Hope Fahner, one of our Pride and Prejudice participants in Owen Sound, took the lead on getting an LGBTQ+ float in the Santa Claus Parade (via Owen Sound Sun Times, November 16)
For all things LGBTQ+ in Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin, Grey and Bruce Counties, vist us at!