SUPPORT & EDUCATION FOR HIV, HEPATITIS & STIs

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Become an Event Sponsor

Show your corporate support by sponsoring an ACNS event, and become part of a very select group– some of Nova Scotia’s leading (and most caring) businesses.

We are very grateful for the long-term corporate financial support of our events. Involvement on a corporate level demonstrates dedication and support forimportant public awareness activities,and helps raise thousands of dollars for our education and support programs in communities across NS.

Corporate commitment to ACNS enables us to reach more people, recruit more volunteers and raise more funds to enhance our reach in prevention, anddirectly impacts the quality of life of people living with HIV,and those at risk.

If you belong to an organization that wants to make a real difference in the awareness efforts about HIV, partner with us. Drop us an email here (contact us form), or call Kenda at 902.425.4882, ext 228.

Our unique sponsorship opportunities help you

• Build customer and employee loyalty
• Strengthen brand value in your customers’ minds
• Reach consumers across Nova Scotia
• Improve workplace morale and enhance team-building

To get involved contact us here (contact us form), or email or call Kenda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902.425.4882 ext 228

Volunter with Us

ACNS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities including administrative, fund development and awareness events, PHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) services and Board or Committee work. 

Make a difference. Volunteer Now.

Administrative opportunities include general administrative work; this type of work occurs during regular office hours.Fund development and awareness events usually occur in the evenings or on weekends.

We have various events occurring throughout the year. Our yearly schedule usually is:

  • Bid for Life Dinner & Auction
    Third Thursday in March
  • Pride Week
    Mid-July
  • Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Halifax
    Last Sunday in September
  • Brunch with Neville and David
    Last week of November
  • AIDS Awareness Week
    Last week of November, ending December 1st
  • Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil
    December 1st
  • Circle of Life - Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
    Order yours Nov 1 - Dec 7th

PHA Services includes our Complimentary and Alternative Therapies (CATS) Program. Registered therapists from differing modalities such as therapeutic massage, Reiki and reflexology offer free appointments to our HIV-positive members; a hairstylist offers free haircuts; etc.

The Board composition reflects the involvement of people living with HIV, health professionals, community members and various other skill areas. The Board operates under a Policy Board model (CARVER). Board members are elected for a two-year term and participate in at least one of the two main committees: (1) Board Development & Membership Committee; or (2) Strategic Planning & Policy Committee.

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