P.E.E.R.S. ALLIANCE (previously AIDS PEI)
PREVENT. EDUCATE. EMPOWER. RESPECT. SUPPORT
Sexual Health Wellbeing and Drug Use Harm Reduction for All Islanders
PEERS Alliance supports those living with and at risk for HIV, Hep C and all sexually transmitted infections in PEI by offering a variety of programs and services targeted diverse communities.
Our center serves people of all genders and sexual orientations. We support those who use drugs in developing strategies to reduce the risk of negative health outcomes. Our programming strives to address the underlying issues affecting the health and welfare of our communities by countering stigma and creating environments where all are welcome.
PEERS Alliance, with support from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research, is seeking 8 artistically motivated youth (age 16-25 years) to participate in a 10-week long project focused on exploring STBBI (Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections) prevention, harm reduction, treatment, testing, and stigma for the purpose of creating a creative & innovative educational tool for, by, and about Island youth. The program will allow folks to educate one another and explore diverse artistic ways of expressing themselves and sharing the knowledge they gain.
Successful applicants will participate in 10 weekly facilitated sessions (2-3 hours; November-February) in the evening during the week. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Each session will consist of learning about STBBIs, learning diverse arts-based methods of information sharing, modes of self-reflection and group reflection. At the end of 10 weeks, we will have created an artistic educational and shareable tool.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out this form, or contact us by email or phone 902-566-2437.
PEERS ALLIANCE OFFERS:
Support to those living with and at risk for HIV, Hep C, and all sexually transmitted infections.
- about sexual health
- for those who use drugs
- for those who provide service about harm reduction and sexual health
- Safer spaces
- Hep C
- Safer sex
- Harm Reduction