Maison Plein Cœur: Dance to give

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Maison Plein Coeur : Dance to give
March 7, 2018
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Many organizations in Quebec suffer from the budgetary restrictions of governments. These austerity measures are not without consequence for the lives of these bodies, which simply no longer manage, or find it difficult, to provide programmes and services for the people concerned.

Today, Maison Plein Cœur is the organization affected and it is launching its fundraising campaign, under the theme of Maison Plein Cœur: Let’s Keep Up the Rhythm!

With the federal government’s cuts, the organization is hit by a $100,000 deficit in annual funding. These cuts will therefore end its accompaniment services, reinsertion support or discussion workshops. A total of over 1,000 essential interventions will be affected.

Faced with this new reality, Maison Plein Cœur is, through this campaign, calling for goodwill contributionsto pursue its mission to provide direct help to people living with HIV/AIDS.

 

NOVA PROJECT

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NOVA PROJECT
No more unanswered questions
March 7, 2018

You’ve just received your test results. They show that you are seropositive or that you are infected with a Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infection. You need information!

Whom can you turn to? Whom can you talk to? You have a lot of questions churning in your mind. How do you face this new reality? The Nova Project has been developed to assist you.
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Created by the Portail VIH/sida du Québec, one of our member organizations, its primary mission is to provide information on the realities of HIV infection.

The accompaniment is anonymous, confidential and free. The Nova Project is also about sharing experiences with groups of people living with HIV/AIDS. With Nova, it is now possible to find answers by chatting, texting or calling.

The Nova Project further allows you to contact your partners for fast-track testing or treatment. It also enables you to participate in online evenings.

 

Together, let’s build a world without AIDS or HIV

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Together, let’s build a world without AIDS or HIV
March 7, 2018

The year 2018 is well under way and the Fondation québécoise du sida as well as its Board of Directors wish to extend their best wishes to you. We also take this opportunity to thank you for your constant support for the fight against HIV/AIDS through your donations.

World AIDS Day was celebrated on the 1st of December 2017 and Montreal, through its Mayor, Valérie Plante, signed the Paris Declaration, thus confirming the city’s accession to UNAIDS’ Fast-Track Cities Initiative: “Fast-track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030”. Together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This decision challenges and commits us as actors in this fight that we have been waging for decades.

Our merger with the Farha Foundation is one year old. We thank the donors who have come on board as a result of this union and who are now moving forward with us. The fight remains the same as do all our objectives, so let’s pursue our efforts together to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Quebec.

 

The loss of Evelyn Farha

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The loss of Evelyn Farha
March 7, 2018

The honorary president of the Farha Foundation, Evelyn Farha, passed away on the 18th of January 2018 after battling valiantly for 25 years for people living with HIV/AIDS. She was 92. She had been strongminded to continue the work of her son, Ron Farha, who died from HIV/AIDS in 1993. Very active, she had raised close to 10 million dollars through the marches she organized. This money was then redistributed to 75 organizations that fight against HIV/AIDS.

Known for her commitment and devotion to the cause, Mrs. Farha received many awards throughout her life.

She will receive, posthumously, the Phenicia Society 2018 award. This recognition by the LGBT community will be handed over to her daughters, Nancy, Carolyn and Linda, on the 31st of May, at the 14th edition of the award, which will be held at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s Parquet Room. The Quebec LGBT Chamber of Commerce wishes in this way to pay homage to an extraordinary woman who, for a quarter of a century, succeeded, with courage and humility, in fighting the stigmas and prejudices experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS.

The Fondation québécoise du sida is deeply affected by Evelyn Farha’s passing, which is a huge loss for the HIV/AIDS milieu. Fqsida is determined to continue the fight against stigmatization, and especially to keep up its education and prevention efforts within the population.

Rest in peace, Evelyn Farha. Your work will be carried on. The fight continues!

Passing of Evelyn Farha

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Passing of Evelyn Farha
January 19th 2018
Evelyn FarhaWith profound sadness, we announce the passing of Evelyn Farha (nee Malacket) on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Devoted mother of Nancy (Ali), Carolyn, Linda (Mike), grandmother/tete to Jasmine (Marc), Adam, Alexandra and Matthew, predeceased by her husband Joseph Farha and son, Ronald Farha.

For 25 years, Evelyn Farha served as the Honourary President of the Farha Foundation. She worked tirelessly to carry out the mission of her late son, Foundation founder Ron Farha, by helping Quebecers with HIV/AIDS obtain support and care. Her goal was to see that no other family suffers the same loss as her by educating the community that the disease is preventable.

Evelyn has received numerous accolades for her inspiring efforts. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale. In 2002, the Governor General presented her with the Golden Jubilee Medal. During that same year, she was also recognized by the Canadian-Lebanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, who presented her with the Cedar & Maple Award in the category of Personality of the Year. In 2000, the Governor General’s office bestowed Evelyn with the Caring Canadian Award.

An active member in the Montreal community, Evelyn has assisted local church board members by leading numerous fundraising activities, and through teaching religious studies. She was also volunteered at the Royal Victoria Hospital’s Oncology Department, assisting patients by offering personal care and support.

The family will receive friends at Urgel Bourgie, 1255 Beaumont Ave, Montreal, QC H3P 0A1 on
Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM with viewing from 10:00 AM at The St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 555 Jean Talon St E, Montreal, QC H2R 1T8

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Evelyn’s memory to the Fondation Quebecoise du Sida (FQS), 1 Sherbrooke St E, Montreal, QC H2X 3V8. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded though www.urgelbourgie.com

Evelyn Farha’s profile

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Evelyn Farha’s profile
October 31, 2017

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Evelyn Farha has served as the Honourary President of the Farha Foundation for 23 years. She worked tirelessly to carry out the mission of her late son, the Farha Foundation founder Ron Farha, by helping Quebecers with HIV/AIDS to obtain support and care. Her goal was to see that no other family suffers the same loss as her by educating the community that the disease is preventable.

Evelyn has received numerous accolades for her inspiring efforts. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Médaille de l’Assemblée nationale. In 2002, the Governor General presented her with the Golden Jubilee Medal. During that same year, she was also recognized by the Canadian-Lebanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, who presented her with the Cedar & Maple Award in the category of Personality of the Year. In 2000, the Governor General’s office bestowed Evelyn with the Caring Canadian Award.

In merging with the Farha Foundation, the Fqsida takes up the challenge and hopes to achieve the goal set by Evelyn.

 

 

Montréal — The next AIDS-free city

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Montréal — The next AIDS-free city

October 31, 2017

Like other important cities in the world, Montréal made a commitment on the 12th of June last to do its part to help ending the global AIDS epidemic by the year 2030.

Montréal is thus in line with the 2014 Paris Declaration, which stresses the decisive role of cities in attaining UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 Objective by the year 2020: 90% of HIV-positive people will know their status; 90% of people who know their HIV status will receive an antiretroviral treatment; 90% of people under treatment will have an undetectable viral load.

For Montréal’s Mayor Denis Coderre, this is “one more step for Montréal to continue being an inclusive, equitable and prosperous city that acts to improve the quality of life of all its citizens, male and female”.

Municipal elections

Fqsida hopes that the new person who becomes mayor of the city in November will respect this commitment to the 90-90-90 Objective, which is aimed at achieving a society that has greater respect for the rights of all.

 

PARCours: Quebec organizations have gathered against HIV/AIDS

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PARCours: Quebec organizations have gathered against HIV/AIDS

October 31, 2017

On October 1st 2017, several HIV/AIDS organizations got together at Laurier Park for the fundraiser PARCours. A symbolic march and a human chain were made in support of people living with HIV.

Thanks to this fundraiser, participating organizations were able to raise more than $30 000.

You can still donate to PARCours until December at: www.fqsida.org/PARCours2017/FQSIDA.

See all the pictures from the event

Fqsida is happy to welcome three new organizations!

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Fqsida is happy to welcome three new organizations!
October 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Iris Estrie has been actively supporting and developing community action against HIV/AIDS in its region since 1988. The organization’s activities focus on various key populations: male and female sex workers, gay and bisexual men, drug users, young people and transsexual people.

Sidaction Mauricie works in synergy with various resources in Mauricie. Its staff provides, among other things, personalized support and adapted services, in full confidentiality, to people living with HIV/AIDS and their entourage.

Portail VIH/sida du Québec strives to educate the public on AIDS and other STDIs, particularly people living with HIV/AIDS, through multimedia material, lectures or training workshops. It also develops tools (virtual or printed) and activities required to reach out to people living with HIV/AIDS and their entourage.

 

PARCours: Coming together against HIV/AIDS!

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The Fondation québécoise du sida is proud to invite you to PARCours, a solidarity event against HIV/AIDS and in support of people living with HIV.

Help us to raise funds against HIV/AIDS!

Get involve now with PARCours by donating here: www.fqsida.org/PARCours2017/FQSIDA

PARCours – Sunday October 1st – Laurier Park

PARCours will be held Sunday October 1st at Laurier Park. We will get together with enthusiasm and motivation: the Fondation québécoise du sida, participating groups, volunteers, allies, donors… There will be kiosks, music, and we will take the opportunity to form a big human chain symbolizing the red ribbon.

Ready for the challenge?

Join us on October 1st, from 10 am to 2 pm, to form a big solidarity chain and to help us raising funds! For more information, contact us at 514 842-4004 or at info@fqsida.org.

Thanks for your involvement!

Your donation finances the mission of the 19 group members of the Fondation québécoise du sida. Your support is essential to our work!