The Peer Support Program is tailored to the specific needs of the HIV community in Calgary. Over the past two years, HIV Community Link has been laying the groundwork to implement an HIV Peer Support Program, researching the most promising practices and outcomes of peer-run programs across Canada and the United States. Peer programs are being highlighted and leading the way in most promising best practices, client-centred trauma-informed care and finding a valuable place in the cascade of care for HIV and hepatitis C.
Currently, we have two HIV Peer Support groups running and we are in the process of expanding our services. If you are living with HIV and believe in the benefits of peer support, please consider joining us.
- Plus Friends, a safe and inclusive group for anyone living with HIV. This group aims to offer support and community in a social setting. Anything discussed at the meeting stays with the group. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month in the evening.
- Positive Connections, a monthly peer support group, a non-judgemental and safe place for women to share their stories, successes and challenges of living with the virus.
Get in touch at (403) 508-2500 EXT. 106 or at email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join our program.