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Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS)

260 Spadina Ave Toronto ON M5T 2E4

Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) is a charitable, non-profit, community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada. We provide safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities.

Our Mission

We at ACAS are committed to provide HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and support services to the East and Southeast Asian Canadian communities. Our programs are based on a pro-active and holistic approach to HIV/AIDS and are provided in a collaborative, empowering, and non-discriminatory manner.

Our Objectives

  • to reduce the infection of HIV/AIDS by promoting public awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention and safer sex in the Asian communities.
  • to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate support, education, and outreach services to Asians and Asians infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in a non-discriminatory and non-judgmental manner.
  • to enhance the well-being of Asians infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by providing direct services, increasing their control over their own health, and by promoting a supportive environment in the larger community
  • to promote a supportive environment to Asians infected and affected by HIV/AIDS by increasing access to services and by reducing racism, homophobia and AIDS-phobia
  • to increase networking and collaboration among the Asian communities and HIV/AIDS services in Canadian society

Languages of Service

We at ACAS strive to provide the most culturally and linguistically appropriate services to our East and Southeast Asian service users. Our staff can currently provide services in the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Japanese, Malay, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese, and we also can obtain linguistic support in Indonesian, Korean, and Laotian.

If you require assistance in any of the above languages, please contact us at (416) 963-4300 or toll free at 1-877-630-2227 and one of our staff members will be happy to help you.

To Access Our Services

To ensure quality service, we prefer that you call or email us in advance to set up an appointment before coming to the office. Thank you!

Please note that ACAS is located in a building that is not accessible to wheelchairs. We kindly request those who have accessibility concerns and wish to access services from ACAS to contact the office directly by phone or email to arrange for appointments outside the office.

Tags related to this service:

  • Accessibility Details: Not wheelchair accessible, Alternate accessibility arrangements made upon request
  • Cost: Free
  • Languages Offered: Thai, Cantonese, Japanese, Malay, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Korean, English, Laotian, Chinese (simplified), Mandarin
  • Care offered: Community building, Community outreach, Speaking engagements, Community research, Student and volunteer opportunities, Therapy/Counselling, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), HIV testing, STI testing, HIV testing (self-testing)
  • Service Type: Civil Society, HIV/AIDS
  • Target Population: People living with HIV/AIDS, 2SLGBTQQIA+, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Asian

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