PHA Acknowledgement:

The AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario (ABRPO) along with all of our community partners, facilitators, peers, advocates, volunteers and supporters recognize the grief and loss our pioneers faced during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s which led to the creation of ABRPO.

Since our inception, PHAs from all walks of life, have played an integral and important part in our growth and success. We owe those individuals, whose shoulders and memories we stand on today a deep gratitude. We are honored and humbled, by their strength and resiliency and are motivated to continue their fight in the pursuit of equality, equity, accessibility and justice through ongoing advocacy and education while turning to one another for support.

We promise to continue to support PHAs in their Multiple Loss Journey and work alongside them while recognizing and respecting their individual cultures and backgrounds in their journey through grief and loss.

ABRPO continues to commit to the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA) which is grounded in PHAs rights to self-determination and the participation in all the decision making processes that affect their lives.

We will be forever be indebted to the millions of people living with HIV from our past, present and future who have brought us to where we are today.

Link to Ontario Accord