Inside Bruce House
Winter 2017
Bruce House is please to present
a forum on HIV, rehabilitation, and episodic illness
   Join us for a two-day forum bringing together community members, service providers, students, faculty, and people with lived experience to explore, discuss, and learn about issues related to HIV, rehabilitation and episodic illness. 
   Together we will raise awareness, build momentum, and exchange knowledge.
   Speakers include keynote Dr. Kelly O'Brien (University of Toronto) and presenters from PASAN, HALCOrealize (formerly CWGHR), and local medical experts as well as special interactive panels. Don’t miss the community fair and display area for students to showcase their current research. A reception on the evening of March 22nd will include fantastic live entertainment, a DJ and much more!
   Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates.
If you have any questions, please contact: Doug Cooper (Manager of Client Programs and Services) or Kim Sanders (REST Program Coordinator).
Volunteer Spotlight: Amy 
Staffing our reception desk with a warm smile
Volunteering is a great gift, and also a rewarding one. In the words of Amy:
  I had volunteered many places and wanted something that met my desire for passion and real meaning.
  Bruce House has given me a family.  They gave me purpose.  They taught me to doubt myself less and have confidence. Bruce House helped me take my passion and desire to help others and use it in an efficient way.
  I will do all I can to support Bruce House. It is important and the work it does means everything to me.
Bruce House volunteers contribute over 8,000 hours of their time each year, and are active in every part of Bruce House from administration to program delivery. 
To contribute your skills and talents as a volunteer contact Linda (Coordinator of Volunteer Services).
Hope Made Delicious 
Save the date - A Taste For Life is April 26th
Dine out on Wednesday April 26th at a participating restaurant and 25% of your bill (food and alcohol, before tax) will be donated to Bruce House and The Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation.
Thank You!
Holiday appeal a huge success
Thanks to your generous support, our holiday appeal fundraising campaign has raised nearly $17,000
Your gifts are instrumental in helping us help others.  In the last fiscal year alone we provided 10,800 client services and served 7,500 meals at our Transition House. 
If you have not yet made your contribution and would like to there is still time - click here to make your gift via Canada Helps.  Your tax receipt will be emailed to you within minutes.
And More Thanks! 
Our heartfelt thanks to The Gilmour Inn, The Ottawa Knights, Normand Beaudouin, Trevor and MJ’s 80’s Dance Party, and The Foolish Chicken.  Together they raised over $5000 towards Bruce House programs and services!
In the News 
What is it like living as an HIV-positive teen?  Ashley Rose Murphy shares her story in this interview with SELF.
Have you seen the slogan "U=U"?  Camille Arkell tells use why "undetectable equals uninfectious" in the CATIE blog.
Mental health and invisible disabilities are frequently concerns for people living with HIV.  Karen Lowinger shares her insight on the misconceptions of living with mental illness in The Mighty.
Wish List 
  • Gift cards (Walmart, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc.)
  • Ensure or other meal replacements
  • Winter hats and toques; mittens and gloves; scarves; boots
  • Backpacks
  • Personal hygiene items (regular or travel size)
  • Lightweight, folding wheelchair
If you can help our clients by donating any of the above, please contact Doug (Manager of Client Programs & Services)

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