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World AIDS Day 2019

December 2nd, 2019|

World AIDS Day 2019 For World AIDS Day yesterday, CAS brought three sections of the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt to the National Arts Centre to honour this collection with leadership of the AIDS Committee of Ottawa. Thank you to everyone who participated in the unfolding ceremony, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, and the Public Health Agency of Canada for putting on this wonderful event! December 1st also marks the beginning of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week - please visit the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network's

The Canadian AIDS Society launches fundraising campaign for the Canadian Memorial Quilt Project

October 29th, 2019|

The Canadian AIDS Society launches fundraising campaign for the Canadian Memorial Quilt Project Help the Canadian AIDS Society keep the memory of those we've lost in the AIDS epidemic alive through support of our Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt Project through GoFundMe! The Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt serves as a living memory of the almost 25,000 Canadians who have died of AIDS-related causes. We would like to properly care for our delicate quilts, and share them with as many people as possible. However, due

New Digital Presence for Memorial Quilt Reflects Pain and Progress of AIDS Movement in Canada

April 16th, 2018|

New Digital Presence for Memorial Quilt Reflects Pain and Progress of AIDS Movement in Canada Digital quilt launched as Canadian AIDS Society fights to stay open FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, April 16, 2018 – Today, The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) launched quilt.ca, a website reflecting our nation’s historical losses to HIV/AIDS and serving as a living memory of the almost 25,000 Canadians who have died of AIDS and related causes. Showcasing the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt, the site is a moving and powerful reminder of the significant progress made over the past

AIDS group mulls how to preserve a Canadian quilt

April 16th, 2018|

AIDS group mulls how to preserve a Canadian quilt A memorial quilt to honour the thousands of people in Canada who have died from complications due to HIV/AIDS has been preserved in a digital form, even as the actual quilt faces an uncertain future. For the full article visit CBC News

How one man’s idea for the AIDS quilt made the country pay attention

October 9th, 2016|

How one man’s idea for the AIDS quilt made the country pay attention Twenty-nine years ago, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was unfolded on the Mall for the first time, with 1,920 panels. Today, it has grown to more than 49,000. The project was the idea of Cleve Jones, a San Francisco gay rights activist. This article is adapted from Jones’s book “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement,” which is being published Nov. 29 by Hachette Books. For the full article visit the Washington Post.