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Our Winter 2017 e-Newsletter is now available online
This issue includes a report back of Summer Camp, an article written by Executive Director, Nicci Stein, about HIV disclosure to children and information about our Holiday Gift Program.

ACCESS TO HEALTH AND HIV INFORMATION

If you need immediate assistance and referral, please call the AIDS & Sexual Health Infoline at:
1-800-668-2437
Toronto: 416-392-2437

Or visit the ConnexOntario website for 24/7 access to health services information

For HIV education and treatment related content, please visit the CATIE website

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK


April 23 - 29 is National Volunteer Week!
Without our volunteers, we would truly not be able to serve our community in the ways that we do
A huge THANK YOU! from all of us at The Teresa Group





NEW OFFICE HOURS
We are pleased to announce that, starting April 4th 2017, we will be open for extended hours on Tuesdays. Some parents work 9-5 hours and were finding it difficult to access us during our regular hours. We heard your requests and on Tuesdays we will now be open from 11am to 7pm.

OFFICE HOURS

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays              9am to 5pm
  Tuesdays                                                               11am to 7pm
Fridays                                                                   9am to 2pm

Strategic Plan
(Adobe PDF File)

Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


This year we are excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Mane Event - a Hairstyling and Beauty Extravaganza in support of The Teresa Group. We also welcome our new event sponsor, Redken Canada.

The event will take place at the L’Oreal Academy at 20 Richmond Street East from 10am to 4pm

Volunteer stylists will wash, cut and style – all to support children living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Not only do we offer salon services at the event, but there is also a large silent auction packed with incredible items, a raffle with prizes such as an iPad mini, valuable jewelry and a large Redken product gift bag with over 40 items. Volunteers from The Body Shop offer hand massages and volunteers from MAC Cosmetics offer make up sessions. The day is a buzz of activity and fun and clients leave feeling wonderful – inside and out.

The Mane Event is being led by Heidi and Stracey, our long-time supporters who are the co-owners of LIFT Salon and Spa. Heidi and Stracey are coordinating the appointment schedules for the day.

TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT on May 7th, please call LIFT Salon and Spa 416-367-5438

READ MORE ABOUT RAFFLE PRIZES ....


PAST EVENTS


Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner



The 15th Chrissie Cameron-Boshart Memorial Dinner took place on Thursday October 13th 2016 at the Eagle's Nest Golf Club, Maple, Ontario.
It was an exciting evening with a  lot of energy around the live and silent auctions. Olympian Brendon Rodney and Paralympian Tess Routliffe were the special guests who engaged the crowd with their wonderful and inspiring stories.
Thank you to the Cameron family and the incredible event team of volunteers who once again did us proud!

 


Children and HIV: Equity Now! reaching all children in the epidemic

 

The symposium entitled Children and HIV: Equity Now! - Reaching all children in the epidemic hosted by The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group took place in Durban, South Africa on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 2016, preceding the AIDS 2016 21st International AIDS Conference.

Over 360 people from 30 countries registered for the two exciting days. Service providers, donors, researchers, advocates and policy leaders debated and explored emerging evidence and promising programs, and identified the issues and the children who most need our support.

For more information and to find the final program and PowerPoint speaker presentations, please go to the symposium website.

The Teresa Group Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program

 

May 31st 2016 – The Teresa Group today announces that it has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 175 organizations dedicated to operational excellence.

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to accountability, transparency and good governance” says Board President, Marcel Watier.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation,” says Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. These organizations take accountability and operational transparency very seriously. We’re glad to have them on board.”

Investment in Donor Trust

The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase the transparency of charities and nonprofits, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. Trust is the foundation for what matters to us, our stakeholders and those who support us. Accredited organizations invest in what matters: trust.

Transparent, peer-review process

Our policies and procedures in the five areas of compliance were evaluated by a group of volunteers from the sector, and were found to be compliant with the Standards Program.

“As a small organization, rooted in the community, we recognize how important it is to be accountable not only to our donors but also to the children and families we work with and the partners who share our vision and mission” says Executive Director, Nicci Stein.