Programs and Services

These programs and initiatives are intended to support communities and build knowledge among service providers. They also increase engagement of People living with HIV/AIDS and our other priority populations through skills development and peer-based training and learning.

Moyo is able to provide complimentary training to the community with the financial support afforded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Training topics range from Sexual Health Promotion to 2SLGBTQ+ Elementary training and Overdose Prevention Training.

Focusing on reducing harms to individuals, family and community, Moyo started its safe injection
drug use outreach program in 1998.


Our harm reduction program services include:

• Harm reduction supply distribution/delivery,
• Overdose prevention/Naloxone training/distribution,
• Safer sex supply distribution,
• Information/education on safer substance use and sexual health,
• Street and prescription drug information and Bad Drug Reports,
• Non-clinical Harm reduction counselling
• Peer education, outreach, Peel Drug Users Advisory Panel, and satellite sites,
• Referrals to other health and social services


We chair the Peel Harm Reduction Committee and are the lead agency for the Peel Integrated
Drug Strategy. We are members of the Region’s Opiate Strategy, Safe Consumption Services
Planning and Implementation Table, The Ontario Harm Reduction Network, The Drug Strategy
Network of Ontario, and the Peel Alliance to End Homelessness


Please reach out to Adam Chalcraft, Harm Reduction Program Manager at adamc@moyohcs.ca for more information

We also provide workshops and trainings on various harm reduction topics for both service
providers and service users including:

• Harm Reduction Approach History and Philosophy
• Intro to Harm Reduction Supplies
• Overdose Prevention, Recognition, and Response with Naloxone
• How to work with someone from a Harm Reduction perspective
• Safer substance use practices
• Substances 101


All trainings can be individual, combined or tailored to meet your specific needs.

Please reach out to Adam Chalcraft, Harm Reduction Program Manager for more info
adamc@moyohcs.ca

2SLGBTQ+ Programming:

The 2SLGBTQ+ programming includes community interventions focused on
supporting cis and trans queer men, women and gender non-conforming folks as well as those who identify as Same Gender loving. Our systems level collaborative work includes our leadership role at the 2SLGBTQ+ collaborative of Peel region, capacity building of service providers and facilitation of the virtual platform; Rainbow Salad (www.rainbowsalad.ca)


Queer Minds:

Queer Minds is a closed social space for individuals that identify as Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer etc… In collaboration between Moyo Health & Community Services and the Canadian Mental Health Association.Group takes place every Wednesday from 5.30PM – 7PM. Queer Minds is a group for individuals aged 16+ to connect with community and gain knowledge and support on various 2SLGBTQ+ topics/issues.

To access this support group please contact :

Michael Segbor Gay Men's Health Program Coordinator at michaels@moyohcs.ca


Chai 'n' Chat:

Chai 'n' Chat offers you time and space for you to think out loud, bounce ideas and to talk about what's happening for you right now. We want to hear about your day, your latest crush whos got you stressed and what's keeping you from a good nights sleep. Its safe to say Moyo's got your back when it comes to: Dating, Mental Health, Sexuality, Substance-use, Sexual Health etc.

Sign up today and pick a 30min time slot that works for you. Due to COVID19 all sessions will take place over phone. When you sign up you will be provided with a confidentiality agreement that confirms our duty of care to protect your anonymity and safety.

*Please Note* - These sessions are intended to provide an opportunity to reflect, grow and be connected to holistic supports. These services are not a replacement for professional medical advice or intervention.

Should you feel you need additional support, please contact program coordinator Michael Segbor at michaels@moyohcs.ca for appropriate channels.


Newcomer Photovoice Project:

The Photovoice Project is story telling through photography. Participants will take and use photo images to capture aspects of their environment and experiences. The project is an 8 week-cycle program that focuses on addressing the various health, social, and cultural needs of newcomer communities residing in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon including those living with chronic disease and/or identify as ACB (African, Caribbean, Black), those who identify as 2SLGTBQ+ Femme or substance users are eligible. The project aims to increase the capacity of settlement services in the region to enhance newcomers’ sense of belonging.

As a participant of the program, you will:

• Learn the professional way to use a camera.
• Share your stories through photography with a weekly photo theme.
• Meet and connect with new people.
• Learn about newcomer services available to you free of charge.
• Certificate of completion and volunteer hours.
• Have your photos showcase in an exhibition.
• $50 incentive from Moyo HCS for completing the program.


Please contact Kemar Brown, Newcomer Photovoice Program Coordinator, at kemarb@moyohcs.ca with any questions.

We also provide workshops and trainings for both service providers and service users including:

Removing the Barriers: 2SLGBTQ+ 101 & 102

An introductory training on 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion for service providers in the Peel Region.

This training will provide staff and volunteers with a breadth of introductory
2SLGBTQ+ terminology, concepts, and theories. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm the necessary skills and practices to be supportive allies to diverse members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.


Learning Objectives:

1. Build a common understanding of significant 2SLGBTQ+ concepts and explore the idea of “intersectionality”.
2. Understand the appropriate terms to use in reference to 2SLGBTQ+
communities and individuals.
3. Define and differentiate the concepts that are under assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression and sexuality.
4. Debunk common stereotypes/myths about 2SLGBTQ+ communities and
examine the four types of microaggressions.
5. Brainstorm and reflect upon the skills and practices needed to be a good ally to diverse 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
6. Identify ways that allies can address 2SLGBTQ+ oppressions and
discriminations.


Due to COVID19 precautions this training will take place online for the time being. A Zoom link will be sent to all participants registered the week of the training.

Please contact Winson Wong, 2SLGBTQ+ Training and Capacity Building Coordinator, at winsonw@moyohcs.ca with any questions.

Our client support and care program serves clients in need of case coordination, counselling and referrals to communities and healthcare providers. Our program also supports people affected by HIV/AIDS such as partners, close friends and family members - our services include:

• One on One Counselling
• Referrals to doctors, lawyers, community and social agencies
• Accompaniment to appointments and advocacy
• Assistance with filling out applications
• Meet and greet sessions, Monthly drop-ins, and social group for clients
• Workshops on topics such as HIV treatment, reducing stigma and positive prevention
• Annual Client retreats
• Collaboration with community partners in service coordination and advocacy
• Emergency financial assistance, transit tokens and food vouchers


Programs Offered:

• The PrEP Clinic (HIV & STBBI Testing)
• The Care Collective
• PHA Client Connections Drop-In (Biweekly)
• Black Women's Muslim Health Series
• Young Black Women
• Peer Support and connection to care for PHAs

We also provide workshops and trainings on various HIV related topics for both service providers and service users including:

• PHA Lunch & Learn
• Service Providers Lunch & Learn (including HIV & Sexual Health Education, Anti Racism/Intersectionality Training)
• Women and HIV
• HIV and Disclosure
• Sexual Health
• Universal Precautions for Primary Healthcare
• Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) Basics
• Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Basics
• Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and Women
• HIV and Other STIs

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