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P.E.E.R.S. ALLIANCE (previously AIDS PEI)

PREVENT. EDUCATE. EMPOWER. RESPECT. SUPPORT

Sexual Health Wellbeing and Drug Use Harm Reduction for All Islanders

PEERS Alliance supports those living with and at risk for HIV, Hep C and all sexually transmitted infections in PEI by offering a variety of programs and services targeted diverse communities.

Our center serves people of all genders and sexual orientations. We support those who use drugs in developing strategies to reduce the risk of negative health outcomes. Our programming strives to address the underlying issues affecting the health and welfare of our communities by countering stigma and creating environments where all are welcome.

4th Annual OUTspoken Poetry Slam
50 years ago in Greenwich Village in New York, members of the queer BIPOC community had had enough of police brutality towards the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and took a stand that was felt the world over. In honour of their courage and tenacity, we ask participants to examine within their pieces what queer liberation and justice means to them.  
We welcome folks from all decades, all backgrounds, all genders and no genders, to join us joyfully as we recount tales of blossoming desires, audacious defiance, and sheer strength in the face of adversities.

Slam Poetry is not a passive experience. Slam Poetry stomps its feet and rattles the bars of complicity to create movements, beats and rhythms that challenge the status quo. Journey with us as we discover parts of ourselves we haven’t yet met.
You’ll have four minutes to titillate us, move us to tears, or both with your righteous slams. Interested in participating?
Get in touch by e-mailing: kandace.hgn@gmail.com

Please note that while the event will be all-ages, there will be themes of sexuality and exploration present in all creative works! Join us as we celebrate our communities’ diverse vigour through inclusive, poetic storytelling.
Roots & Shoots: A Supportive Space for Parents, Caregivers, and their Gender Creative Children
PEERS Alliance and Sierra Club PEI Wild Child are partnering this summer to provide a safer & fun space for parents, caregivers, and their gender creative children! For 5 weekly sessions throughout August and early September, youth (Shoots) between age 5-12 years will join Wild Child staff as they explore their identities alongside the vast diversity in nature, while their parents & caregivers (Roots) join PEERS staff to unlearn myths surrounding gender identity and foster a local support network amongst themselves. 

We will meet in the Gertrude Cotton Arts Centre at Robert Cotton Park in Stratford. Sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm beginning on August 7th, 2019. 

Roots & Shoots is a program based on the two most important parts of a plant. The Roots are responsible for nurturing and supporting the growth of Shoots, so that they may blossom to their fullest potential. Just as with plants, we know that gender creative children flourish in environemtns where they are supported, rather than stifled. 

Join us today! Extended family members & cisgender siblings welcome, pending availability. Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited.

Click here to register and for more information.
PEERS ALLIANCE OFFERS:

Support to those living with and at risk for HIV, Hep C, and all sexually transmitted infections.

Information and Resources

  • about sexual health
  • for those who use drugs
  • for those who provide service about harm reduction and sexual health

Community Building and Empowerment

Education & Knowledge Exchange

  • Safer spaces
  • HIV
  • Hep C
  • Safer sex
  • Harm Reduction
Previously AIDS PEI, PEERS Alliance is located at
161 St. Peters Road in the Sherwood Business Centre.
902-566-2437
info@peersalliance.ca

Hours of operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
From 10:00am to 4:00pm