Resources

Looking for additional resources? The following websites offer in-depth information about health, health equity, and community supports.

  • Sexual Health Support
  • Testing for STI
  • Harm Reduction Resources
  • COVID-19 Testing

As Canada’s official knowledge source for HIV and hepatitis C, CATIE provides up-to-date, accurate and unbiased information .

GMSH is a community-led provincial hub for for gay men’s HIV prevention, sexual health, and overall health and well-being

WHAI is a community-based response to HIV and AIDS among cis and trans women in Ontario that takes into account the structural and societal factors that increase women’s risk factors for HIV.

African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) provides leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in African, Caribbean, and Black communities in Ontario.

 Sexual Health Infoline & eChat : Call or live chat through  this anonymous and free service to speak with   a live counsellor from anywhere in Ontario. Scroll down for MAINLINE, the provincial harm reduction help number.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases that affect your sexual and reproductive organs. The most common STIs are chlamydiagenital herpes and genital warts (HPV).

Anyone who’s sexually active can get or spread an STI. Be sure to know the symptoms of an STI and get tested regularly if you think you are at risk of having an STI.

Peel Public Health‘s Needle Exchange Program (NEP):

  • Offers new needles*, stems and other services to reduce the spread of blood-borne diseases among people who use drugs, including steroids.
  • Protects the public by reducing the number of used needles discarded in public places like playgrounds and washrooms.
  • Follows a “Harm Reduction” philosophy

You can get tested at one of these locations if you:

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 or received a COVID Alert app exposure notification.
  • Live or work in a place that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by public health.
  • Live or work in an at-risk setting such as a long-term care home, homeless shelter, or other congregate setting.
  • Will be visiting a long-term care home.

Get a full listing of who can get tested at assessment centres and community testing locations.

The Ontario government’s testing locations information may not include community testing locations in Peel. Refer to the list of testing locations.

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