World Hepatitis Day is observed each year on 28 July to raise awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes severe liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. 

Every August 10th Prisoners Justice Day is a time  to remember, and bring visibility to, all those who have died unnatural deaths inside Canadian prisons.

Incarcerated individuals  fast and refuse to work in a show of solidarity to remember those who have died unnecessarily — victims of murder, suicide and neglect.

Organizations and individuals in the community hold vigils, services and other events in support of prisoners.

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

The campaign raises awareness of overdose, which is one of the world’s worst public health crises, and stimulates action and discussion about evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy.

The campaign acknowledges the profound grief felt by families and friends whose loved ones have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose.

International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.

A Taste for Life started in Ottawa in 1999 in support of Bruce House and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation. Since then Taste has been joined by 21 communities from Hamilton to Saskatoon, Toronto to Sudbury, London to Calgary and North Bay. Participating Taste restaurants open their doors and donate 25% of their evening sales to ACNBA. 

You can support the men, women and children in YOUR community by going out to dinner at one of these wonderful establishments!

Our “Delicious Dozen” restaurants from 2019 included;

  • Aroy Dee
  • Lu Lu’s Bar & Grill
  • Average Joe’s
  • Mai Thai Palace
  • Crown and Beaver
  • The Portage Restaurant
  • Cultura Tapas Bar
  • Raven and Republic
  • Farina Ristorante
  • The Station Tap House + Steak Co.

Thank you to all our community partners!

Due to current covid restrictions, we have postponed A Taste for Life fundraiser until April 2022. We are looking forward to celebrating with you in 2022!

The Aids Committee’s hottest fundraiser is trouping back! ACNBA is thrilled to announce drag is coming back to town courtesy of the Deceiving Divas!

This teasing, Toronto troupe is appearing at The Voyager’s Summit NightClub, February 16, 2018 picking up where Lads N’ Lashes left off.

Director Garrett Metcalfe calls Deceiving Divas, “Ontario’s premier Celebrity Impersonation troupe, hosted by Joane Rivers.” Once again, it’ll be a night of non-stop, over-the-top, Vegas-like, musical performances, showcasing some of the biggest female names in the entertainment industry, including Cher, Celine Dion, Marilyn Munroe, Dolly Parton and many more!

Unfortunately in 2020 and 2021 the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area had to cancel the event due to covid restrictions. We are so excited to celebrate with you all again next year!

A Taste for Life started in Ottawa in 1999 as a joint effort of Bruce House ​and the Snowy Owl AIDS Foundation. The tradition now continues with Bruce House operating A Taste for Life, which has been joined by communities from across the country.

AIDS Awareness Week takes place each year during the week leading up to the international observance of World AIDS Day on December 1. This year AIDS Awareness Week is from November 24 to Dec 1.

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Every year ACNBA hosts our World AIDS Day event to help raise awareness, share education, and engage the community.

On December 1, 2020 the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area held a virtual World AIDS Day event via Zoom. We are excited to commemorate the date with everyone in person again soon!