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HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health

Site: Guelph

Record #: ACT2027
Last Full Update: 19 Feb 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone Office 519-763-2255 * Medical Clinic 519-780-5298
Toll Free Phone Office 1-800-282-4505 * Medical Clinic 1-877-780-5298
Fax 519-763-8125
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Primary Contact Sarah Wilmer, Interim Executive Team; Phone: 519-763-2255 ext 129; Email:

Agency Information

Description (Agency) A confidential, safe and non-judgmental support to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families, friends and partners. Provides AIDS support, education, prevention, treatment and community development programs and advocate on behalf of individuals and/or groups affected by HIV. ARCH Clinic provides HIV medical treatment and care.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1989
Funding Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Federal - Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) ; Grants - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Donations - Private and Corporate ; United Way - Guelph/Wellington ; Foundation - The Ontario Trillium Foundation
Elections September

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) ARCH Clinic:
  • healthcare team of doctors and nurses provide a continuum of care for people living with HIV. Transgender health care is also available.
  • lab services are available on site for bloodwork - be advised that in order to ensure that blood specimens arrive at the laboratory by the cut-off time blood samples must be drawn by 3:30 pm
  • clinical services only for people living in Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin, and Grey-Bruce Counties
Support Services:
  • case management for persons living with HIV/AIDS to assess needs and establish a continuum of support services
  • practical support: transportation to medical appointments, limited financial assistance, home and hospital visits
  • referrals for complementary therapies
  • benefits counselling and advocacy to facilitate access to government benefit programs (Trillium, ODSP, CPP, Ontario Works)
  • treatment information
African-Caribbean Community Development:
  • form partnerships with the A-C ethnocultural associations to partner in capacity building and community development to address the issues related to HIV/AIDS and newcomers
Education Program:
  • non-judgmental, accurate information about HIV/AIDS and related topics delivered through workshops, seminars, HIV/AIDS information line, brochure distribution, peer education training. Hosts Trans Drop-in programming on Tuesdays.
Capacity Building Program:
  • aims to empower individuals living with HIV/AIDS, promote healthy relationships, strengthen overall well-being of HIV + individuals
Harm Reduction:
  • to reduce the spread of HIV and Hepatitis B and C, encourages safer drug use and safer sex, provides access to health and social service agencies, offers support to drug users, and provides education (new syringes, safe needle delivery, sterile water, alcohol swabs, latex condoms, lubricant and other harm reduction materials provided as needed)
Needle Exchange Program:
  • distribution of harm reduction materials including syringes, water, filters, swabs, ties, Naloxone; Sharps containers for safe disposal of used needles.
Women's Community Development:
    aims to build local community capacity to respond to women's HIV and AIDS prevention needs and to improve the quality of life for women living with or affected by HIV and AIDS
Youth Outreach:
  • peer-based outreach program
Testing and Immunization Clinics:
  • anonymous and confidential HIV testing, Hep B/C testing, some STI's; Hepatitis B immunization as well as Hepatitis A for those involved in high risk activities
Hours Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm (closed for lunch from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm), Fri 9 am-1 pm, call to schedule appointments outside office hours and/or at alternative locations
Areas Served Bruce County ; Cambridge ; Dufferin County ; Grey County ; Halton North ; Kitchener ; Waterloo ; Wellington County
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Membership - available ; None - for services

Site Information

Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
77 Westmont Rd, Unit 110
Guelph, ON N1H 5J1
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Intersection Westmount Rd and Speedvale Ave W
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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