AIDS Committee of Newfoundland & Labrador
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What is ACNL? ACNL’s Vision Statement
ACNL’s Philosophy ACNL’s Mission Statement
Learning More Services
Special Events Provincial Resources
ACNL’s Staff Contact ACNL

What is the ACNL?

The AIDS Committee grew out of a volunteer-driven “kitchen group” who recognized the need to tackle issues inherent to those living with AIDS/AIDS. The organization was incorporated in 1988 and is funded by Federal Government. The ACNL is a community-based non-profit health organization

The ACNL integrates the components of prevention into all aspects of programs. It places emphasis on outreach to the community, providing resources and developing supportive environment for a healthier, and safer province.

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The ACNL Vision Statement

The ACNL is a consumer-focused, non-profit organization that provides supportive programs and services aimed at preventing AIDS/AIDS and supporting persons living with and affected by AIDS/AIDS. We work on a collaborative basis with our partners, interested groups and stakeholders to achieve our goals. We demonstrate accountability by ensuring a competent, effective and transparent organization.

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The ACNL Philosophy

The ACNL believes in and encourages social and political advocacy to ensure individual and collective right to non-judgmental education and support, this encouraging responsible decision-making and personal empowerment.

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The ACNL Mission Statement

Through the development and implementation of diverse programs and services we aim to:
  •  Prevent the spread of new infection through education  
  •  Provide support to those individuals already infected/affected  
  •  Network with other groups working in AIDS related areas on regional, provincial, national, and international level  
  •  Advocate for social and political change.

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Learning More …

Reference Library:
  •  Videos  
  •  Books  
  •  Pamphlets.
High-speed internet access

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  •  Education  
  •  Practical Financial Assistance
    Guidelines for financial assistance are available at the ACNL office  
  •  Toll Free Provincial Phone Line  
  •  Advocacy  
  •  Rural Outreach Newspaper  
  •   Treatment Information
    The ACNL also provides services through the treatment computers located in St. John’s and CBN, which provide access to the most up to date treatment news.  
  •   Newfoundland and Labrador PWA Network  
  •   Spirituality & AIDS Committee  
  •   Support Services  
  •   Needle Exchange Program  
  •   Condom Distribution  
  •   Referrals.

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Special Events

  •  AIDS Awareness Week - November  
  •  AIDS Walk - September  
  •  CandleLight Memorial - May  
  •  Fundraising  
  •  PLW HIV/AIDS Summer Retreat - contingent on funding  
  •  Tommy Sexton Project - December  
  •  World AIDS Day – Flower Campaign - December 1st

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Provincial Resources

  •  Conception Bay North AIDS Interest Group
  •  AIDS Committee of Western Newfoundland
    ACWN-Web Site or  
  •  Labrador Interest Group  
  •  Gander Interest Group
For more information on provincial resources contact ACNL at 1-800-563-1575.

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Executive Director
Mr. Bill Downer
Program Coordinator
Ms. Annette Dimmer
Office Manager
Ms. Jean Anne Gollop
Fundraising and Special Projects
Mr. Mark Tizzard

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Contact ACNL

Phone: (709) 579-8656
Toll Free: 1-800-563-1575 Fax: (709) 579-0559
Street Address: 198 Water Street, 3rd
St. John’s, NF A1C 1A9

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 626, Station C
St. John’s, NF A1C 5K8

Web Site:

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