Article describes a number of AIDS related outreach projects operated within the diocese of Toronto for local populations and overseas in Africa. Includes the story of the Rev. Doug Willoughby, an Anglican priest who is himself HIV-positive and the diocese's involvement in the Philip Aziz Centre, a non-profit home hospice for people living with AIDS. Describes the work of The Teresa Group, founded by Penelope Holeton, an Anglican lay woman, to help children in Toronto living with AIDS, and also the fundraising work of St. Clement's, Eglinton, which has contributed to the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and which in August 2006 "held a reception for grandmothers from Kenya who [were] in Toronto for the International AIDS Conference and the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers' Gathering".
A description of the work and mandate of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Church of Canada's official agency for relief, refugees, development and justice. "The aim of PWRDF is to engage in development work, respond to emergencies, work to protect refugees and to educate and advocate for change". "Amongst all this work, PWRDF is dedicated to its work on HIV and AIDS. On the 12th of August 2006 the HIV and AIDS photo exhibit 'Facing AIDS, Facing Reality' was launched at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. The purpose and importance of this exhibit 'Facing AIDS, Facing Reality' is to go beyond statistics by showing the faces of AIDS and linking personal stories with a global perspective through photography. The exhibit will tour throughout the country, ending in June 2007, at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in Winnipeg." The photo exhibit was the brainchild of Lisa Barry, Senior Producer for Anglican Video and produced by Anglican Video in co-operation with PWRDF. "In December 2003, PWRDF launched a 3-year HIV and AIDS initiative called 'Partnership for Life: for a Generation without AIDS'. With help from PWRDF's donors, Partnership for Life have to date raised $2 million. This has increased PWRDF's capacity to support global partners, in their fight against AIDS. For further information visit PWRDF's website: http://www.pwrdf.org".