MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
The AIDS Committee of Simcoe County is a charitable organization which was incorporated in October 1995. The organization has a catchment area that stretches from Bradford in the south to Parry Sound in the north, and borders the communities around Lake Simcoe to the east and the Collingwood area to the west. Located in Barrie - one of the fastest growing communities in Canada -, the A.C.S.C. services a population of over 600,000.
The AIDS Committee of Simcoe County's mission statement is threefold:
1. The purpose of the committee is to provide public information
and to publish HIV/AIDS information to the specific community most
affected by HIV/AIDS.
The delivery of Programmes and Services is partially funded by the Province of Ontario (MOHLTC) and by Charity Bingo, and with fund-raising dollars raised throughout the fiscal year. The A.C.S.C. currently hosts 4 Signature Events:
1. Cut a Thon
The organization requires funding from between $35,000 to $50,000
per annum to maintain the delivery of Programmes and Services. It
also requires an increase in staff from 1 person in 2006 to 2 - 3
persons in 2007/2008. As a result of these pressing needs, fund-raising
efforts have become a very integral part of the organizations Strategic
and Programme Plans.
Gerry L. Croteau, CHE - Executive Director