Saturday, December 01, 2007

Take a moment

Today is World AIDS Day. Last year the Canadian government pledged millions, along with the Gates Foundation, to create a state of the art centre to find a vaccine for HIV. That's fantastic and all, but what our government also decided was to recoup costs on some of the millions pledged to this initiative by taking that money away from funding designated for community groups. Ontario was the province that took the hit.

Community groups in Ontario have seen their funding slashed by 30% - and these are not groups that were exactly wealthy to begin with. Ontario's Minister of Health spoke out against these cuts.

For those of you in Ontario, if you have not yet decided where to direct your charitable contributions for the year, please consider donating to a local AIDS Service Organization. You can make online contributions directly through canadahelps.org, or for some organizations such as Toronto People with AIDS Foundation, you can donate from their web site.

3 comments:

Inexplicable DeVice said...

That's very true of our government, too. No good deed goes unpunished.

And on a lighter note, you've been tagged. I do apologise...

Dantallion said...

Are you saying that the consevatives aren't good when it comes to social spending?

I'm shocked, I tell you! Shocked!

Snooze said...

IDV: I'll get on the meme.

Dan: Especially not their new incarnation under Harper