In 2012, the Alberta and British Columbia regions were combined into a single Western Region.
In Alberta, ACAP and Hepatitis C funding is channelled to HIV/AIDS organizations and projects through the Alberta Community HIV Fund (ACHF), a joint community/provincial/federal fund disbursement model that demonstrates a shared long-term commitment to the prevention of Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBI) and the care and support of those affected. The ACHF is administered by the Alberta Community Council on HIV, a provincial network of community-based organizations working in the field of STBBI.
The ACHF funds initiatives to create supportive environments and promote health for people living with and/or affected by STBBI, prevention initiatives, harm reduction initiatives, and initiatives to strengthen community-based organizations.
For more information on ACHF in Alberta, contact
The PHAC British Columbia office is responsible for administering community funding programs in the region, including the AIDS Community Action Program (ACAP) which supports community-based organizations in delivering HIV/AIDS prevention education, creating supportive environments for those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS, and increasing the capacity of people living with HIV/AIDS to manage their condition.
PHAC British Columbia office provides funding to support the operations and projects of community-based organizations across British Columbia who are working to engage communities in health promotion, the process of enabling people to take action on the individual, community, and societal factors that influence health.
For more information on community funding opportunities in British Columbia, please contact the PHAC British Columbia office: