Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS)

Compassion - Courage - Community

205 – 1120 Yates Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3M9
Phone: 250.382.7927
Toll Free: 1.877.382.7927
Fax: 250.382.3232

The Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society (VPWAS) is the only peer based HIV/AIDS organization on Vancouver Island, and has been providing peer support, Peer Navigation, education and treatment information to persons living with HIV/AIDS for over 25 years.

Peer Navigation
Peer Navigation Program supports people diagnosed with HIV to navigate the complex environment of HIV treatment & care

Talking with someone who is living with HIV, like you, can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Peer Navigators can provide current HIV information, answer questions,and show how other people deal with HIV.

Learning how to live well with HIV does not have to be overwhelming, and no one has to do it alone.


Support programs and services at VPWAS can provide you with wonderful opportunities for you to enhance skills, build friendships, and actively participate in your community. Our support programs and services also allows you an opportunity to work with diverse populations who will benefit greatly from your unique contribution of energy, compassion, and talent. Share your time, skills and energy with the members of VPWAS.

VPWAS acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Coast Salish and Lekwungen-speaking peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W?SÁNE? First Nations.

Type: Serves everyone; GLBT welcome
Primary Clientele: Everybody
Hours: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Rates: No fees
Smoking: No Smoking