Casey House Premieres June’s: A Documentary Featuring 14 Hiv+ Chefs And Their Journey To #Smashstigma

Casey House – Canada’s first and only standalone hospital for those living with HIV/AIDS – has premiered June’s, a documentary directed by Academy Award nominee Hubert Davis. The film spotlights 14 brave people living with HIV/AIDS who challenged stigma by cooking at the world’s first HIV+ eatery that popped up in Toronto last November. Named in honour of Canadian activist and Casey House founder June Callwood, June’s HIV+ Eatery was launched in partnership Chef Matt Basile (of Fidel Gastro’s) who trained the 14 HIV+ patients-turned-cooks, most of whom had no previous kitchen experience. Together, they…

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My Favourite 10 Charity/Non-Profit/Ethical Campaigns of November 2017

These are my top 10 favourite Non-Profit, Ethical or Charity Campaigns of the previous Month. This Month – November 2017. 10. UNICEF launched a new social media campaign, designed by VML called ‘Furniture that Hides from hurting’. The campaign includes videos of unsuspecting parents in a shop being introduced to a new line of furniture called ‘Furniture that Hides from Hurting.’ This is a shocking ad in many ways but definitely an important one. Unicef Launch ‘Furniture that Hides from Hurting’ Campaign 9. In 2016, the world lost one of…

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Casey House Launches First-Ever HIV+ Eatery in Toronto to Bring Awareness of Stigma

Casey House, Canada’s first and only stand-alone hospital for people living with HIV/AIDS, is taking a bold step forward in their ongoing effort to eradicate HIV/AIDS by igniting a conversation around the stigma that people living with HIV/AIDS experience.  The new campaign, Break Bread Smash Stigma, comes with the launch of a state-of-the-art facility, a study revealing shocking statistics around Canadians’ perceptions of people living with HIV/AIDs, and Canada’s first-ever HIV+ eatery. Toronto-based creative agency Bensimon Byrne created the campaign with PR support from its sister company, Narrative.  “Casey House is…

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