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I would not be where I am today without the help of Employment ACTion; happy, optimistic and looking forward to the next challenge!

- EA service user

Employment ACTion’s website and self employment initiatives are generously funded through the M.A.C. AIDS FUND.



As the first program of its kind in Canada, Employment ACTion has been assisting people living with HIV/AIDS engage with employment since 1999.



Employment ACTion celebrates our 15th year anniversary acknowledging over 1500 clients served with over 500 finding successful employment.

Be Your Own Boss

Our self employment module is a straightforward online crash course in setting up your own business.

Have a question? Feel free to get in contact with us here

About Us

A program of the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT), Employment ACTion works with men, women, youth and newcomers to Canada who are living with HIV and AIDS to find career solutions that best meet their individual needs.

Our team offers a suite of employment, placement and training services to eligible job seekers including:

  • career planning and assessments
  • training opportunities in computer skills, English as a Second Language (ESL) and more
  • résumé and cover letter assistance
  • interview coaching
  • benefits and return-to-work counseling
  • job search resources
  • online learning, tools and resources
  • placement supports
  • career progression advice

If you are interested in self employment, please explore Employment ACTion's Do-It-Yourself Business Plan E-Learning Module. Registration required.

Our Story

Thanks to new medical interventions and holistic care, people are living longer with HIV/AIDS than ever before. While antiretroviral medications don’t work for everyone, many people living with HIV/AIDS report improved day-to-day health and fewer periods of disability. As their prospects for long-term health improve, many are eager to (re)enter, remain and progress in the workforce - and this is where Employment ACTion comes in.

As the first program in Canada dedicated to assisting people living with HIV/AIDS to (re)enter, remain and progress in the workforce, Employment ACTion has been providing innovative services and forging professional relationships to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers since 1999. We began as a small dedicated team committed to addressing the growing need of HIV-positive job seekers needing support in gaining and maintaining meaningful employment.  

Our early achievements have allowed us to more than double in size and add a significant pool of trained volunteers, providing job seekers comprehensive pre-employment supports, job search coaching, placements, and opportunities for skills upgrading/training in a range of areas including computers and self employment.

As a client-centred program Employment ACTion works exclusively with men, women, youth and newcomers to Canada who are living with HIV/AIDS in finding career solutions that best meet their individual needs. Please contact us to find out how we can meet your needs.

Qui sommes-nous?

Si vous êtes porteur du virus du sida et souhaitez recevoir des services d’aide à l’emploi, nous pouvons vous mettre en contact avec notre partenaire Collège Boréal.

Afin de faciliter votre mise en relation avec notre partenaire Collège Boréal et de mieux vous accompagner tout au long de votre recherche n’hésitez pas à nous adresser un courriel à l’adresse solutions@employmentaction.org ou à nous contacter par téléphone au 416-623-1782 poste *8267