Ross Armstrong Centre
A safe, caring place for HIV positive individuals to meet, have a cup of coffee, or share a nutritious community meal. Breakfast is served every Monday and Friday morning and lunch is served on Wednesdays. Ross Armstrong Week, held Monday-Friday in the middle of each month, provides access to grocery cards, health supplies (multi-vitamins and liquid meal replacement) and hygiene products (razors, shampoo, etc.).
Who was Ross Armstrong?
In 1984 Ross Armstrong was diagnosed with AIDS. Shortly after his diagnosis he became a part of HIV Edmonton’s (previously the AIDS Network of Edmonton) team, and emerged as the public face of AIDS in Edmonton. Ross died on July 1, 1986, two years after his diagnosis.
The challenges and suffering Ross endured and the courage he displayed during those first years of the local epidemic led HIV Edmonton to name the hub of our agency where peer support, housing issues, treatment access and always... a hot cup of coffee are available– The Ross Armstrong Centre.