In 2016 The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) was pleased to announce that the recipient of the Elisse Zack Award for Excellence in HIV and Rehabilitation was the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. The Award was presented to Rosalind Baltzer Turje, representing the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, at a reception held on the evening of September 23, 2016.
The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support innovative health care at the Dr. Peter Centre in Metro Vancouver. The Dr. Peter Centre is British Columbia’s only HIV day health program and 24-hour nursing care residence.
The only program of its kind in Canada, the Dr. Peter Centre is a leader in HIV care, particularly for individuals with multiple medical conditions and social barriers.
“The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation has provided outstanding dedication, excellence and innovation towards advancing the field of HIV rehabilitation. Rosalind Baltzer Turje and Patrick McDougall dedicate countless hours to numerous research and educational initiatives in HIV and rehabilitation that goes above and beyond their overwhelmingly busy workload at the Dr. Peter Centre. This organization is a perfect example of an entity tirelessly working … to achieve the vision of collectively helping improve the lives of people living with HIV.” – nomination letter of support