ACT Remembers Charles M. Roy
Today, August 24, 2012 marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Charles M. Roy, who was Executive Director of ACT from 1996 to 2002 when he passed due to HIV/AIDS-related complications.
Under Charles' leadership, ACT strengthened its commitment to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. Charles initiated the on-call counselling service to improve access to people in crisis and organized several fundraising elements, including direct mail campaigns and the monthly giving program, to support the range of programs and services.
Charles believed passionately that people living with HIV/AIDS should play a central role in the response to HIV. He articulated this belief in his doctoral thesis titled 'Living and Serving'. This philosophy, known as MIPA (the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS) has since been adopted globally.
ACT remembers Charles' passion, intelligence and commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS.