Where are we twenty years after HIV/AIDS appeared on the silver screen in the 1993 movie Philadelphia? What challenges do PHAs (people with HIV/AIDS) face today with the availability of life-prolonging drugs? Where are we now and where are we headed, as PHAs, caregivers, academics, activists, and healthcare workers? 1993-2013: 20 Years of Philadelphia is an inquiry into HIV/AIDS in contemporary Canada, in two parts:

PART I - The Philadelphia Project

A new Canadian play written by Jessica Ng. Directed by Tom Osborne.

PART II – Still Here: A Symposium on Living and Aging with HIV/AIDS in Canada

The recording of Thom Vernon’s talk at this weekend’s symposium is now available. Please visit:



’20 Years of Philadelphia’ is presented in partnership with the Ideas for the World programme at Victoria College.