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 Supervised Consumption Services Community Discussion Groups

Are you (or anyone you know) interested in learning more about supervised consumption services?
Come learn about all they have to offer, express your feeling or concerns, ask questions or show support!
ARCHES is hosting 9 community discussion groups throughout the month of July.
Attendees must register in advance by emailing


The Lethbridge chapter of AAWEAR (Alberta Addicts who Educate and Advocate Responsibly) meets on the first and third Tuesdays each month.

Meetings are held at the ARCHES office (1206 – 6 Ave S) and run from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.

Please contact Madison Holtner at 403-328- 8186 for more information.

I’taamohkanoohsin “everyone comes together”

Held bi-weekly on Fridays from 8:00am-12:00 pm at Galt Gardens, this program is designed to create inclusion for not
only our vulnerable populations but also to work together on reconciliation and coming together as a community to
Events include TiPi raising and take down, story telling with Blackfoot elders, singing and drumming, talking circles, cooking and various cultural day trips.
The next gathering will be held July 21 st at 8:00 am.

Beading Information Sessions

Join us every Thursday this July & August from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Sik-Ooh- Kotoki Friendship Society (1709 2nd Ave S) for evenings of beading and information on the importance of getting STI testing regularly.

Client Socials

Client socials are held weekly at the office. All clients are encouraged to come out and have some fun with other people in a safe and inviting environment.
These events range from our Monday morning breakfasts to recreational activities and holiday events.
Keep checking back as the events will be posted above.

Past Events

Waterton Barblitz

As part of the annual safe sex health promotion campaign in Waterton, the first barblitz was successfully held at the Thirsty Bear Saloon!

ARCHES participates in UFA Charity Tug-O- War Challenge at Lethbridge Bulls Game

ARCHES tug of war team triumphed against Covenant Health at the Lethbridge Bulls Game on Tuesday, July 11.

ARCHES tug of war team demonstrated victory against the Lethbridge Food Bank at the Lethbridge Bulls Game on June 27.

Annual General Meeting

Our 2016-17 AGM was held on Tuesday, June 20.

3rd Annual Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser!!!

November 26, 2016, at the Multicultural Centre at 421 6th Avenue South. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at ARCHES (1206 6th Avenue South).

World AIDS Day  Candlelight Vigil

December 1, 2016, at Galt Gardens at 7:00 pm for a candlelight vigil in memory of those who have lost the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Spring for Life 2016

Our annual Spring for Life Campaign was held March 16 – 18 and was met with much success!!! Thank you to everyone who purchased daisies!!

2nd Annual Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser

We hosted our 2nd annual Condom Couture Fashion Fundraiser on November 27.
Thank you to everyone who attended, all of our community partners and sponsors.
This event is a unique and fun way to educate the community on HIV and other STI’s.
Garments made of condoms and other safe sex materials donned the runway and wowed the crowd.
A special thank you to Mama Didi and the Haus of Didi for hosting the event and providing stellar entertainment!

World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil

We hosted our annual candlelight vigil on Sunday, December 1st at 7:00 pm. This year we were very happy to have Aaron Maluwa as our special speaker.
Aaron is the Director of Mtengatenga Postal and Telecommunication Museum, Museums of Malawi.
Aaron spoke about the role the museums of Malawi play in the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the connection the city of Lethbridge has to this important work.

Client Socials

Our annual Thanksgiving Party was on Wednesday, October 5th at 1:00 pm. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Annual General Meeting

Our 2015-16 AGM was held on Tuesday, June 21.