Andre Ceranto moved to Canada from Brazil in 2003. In 2005 he learned he was HIV+ and started his journey of self-discovery and resilience. Shortly after his diagnosis, Andre started volunteering for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and Toronto People with AIDS Foundation (PWA) where he met other people living with HIV. Over the years, Andre has worked as an Outreach Coordinator, Positive Youth Outreach Coordinator, PHA Engagement Coordinator, and has been involved in many committees and board of directors. In September 2013, Andre took on the Coordinator of Volunteers and Peer Engagement position at Fife House. Though this role, Andre became an avid advocate for GIPA/MIPA and has been involved in different initiatives in this area, co-chairing a GIPA/MIPA Advisory Committee at Fife House, participating as pilot site on the TTOA Project – Turning to One Another from ABRPO. His passion for research led Andre to get involved in research projects in Toronto. He was awarded in 2010 the University Without Walls (UWW) fellowship and most recently he joined CruiseLab, a community-based, interdisciplinary social work lab examining HIV risk, resilience, health and wellbeing of gay, bisexual, and two-spirit men. Andre is currently also participating on the Support the Supporters national working group, led by the CIHR CBR Collaborative: A Program of REACH.