Michael Wartman

Casey Award Winner Michael Wartman

When Moncton, New Brunswick native Michael Wartman made the brave decision to publicly declare his HIV status in order to lessen stigma and discrimination in his home community, his family rallied in support of his efforts. Michael passed away in 2000, and his family continues their activism in his memory. This award recognizes the Wartman family’s pioneering leadership in proudly advocating for the rights and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS; and their ongoing compassionate service in supporting the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, and their loved ones.

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