- 7 known cases in Vancouver. LINK
- Vancouver Lymphadenopathy AIDS Study (VLAS) begins enrollment of over 700 homosexual men, to gain personal information on sexual activity and risk factors that may be a contributor to AIDS. LINK
- First AIDS forum is held March 12, 1983 by AIDS Vancouver at the West End Community Centre. Keynote speakers include Dr. Brian Willoughby, Dr. Michael Maynard, Paul Popham, Geoff Mains, Steven Sacks, Pastor Ernie Lacasse and the alleged 'Patient Zero', Gaëtan Dugas.
- Dr. Brian Willoughby speaks at the first AIDS forum and encourages people who have any symptoms of AIDS, or gay men with multiple sex partners, to exclude themselves from giving blood.
- ‘Fight Fear With The Facts’ brochure is produced by AIDS Vancouver. LINK
- AIDS Vancouver creates a phone hotline to answer calls from the public.
- AIDS Vancouver holds its first Support Group meeting for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. LINK
- AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) is established. LINK
- National task force on AIDS is established (later National Advisory Committee on AIDS), which is appointed by the Canadian Minister of National Health and Welfare. LINK
- The first AIDS case appearing in a hemophiliac is published in the ‘Canada Diseases Weekly Report’. LINK