Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation – Documentary Trailer

Indigenous Communities in Canada are experiencing high rates of Hepatitis C.  Injection drug use remains the highest risk factor for contracting this blood to blood virus. Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation was filmed over a two-year period beginning in February 2016 – March 2017.  It tells the story of how one community utilized the […]

Promising Practices Video

Promising Practices In Indigenous Communities In Saskatchewan Documentary From the original Soundtrack Jason Lawrence – ‘No Shame’ Feat: Sons Of Granville, Ariel Barnes and Chris Couto Save Save Save

May is National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Month

go to the National Aboriginal Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign page for more national events locations, dates and info

FOCUS GROUP – Sharing Our Wisdom: A Gender Diverse Project with a focus on Trans.

FOCUS GROUP Sharing Our Wisdom: A Gender Diverse Project with a focus on Trans. WE REQUIRE YOUR INPUT!!!!! The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network will be conducting a focus group in Winnipeg May 12th 2016 at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel from 1pm to 4pm in the St. James Room. This focus group is open to the […]

International Women’s Day – March 8th

CELEBRATING FAMILIES International Womens Day March 8th “We are healthy, society tells us we’re sick. Labels, label me healthy!”

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week

Cultural Safety and Service Providers – Come Celebrate Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week With Us Date: Wednesday February 10th 2016 Time: 7pm to 9pm Location: Toronto Birth Centre, 525 Dundas Street East. Wheelchair accessible Free event, open to everyone, snacks, interactive activities and door prizes will be given out

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  • CAAN Family Matters Programmatic Scan Survey

    CAAN Family Matters Programmatic Scan Survey

    We are conducting a study to learn more about how HIV and AIDS impact Aboriginal families who are affected and what this means in terms of providing appropriate supports and services. We also want to identify important features and provide Aboriginal-specific recommended solutions toward the development of programmatic intervention models that address and support all […]

  • CAAN’s Strategy Project Ancillary Event at CAHR 2014

    CAAN’s Strategy Project Ancillary Event at CAHR 2014

    This session will promote the Refining the Research Response: , initiate dialogue through an interactive presentation, and connect our target audiences including Aboriginal People Living with HIV/AIDS (APHA) along with community, health service workers and researchers alike to inform a plan to get to zero in Aboriginal communities throughout Canada. Furthermore, our CAHR session will […]

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  • CEO Newsletter update

    CEO Newsletter update

    Ken Clement The summer months have been busy with the exciting conferences held in Durban, South Africa, the release of the Promising Practices documentary, and the initial planning for the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2016.  Other big events include the Global Replenishment meeting, which raised US $12.9 billion raised to address AIDS, Hep C and […]

  • Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan Report

    Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan Report

    Merv Thomas CAAN produced and released the first of two planned twenty-two (22) minute documentaries entitled Promising Practices in Indigenous Communities in Saskatchewan. The film was initially pre-screened in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in July, 2016 and later screened at the International AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa in July 2016.  It is currently being marketed to […]

  • Doctors Call for State of Emergency to Address HIV and AIDS in Saskatchewan

    Doctors Call for State of Emergency to Address HIV and AIDS in Saskatchewan

    Monique Fong-Howe On September 19th, 2016, physicians from Saskatchewan along with Chief Felix Thomas of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, Vice Chief Kim Jonathan of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and Danita Waypoosewyan made a statement asking the Regional Government of Saskatchewan to declare a state of emergency to address HIV and AIDS.  The group […]

  • CAAN National Transgender Project

    CAAN National Transgender Project

    Project Coordinator Arthur Dave Miller It was with great excitement that the CAAN National Transgender Project,  Sharing Our Wisdom, a Gender Diverse Project with a Focus on Trans, was launched in November of 2015. The response to the project has been overwhelming with an enormous amount of interest across Canada!!!!!! The project examines how current […]

  • Assessing Community Readiness in Aboriginal Communities

    Assessing Community Readiness in Aboriginal Communities

    Ed Bennett On June 14th and 15th, 2016, CAAN hosted a two-day Community Readiness Model (CRM) National Training of Trainers workshop at the Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal in Montreal.  The workshop brought together participants and organizations from Ontario and Quebec. Organizations who took part in the training included: Montreal Native Women’s Shelter, Native Friendship Centre of […]

  • Reflections on Durban: The Meaningful Engagement of Women and Girls 6th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS

    Reflections on Durban: The Meaningful Engagement of Women and Girls 6th International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS

    “Only with the meaningful engagement of Indigenous Peoples will UNAIDS and the world realize its goal of Getting To Zero by 2030” Marama Pala – Co-chair, International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS The world has come closer to ending AIDS but we’re not there yet. In July of 2016, while 35 million people […]

  • Women and Girls:  Leaders, Activists and Champions in the HIV Response

    Women and Girls: Leaders, Activists and Champions in the HIV Response

    By Kari-Dawn Wuttunee Tansi, I am thankful to have the platform to write on a part of my experience while in Durban, South Africa attending the International Pre-Indigenous Conference (July 16 & 17, 2016) on HIV/AIDS 2016 (IIPC). The IIPC is an AIDS affiliated pre-conference that creates a forum for Indigenous Peoples from all over […]

  • Our “Drum” project has officially been launched!

    Our “Drum” project has officially been launched!

    Carrielynn Lund Project name Development of a Rural Model for Integrated Shared Care in First Nation and Métis Communities (DRUM-ISCFNMC) Background The Aboriginal Community Resilience to HIV/AIDS and other Blood Borne Diseases (ACRA – 2005 to 2012) was conducted in partnership with Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (CIETcanada), Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), Alberta Treaty […]

  • Musqueam Office’s New Team Member

    Musqueam Office’s New Team Member

    Amy Mawdsley This fall, I am fortunate to begin working with CAAN at the Musqueam office. I’m looking forward to working with and learning from the CAAN community. I am especially interested in CAAN because of learning about Visioning Health and how that project was a successful model for research based in ceremony, culture and […]

  • Ka Ni Kanichihk Sisters of Fire

    Ka Ni Kanichihk Sisters of Fire

    Laverne Gervais “Sisters of Fire attended another year of the Manitoba AIDS Walk 2016. We created a new banner for ourselves and we were honuoured to open the event with a prayer. It was a beautiful day and truly a gift to be surrounding by so many in our community who are as committed to […]

  • 2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations Hires Aboriginal PrEP Project Coordinator

    2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations Hires Aboriginal PrEP Project Coordinator

    Ed Bennett 2 Spirited Peoples of the 1st Nations is very pleased to announce that Warren Greene has been hired as the Aboriginal PrEP Project Coordinator. As Project Coordinator, Warren’s responsibilities will include providing education and awareness to the Aboriginal community in Toronto about HIV prevention technologies and strategies.  The project consists of establishing and […]

  • Profiles

    Profiles

    Jordan Merasty, Peer Support Worker Hello, my name is Jordan Merasty, I am 21 years old. I was diagnosed with HIV when I was 16 years old. Ever since then I have been learning more and understanding my illness. I was the Youth Ambassador for the Prince Albert Metis Women’s Association for 2 weeks, a […]

  • The Research Corner

    The Research Corner

    Marni Amirault We hosted a workshop at the CAAN AGM and Skills Building in Montreal, June 2016 called “I’ve been invited to a research team, so now what?” The workshop was meant to give people who had never participated on a research grant as part of a research team an idea of what they could […]

  • Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2016

    Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2016

    Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2016 December 1-6, 2016: Regional Event Descriptions  SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:        Thurs, December 1, 2016             Ottawa, ON Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2016 Launch Event On December 1st, on World AIDS Day, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) will launch the 2016 Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW) alongside […]

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