RSSArchive for October, 2013

Holistic Care & Youth

Holistic Care & Youth

By Bryan Sparrow, Intern Student In our 15th year, it has become clear that HIV can no longer be looked at as a singular entity. After last year’s AGM, the push for a new mandate was heard and an expansion to CAAN’s work was made. Addressing the physical, social and psychological needs of APHAs is […]

HIV and AIDS: Impacts on APHAs, Families and Communities

HIV and AIDS: Impacts on APHAs, Families and Communities

By Carrie Martin and Harvey Michele The Montreal Aboriginal HIV/AIDS community event organized by Harvey Michele and Carrie Martin, Holistic Health Coordinator at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal (NWSM), was held on May 22, 2013 at Centre St. Pierre. The theme was appropriate as HIV/AIDS impacts the individual, their family, and their entire community. […]

Doris

Telling a Different Story: Embedding Culture and Ceremony in How We Work Within a Holistic Framework

By Doris Peltier, APHA Liaison In recent months, high level discussions have been taking place at the federal level; the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has proposed to move towards a more integrated or holistic approach in the delivery of information and services for HIV, HCV, other ‘sexually transmitted blood borne infections’ (STBBIs) and […]

The International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – From the Outside Looking In

The International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – From the Outside Looking In

By Trevor Stratton, Consultant and Coordinator of the IIWGHA – www.iiwgha.com At the United Nations it’s hard to get a word in edge-wise, especially for Indigenous people and communities. In response to demands from Indigenous peoples for a high level permanent body at the United Nations, The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) […]

Assessing Community Readiness Update

Assessing Community Readiness Update

By Monique Fong, Assessing Community Readiness Coordinator, and Ed Bennett, Community Readiness Project Supervisor The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) hosted the first of four Community Readiness national train-the-trainer sessions this year at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Toronto on February 26th to 28th. Monique Fong, Community Readiness Coordinator, and Ed Bennett, Community Readiness Project […]

CAAN’s Research Initiatives

CAAN’s Research Initiatives

Reprinted from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research newsletter courtesy of Renée Masching Highlighting Aboriginal Researchers Doing Aboriginal Research Renée Masching is the Director of Research and Policy at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and has also received CIHR-IAPH funding for a number of projects. Whether as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, Renée’s work often originates […]

National Programs and Communications Update

National Programs and Communications Update

By Merv Thomas, National Programs/Communications Manager This past quarter has been very busy, finishing off reports for the last fiscal, attending meetings across the country, preparing for this year’s 15th Annual General Meeting and Skills Building to be held in Vancouver and working on the many different projects that CAAN is currently operating. Montreal CAAN […]

Chief Executive Officer’s Message

Chief Executive Officer’s Message

By Ken Clement Hello Friends, Spring is finally here – the days are getting longer and it’s a time to enjoy the changing season. As we make the shift from winter, it is also about preparing for this year’s AGM which will be hosted in Vancouver. As final arrangements are being completed, we look forward […]