RSSArchive for September, 2014

CEO Reflections

CEO Reflections

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) hosted in Toronto was highly successful with members enjoying the networking, reviewing annual reports and participating in workshops and cultural events. There are 18 resolutions being worked on as we move forward for this year. A special thanks to our Board of Directors for their guidance and support throughout the […]

CAAN Projects and Communications Update

CAAN Projects and Communications Update

By Merv Thomas, Director National Programs/Communications This has been an exciting summer for CAAN with many activities and events occurring and the beginning of implementation of the agencies expanded mandate. Wholistic Model through the lens of HIV Early this fiscal year, CAAN staff and steering committee members began the discussions of what the wholistic model […]

Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign, May 1-30, 2014

Hepatitis C Awareness Campaign, May 1-30, 2014

During the month of May, in partnership with Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease control, the National Hepatitis C Awareness campaign was held. The launch on May 1st, 2014 was held at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre. Hepatitis C is a major concern amongst Aboriginal people in Canada. Poor health, […]

Research Snapshot of AIDS 2014

Research Snapshot of AIDS 2014

By Renée Masching, Director of Research & Policy “If you wish to understand a man, know the world in which he lives” ~ Rawiri Evans’ (Maori) PowerPoint, International Indigenous Peoples’ Pre-Conference on HIV & AIDS It took a long time to get to Australia – lots of grant writing to find the funding, preparing presentations […]

The Australia Legacy

The Australia Legacy

By Trevor Stratton, Coordinator of the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) The International Indigenous Pre-conference on HIV & AIDS in Sydney Australia: “Our Story, Our Time, Our Future,” http://www.indigenoushivaids2014.com will go down in history as a success story highlighting our past, present and future. The legacy left by Indigenous people in […]

"We Take Care of Family," Said an Elder...

“We Take Care of Family,” Said an Elder…

By Doris Peltier, Women and Leadership Coordinator In titling this article “We take care of family,” I wanted to acknowledge an important reminder shared by an elder at the closing of the 2014 International Indigenous Preconference, in Sydney, Australia. I absolutely love how elders cut to the chase to remind us of our responsibility to […]

Community-Based Research Update, East

Community-Based Research Update, East

By Marni Amirault, Community-Based Research Manager (East) If you’re like me, you’re sitting at your desk, looking at the calendar wondering where on earth the time has gone! We’re more than half way through 2014, if you can believe that. This summer has certainly flown by and I think that’s because it’s been – for […]

Community-Based Research Update, West

Community-Based Research Update, West

By Sherri Pooyak, Community-Based Research Manager (West) Since the last newsletter came out Marni Amirault and I, the Community-Based Research Managers with the AHA Centre, have been incredibly busy attending conferences where we are talking about the AHA Centre and promoting the work that CAAN is doing. One of the best trips this year was […]

Family Matters Update

Family Matters Update

By Carrielynn Lund, Research and Policy The Family Matters project serves as a response to a request from our membership to find out which programs and services are available for families living with/affected by HIV. So far, a preliminary literature has been completed and an ongoing search to the completion of the research to make […]

Assessing Community Readiness Update

Assessing Community Readiness Update

By Ed Bennett & Monique Fong We are aware that harm to Aboriginal individuals, families and communities resulting from substance use is immense – reaching across and through generations. There are many ways harm from drug use is experienced, including the break-down of relationships, violence, loss of financial security, illness and disease and death. Moreover, […]

Youth Presence at AIDS 2014

Youth Presence at AIDS 2014

By Jessica Danforth, National Youth and Leadership Coordinator The Youth Leadership Project and National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV/AIDS (NAYCHA) had an amazing experience while community organizing and putting global Indigenous youth leadership in action at the International Indigenous Pre-Conference and AIDS 2014 conference held in Australia this past July. Here are some highlights from […]

The Importance of Education

The Importance of Education

By Bryan Sparrow, Intern Student It’s hard to believe that this summer marks my 7th consecutive year as CAAN’s Intern Student. These office walls in the Musqueam Reserve have seen me grow so much from when I started as a 16-year-old high school student to now – a 22-year-old university graduate. After my June 9th […]

Additional Day to the CAAN APHA Caucus

Additional Day to the CAAN APHA Caucus

By Doris Peltier & Trevor Stratton, APHA Liaisons Yes, folks and peers, a request by APHAs for an additional caucus day happened. This request has been raised and discussed several times within the caucus, and this year it finally happened. Initially the APHA Caucus was to have been hosted by a local host agency, and […]