RSSArchive for October, 2015

Update from the CEO’s Office

Update from the CEO’s Office

Submitted by Ken Clement Following a hectic schedule of summer events that included a highly successful AGM, Wise Practices and the International AIDS Conference I want to thank the Board and Staff for your dedication and hard work which made the events a memorable one.  Congratulations to the Directors who will continue to provide strong […]

National Programs and   Communications Update

National Programs and  Communications Update

  By Merv Thomas This has been an exciting summer and with fall in the air, with children back in school and daycare, time seems to have once again sped up as we prepare for Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in December. This past summer saw an incredible amount of work with numerous conferences and gatherings […]

Only Rights will fix the Wrongs: Reflections on the Summer of 2015 

Only Rights will fix the Wrongs: Reflections on the Summer of 2015 

By Renée Masching, Director of Research & Policy I have to thank a colleague for including the expression “only RIGHTS will fix the Wrongs” in their email tag line. Such a simple and clear message that resonates with the work and specifically the research that we are engaged in at CAAN. Looking back over our […]

Doris

Doris Peltier – (Outgoing) Aboriginal Women & Leadership Coordinator

  Greetings as we welcome in autumn on the 23rd of September.  Once again, I am pleased to provide this summary report on key activities within Women’s Leadership; I have strived to make this report as concise as possible, and will only touch on the main points of each activity. Visioning Health II: I begin […]

Big shoes to fill…

Big shoes to fill…

By Monique Fong National Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Project Tansi/greetings my name is Monique Fong, currently I am the Acting Women’s Leadership Coordinator.   I have been involved with this project since the beginning.  Years ago, another important Women’s advocate (the late Jocelyn Paul) and I spoke about having a project with CAAN that could speak […]

Wise Practices V, CAAN 17th AGM

Wise Practices V, CAAN 17th AGM

Patrick Brownlee – Executive Research Assistant Wise Practices V was held in Vancouver, BC this past July on the beautiful unceded territory of the Coast Salish people. After months of planning everyone arrived in Vancouver for the CAAN Skills Building, AGM, and Wise Practices V gathering. The week was filled from start to finish with […]

Community Readiness Model Training

Community Readiness Model Training

By Ed Bennett On July 13th and 14th, 2015, CAAN sponsored a two-day Community Readiness Model (CRM) National Train-The-Trainer session at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.  The training session was conducted by staff from CAAN and brought together participants and organizations from British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. The purpose of the training session […]

People of the land and HIV in Africa

People of the land and HIV in Africa

International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS By Trevor Stratton, Coordinator of the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA) What is it like to be an Indigenous person living with HIV in Africa? Good question, right? As we begin to prepare for AIDS 2016 (http://www.aids2016.org/) and the International Indigenous Pre-conference on […]

The CIHR Aboriginal HIV & AIDS CBR Collaborative Centre Update

The CIHR Aboriginal HIV & AIDS CBR Collaborative Centre Update

The CIHR Aboriginal HIV & AIDS CBR Collaborative Centre Update Sherri Pooyak and Marni Amirault Aboriginal HIV and AIDS Collaborative Centre Wise Practices & CAAN AGM The focus of the AHA Centre over the course of the spring and summer months was largely on planning and organization for Wise Practices and the CAAN AGM. We […]

The HOME FIRE Model and the Relationship between the APHA Caucus and the ALSC

The HOME FIRE Model and the Relationship between the APHA Caucus and the ALSC

Since time immemorial and before contact, our nations had their own governance systems; governance systems that were grounded within community approaches and that privileged the voice of the people in all decision making.  If one were to envision what these governance systems looked like, you may very well think of it as being within a […]

YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society (YouthCO) and the Moomba Society

YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society (YouthCO) and the Moomba Society

YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society (YouthCO) and the Moomba Society request your consideration for increased support to continue Camp Moomba programming and to expand its program activities to include youth living with HIV transitioning to adult care on a National scale. Using innovative programming to retain young people is essential if we are to […]