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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 […]

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Chief Executive Officer’s Message

By Ken Clement Hello Friends, I hope that you are all enjoying the Winter Season, embracing the cold and fighting the flu. Just rest, take fluids and keep warm! We were saddened to hear that David Lee and Dolan Badger were called to the Spirit World. They were strong advocates of the Aboriginal HIV movement […]

National Programs and Communications Update

National Programs and Communications Update

By Merv Thomas, Director National Programs/Communications CAAN Expanded Mandate We are pleased to announce that CAAN will be expanding its mandate to begin including other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections (STBBIS), Hepatitis C (Hep C), Tuberculosis (TB), co-morbidities, aging and mental health.  Since the adoption of key resolutions by the membership at the last AGM, […]

Highlights Of CAAN’S  Research Initiatives

Highlights Of CAAN’S Research Initiatives

by Renee Masching, Research and Policy Manager CAAN Research is Driven by Our Membership In a relatively short period time CAAN’s Research and Policy Unit (RPU) has grown from a few projects that helped us to learn about research into a well respected and very busy team of full- time and part-time researchers and trusted […]

AHA Centre Update

AHA Centre Update

Marni Amirault and Sherri Pooyak, Community-based Research Managers (CBRMs) January 2013 Well, here we are. We’ve all (hopefully) survived the advent of the new Mayan calendar and the transition from 2012 to 2013. With the pause of the holiday season now behind us, we are rolling up our sleeves at CAAN as we settle deeper […]

Assessing Community Readiness  Update

Assessing Community Readiness Update

By Monique Fong Assessing Community Readiness Coordinator and Ed Bennett, Assessing Community Readiness Supervisor This year CAAN is continuing to provide and promote the successful Community Readiness Risk Reduction Model campaign to assist both on and off-reserve peoples address HIV and AIDS, Hepatitis C (HCV) and Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs). The harm […]

International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA)

International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA)

By Trevor Stratton, Consultant and Coordinator of the IIWGHA The Global Scene – What’s Next? Profile of International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS Growing Marama Pala, Executive Director of INA (Māori, Indigenous & South Pacific) HIV/AIDS Foundation in New Zealand was appointed to the Community Programme Committee (CPC) for the XX (20th) International […]

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A Tale of Two Summits: For On-Reserve and Off-Reserve Community Members Living with HIV

By Doris Peltier APHA Liaison (CAAN) – Winter 2013 I would like to preface this article by highlighting some acronyms you might see me use.  Too often within the Aboriginal HIV and AIDS movement we assume that most people know who we are referring to when we say APHA (Aboriginal Person Living with HIV/AIDS).  Or […]

Happy 2013 from the National  Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV and AIDS (NAYCHA)!

Happy 2013 from the National Aboriginal Youth Council on HIV and AIDS (NAYCHA)!

New NAYCHA B.C.  Representative:  We are very excited to welcome, Christina Alec, our new B.C. representative from Prince George as the newest member of our Youth Council. We are looking forward to introducing her to our partners and Aboriginal communities in our HIV and AIDS work across Canada and North America! Living with HIV is […]

Message from Dr. Marc Ouellette on World AIDS Day

Message from Dr. Marc Ouellette on World AIDS Day

The CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, led by the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, is pleased to share the following news through the December 2012 Newsletter: More than 30 years into the epidemic, HIV/AIDS remains a pressing threat to the health of individuals and communities around the world, and right here in Canada. World AIDS […]

CAAN December 1 – 6: AAAW 2012 Regional Event Descriptions

CAAN December 1 – 6: AAAW 2012 Regional Event Descriptions

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2012 Saturday, December 1, 2012                       Co-hosted by Ka Ni Kanichihk – Winnipeg, MB Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2012 Launch Event The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) will be hosting the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Launch Event on December 1, 2012 in Winnipeg, Manitoba where the Honourable Theresa Oswald, Minister of Health […]

National Programs and Communications Update

National Programs and Communications Update

By Merv Thomas, National Programs/Communications Manager This has been once again a very busy summer and we have much to update our members and our readers. International Indigenous Pre-Conference The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) co-hosted the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS Pre-conference which was held at the Four Points Sheraton, Washington, […]

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Highlights of CAAN’s Research Initiative

By Renee Masching, Research and Policy Manager Introducing the AHA Centre! CAAN is very excited to announce that we were successful in our research funding application for the Aboriginal HIV & AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) for a five year grant of $1.5 million! This funding will support community-based research development across the […]

Assessing Community Readiness Update

Assessing Community Readiness Update

By Monique Fong, National Toolkit and Assessing Community Readiness Coordinator Tansi, We are well on our way to promoting the Assessing Community Readiness & Implementing Risk Reduction Strategies with the National Association of Friendship Centres. CAAN has developed a strong partnership with NAFC and MaryAnn Notarianni has been an amazing resource to me when coordinating […]