Annual General Meeting 2015

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Registration and Scholarship Application Form

Section I: Registration (everyone must fill out this section)  & Section II: Scholarship Application (only for those seeking a scholarship) & Section III:   Travel Form (everyone must fill this out)

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Wise Practices Abstract

 The CAAN Wise Practices V capacity building conference is a unique opportunity for APHAs, community workers, government representatives, students, researchers and academics, health care providers, and community members to come together to share with each other and engage in a process of mutual learning. Participation in this event is part of our response to HIV and AIDS in Aboriginal communities and contributes towards improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people living with and at risk for HIV in Canada.

CAAN conferences attract diverse participants who represent a variety of life experiences, identities, and backgrounds. Delegates will include representatives from regional Aboriginal AIDS service organizations, addictions services organizations, Aboriginal people living HIV or AIDS and health workers from diverse backgrounds. Academics are invited and encouraged to participate. Abstracts should be prepared with this target audience in mind – using plain and inclusive language as much as possible. Workshop abstracts should describe what practical and in-depth knowledge and skills will be presented and practiced.

Abstracts about Aboriginal peoples and HIV and AIDS will be given priority consideration.

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Skills Building Abstract

Workshops should be designed to provide delegates and guests with practical and in-depth knowledge and skills. Preferred abstracts should relate to Aboriginal people who are living with and/or affected by Hepatitis C, HIV, AIDS or Co-infection; addictions-related topics; mental health; and Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs).

The conference will include the following tracks:

  • APHA Care, Treatment and Support
  • Prevention and Support Interventions
  • Public Awareness and Health Promotion
  • Capacity Building and Cultural Competence

Delegates will include representatives from regional Aboriginal AIDS Service Organizations, Addictions Services Organizations, Hepatitis C Organizations and Aboriginal people living with Hepatitis C and/or HIV/AIDS and health workers from diverse backgrounds.

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Nominations

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network is requesting your help to recognize Aboriginal People Living with HIV or AIDS (APHAs); Aboriginal AIDS Services Organizations (AASO’s); Aboriginal youth; members of the Aboriginal HIV and AIDS community and Aboriginal communities who have demonstrated outstanding and commendable service to the Aboriginal AIDS movement in Canada.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone who wants to recognize the achievements of fellow individuals, families and/or organizations in the areas of:

  • Social/Political/ Community Action
  • Holistic Wellness Promotion/Harm Reduction
  • Young Eagles Award
  • Trailblazers Award (Innovative programs and services)
  • Lifetime Legacy Award

Nominees who are selected will be given an award during the banquet for the CAAN APHA Caucus, Skills Building, 17th Annual General Meeting and Wise Practices V events on the evening of July 16th, 2015.

Deadline for nominations is May 12th, 2015. Selections will be made by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network AGM Planning Committee.

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Exhibition Table Registration

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This form is to be completed if you are wishing to purchase an exhibition table to display materials at the conference. The exhibition tables will be located outside of the meeting rooms
and you will be able to set up your materials July 15 2015 in the morning. Due to limited space,
Exhibition tables which will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.

All exhibition table registration forms must be submitted by May 30 2015