By Ken Clement
Hello and a Happy New Year everyone,
May 2012 bring you all good health, happiness and peace.
The past few months have been very busy and filled with many activities. The projects have compelled the CAAN team to think critically while bringing us together to make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people in Canada.
Most recently we gathered in Ottawa, ON to celebrate World AIDS Day on December 1st and Aboriginal AIDS Week (AAAW), December 1st-5th. AAAW had a significant impact on the way our organization spreads the message of HIV and AIDS and in the way our audience hears it. We are extremely grateful for the different regions and their abilities to share the work they’ve accomplished in the movement with their communities. It was especially challenging as many different regions stepped up by taking on new roles across Canada. However, the outcome of the week’s events was a success and the CAAN staff was thrilled to be a part of the festivities.
Our office is ringing in the New Year by beginning preparation for the upcoming AIDS 2012 conference this summer, July 22nd-27th, in Washington, DC. Our team encourages you to go online and apply for the conference at: http://www.aids2012.org/Default.aspx?pageId=368.
We at CAAN are very excited for what this year has to offer and are looking forward to sharing the details with you in the future.