Presented by Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network is proud to launch Promising Practices Toolkits at this year’s Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week kickoff event.
The objective of the Promising Practices program is to facilitate a response to, and decrease the number of, HIV, HCV and other STBBI infections, transmissions and acquisitions for Indigenous people. These toolkits provide First Nations On-Reserve, Indigenous Communities Off-Reserve and Metis People with up to date promising practices resources on these issues presented in a culturally relevant manner for Indigenous People wherever they reside.
The four new toolkits include: 1) HIV Toolkits, 2) Hepatitis C Toolkits, 3) STBBIs Toolkit and 4) The Harm Reduction Toolkit. The toolkits can be utilized by the communities to implement culturally based prevention interventions, which address barriers for Indigenous people with lived experience, stakeholders and communities.
We want to thank the Steering Committees for their guidance and leadership, Public Health Agency of Canada and the First Nations Inuit Health Branch for their contributions to the success of this project. These new resources are available on CAAN website at www.caan.ca/toolkits
We would like to thank and acknowledge the following:
Off reserve steering committee members:
Raye St. Denys, Sandy Laframboise, Donovan Chambers, Liza McGuiness, Terri Buller-Taylor, Margo Pearce, Monique Fong-Howe, Carrielynn Lund, Geri Bailey, Merv Thomas
On reserve steering committee members:
Norma Rabbitskin, Freda Ahenakew, Vanessa Ahenakew, Julie Francis, Donna McBride, Andrea Derban, Geri Bailey, Merv Thomas, Debra Stanger
Contributions to the toolkits were provided by:
Sex and U, BCCDC, NWAC, Shining Mountains, The Canadian Society for International Health, HIV Legal Network, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, Native Youth Sexual Health Network, CATIE, Indigenous Services Canada, Timaskaming First Nation, Norma Rabbitskin
This project is funded by:
The Public Health Agency of Canada and is part of the CAF project and First Nations Inuit Health Branch