Our Annual Events

These are the events that happen year in and year out. Learn more about why these events are so important, and see when they’re happening next.

Annual General Meeting

This year, CAAN’s Annual General Meeting will take place on September 15, 2021. Please stay tuned for more information!

Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week

Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week

CAAN continues to support World AIDS Day on December 1st of each year and launches a week-long national public awareness campaign across the land called Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (AAAW).

Wise Practices

Wise Practices

The Wise Practices Gathering is hosted by CAAN and the AHA Centre in support of Community-Based HIV Research (CBR) by and with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada.


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Fireside Chat: Digging Deep

Fireside Chat: Digging Deep—"Examining the Root Causes of HIV & AIDS among Aboriginal Women" This project began in 2013 and concluded in 2018. It is a partnership between Dr. Carrie Bourassa (Morning Star Lounge) and Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis (All Nations Hope Network). Our goal was to focus on Indigenous women and their life experiences as […]

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CAAN and REACH Nexus Virtual Partner Ceremony

CAAN & REACH Nexus Virtual Partner Ceremony Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Time: 10:30am CST (Winnipeg) CAAN and REACH Nexus invite you to a virtual ceremony marking the beginning of our work together to support Indigenous Health and Wellness, and ways of knowing and doing about HIV testing and care pathways. You are invited to […]

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AIDS Awareness Week

November 24 to December 1 marks Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. It's an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS issues nationally and culminates in the international observance of World AIDS Day. Indigenous AIDS Awareness week then begins and runs until December 7 across this land now known as Canada. December 1st - World AIDS Day is […]

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World AIDS Day | Indigenous AIDS Awareness Day

CAAN will be opening Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Ottawa with a sunrise pipe ceremony led by Elder Dr. Albert McLeod. We have partnered with the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, the Canadian AIDS Society, and the Ontario Aboriginal HIV and AIDS Strategy to attend the flag-raising ceremony on Parliament Hill and the AIDS Quilt Unfolding […]

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We Want you to Want us! (Indigenous Research on HIV/AIDS)

CAAN’s Research Unit brings together staff from diverse cultural, geographic and academic backgrounds to guide and conduct community-based research by, with and for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples living with HIV, HCV and STBBI across the land. Join us for a lively, pre-recorded discussion among CAAN’s research staff that answers two important questions:- Why […]

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A Place at the Home Fire (Traditional Roles, and 9 Genders Research)

Every person within our community has space at the home fire, and a role within our respected communities.During this event, CAAN will highlight some of the work that our Indigenous Men’s and Women’s Leadership Coordinators have been doing throughout the year. CAAN Knowledge Keepers will discuss traditional roles we hold as community members. We will […]

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Two Spirit / Indigiqueer Gathering

CAAN, CBRC, and 2SiMS gather to discuss 2SLGBTQ+ health.We invite Dr. Albert McLeod to speak about the history of CAAN and the work that Two Spirit folks do within STBBIs and MMIWG2S.This roundtable discussion will also look at the Western perspective vs. Indigenous ways of knowing and doing (facilitated by CBRC). Additionally, we're excited to […]

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Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Doing is Harm Reduction

CAAN collaborates with Dr. Peter Centre to discuss HarmReduction through an Indigenous perspective withspeakers; Harlan Pruden and Clint Barton. Highlightinghow service providers and services users navigate throughintersecting pandemics. Virtual Event via Zoom - Stay tuned for the link. 10AM-12PM | 11AM-1PM | 12-2PM 1-3PM | 2-4PM | 2:30-4:30PM

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Think Global – Act Local: Indigenous Responses to Intersecting Pandemics

Virtually, on Monday, December 6, 2021 – to honour Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, our Co-hosts come together to invite Indigenous organizations, AIDS service organizations, human rights advocates, Indigenous communities, people living with HIV and students for a night of cultural sharing, interactive dialogue, and personal testimony. In the age of COVID-19, how are […]

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Communities, Alliances & Networks

In the spirit of CAAN’s vision of putting an emphasis on theteaching of Kinship, CAAN - Communities, Alliances &Networks will wrap up Indigenous AIDs Awareness Weekwith words from our fellow Indigenous service providersacross Turtle Island. Virtual Event via Zoom - link coming soon!10AM-12PM | 11AM-1PM | 12-2PM 1-3PM | 2-4PM | 2:30-4:30PM

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