Our Current Projects
IIWGHA’s mission is to create an international voice and structure that links Indigenous peoples with their Indigenous leadership, varying levels of governments, AIDS service organizations, cooperatives, and others in a global collective action to lower the disproportionate impact of HIV and AIDS experienced by Indigenous peoples.
The Youth and Women’s Leadership Projects operate individually while collaborating on common issues and initiatives across the Programs Team.
Each project has a designated coordinator who seeks to address key strategic objectives and activities and to provide an opportunity for these two populations to dialogue on issues of importance to them. Voices of Women (VOW) and the National Indigenous Youth Council on Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS (NIYCSHA) are advisory committees designed to provide input into CAAN project activities – from activity development to distribution of resources/documents/ and other produced materials.
The primary focus of the Promising Practices Project is to address the issues and needs presented to CAAN by participating members (Indigenous people, communities, service providers, IPHA/IPHC’s) through formal dialogue sessions that occur throughout the year.
The Assessing Community Readiness in Indigenous Communities Project empowers Indigenous communities, organizations, and people to make informed decisions with regards to their response to health and wellness and promotes HIV/AIDS prevention and harm reduction strategies that respects the cultural protocols of participates.
The Indigenous Peoples living with HIV (IPHA) Caucus and IPHA Leadership Standing Committee are at the heart of all we do at CAAN.
The 4 Directions Hub at CAAN provides meaningful stakeholder dialogue by collaborating with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities to guide appropriate and culturally relevant engagement when it comes to matters surrounding HIV, HCV, STBBI and Harm Reduction.