Since 1997, CAAN has been proud to serve the Indigenous people of this land with many programs and projects – marrying tradition, ceremony, and best practices into tools that can help our communities heal and thrive.
Our Current Projects
International Indigenous Working Group On HIV & AIDS
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.
Voices of Women (VOW) Leadership Project
The Women’s Leadership Project operates individually while collaborating on common issues and initiatives across the Programs Team.
Voices of Women (VOW) is an advisory committee 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.
Assessing Community Readiness
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.
IPHA Caucus and Leadership
The Indigenous Peoples living with HIV (IPHA) Caucus and IPHA Leadership Standing Committee are at the heart of all we do at CAAN.
4 Directions Hub
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.