CAAN research teams are necessarily collaborative and reciprocal in nature. By bringing together people with diverse experiences and expertise, we address the issues that are most important to Indigenous Peoples living with HIV, hepatitis C and other STBBI in order to support them in living healthy and wholistic lives.
The AHA Centre
The AHA Centre is a national, Indigenous-led collaborative research centre housed at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN). Funded by The Canadian Institutes of Health Research in 2012, The AHA Centre supports HIV and AIDS Community-Based research (CBR) conducted in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada.
Drum & Sash
The DRUM & SASH project is a CIHR funded study which aims to develop, implement and evaluate shared care models to increase care and prevention of HIV, Hepatitis C, other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) and related mental health issues in Indigenous communities in Alberta.
Weaving Our Wisdoms
Weaving our Wisdoms (WoW) is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative that supports Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS by supporting connections to land-based teachings delivered by HIV Olders: Indigenous people living with HIV and AIDS (IPHAs) who have lived long term with HIV and are considered knowledge holders who have wisdom and experience to support HIV wellness for other IPHA
The GIPA Homefire community-based research project was imagined and championed by the Indigenous Peoples living with HIV (IPHA) Caucus at CAAN.
The GIPA Homefire research project is led by a strong leadership team made up of IPHAs and their allies. Together, we plan to create a culture-based model of the GIPA Principles (Greater Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS) and how to operationalize them through diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis worldviews.
The kʷiisḥinčiƛ Transformation Project
The kʷiisḥinčiƛ: Transformation project was officially named in ceremony in October 2018 by Elder Valerie Nicholson. The project is a partnership between the Women and HIV Research Program (WHRP) at Women’s College Hospital and the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and leadership of the project by CAAN.