AHA Centre News Blast January 2013

Research logoWelcome to the first Aboriginal HIV & AIDS Community-Based Research Centre (AHA Centre) Newsletter! This will be a short reference point for some of the things that are going on in our community! Stay tuned for more to come next month!


The AHA Centre is proud to announce Wise Practices IV!

Wise Practices is the only Aboriginal-specific Community-Based Research Gathering of its kind in Canada where a wide range of delegates (Community; AIDS Service Organizations; Academia; Government; policy workers; health care etc.) are able to meet and learn from one another. Stay tuned for more information!

Date: September 25 – 27, 2013

Location: Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

For more information: Stay tuned!


AHA Centre logo contest:

Get your creative juices flowing! The AHA Center is looking for a logo that will represent our work. The prize for the winning logo will be $100.00 with a profile of her/his artist and artwork on our website. For more information on how to enter, please contact Patrick Brownlee by e-mail: patrickb@caan.ca. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013.


The AHA Centre is looking for representatives to sit on National Aboriginal Research Advisory Committee (NARAC):

We invite those who are interested in providing leadership, vision and direction in all areas of research within CAAN, drawing from past and continued involvement in the Aboriginal and/or the Community-based Research community to contact us about how to get involved. Members are asked for a 2 year commitment. For more information and an application form please contact Sherri Pooyak sherrip@caan.ca or Marni Amirault marnia@caan.ca.



The AHA Centre is looking for Peer Research Associates (PRAs) in several regions:

East Coast– Quebec; Ontario; New Brunswick/PEI; Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut.

West Coast – Manitoba; Saskatchewan; Alberta; British Columbia and North West Territories/Yukon.

PRAs will help the AHA Centre build and maintain relationships with local AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) by:

  • increasing capacity building opportunities in his/her region through facilitation of capacity building and grants crafting workshops;
  •  engaging in general communication between The AHA Centre and local Aboriginal ASO;
  • assisting the AHA Centre to greatly diversify the reach of the Centre; and
  • contributing towards CAAN’s highly evaluated Wise Practices.

For more information and an application form please contact Sherri Pooyak sherrip@caan.ca or Marni Amirault marnia@caan.ca.


CIHR Funding calls:


3 Catalyst Grants are available to the Aboriginal CBR stream. Each grant awarded is up to $33,000 each. Deadline for submission: April 15, 2013.

For more information: Catalyst Grant: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (2013-2014)     


4 Master Awards for Community-Based Research are available to the Aboriginal stream. Each grant is awarded up to $17,000 for two up to two years. Deadline for submission: April 01, 2013.

For more information: Master’s Award: HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research (2013)


6 Operating Grants are available. These are open Operating Grants, but there are many priority announcements including: Two Eyed Seeing; First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health and HIV. Registration Date: February 01, 2013 Deadline for submission: March 01, 2013.

For more information: Operating Grant: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)


2 Planning Grants each are available for several priority areas, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis and HIV. Each grant is $25,000 each for a year. Deadline for submission: February 15, 2013.

For more information: Planning Grants: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)

Travel Awards: Travel awards are available through The Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health. No deadline is given for these awards.

  • $2,500 for applicants from Northern and remote areas;
  • $2,500 for applicants to international (outside North America) meetings, conferences or symposia; and,
  • $1,500 for all other applicants.

For more information: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/36094.html

Please circulate this News Blast  widely!

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About the Author: Brought to you by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN).

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