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Ken Clement

Chief Executive Officer’s Message

By Ken Clement Hello and a happy spring everyone, May you all experience good health, happiness and peace. The past few months have been very busy and filled with many year-end reporting and funding renewal activities. The projects have compelled the CAAN team to think critically while bringing us together to make a difference in […]

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National Programs and Communications Update

By Merv Thomas, National Programs/Communications Manager Tansi! Welcome to our new and updated website, we hope you enjoy the new look and of course enjoy our many new materials and resources that have been recently updated and newly released. As we move on, we trust that this new site will meet your needs and that […]

Highlights of CAAN's Research Initiative

Highlights of CAAN’s Research Initiative

By Renee Masching, Research and Policy Manager CAAN’s research agenda is driven by our membership of Aboriginal people living with HIV and AIDS and Aboriginal organizations. Key areas of focus have included: access to care, treatment and support; stigma and discrimination; mental health and women’s needs. CAAN has led more than a dozen research projects […]

Peace and Dignity – HIV and AIDS Staff Journey to Guatemala

Peace and Dignity – HIV and AIDS Staff Journey to Guatemala

By Merv Thomas On December 1st, 2011 at the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Ottawa, Ontario, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, on behalf of the Aboriginal People Living with HIV and AIDS presented the HIV and AIDS staff to the Peace and Dignity Journeys bundle.  This staff was presented to the bundle in the hopes […]

Ontario APHA Leaders Mobilize to Host Landmark OFNAPHA Summit:  Towards A Vision of Seamless Reconnections to Our Communities

Ontario APHA Leaders Mobilize to Host Landmark OFNAPHA Summit: Towards A Vision of Seamless Reconnections to Our Communities

By Doris Peltier & Trevor Stratton – May 2012 APHA Liaisons – Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network It has often been said that “HIV has no borders or jurisdictions”.  This begs the question “then why do we continue to operate within jurisdictions and work within our silos in our response to HIV in our Aboriginal communities?”  […]


National Toolkit Update

By Merv Thomas, National Programs Communications Manager The National Aboriginal Toolkit has finally been completed! This is a resource that may be used by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities The purpose of the HIV Prevention Toolkit and associated training for Aboriginal Communities is to better inform and serve Aboriginal people in the public health area of […]


Assessing Community Readiness Update

By Merv Thomas Within the past year, CAAN was able to adapt and develop the Community Readiness Assessment and Implement Culturally Appropriate Interventions model and is currently in process of delivering the training to the National Association of Friendship Centres. This model first identifies where the community is at on the Community Readiness Spectrum and […]


International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA)

By Merv Thomas, National Programs Communications Manager It is only just over one month that the International AIDS Conference will be held in Washington, DC.  With no funding in place yet, plans continue to be made by the IIWGHA for the pre-conference, the global village and the International conference itself. Much work has been accomplished […]

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