HIV & Stigma
our partners in the fight against HIV have released an important video, please watch at your leisure
AVOHN News Updated
Hi everyone, so, we have some news on our AVOHN project today, we had a rather important signing ceremony! please read the article for more information.
Hi everyone, as you know National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week is coming, and we have some great opportunities for you to take part in the week long activities, everyone's invited and we hope to see you all there! ^_^
Hi everyone, as promised, an update on our AGM.
Skills Building Day
Hi everyone, we’d like to announce that on December 15 2016 we will be having our 21st AGM and hosting a Skills Building Day in Red Deer. We will post more information as we get closer to the date.
Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
This December we have the start of aboriginal AIDS awareness week with an event in Edmonton you might be interested in
Seeking coordinator for RETRAC2
I hope you are all doing well. Please see the job posting below for RETRAC2:
Seeking Coordinator for RETRAC2
Job Title: Research Officer/Coordinator (0.5 to 1.0 FTE), Research on Commercial Tobacco Reduction in Aboriginal Communities or RETRAC2
Duration: Six months, initially
Location: University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health
The Research Officer/Coordinator will be responsible for developing partnerships and collaborations with Indigenous organizations and communities involved in the research project, coordinating project activities, supporting data collection in selected communities, site visits, interim report writing, and ensuring that RETRAC2 protocols and practices are culturally safe.
- Engaging with communities interested in and involved with RETRAC2
- Be conduit of communication with communities
- Offer guidance to communities on hiring community peer researchers, further developing commercial tobacco reduction strategies, getting community and governance buy-in, implementing commercial tobacco reduction interventions
- Support community-based research and evaluation
Understanding and experience with engaging Indigenous communities in health interventions and in community-based research; familiarity with Indigenous ways of knowing. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of relevant experience working with Indigenous communities and hold a master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Indigenous health research, health promotion, sociology, anthropology, social work. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree and commensurate experience will also be considered.
Applications, including a cover letter and CV should be submitted to Dr. Robert Schwartz, Executive Director, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Earl Nowgesic, Interim Director, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at email@example.com
Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Health Sciences Building, 155 College St, Suite 509
Toronto, ON, M5T 3M7
Tel +1 416 978 8502
Executive Research Assistant
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
113-154 Willowdale Drive,
Dartmouth NS B2V 2W4
Tel: (902) 433-0900 ext 221
Fax: (902) 433-3041
Okay, so some important news, all across Canada, agency’s that deal with HIV/AIDS have had their budgets cut or slashes by the liberals regardless of size, no one was given a heads up that this would be happening, and we did not get clear answers for a while. Here is a link to an NDP article that summarizes things rather well.
I’ve also attached a couple of open letters that you should read as well.
RECRUITING!!! Aboriginal People living with HIV & AIDS APHA Leadership Standing Committee Canadian Aboriginal AIDS network
Here is an opportunity for Aboriginal People living with HIV & AIDS to get more involved with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. Check it out!!
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network