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On September 25, ICAD sent a pre-election letter to party leaders. The letter asks four key questions on how party leaders plan to address HIV and AIDS domestically and globally. Please find this letter below. We have received two responses from the four parties addressed. Find out what the Liberal and NDP parties say in response our letter.

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Responses:

Liberal Party of Canada: Responses
New Democratic Party of Canada: Responses

 

September 25, 2015

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PC, MP
Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Thomas Mulcair, MP
Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition

Mr. Justin Trudeau, MP
Leader of the Liberal Party

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ICAD has launched its consortium project to deliver the International Youth Internship Program with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) entitled, “Global Connections: Bringing the world together through youth leaders”. ICAD is pleased to have partnered with Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); Asian Community AIDS Service (ACAS); CAP/AIDS; HealthBridge Canada; Help Lesotho; Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN); LetsStopAIDS; and, World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Internship positions are now available and are open to youth in Canada between the ages of 19 and 30. Please share widely.

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Dear ICAD members:

We are pleased to share information about our current study, ‘The HIV Stigma and IME Project: An Exploratory Study Assessing and Understanding HIV-Related Stigma Among African Immigrants Living With HIV in Alberta, Who Have Had HIV-Testing During the Immigration Medical Examination (IME) Process’ with you.

This study will help us understand the experience of HIV testing during the immigration medical examination process, as well as the experience of stigma. It will provide us with information that will provide insight to how HIV testing is experienced by African immigrants, how services and care are accessed, and if stigma is experienced during the immigration testing process.

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As a network of national organizations, the National Partners have been working together to urge the Public Health Agency of Canada to strengthen their upcoming call for the Community Action Fund. This brief update is to share with our members and stakeholders the concerns that we have raised and the responses that we have received to date.
National Strategies: Canada lacks a cohesive and renewed strategy to address HIV and AIDS, as well as HCV.  We have had some discussions about what such a strategy or strategies may mean in terms of the roll-out of the Community Action Fund and continue to advocate for strategies to address HIV/AIDS and HCV.

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Ottawa, CANADA  –

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is pleased to announce that it will launch a consortium project to deliver the International Youth Internship Program with funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD). For this two-year project, “Global Connections: Bringing the world together through youth leaders”, ICAD is pleased to have partnered with Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); Asian Community AIDS Service (ACAS); CAP/AIDS; HealthBridge Canada; Help Lesotho; Peel HIV/AIDS Network (PHAN); LetsStopAIDS; and, World University Services of Canada (WUSC). Together this consortium will facilitate a total of 40 internships for Canadian youth (20 youth internship placements per year). Internship positions will … Read more 


 

With input from ICAD Coalition members provided during a consultation held 14 August, ICAD submitted feedback on the draft UNAIDS Strategy (2016-2021). Thank you to all members who provided input into this important document that will build on the progress achieved in the global AIDS response. The final version of the UNAIDS Strategy will be available in October, 2015.

August 20, 2015

Dear members of the UNAIDS Strategy Unit,

Re: Feedback on the draft UNAIDS Strategy (2016-­2021)

We would like to thank UNAIDS and its strategy team for the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the draft UNAIDS Strategy for 2016-‐2021: Fast-­‐tracking to zero. The following submission is made … Read more 


 

For Immediate Release

One step further: Canadian Positive People Network / Réseau Canadien Des Personnes Séropositives now registered as a Not-for Profit Organization, retains links to GNP+

Following the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in July 2015 in Vancouver, the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)/ Réseau Canadien Des Personnes Séropositives (RCPS) is pleased to announce it is now officially registered as a corporation, a community-based network for and by people living with HIV under the New Canadian Not for Profit (NFP) Act.

“People living with HIV in Canada have taken a bold new step forward to form our own national network as we demand our … Read more 


 

June 30, Ottawa, CANADA  –

The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is pleased to announce that in partnership with Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), it will launch a consortium project to deliver the International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI) Initiative with funding from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). For this two year project, “Breaking Barriers, Building Connections: Canadian Aboriginal Youth in Global Health” , ICAD and CAAN have partnered with CAP/AIDS Network, University of Saskatchewan, Lethbridge HIV Connection Society, and Native Youth Sexual Health Network to form a consortium that will facilitate a total of 20 internships for Aboriginal youth (10 youth internship placements per … Read more 


 

McGill University is collaborating with the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) on a Canada-wide survey. We are attempting to better understand the mental health needs of older adults (50 years of age or older) living with chronic health conditions that result in episodic disability. Episodic disability is characterized by fluctuating periods and degrees of wellness and illness. These periods of wellness and illness are unpredictable. Because it is often difficult to predict when episodes of illness will occur, how severe they will be and how long they will last, episodic disability can have a negative impact on employment participation, income stability, coordination of care and social inclusion.

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UNAIDS PCB Thematic Session – HIV in Emergencies NGO Observer Statement   We want to take this opportunity to thank you for today’s very timely thematic segment and a special thanks to Noi and Annie for sharing their incredible stories with us. This statement is made on behalf of a loosely formed coalition of the non-governmental organizations of Stop AIDS Alliance, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development. We are pleased to see the increasing focus on HIV in emergencies, where risk and vulnerability to HIV is often increased. Reaching the 90-90-90 will require us to work effectively to reach those affected by emergencies with … Read more