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The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A2 CC: Honourable Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development Honourable Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs Honourable Jane Philpott, President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government Honourable Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health February 14, 2019 Dear Canada, In 2016, you pledged CDN $804 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria (The Global Fund). We, the undersigned advocates, activists and representatives of communities living with, affected by and vulnerable to the three diseases in Canada have welcomed your contributions and leadership … Read more 


 

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) would like to announce the fifth annual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2019 to help raise awareness of HIV and contribute to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities.  This year’s message is: Start a Conversation. Know your Health Options. End the Stigma. Please join us in commemorating African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!   Plan a local event. Some ideas for events are: Host a showing of the  video “The Test” followed by a discussion Link up with a local HIV testing site to encourage HIV testing on February 7th … Read more 


 

Please join us for a roundtable discussion with Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. As the Global Fund prepares for the 2019 Replenishment, this will be a valuable opportunity for Canadian civil society to engage with Mr. Sands about the Global Fund’s Case for Investment, Canada’s contributions to the Global Fund, and the role of civil society and partners in getting to a fully funded Global Fund.  

January 30th, 2019 9:00 am-10:30 am ET
280 Albert Street, Ottawa, Main Floor Remotely: Connection details will be sent to registered participants

Please RSVP to Kate Alexander at kalexander@icad-cisd.com by January 25th and indicate whether … Read more 


 

By Help Lesotho

Grandmothers are the key support structure for children in Lesotho and are essential to their survival. Many of them have lost their own children and family members to HIV/AIDS, leaving them confused, lonely and grief-stricken.

Despite their own poverty, illnesses and hopelessness, grandmothers have opened their homes and hearts to Lesotho’s orphaned children, filling the role of parents and guardians. They have the burden and the unique opportunity to support their grandchildren to become educated young leaders.

One such grandmother (‘nkhono’), Nkhono ‘Mafese’s life has been a series of tragedies. She became a widower after 20 years of marriage when her husband contracted Tuberculosis from working in … Read more 


 

By Robin Montgomery, Executive Director, ICAD Today is December 1 – a day when communities around the world commemorate World AIDS Day with efforts that celebrate our successes and pause to remember the millions who we have lost the fight against HIV. World AIDS Day also offers us opportunity to reflect, to re-calibrate, and to mobilize with increased force towards our collective Global Goal to end HIV as a public health threat by 2030. …sirens are blaring with warning that the world is off-track… like, way off track. This year’s World AIDS Day is unlike those that have come before. Today recognizes the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Yes, … Read more 


 

28 November 2018 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean (CHABAC) Network is hosting community roundtables in Ottawa, Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary and Halifax beginning December 1, 2018 to consult with service providers working with African, Black and Caribbean communities on the development of an African, Caribbean and Black-specific program science model. The initiative, is part of a five-year project (2018-2023) carried out in partnership by the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, AIDS Committee of Ottawa, Health Association of African Canadians, HIV Community Link, HIV Edmonton and the African Black Diaspora Global Network.

Data shows that African, Caribbean and Black people, whether born in Canada or in so called … Read more 


 

Join us in Ottawa for a Parliamentary Breakfast commemorating World AIDS Day 2018 and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week  

This event will feature international and Indigenous community leaders discussing Closing the Gap in access to HIV and health services among adolescent girls and young women, within the context of this year’s AAAW and World AIDS Campaign theme of “Know your Status”.

What: Parliamentary breakfast in honour of World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
When: Thursday November 29th, 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Where:   180 Wellington St., Room 325, Ottawa

Please RSVP to Shayna Buhler by November 26th at 5pm EST at sbuhler@icad-cisd.com or (613) 233-7440 ext. 114  

This event … Read more 


 

ICAD signs on to call to action. Stimulus Conference - October 3, 2018. We, a coalition of Canadian organizations with legal, human rights, harm reduction and lived experience representation, call on our provincial and federal governments to accelerate their response […]

 

ICAD signs on to Statement: We, the undersigned members of communities affected by tuberculosis (TB), civil society organizations and networks, and individuals, recognize and appreciate this momentous occasion of the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on the Fight to End […]

 

To:   The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Langevin Block Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2   CC:   The Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, P.C., M.P.          The Honourable Jane Philpot, P.C., M.P.          The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P. August 29, 2018 Dear Prime Minister, In 2017, you addressed the UN General Assembly, speaking to Canada’s commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Indigenous rights in Canada and globally. At the onset of this year’s UN General Assembly during the High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Tuberculosis (TB), you will have an opportunity to update Member States and the world on how Canada has progressed towards the SDGs with its domestic … Read more