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 →
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO GET BACK ON TRACK TO END THE THREE EPIDEMICS New report from GFAN details critical need for increased funding to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria 18 July 2018 (OTTAWA, Canada) – In a report released today , the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) called for significant increases in international funding to meet the 2030 targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development and Alternate Board Member to the Global Fund Board said, “this is an historic opportunity where the world risks losing control of the … Read more →
Dear friends and colleagues, It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news that CHABAC’s co-chair, Robert Bardston, has passed away. Robert was a steadfast advocate who held many issues near to his heart. He fought against racism, homophobia and stigma related to HIV, mental health and ageing. While many of us knew Robert for his role on CHABAC, CPPN or one of the many other groups he was committed to, he was also a gifted cellist and cello teacher, and an avid promoter of using the arts in community-based work. This tribute from former students of his is a testament to his work: https://vimeo.com/254444975 and a recent performance … Read more →
The “Understanding HIV Transmission in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities Following Arrival in Canada Study” or MSAFIRI project was implemented between 2014 – 2017 with aim of shedding light on HIV acquisition in persons from ACB communities after their arrival in Canada. The findings of the project illustrates how and why ACB are acquiring HIV after they arrive in Canada when they are negative or when born in Canada. Held on May 14, 2018 this webinar engaged with a panel of experts in the field, front-line workers and other service providers working with ACB communities, researchers, policymakers, and community members, in a thoughtful discussion on new, innovative strategies … Read more →
For immediate release ICAD Applauds the Government of France as Host to the 6th Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria OTTAWA, Canada, 17 May, 2018—The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) congratulates President Emmanuel Macron on his global health leadership and renewed commitment to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with France’s announcement to host the 6th Global Fund Replenishment Conference in 2019. The Replenishment Conference is a global gathering that convenes world leaders, private sector partners, and community and civil society to demonstrate the strength of the Global Fund partnership model in mobilizing political will that is matched by ambitious funding commitments for … Read more →
Why does gender matter in the fight to end the TB epidemic?
How does TB affect women and maternal health?
Gender is a key priority for the Canadian government, how can Canada take a leadership role in the TB response?
What role does Canadian civil society have to play?
ICAD and RESULTS Canada invite you to join us for an
online discussion to learn more.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
Gender and TB : Gender is an area often neglected by those seeking to end the TB epidemic. While men tend to disproportionately contract the disease, TB has a significant impact on women worldwide. TB … Read more →
ICAD requires the services of a highly-skilled consultant to work with CHABAC’s National Steering Committee, National Community Alliance and the National Program Coordinator to develop an ACB-specific program science model and develop and deliver its training curriculum and related evaluation tools. Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 12 2018 at 9:00am ET. A. BACKGROUND ICAD is a coalition of over 100 Canadian organizations and individuals that provides leadership in the response of Canadian international development organizations and Canadian HIV organizations to reduce the impact of the HIV epidemic at home and abroad. Founded in 1989, the Coalition is made up of Canadian AIDS service organizations, international development non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, … Read more →
Decades of neglect have allowed TB to become the world’s leading infectious killer. By Ms. Brenda Shanahan, MP, Mr. Dean Allison and Ms. Mobina Jaffer, Senator, on behalf of the Global Health Caucus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with support from RESULTS Canada. This post first appeared on ICAD’s blog page with Huffington Post Canada .
Irene is a young woman from Vancouver. Over the course of five days, exhaustion and headaches began to take over her previously normal work and daily life. Her doctor told her it was most likely a cold, and advised that she come back a week later if her symptoms persisted. When hallucinations and chills … Read more →
- Press Release: Civil society welcomes a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria September 17, 2016 Montreal, Canada, September 17, 2016 - The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), International Council Of Aids Service Organizations (ICASO) and RESULTS Canada applaud global leaders as well as…
- We Need To Stand On The Shoulders Of The HIV/AIDS Community December 28, 2017 This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada.By Shelley Garnham, RESULTS CanadaI have a particular affinity for Isaac Newton's famous quote, "If I have seen further than others, it is…
- WEBINAR: Canada and the High-Level Meeting on TB: Gender matters May 3, 2018 Why does gender matter in the fight to end the TB epidemic? How does TB affect women and maternal health? Gender is a key priority for the Canadian government, how…
- PRESS RELEASE: The World Rallies to End It. For Good. – Canada Brings Leaders from Around the World To Montreal To Pledge Almost USD$13 Billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria September 17, 2016 Canadian civil society congratulates Canada for uniting world leaders in the fight against three of the world's most devastating diseasesMONTRÉAL 17 September 2016 – Today, in a show of commitment to global…
- TB and HIV: The Power of Two Communities March 1, 2018 Impact for Action and the 2018 UN-High Level Meeting on TB Wednesday, September 26, 2018, United Nations, New York“United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global…
- Webinar: The High-Level Meeting on TB: Mobilizing Canadian Action February 14, 2018 Why is the HLM on tuberculosis (TB) important for Canada’sHIV and TB civil society?How does TB affect people living in Canada?How can you get involved in Canadian and global advocacy…