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CHABAC Project Coordinator Part-time (.5 FTE) Deadline: 11:59 pm PDT on Thursday, April 18, 2019 ICAD is a Coalition of over 100 Canadian AIDS service organizations (ASOs), non-governmental development organizations, unions, faith-based organizations, and individuals involved in HIV, AIDS and international development. ICAD helps Canadians contribute to international HIV/AIDS work and ensures that the lessons learned from the global response to HIV/AIDS are utilized by Canadian organizations to improve prevention, care, treatment and support work in Canada. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) is a national network of organizations, individuals and other stakeholders who are dedicated to responding to issues related to HIV and AIDS in Canada’s … Read more 


 

Please join the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) and the International Partnership for Microbicides (IPM) for a brown bag lunch and roundtable discussion featuring Dr. Zeda Rosenberg, CEO, IPM

Dr. Rosenberg will provide an update to Canadian civil society leaders about the dapivirine vaginal ring for HIV prevention, the regulatory process, next steps, and the potential impact of microbicides on women’s health and empowerment and the HIV epidemic. Time for Q&A and discussion will follow.

When: Wednesday February 27th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 280 Albert Street, Ottawa, Main Floor
Remotely: Connection details will be sent to registered participants
Please RSVP to Kate at kalexander@icad-cisd.com by noon … Read more 


 

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean (CHABAC) Network has been listed as a good practice model to help mobilize African, Caribbean and Black communities (ACB) in other countries to consider developing a similar regional hub model to engage ACB communities for country-level impacts funded by their national governments.

The 2018 NGO Report to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board is intended to help renew and focus the dialogue around people on the move so that the 2030 target of ending AIDS as a public health threat can be achieved. It represents the NGO Delegation’s contribution to support Member States to ensure that mobile populations are covered for services across their … Read more 


 

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