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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  

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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 


 

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