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The fourth annual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is fast approaching! Join us on February 7, 2018  to help raise awareness of HIV and contribute to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities. Plan a local event add it to our event map by completing this form. 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 Hold a cultural or artistic event and start a conversation about HIV by distributing condoms and sharing HIV and Awareness Day information   Visit blackhivday.ca … Read more 


 

ICAD requires the services of a highly-skilled consultant to work with ICAD staff to develop both a policy brief and fact sheet focused on Indigenous approaches to harm reduction. Deadline for applications: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 17:00 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/AIDS organizations to reduce the impact of the HIV/AIDS 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, trade unions, educational institutions, academics, researchers and consultants from across the country. … Read more 


 

NEW DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 With the new date of the ICAD AGM (November 22) , the Board election process has been re-opened. ICAD kindly invites all eligible members to submit their nomination for ICAD’s incoming Board of Directors. The Board consists of four officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer) and not more than five other Directors. Two of these positions are reserved for persons living with HIV.  Four of ICAD’s nine Board positions  are up for election this year.  Directors are elected for a two-year term at the Annual General Meeting on  November 22, 2017 in Toronto, ON.    ICAD strongly encourages persons from all regions of Canada to … Read more 


 

Dear ICAD Members,   I hope this note finds you all well and that your transition from summer season to the fervour of fall has been invigorating. It’s an exciting time with many events and activities underway within Canada’s domestic HIV and HCV/STBBI sector, the country’s global engagement, and recent advances in global health and international development. In our rapidly changing domestic and international context, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to hold  ICAD’s Annual Members’ Meeting  on  November 22 in Toronto, ON  – the eve of the  2017 CATIE Forum,   Transforming our practice: New knowledge, new strategies.   Our 2017 Members’ Meeting will see the unveiling of our 2017-2020 Strategic … Read more 


 

CHABAC Project Coordinator Part-time (.5 FTE); 4.5 year project Dependent on project funding 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 African, Caribbean … Read more 


 

ICAD Launches Call for Expressions of Interest:   Capacity-building through twinning in Zambia and Malawi The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is pleased to launch a Call for Expressions of Interest from Non-Governmental and Community Based Organizations in Canada! This exciting initiative addresses HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Nutrition and Gender through Capacity-building projects in partnership with Zambian and Malawian organizations. On behalf of CARE Canada’s Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) , ICAD invites Canadian organizations to submit Expressions of Interest to engage in twinning partnerships and implement community based projects that address issues related to HIV, gender, SRHR and nutrition in Ntchisi and Dowa, Malawi … Read more 


 

40 th UNAIDS PCB Thematic Segment: HIV Prevention 2020: A Global Partnership for Delivery Panel: What is required for prevention scale-up Delivered by: Robin Montgomery, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) I speak on behalf of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) – a Consortium of over 100 Canadian-based front-line and international development partners, community leaders and advocates. Thank you very much to our esteemed panelists and to the working group who have organized today’s very important thematic segment. One issue we haven’t heard about today – but yet constitutes a key driver of new infections around the world – is the growing level of HIV complacency. … Read more 


 

For immediate release ICAD Welcomes Canada’s First Feminist International Assistance Policy and its Potential Impact on the Government’s Global HIV Commitments to Reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 9 June 2017 (Ottawa) – ICAD applauds the much anticipated unveiling of Canada’s first feminist International Assistance Policy by Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, targeting gender equality and women’s rights, including sexual and reproductive health rights, and initiatives that will make significant contribution to improving the health and lives of the most vulnerable. ICAD also congratulates Minister Bibeau on her strong leadership to ensure an inclusive International Assistance Review process from which this new feminist development policy has … Read more 


 

ICAD is happy to announce the launch of three new case studies on its Digital Liaisons microsite . Three HIV and sexual health organizations from around the world share the lessons they have learned from using social media in their work: APCOM (Thailand) turns to the community and its influencers to encourage men to Suck. F*#ck. Test. Repeat.; Health GAP (United States) adds Whatsapp and Twitter to its activist toolkit; Youth Engage (Zimbabwe) turns to social media to mobilize young people, and politicians.

Packed with practical recommendations, examples and tools, Digital Liaisons is a showcase for innovative and strategic uses of social media and ICT in HIV work. In the … Read more 


 

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African, Caribbean Network (CHABAC) is pleased to announce the release of two new fact sheets focused on the HIV engagement cascade!  

INFO SHEET #1: The HIV Engagement Cascade and African, Caribbean & Black Communities This is the first of two fact sheets focused on the HIV Engagement Cascade. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide an introduction to the Cascade and its components, how it relates to the UNAIDS 90-90-90 Goal, and some key principles in addressing the gaps in the Cascade.

INFO SHEET #2: Interventions Along the HIV Engagement Cascade for African, Caribbean & Black Communities

This is the second of two fact … Read more