FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Breaking Barriers, Building Connections: Canadian Aboriginal Youth in Global Health
June 30, Ottawa, CANADA
The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is pleased to announce that in partnership with Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), it will launch a consortium project to deliver the International Aboriginal Youth Internship (IAYI) Initiative with funding from Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). For this two year project, "Breaking Barriers, Building Connections: Canadian Aboriginal Youth in Global Health", ICAD and CAAN have partnered with CAP/AIDS Network, University of Saskatchewan, Lethbridge HIV Connection Society, and Native Youth Sexual Health Network to form a consortium that will facilitate a total of 20 internships for Aboriginal youth (10 youth internship placements per year) in Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa. Internship positions will be posted to www.icad-cisd.com in the coming months.