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 and AIDS epidemic at home and abroad. Founded in 1989, the Coalition is made up of Canadian AIDS service organizations (ASOs), international development non-governmental organizations (INGOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), trade unions, educational institutions, academics, researchers and consultants from across the country.
ICAD helps Canadians contribute to the international HIV/AIDS response and ensures that the lessons learned from efforts at the global level are utilized by Canadian organizations to improve prevention, treatment, care and support work in Canada.
Through funding support provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Coalition is interested in producing a bilingual resource(s) to promote knowledge building and knowledge sharing within and across ICAD membership and the broader public. The focus of the resource will be to showcase valuable and practical lessons learned on the use of social media and mobile technology in the effective prevention, treatment, care and support of HIV and HIV-related confection's across diverse settings and population groups in Canada and abroad. The anticipated launch date for the lessons learned resource is December 2016.