As part of CARE Canada’s Southern African Nutrition Initiative (SANI) , ICAD is leading a capacity-building initiative to improve the health outcomes of women living with HIV and children living with and/or affected by HIV in targeted regions of Malawi and Zambia. The ultimate aim is to contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions. This initiative will use a twinning model to build the capacity of community-based organizations to address intersections between HIV and nutrition and improve information, education and services for women living with HIV and children living with and/or affected by HIV, working with a sexual and reproductive health framework. Twinning is a … Read more
ICAD, in partnership with CATIE , brought the Canada Pavilion to AIDS 2016 on July 18‐22, 2016 in Durban, South Africa.
The Canada Pavilion — Canada: Meeting the challenge — brought together AIDS 2016 delegates from Canada and around the world, showcased Canada’s leadership and engagement in the global HIV response, provided a space for delegates to meet, share experiences and learn from each other. The Canada Pavilion showcased the Canadian response to HIV through six key mechanisms: an electronic collection of Canadian resources available; audio recordings of interviews with staff and peers from a Canadian supervised injection facility; a video demonstrating Canadian excellence and challenges in addressing HIV; an … Read more →
A comprehensive approach to HIV prevention balances structural changes (such as poverty reduction and gender equality), the expansion and strengthening of existing and emerging prevention strategies (such as behavioural interventions, the distribution of male and female condoms, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment-as-prevention (TasP), and targeted investments in research of new prevention options (such as vaccines and microbicides).
Research into new prevention options is a critical part of comprehensive HIV prevention. New prevention options are needed for those who cannot use or rely on existing prevention methods such as condoms.
ICAD aims to raise awareness and understanding of research into new prevention options among Canadians, and to promote … Read more →
The International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative provides opportunities for Aboriginal youth to participate in international internships in developing countries.
The initiative aims to:
provide valuable international work experience for Aboriginal youth;
provide opportunities for Aboriginal youth to increase their awareness of and contribution to Canada’s international development efforts, through participation in internships with local partner organizations; and,
build the capacity of Aboriginal youth to promote Canada’s international development efforts both in Canada and abroad.
International Aboriginal youth internships consist of a four to six-month period spent in a developing country working on issues such as equality between men and women, the environment, health, education, small business development, and agriculture.
Global Affairs Canada’s International Youth Internship Program offers post-secondary graduates the opportunity to gain valuable international development work experience. The program is part of the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy(YES) which aims to help young people make the school-to-work transition.
There are four objectives to GAC’s International Youth Internship Program:
To provide eligible youth with international experience, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for future employment in a knowledge-based economy;
To increase employment opportunities by promoting awareness among Canadian organizations of the advantages of integrating young Canadian professionals into their structures and programs;
To provide opportunities for Canadians to increase their awareness, deepen … Read more →
While migration can create positive opportunities for individuals, it often creates conditions and circumstances that intensify risk and vulnerability to HIV and other communicable disease (e.g., separation from family, presence or absence of social networks in the country of destination, extreme stress, lower socio-economic status, reduced access to harm reduction and HIV prevention, treatment and care services). For these reasons newcomers represent a hidden at-risk population whose health and social care needs require further exploration to prevent new infection, reduce vulnerability, and mitigate the impact of HIV, HIV related co-infections, and other communicable disease.
With an increasingly diverse population of newcomers and the migration of newcomers across regions and jurisdictions … Read more →
- International Literature Review for Newcomer, Migrant and Refugee Health September 10, 2016 The objective of this document is to synthesize national and international evidence and promising practices in HIV/TB/HCV/STBBI (HIV/Tuberculosis/Hepatitis C/Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections) related prevention, treatment and care programming and…
- Panel Discussion: Newcomer and Refugee Health Equity in HIV and Hepatitis C November 4, 2014 This session explores the issues of access to HIV and HCV prevention, treatment and care services among migrants and refugees, from a global lens to a Canadian context. It also…
- NGO Observer Statement: UNAIDS PCB Thematic Session – HIV in Emergencies July 2, 2015 UNAIDS PCB Thematic Session – HIV in EmergenciesNGO Observer Statement We want to take this opportunity to thank you for today's very timely thematic segment and a special thanks to Noi…
- NGO Observer Statement: UNAIDS PCB Thematic Session – HIV in Emergencies July 2, 2015 UNAIDS PCB Thematic Session – HIV in Emergencies NGO Observer Statement We want to take this opportunity to thank you for today's very timely thematic segment and a special thanks…
- NGO Observer Statement – Thematic Session Report on HIV in Emergency Contexts October 27, 2015 UNAIDS PCB – Statement Agenda Item 7 Follow-up to the thematic segment from the 36th Programme Coordinating Board meeting 27 October 2015 - 37th UNAIDS PCB Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland…
- Global Treatment Access Group (GTAG) February 15, 2017 The Global Treatment Access Group (GTAG) is a working group of Canadian civil society organizations sharing information and undertaking joint activities aimed at improving access to essential medicines and other…