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The 2020-2022 Global Fund Funding Cycle

In October 2019, at the sixth Global Fund replenishment conference in Lyon, France, donors pledged over US $14 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the 2020-2022 funding cycle. Meaningful engagement of key populations is central to the way the Global Fund works. It is time to gear up engagement with your CCM.

“Indigenous harm reduction is love.” – Traditional Knowledge Carrier, Wanda Whitebird

The purpose of this policy brief is to outline Indigenous approaches to harm reduction. We also recommend ways in which governments and organizations can incorporate Indigenous approaches to harm reduction into their on-going and future efforts to support the self-defined, self-determined, and distinctions-based health and wellness of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

In partnership with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

Globally, trans communities are among the most heavily impacted by HIV, yet they are among the least recognized within policy, the least served by programs, and the least supported by funding at national, regional, and international levels. Available data indicate a significant HIV burden within trans communities. A series of interwoven factors contribute to vulnerability, including biological, behavioural, structural and social determinants of health. The recent UNAIDS 2016–2021  Strategy, On the Fast-Track to End AIDS , identifies trans people as one of the key populations requiring specific attention.

The purpose of the resource is to provide service providers with an overview of what we know about biomedical approaches to HIV prevention, and highlight ways in which these strategies are perceived as relevant or not for African, Caribbean and Black communities. The fact sheet comprehensively explores a variety of approaches, explores barriers and gives service providers messaging to promote increased awareness of these effective biomedical interventions. This fact sheet was developed by CHABAC

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 delivery models in relation to newcomer health and social well-being.

This National Consensus Statement is meant to be used as an advocacy tool to ensure the specific HIV research priorities of women, trans people and girls are included in the next generation of HIV and AIDS research responses undertaken in Canada.

Twelve youth, two countries, one aim: produce two documentaries exploring how youth respond to HIV and AIDS.    The first film is entitled ‘The Similarities of Our Differences. The Making of One Blood Youth Linked in Action’ and gives viewers a behind the scenes tour of the creation of the ‘One Blood:  Youth Linked in Action’ documentary.  Capturing the voices of youth from Jamaica and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada, the ‘One Blood: Youth Linked in Action’ documentary will take you into the hearts, experiences and struggles of those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Recognizing the synergy of youth from diverse backgrounds, this 20-minute documentary explores the links … Read more 

This gap analysis was undertaken as part of the Strengthening the Capacity of Service Providers to Deliver HIV Prevention Programs to the African Diaspora in Canada project. This project aims to ensure that African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities in Canada are meaningfully engaged in HIV prevention efforts. It also intends to build the capacity of service providers, both mainstream as well as African and Caribbean Diaspora and Black-specific, so that they are better equipped to deliver prevention and other HIV services to ACB communities in Canada.

ICAD is pleased to present a webinar with ICAD intern Scott Gould and Board Member Trevor Stratton. Scott, one of ICAD’s International Aboriginal Youth interns, has recently returned from his placement in Kingston, Jamaica where he worked as the Income Generation Projects Assistant with the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL).

During his presentation, Scott shared experiences while in Jamaica and reflected on the similarities and differences he observed between HIV/AIDS in Jamaica and in Aboriginal communities in Canada. Together, Scott and Trevor led a discussion exploring these links and the impact that stigma and discrimination has on both communities.

Using a social determinants of health lens, this factsheet highlights some of the particular issues facing indigenous populations regarding HIV, and provides some lessons learned from both the Canadian and African contexts that may be useful in determining next steps forward.

Behind the Pandemic provides a participatory learning tool that skilled facilitators can use to foster greater understanding and the ability to address factors that contribute to the health inequalities facing Aboriginal peoples. It can be can tailored to different audi­ences and settings, such as Aboriginal youth in schools, Aboriginal leaders in community settings, and people who currently or are being trained to inform, design, and implement health and social services, specifically around HIV and AIDS.

Produced in collaboration with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.

This fact sheet introduces the reader to the broader determinants of health in an Aboriginal context. The broader determinants are intended to complement the social determinants of health and are reflective of the historical features that shape the contemporary health profile of Aboriginal Canadians.

The following report:

Provides a demographic profile of African and Caribbean Diaspora populations living in Canada, the USA and the UK;
Details HIV/AIDS statistics from these countries, comparing national rates to those of African and Caribbean Diaspora populations;
Discusses some of the key risk factors and barriers to prevention that specifically impact African and Caribbean Diaspora communities in Canada, the USA and the UK;
Compares and contrasts selected HIV prevention interventions that focus specifically on African and Caribbean Diaspora populations in each of these countries;
Based on the analysis of these interventions, highlights a series of recommendations for organizations doing HIV prevention work among the African and Caribbean Diaspora.

This resource was developed to be used used at the municipal, provincial and national level to enable better planning and delivery of HIV and AIDS programs and services. It is targeted to everyone who is interested or willing to address HIV and AIDS in Black communities in Canada.

Uncovering the Links Between Social Inequity and HIV/AIDS , 2007

As global citizens and a part of a multicultural society, we have a very important leadership role to play in marshalling an effective response, both nationally and globally. It is our hope that through this resource kit, students, facilitators, post-secondary institutions, AIDS service organizations, non-governmental and faith-based organizations will acquire a deeper understanding of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the lives of the millions affected by the disease.

HIV/AIDS is having a disproportionate affect on people of African heritage living in Canada. The impact of racism on employment opportunities, access to housing and social mobility is a contributing factor. Other multiple and intersecting factors, such as gender, immigration status, sexual orientation and language also increase vulnerability to and risk of HIV infection.

The objective of the Springboarding a National HIV/AIDS Strategy for Black Canadian, African and Caribbean Communities project is to conduct preliminary research that will contribute to the development of a national HIV/AIDS strategy for Black Canadian, African and Caribbean communities. It was developed in response to the disproportionate number of Black people testing HIV positive and to the need identified, Canada-wide, by AIDS service organizations (ASOs) of how to best respond to the increasing number of Black people for HIV/AIDS services.