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Dear friends and colleagues, It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news that CHABAC’s co-chair, Robert Bardston, has passed away. Robert was a steadfast advocate who held many issues near to his heart. He fought against racism, homophobia and stigma related to HIV, mental health and ageing.   While many of us knew Robert for his role on CHABAC, CPPN or one of the many other groups he was committed to, he was also a gifted cellist and cello teacher, and an avid promoter of using the arts in community-based work. This tribute from former students of his is a testament to his work:   https://vimeo.com/254444975    and a recent performance … Read more 


 

ICAD requires the services of a highly-skilled consultant to work with CHABAC’s National Steering Committee, National Community Alliance and the National Program Coordinator to develop an ACB-specific program science model and develop and deliver its training curriculum and related evaluation tools. Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 12 2018 at 9:00am 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 organizations to reduce the impact of the HIV 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, … Read more 


 

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 


 

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 


 

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 


 

Ottawa, 1 November 2016 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African & Caribbean Network (CHABAC) today released its newest fact sheet, “Emerging Prevention Technologies and Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black Communities” .  The HIV prevention landscape is constantly shifting and increasingly complex. Today, there are more proven HIV prevention strategies, and growing knowledge about how to better understand and roll out these approaches in challenging contexts. Emerging prevention technologies, such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), have many potential benefits. However their uptake in African, Caribbean and Black communities has been slow, due in part to access issues. The purpose of the resource is to provide service providers with an overview of what … Read more