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Parliamentary Reception to Commemorate World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
Speaking Notes from ICAD Executive Director, Robin Montgomery

Co-hosts : Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and the all-Parliamentary Global Health Caucus on HIV, TB and Malaria

December 2, 2019 (Ottawa, ON)

Good afternoon everyone.

I’d like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather today is the stunningly beautiful, traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin nation.

My name is Robin Montgomery and I’m the ED of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development – a Canadian coalition of approximately 100 members from … Read more 


December 6, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – On behalf of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), I congratulate and warmly welcome Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis as the new CEO of CAAN.

I also extend my deep appreciation to Renée Masching for her leadership and partnership as Acting CEO of CAAN this past year. It is always a great privilege to work with and learn from Renée and the entire team at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network.

ICAD has enjoyed a long and rich partnership with CAAN, most recently culminating in the 7th annual parliamentary event to launch Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, and we look forward to working with Margaret and … Read more