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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 





[Agence de la santé publique du Canada] – L’honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, ministre de la Santé, a lancé aujourd’hui un appel de propositions pour appuyer des projets communautaires qui réduiront le taux d’infections à VIH et d’hépatite C chez les personnes qui partagent du matériel d’injection et d’autres articles associés à la consommation de drogues. Les projets retenus mettront en œuvre des interventions ponctuelles fondées sur des données probantes, comme la création de ressources éducatives destinées aux gens qui consomment des drogues, la réalisation d’initiatives d’action par les pairs et l’élaboration d’une formation pour les fournisseurs de services de santé.




Decades of neglect have allowed TB to become the world’s leading infectious killer. By Ms. Brenda Shanahan, MP, Mr. Dean Allison and Ms. Mobina Jaffer, Senator, on behalf of the Global Health Caucus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, with support from RESULTS Canada. This post first appeared on ICAD’s blog page with Huffington Post Canada .

Irene is a young woman from Vancouver. Over the course of five days, exhaustion and headaches began to take over her previously normal work and daily life. Her doctor told her it was most likely a cold, and advised that she come back a week later if her symptoms persisted. When hallucinations and chills … Read more