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Every year, Canada, along with other signatories of the  2016 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS: On the Fast-Track to Accelerate the Fight against HIV and to End the AIDS Epidemic by 2030 , reports on its progress towards meeting the commitments.   The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) was contracted by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to solicit feedback from Canadian civil society organizations about the status of, and response to, Canada’s HIV epidemic in the past two years to inform Canada’s submission of the 2020 Global AIDS Monitoring Report (GAM) to the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS). The GAM … Read more 

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.

The Political Declaration on Tuberculosis is a turning point in generating the necessary political awareness and financial commitments to end TB. With TB being the number one killer of people living with HIV, the two diseases are closely linked. This guide calls on the TB and HIV communities to join forces for a collaborative response. In order to see real success, governments must commit the resources and policies necessary to drive implementation in their countries at national, regional, and local levels to reach the targets laid out in the Political Declaration. This guide presents a breakdown of the Political Declaration for a Canadian audience, which includes those working to end … Read more 

This resource, by ICAD in partnership with Results Canada, is the result of multi-sectoral policy dialogue on TB and HIV which brought together participants from several sectors, working in many parts of Canada and internationally, including people with lived experience and those most affected in Canada, namely Indigenous and newcomers. Their collective perspectives, experience and wisdom provided an important foundation from which to enhance the TB-HIV response in Canada and was the beginning of an important dialogue in Canada between the two sectors. The resource outlines 12 key policy and programming considerations to inform discussion on ways to move forward in the Canadian response to TB and HIV within Canada … Read more 

“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)

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were implemented from 2000–2015, were one of the major forces shaping the global development agenda over the last 20 years. To continue the work post-2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations officially adopted a historic new agenda in September 2015, entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global 2030 Goals for Sustainable Development. In this context, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has recently adopted a 2016–2021 Strategy, entitled On the Fast-Track to End AIDS, in order to align its work with the SDGs. This fact … Read more 

Canada: Meeting the Challenge, the Canada Pavilion at the 2016 International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa, brought together AIDS 2016 delegates from Canada and around the world; it showcased Canada’s leadership in the HIV response and provided a meeting place for delegates to meet, share their experiences and learn from each other. The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), in partnership with CATIE, (the Project Team) led the development and execution of the Canada Pavilion at AIDS 2016, with the assistance of a national advisory committee.  The Canada Pavilion showcased the Canadian response to HIV through six key mechanisms: an electronic collection of Canadian resources available; … Read more 

The Post-2015 development framework provides an opportunity to build on the MDGs and to address its shortcomings. The process leading up to the development of this new paradigm has been complex. This fact sheet aims to shed some light on the process, including civil society involvement and to highlight where HIV, gender and sexual and reproductive health rights fit into the Post-2015 agenda.

This webinar helps connect the dots and offers greater clarity in the complex three-year design process towards the post-2015 development agenda. Featured speakers present an overview of the process thus far and insight on how sexual and reproductive health rights, gender and HIV fit into this new global blueprint for sustainable development. Key issues, challenges and opportunities for engagement are discussed.

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Overview of process and opportunities for influence, Fraser Reilly-King (CCIC)
Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sandeep Prasad (High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development)
HIV and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Melissa Ditmore (Civil Society Working … Read more 

Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund speaks to Canadian civil society during a roundtable discussion in Ottawa, Canada on May 13, 2013. Dr. Dybul discusses Global Fund replenishment, the evolution of the Fund, and the importance of partnerships with countries, the private sector and civil society.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund) is a complex organization. Conversations and documents about the Global Fund can sometimes be difficult to follow because the acronyms are not clearly understood. This document aims to explain not only the words behind the letters but also the actual structures themselves.