We acknowledge that Greater involvement of people with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) is never achieved once and for all; it is a goal and commitment that must be continually renewed. GIPA is a practice, not a project, and is similar to all other accountabilities of healthy HIV organizing and service delivery. Our practices in AIDS service organizations (ASOs) must be continually re-evaluated in light of the changing realities of HIV/AIDS and of those living with it.
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Posted on 20. Aug, 2014 by OAN Admin.
The AIDS Committee of Toronto is looking for someone to coordinate and implement internal and external communication activities including advertising, media relations, web site and the development of on-line and print publications.
The closing date for this posting is Friday, September 12, 2014
Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by OAN Admin.
The PHA Engagement Worker will develop, maintain and evaluate programs with, for and by people who are living with HIV in PARN’s region to create meaningful opportunities for leadership and activities that address challenges experienced by people who are living with, affected by or at risk of HIV within a social determinants of health lens.
The deadline for submissions is August 18, 2014
Posted on 21. Jul, 2014 by OAN Admin.
The AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR) is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides support, education and promotes access to dignified care for people living with HIV/AIDS and affected by HIV/AIDS. The ACYR is currently seeking an experienced, highly motivated team player with excellent communications and administrative skills to join their team.
The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014
Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by OAN Admin.
The Ontario AIDS Network is very pleased to congratulate Ron Rosenes, long-time volunteer, HIV activist and advocate, on being among the 86 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Ron has been public about his HIV status for more than 25 years and as a volunteer, he has contributed immensely to our work in Ontario, and in work across Canada and internationally.In 1987, Ron was formally diagnosed with HIV. At a time when AIDS was greatly feared, Ron soon became a public spokesperson for access to treatment. Our work in Ontario has benefitted immensely from Ron’s intellect, energy and passion.
Ron’s response to the announcement of his award was, “It’s wonderful to be singled out. At the same time, I feel I need to contextualize being awarded the Order of Canada by recognizing that I work with a lot of people that are equally deserving.”
Many of us in Ontario have benefitted from his voluntary service and advocacy over the years. Ron’s accomplishments have been duly recognized through the following awards:
· Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2002
· The Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Award in 2003
In 2012, Ron was presented with a Doctorate of Laws, (honoris causa) by Carleton University. At a time when the stigma of HIV persists, we are pleased to acknowledge Ron’s leadership in openly talking about his experience as an HIV positive man and for advocating for a just and effective response to HIV/AIDS.
A full description of Ron’s contributions to work locally, provincially, nationally and internationally can be viewed on the Carleton presentation ceremony below:
Posted on 04. Jul, 2014 by OAN Admin.
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the surrounding the six counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. They are a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C.
The deadline for submissions is July 21, 2014