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 23. Jul, 2015 by OAN.
The Gay Men’s Health Educator, reporting to the Manager, LGBTQ Programs is based in Barrie, Ontario with the AIDS Committee of Simcoe County. The position will have responsibility for ACSC’s HIV/STBBI prevention and health promotion activities directed towards Gay/Bisexual/MSM communities including education, outreach, new initiative development, volunteer management, and stakeholder engagement.
Please forward resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Friday September 4, 2015.
Posted on 23. Jul, 2015 by OAN.
The Board of Directors of the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) is pleased to announce that Paul Lapierre has been selected as the new Executive Director (ED). The selection was made after an extensive search and recruitment process, which was managed by the executive recruitment firm Crawford Connect.
“We are pleased to announce Paul’s appointment,” reported Board Co-Chair Stacey Mayhall. “Paul has 10 years of experience in the HIV sector in Ontario and nationally. He will bring his dynamic leadership and passion for the HIV sector to the OAN at this critical time.”
Paul Lapierre is a dynamic bilingual executive who brings extensive experience in communications, financial management, government relations and community action within the Voluntary sector. He was the ED of CAS from 2002-2006, a Board member of ICASO from 2002 until 2008, a program consultant for Health Canada on HIV, and for Kali Shiva AIDS Services. He has a solid record in partnership building with multiple stakeholders and with community mobilization. Paul is a progressive leader who believes in teamwork, public responsibility and capacity building, with special emphasis on Strategic Planning. Most recently, before he began working for himself, he was the VP, Public Affairs and Cancer Control for the Canadian Cancer Society.
John MacTavish, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors said, “We take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to Wendy Pinder, our Interim Managing Director since February of this year. The OAN has benefited over the past several months by have such a skilled operational and governance manager at the helm.”
Paul Lapierre said, “I’m very excited to start a new challenge with OAN and look forward to working with the team and the members. I’m very fortunate to be joining such a respected Network that prides itself on its mission work on behalf of our community”.
Paul’s first day will be Monday July 27, 2015 and his new coordinates are:
T: 416.364.4555 x308
Posted on 13. Jul, 2015 by OAN.
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) is a collaborative network of people living with HIV, community‐based agencies, health care providers, policy-makers, educators and researchers.
Their network supports and conducts high quality research to help end the HIV epidemic, and shares the best available evidence with all those who can put that knowledge into action. They are an active and committed partner in Ontario’s HIV/AIDS strategy.
We are currently looking for three board members to represent the HIV community. Board members must live in Ontario and be able to attend six Board meetings a year, as well as committee meetings and teleconferences.
Posting closes August 6, 2015.