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Welcome to our Knowledge and Resources section. Here we have gathered various resources including videos, documents, website links and other materials. You can search by topic, population, and/or type of resource, by using the drop down menus below, and then clicking “filter”.

We have highlighted what we consider to be “fundamental resources” for the topics and populations – these are selected with a coloured bar. If you want to understand the basics for particular areas, we suggest starting with these.

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Fundamental Resources

Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy

The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy was implemented in 1995 and has consistently evolved since then to respond to the changing epidemic within the Aboriginal population. The Strategy has embraced two fundamental principles since its inception. The first being a recognition that OAHAS is a distinct strategy based on the distinct needs of Aboriginal people. While issues and factors related to the disease may be similar to the mainstream population, Aboriginal differences must be respected.

AIDS Bureau, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

The AIDS Bureau provides specific information and resources on the situation in Ontario for human service providers.

Ontario’s co-ordinated response to HIV/AIDS includes policy development and program delivery. The province spends approximately $55 million a year on HIV/AIDS-related initiatives. This does not include physician billings to OHIP or HIV/AIDS drugs.

The Ontario government provides funding for more than 90 programs and services across the province to deliver HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support programs for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and those most at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

Hep C Information

Welcome to CATIE’s new plain-language website containing up-to-date information on hepatitis C. We hope it will help you find answers to all your questions about Hep C.

Just found out that you have Hep C? Visit our Newly Diagnosed section as a first step in understanding more about your diagnosis and deciding what you can do to stay healthy.

Are you a service provider or health professional, or just want more information on a topic? You can flip to an in-depth version on any page with one simple click of your mouse.

Check out these sections:

  • What is Hep C?
  • Getting Tested
  • Treatment
  • Staying Safe
  • Living with Hep C
  • HIV & Hep C

Toolkit Resources: CATIE has also produced a comprehensive toolkit of print resources for different audiences available in different formats. You can either view and download them as online PDFs, or you can order free hard copies through CATIE’s online Ordering Centre.

National Aboriginal Youth Strategy on HIV and AIDS in Canada


Introduction

The HIV and AIDS epidemic among Aboriginal peoples in Canada especially compromises the health and well-being of Aboriginal youth. The epidemic indicates a strong need for a plan grounded in meaningful and culturally relevant strategies to lower the levels of HIV and AIDS infection among Aboriginal youth. The National Aboriginal Youth Strategy on HIV and AIDS in Canada for First Nations, Inuit and Metis youth from 2010 to 2015 (NAYSHAC) documents strategic areas developed by Aboriginal youth in order to encourage leadership in teh area of HIV and AIDS. Aboriginal youth are taking power in knowledge, collaboration and partnerships to lower the rates of HIV and AIDS infections in Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal communities are resilient and strong. This strategy calls for the promotion of knowledge, peer education and the proper care, treatment and support for Aboriginal People Living with HIV and AIDS, especially young mothers and their babies, that will allow Aboriginal communities to welcome and support our brothers and sisters living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Positive Voices - Leading Together

Positive Voices Leading Together is a feature-length documentary co-produced by the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) and diRtywRap pRoductions. Set in the context of the 2006 International AIDS Conference in Toronto, it guides viewers through the personal experiences of five local community leaders (Lisungu Chieza, Brian Finch, Marco Gomes, Colleen Price and Art Zoccole) living with HIV. Through the lives of those profiled, the documentary highlights the evolving nature of HIV/AIDS, the challenges faced by different communities, the impact of social determinants of health, and what is possible when people living with HIV speak out.

Positive Voices Leading Together is a useful educational and planning tool for a number of different contexts. It can used to stimulate discussion and planning in AIDS service or community development organizations; it can be used in training programs for volunteers or other service providers; it can be used as part of outreach efforts, or in classroom settings to raise awareness and guide discussion around both HIV and social determinants of health.

Click the “Video” icon to watch the full documentary, or order the video by visiting here.

HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario

HALCOHIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario)
is a charitable not-for-profit community-based legal clinic which provides free legal assistance to people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Ontario, Canada.

Directives sur le dépistage du VIH et la consultation

Les présentes directives sur la détection des anticorps et la consultation relative au VIH sont destinées aux organismes et aux personnes qui offrent tous les types de test de dépistage du VIH en Ontario : anonyme, non nominal et nominal. Elles ont été élaborées afin d’améliorer la qualité et la cohérence des consultations préalables et consécutives au dépistage du VIH.

Ontario HIV Testing Guidelines

These guidelines for HIV counselling and antibody testing are intended for use by organizations and individuals providing all types of HIV testing in Ontario: anonymous, non-nominal and nominal. They were developed to improve the quality and consistency of HIV pre- and post-test counselling.

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