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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

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.

Ontario Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

Welcome to the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) website. This page is geared for professionals in the province of Ontario working in gay men’s sexual health.

Support Don’t Punish: Experiences of community advocacy and harm reduction programmes

The new SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH. report provides a snapshot of field experiences around increasing access to voluntary, human rights-based harm reduction in challenging environments in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Malaysia.

What is the Support. Don’t Punish. campaign?

Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms caused by the criminalisation of people who use drugs. Its aims to:

1. Change laws and policies which impede access to harm reduction interventions for people who use drugs.
2. Raise awareness about the need to stop criminalising (‘punishing’) people for using drugs.
3. Raise awareness about the need for greater funding and attention for essential health services and other ‘support’ for people who use drugs.
4. Promote respect for the human rights of people who use drugs.
5. Engender public support for drug reform.

Support. Don’t Punish. has been conceived by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the International Drug Policy Consortium, Harm Reduction International, and the International Network of People Who Use Drugs. It comprises an independent campaign brand and website for people to support, an Interactive Photo Project via social media, events at key international conferences and policy meetings, reports and videos, and a Global Day of Action on the 26th June (the UN’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking). The campaign statement was released in March 2012 at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and can be found on page 3 of this report.

For more information about the campaign, the Interactive Photo Project and the Global Day of Action, please visit www.supportdontpunish.org.Support_Dont_Punish_REPORT_FINAL_07.06_.13_.pdf

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.

Encourage the Heart

A video about the Ontario AIDS Network Leadership Program.

Mission

The PHA Leadership program offers PHAs and opportunity to identify and develop leadership skills.

We Believe:
Strong leaders create stronger communities.

Values

The PHA Leadership program Honours the leadership of the past, Values the leadership here today, Inspires leadership for our future

Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Canada: The Facts

This info sheet reviews what is known about HIV/AIDS and injection drug use in Canada.

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, 2005

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