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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.

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


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.

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.


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

We Believe:
Strong leaders create stronger communities.


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

Dévoilement du VIH:guide d’information sur le droit, pour les hommes gais en Ontario

Le présent guide a été préparé par la HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario), aussi appelée HALCO, en partenariat avec l’Alliance pour la santé sexuelle des hommes gais (l’Alliance) de l’Ontario.

Le présent guide vise à répondre à certaines de vos questions sur le dévoilement de la séropositivité au VIH et le droit – en particulier le droit pénal. Il renferme aussi des informations sur le dévoilement et d’autres domaines du droit, comme la santé publique, la confidentialité, l’emploi, les séjours à l’étranger et l’immigration.

Ce guide a été rédigé en décembre 2008. La situation du droit peut changer à tout moment. Communiquez avec l’HALCO pour des informations à jour et des avis juridiques.

HIV Disclosure – a legal guide for gay men in Ontario

This guide was produced by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario), known as HALCO, through a partnership with Ontario’s Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH).

This guide is designed to answer some of your questions about HIV disclosure and the law. Most of it is about criminal law. It also has information about disclosure and other areas of law, for example: public health, privacy, employment, travel and immigration.

This guide was written in May 2013. But the law can change at any time. You can contact HALCO to get up-to-date legal information and legal advice.

To download, visit:

HIV disclosure: a legal guide for gay men in Canada (2013 May)

Dévoilement du VIH : guide d’information sur le droit pour les
hommes gais au Canada (2013 mai)


To order pamphlets, visit:






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.

Needle Exchange Services in Ontario

Find needle exchange programs in your local area.

Needle Exchange Programs (NEPs) help to reduce the risk of HIV and Hepatitis transmissions by increasing access to sterile needles and syringes, removing used needles from circulation in the community and educating clients about the risk of re-using injection equipment

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