Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Results are listed by the date they were added. Some of the resources listed below will be general in nature; others will be more specific.

  • The Ontario HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Initiative Website The Ontario HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Initiative (OHESI) is a provincial collaboration between agencies involved with HIV epidemiology and surveillance in the province. The website provides access to timely, relevant, comprehensive information about the epidemiology of HIV in Ontario.
  • SHARE Database SHARE is an easy-to-search, real-time repository of HIV-related systematic reviews. Whether you’re a researcher, healthcare provider or policymaker, SHARE provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for HIV-related information that has been published through a systematic review.
  • Research Lounge Talk about HIV research in a fun social environment every month, one evening from 6:00-7:30 pm or until you can’t take it anymore and leave. Check out this link to get more information!
  • REACH Evaluation Toolkit The REACH Evaluation Toolkit is designed to direct you to useful tools and resources and to give you short, cursory look at evaluation or a long, detailed exploration on various evaluation topics.
  • Rapid Response Service The OHTN Rapid Response Service provides access to research evidence in response to questions from community-based HIV/AIDS organizations in Ontario to help support evidence-informed programs, service delivery and advocacy. We conduct searches of the scientific literature and contact experts in the appropriate fields to locate key information resources.
  • Rapid Response Index A full index of the over 100 Rapid Responses have completed on a variety of topics including services, programs and supports for people living with HIV.
  • POZCASTS A show that puts the positive in podcasting. Our program is created by and for people living with HIV to explore HIV research in ways that matter. We’re based in Toronto but global in outlook and we’re produced by Universities Without Walls. 
  • Outcome Evaluation 101 This is a program evaluation e-learning module.
  • Online Library of Evaluation Tools The library consists of sample tools that staff/managers can adapt to their unique contexts. The tools are designed for gathering informal and formal feedback from clients and volunteers (e.g., client satisfaction surveys, volunteer program survey, informal feedback form, etc.). Staff can request one-on-one support to revise these tools by submitting an EBPU service request for ...
  • OHTN Community-Based Research & Evaluation Fund The OHTN Community-Based Research & Evaluation Fund assists communities by supporting both the production and discovery of knowledge through community-based research, and the use of evidence to drive programming through participatory program evaluation. These guidelines describe funding program objectives, eligibility criteria, and instructions for applicants who wish to access these funds.
  • OCHART User Training Training for any staff member who reports through OCHART. Staff members call in and training is provided through screen share software. Training can be delivered one-on-one or to groups, and covers issues such as section-specific questions and new additions to OCHART. Session length depends on the amount of material covered.
  • OCASE In House Training Training for ASO staff on use of the OCASE tracking and case management tool. Training covers basic user level instruction, an overview of OCASE requirements, and a review of current staff practices with OCASE. Training is delivered in-house for up to three staff members and takes 60 – 90 minutes.
  • Indigenous People and HIV in Ontario An overview of the report” The Current State of the HIV Epidemic in Indigenous Communities” was created October 2015. The report can be used by service providers to have a better picture of the burden of HIV in Indigenous communities in Ontario.
  • Evaluation Training OHTN provides training and individualized support to agency staff so that they can evaluate their own programs and services. This support includes one-on-one consultation (to develop an evaluation plan), revision of any existing tools and data collection practices and the creation of new evaluation tools, if required.
  • Community Based Research 101 This collection of eModules about community based research uses HIV as primary example. The evolving series is the result of collaborations with OHTN research stakeholders. Each eModule has been designed, implemented, piloted and evaluated. A learning management system delivers pedagogical individual/aggregate results. Learners include PHAs, academics and clinicians.
  • 2015 View From the Front Lines VFTFL is the annual summary and analysis of OCHART data. This edition reflects data collected between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 and includes reports from 109 AIDS Bureau funded programs in 91 organizations. It provides an overview of: HIV epidemiology; prevention services; testing services; clinical services and support services.