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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.

  • When Grief is Complex- The Impact of Multiple Loss in HIV/AIDS Impacted Communities and Workplaces Educational presentations designed to increase the knowledge & awareness of the realities of ongoing multiple losses found in HIV/AIDS: • Current perspectives of grief/loss/trauma, multiple ongoing loss, disenfranchised grief, traumatic loss, & ambiguous loss • Differences in loss responses: cultural diversity & long-term survivor realities See Resources – When Grief Comes to Work
  • When Grief Comes to Work: Bereavement and Resiliency Training for the Workplace Developed from the resource When Grief Comes to Work, ABRPO is currently offering a 3-part Bereavement and Resiliency Training Program to build concrete skills for individuals in positions to supporting ASOs and HIV impacted communities in responding to loss. See Resources for When Grief Comes to Work Handbook
  • Turning to One Another (TTOA): PHA/Peer Engagement Skills Training This 3 part training was initially developed in collaboration with the OAN’s Positive Leadership Development Program. This work is seen as a deepening of GIPA/MIPA principles, providing PHAs and peers who have experienced multiple losses with additional skills to support their engagement in community and with local organizations.
  • The Basics of Grief and Multiple Loss Training This training provides a comprehensive synthesis of grief, multiple loss and transition theory in the context of HIV/AIDS. These accessible materials provide a solid orientation for ASO staff and volunteers and is also relevant for other agencies working with HIV infected or affected populations. See Resources for Training Manual
  • Survive to Thrive: Peer Support Training Based in the findings of the Survive to Thrive community-based research project, the need to increase peer support skills was identified by long-term AIDS-related multiple loss survivors (LTS). This training provides an overview of the Multiple Loss Journey and experiential learning of peer support skills. See: Resources for Training Manua
  • Strategic Planning Support Facilitation and Support for a strategic planning process to help AIDS Service Organzations to identify strategic directions and initiatives; and establish a timeline and mechanisms to develop the appropriate implementation and accountability measures.
  • OPRAH Online Toolkit The OPRAH online toolkit is a resource of HR-related resources covering a broad range of topics. Content areas include human resources, labour relations, human rights, benefits & compensation, health and safety, legislation. Labour relations is limited to those ASOs who are unionized.
  • OODP Strategic Planning Readiness Assessment Tool The OODP Strategic Planning Readiness Assessment Tool has been designed to assist ASOs to determine if they are ready to begin strategic planning before submitting a strategic planning consult request to the OODP.
  • OODP Risk Management Planning Toolkit This toolkit offers a systematic and thoughtful approach to help you to address the possible risks facing your organization. It provides a brief description of what risk management planning is, why you need to do it and offers tools to help you identify risks, determine your priorities and how/when best to respond.
  • OODP Partnership Agreement Toolkit The OODP Partnership Agreement Toolkit is a shortened version of the 2013 Partnership Agreement Resource. It focuses on 2 types of Partnership Agreements and offers a Template and sample text for each one.
  • OODP Partnership Agreement Template The OODP Partnership Agreement Template offers a generic template for completing partnership agreements between community-based organizations. Sample text for the different sections of the agreement has been provided.
  • OODP Partnership Agreement Resource The OODP Partnership Agreement Resource provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects that need to be considered in completing a formal partnership agreement with community partners. It discusses why agreements are needed, what types are available and what is involved in negotiating an Agreement. It provides a Partnership Agreement Template as well.
  • OODP Organizational Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) downloadable PDF version The OODP OSAT PDF version has been designed to support a self-directed organizational assessment process. Community-based HIV funded organizations can download this tool to assess the capacity of their organizations without involvement from the OODP. The tool offers modules that cover 5 areas of Governance and Operations.
  • OODP Organizational Self-Assessment Tool (OSAT) Consultation The OSAT Consultation is designed to support AIDS Service Organizations through a process in which they can assess their organizational capacity, identify gaps and create an organizational action plan that will help them to make improvements. Additional resources and hands-on Consultation support are provided for a period of up to 1-year. For more information please ...
  • OODP Operational Planning Guide and Templates This guide helps Boards and Executive Directors to prepare an annual operating plan that maps out the organization’s yearly objectives with proposed steps on how they will be accomplished, all in one document.
  • OODP HIV Disclosure Policy Toolkit This toolkit provides ASOs with an evidence-informed, comprehensive framework to assist in developing policies and practices that support people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) to control and navigate HIV disclosure decisions and actions. It provides a policy template for Boards and one for Operational Policy and Procedures with sample text included.
  • OODP ED Board Report Guidelines and Template The Executive Director’s (EDs) Board Report Template has been designed for regular reports to the Board of Directors. After reading the report, Board members should feel up to-date on relevant and strategic-level issues and prepared to raise issues, ask questions and make decisions at Board meetings.
  • Human Resource Consultations Ongoing HR consultations with ASOs for generalist HR support and inquiries. Available through a service request form which is accessed from the OPRAH web page. A service request can only be submitted by Executive Directors or Board Chairs of ASOs.
  • HIV Disclosure Policy Development Webinar The OODP HIV Disclosure Policy Development Webinar was developed to assist ASOs to develop HIV Disclosure Policies for their organizations. The Webinar discusses why HIV Disclosure Policies are needed and outlines a process for ASOs to work collaboratively to ensure consistent practice in supporting client disclosure decisions across Ontario.
  • Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) Workshop A one-day workshop designed to enhance the capacity of AIDS service organizations and programs to achieve success in implementing GIPA. It offers organizations the opportunity to assess the effectiveness of their own GIPA policies and knowledge on how to implement effective GIPA strategies.
  • Governance Workshop A half-day or one-day workshop designed to establish a common understanding of Board accountability and the difference between governance and operations; and to identify the steps and resources needed to better fulfill the Board’s governance responsibilities. Topics include: board member roles and responsibilities, board structure and policies, governance models, effective board meetings, etc.
  • Governance Resources The OODP has created over 15 downloadable e-resources designed to support ASO volunteer Boards. Each resource contains a brief explanation of what it is and how to use it, and most include a template. For example there are templates for Board Agendas, Board Minutes, Board Member Job Descriptions, etc. There are also Board Policy samples.
  • Facilitation and Support for Group Processes Facilitation of group processes and/or discussions leading to resolution of issues, development of partnership agreements, etc. Groups often include an AIDS Service Organization and community partners.
  • Executive Director/Board Chair Skills Building Workshop This 2 day workshop focuses on topics that are relevant to Executive Directors and Board Chairs. It provides an opportunity for the two groups to come and learn together which otherwise might not happen. There is usually a mix of individual group sessions and single group sessions. Topics typically focus on human resources, organizational development ...
  • Change Leadership Coaching Regular one-on-one coaching sessions designed to support Executive Directors and/or Board Chairs to work strategically to lead transformative change within their organizations. Coaching sessions can take place in-person or by Skype or telephone.
  • Boundaries Workshop A one-day workshop designed to enhance the capacity of AIDS service organizations and programs to respond to organizational issues related to boundaries. The workshop material can be customized separately for groups of staff or board members or volunteers.
  • Board Work Planning Facilitation of board work planning and other planning processes to increase the capacity of ASO Board members to initiate, manage and/or participate in the process of board work planning. Boards often choose to do this exercise following a Governance workshop.
  • Board Chair Roles and Responsibility Coaching Regular one-on-one coaching sessions that cover the Board Chair’s role and responsibilities for a period of up to one year. Coaching sessions can take place in-person, or by Skype or telephone.
  • Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (ARAO) 2-Day Workshop A two-day inter-active workshop designed to enhance an organization’s ability to respond effectively to the diverse needs and identities of its internal human resources and the participants who use its services.
  • Agency Capacity Building: Fostering Resilience in the Face of Ongoing Loss and Transition – Workshops for ASOs Workshops for ASOs –informative and experiential workshops designed to allow the agency to identify, understand, and work with the impact of loss/transition in order to transform that impact into resilient organizational capacity. Workshops can be in response to immediate crises/losses or can be built into organizational planning cycles.Informative and experiential workshops designed to allow the ...
  • Agency Capacity Building: Fostering Resilience in the Face of Ongoing Loss and Transition – Team Consultations/Coaching Team Consultations/Coaching – (1-3 sessions) • linking grief/trauma theories and practices to a particular situation; (debriefing a traumatic loss or identifying losses inherent in organizational transitions • assisting the team to develop a response relevant to their situation (community closures following a death) • providing referrals or recommendations for further organizational interventions.
  • Agency Capacity Building: Fostering Resilience in the Face of Ongoing Loss and Transition – Individual Consultations/Coaching Individual Consultations/Coaching – (1-3 sessions) A short series of interactions with key organizational personnel to assist in • the identification and assessment of a) loss-related concerns and b) individual and organizational resources • linking grief/trauma theories and practices to a particular situation; (debriefing a traumatic loss) • supporting individuals in responding effectively