Volunteers

  • Volunteer HIV Core Training Program (VHCTP) The Toronto HIV/AIDS Network and partner organizations have created 8 training modules for new volunteers accepted into HIV Core Training. The aim is to build a foundational understanding of: Communications; HIV Basics and Health Promotion; Confidentiality/Boundaries; GIPA/MIPA/MEPA; Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression, Harm Reduction; Legislative Requirements: AODA/Bill 168; and Volunteering as a PHA or affected by HIV. The THN web-site ...
  • 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 Sex You Want – Campaign Tookit (EN) This document includes a lot of relevant information about the campaign including: key messages, campaign scope, ideas on how to promote, a press release, common Q & A and more!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Ethno Racial Treatment Support Network Ethno-racial Treatment Support Network (ETSN) is a peer-based, peer-led training program that promotes and enhances PHA involvement and leadership by providing capacity building for newcomer PHAs in areas of treatment literacy, health promotion skills, peer counselling and support skills. (ongoing development of website)  
  • 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.
  • 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.