IT TAKES COURAGE

IT TAKES COURAGE is a strategy to address HIV related stigma in/with faith and spiritual communities. The strategy consists of a website, handbooks for both frontline service providers and faith and spiritual leaders, a video and accompanying discussion guide and a Manifesto. Posters/pins can be obtained directly from ACCHO.

Let’s Talk: A Facilitator’s Guide

“Let’s Talk” aims to provide guidance and support to service providers seeking to engage individuals who may feel ill-prepared to have difficult conversations about sensitive issues/topics with members of their family or other social and professional networks (partners, parents, children or colleagues). This resource is also available in French.

Strengthening the Capacity of Service Providers to Deliver HIV Prevention Programs to the African, Caribbean and Black Communities in Ontario (workshop)

The workshop consists of a series of learning modules designed to enhance the capacity of service providers and relevant stakeholders working with ACB communities in the health and social services sector.

 

Contact ACCHO directly for more information.

Proceedings and Evaluation Report: 3rd Ontario African, Caribbean and Black Research Think Tank

This report documents a meeting hosted by ACCHO that brought together researchers, community organization representatives, community members and other stakeholders to discuss HIV issues that impact ACB communities, and identify research priorities to ultimately inform and strengthen the response to HIV in Ontario’s ACB communities. Also available in French.

Our Voices: HIV, Race and the Criminal Law. An ACCHO Special Report

“Our Voices” offers up-to-date information on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in accessible and practical terms. It provides an increased awareness/understanding of the issues related of HIV non-disclosure and how they impact ACB people in particular, and of legal resources available to PHAs for matters of HIV disclosure. This resource is also available in French.

Planning for illness: Legal information for people living with HIV in Ontario

Developed at the request of ACB PHAs in Ontario, “Planning for Illness” provides legal information about making preparations in the event of illness and/or death. It provides a general understanding of the law and legal options as it pertains to wills, powers of attorney, income support, etc. This resource is also available in French.

Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018

The renewed ACB Strategy aims to provide a framework for the response to HIV/AIDS in ACB communities in Ontario in the areas of prevention, education, policy, health promotion, care, support and research by:
1. Guiding the work of agencies, institutions and policy makers working with and for ACB people regarding prevention, education, policy, health promotion, care and support.
2. Promoting community development in response to HIV/AIDS challenges.
3. Identifying research needs, priorities and opportunities to inform the response to HIV/AIDS in ACB communities in Ontario.

Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018 (workshop)

The ACB Strategy provides a framework for the response to HIV/AIDS in Ontario’s ACB communities. The workshop aims to: raise awareness/understanding of the ACB Strategy and HIV-related issues faced by ACB communities; foster alignment of front line work with the ACB community; and guide implementation of the ACB Strategy province-wide.

Contact ACCHO directly for more information.