We’re a network of organizations committed to helping ASOs achieve impact!
HIV Resources Ontario is a network of capacity building organizations whose mandate includes offering free training, assistance, and information dissemination to community-based AIDS Service Organisations across the province. Our network partners help organizations like yours implement and sustain a high-impact approach to HIV prevention and support.
Capacity building assistance is not one-size-fits-all. If you’re an interested ASO, please don’t hesitate to review our list of network partners below and reach out to any organization you feel might suit your needs. We look forward to connecting with and supporting you in any way we can.
Our network partners
AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario (ABRPO)
ABRPO is a unique resource for Ontario groups looking explicitly at loss and transition as a means to build individual and team capacity within their organizational setting. ABRPO supports ASOs in developing tools for multi-level responses to the stressors arising from the evolving nature of HIV work, particularly complex losses.
African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO)
The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) is a network that provides leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. We provide resources to build the capacity of service providers to deliver effective, culturally relevant and evidence-informed programming to Ontario’s ACB communities.
Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT)
The Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) is a coalition of affected individuals and organizations from the legal, health, settlement and HIV/AIDS sectors committed to promoting the health and well-being of people living with HIV facing barriers to access related to their immigration status.
To learn more and connect with CAAT, please contact Alessandro Bisignano:
416-642-1570 ext 310
CATIE connects community-based service providers with the latest science in HIV and hepatitis C and promotes good practices for prevention, testing, treatment and care programs. CATIE helps to increase service provider knowledge through the sharing of key resources and program-knowledge, and through the delivery of comprehensive education on the biomedical aspects of HIV and hepatitis C and the implications for frontline practice. For more information, please contact Christie Johnston at [email protected]
The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance champions the sexual health of Two Spirt, gay, bisexual, queer and other trans and cis men who have sex with men (2SGBQ) in Ontario. Our provincial office works with a network of HIV Service Organizations across Ontario that provide HIV & sexual health related education & outreach to communities of 2SGBQ men in order to coordinate and strengthen efforts.
Our key functions include:
- Fostering coordination and collaboration between Alliance members and other key stakeholders including researchers, and peers working to address HIV and sexual health among 2SGBTQ men
- Trainings and networking opportunities including Alliance meetings, regular symposia
- Regular newsletters and webinars
- Developing social marketing campaigns and other health resources on various topics
- The Sex You Want www.thesexyouwant.ca
- Our Agenda www.ouragenda.ca
- Primed and www.queertransmen.org
- Synthesizing current & emerging research into tangible products and knowledge-transfer opportunities
- Developing guidance and providing support related to: community engagement & communications
- Cruising Counts, on online outreach manual for front line workers
- Training and technical assistance related to the implementation of evidence-based interventions across the HIV prevention, treatment and care cascade
- Supporting Alliance members to increase the competency of other key health & social service providers to provide services to 2SGBTQ men (for example: public health and mental health providers)
The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) is a coalition of AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and AIDS service programs that work collectively to provide a just, effective response to HIV and to improve life for people living with and affected by HIV. The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) offers three programs to support the HIV sector. Member organizations have access to the following services:
- OAN Skills and Skills+ Education Series – a combination of in person and online trainings aimed to support ASOs at all levels support staff to better serve people living with, affected by, and at risk of HIV infection.
- Ontario Provincial Resource for ASOs in Human Resources (OPRAH) program – offering by request HR consulting and organizational development assistance to AIDS service organizations.
- Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) program – empowerment and training opportunity exclusively for people living with HIV to increase their capacity to participate meaningfully in community life and to realize and develop their leadership potential.
Shannon Ryan, Executive Director
The Ontario Harm Reduction Network (OHRN) supports harm reduction efforts in Ontario by providing free training, networking opportunities and consultations to service providers and agencies. OHRN is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
To get more information about our program, please visit: www.ohrn.org
To view a full list of trainings provided, please visit: http://www.ohrn.org/in-person/
To view a selection of our on-line course, webinars and videos, please visit: http://www.ohrn.org/online-learning/
To arrange or participate in a Regional Networking event, book an in-person training at your agency, or have one of our team members consult on how to improve or expand your harm reduction program, contact us at [email protected].
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) works closely with ASOs to use evidence to drive change and increase capacity across the HIV sector with the following programs:
- Live and on-demand capacity building webinars:
Health HIVe – an online education portal for community and health care providers interested in quality HIV care. Our resources are aimed at HIV clinics, community-based HIV/AIDS organizations, and HIV testing programs in Ontario and beyond. Subscribe to the Health HIVe to stay current about training opportunities or contact Diana Campbell [email protected] for further information.
- Epidemiology of HIV in Ontario:
OHESI (Ontario HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Initiative) is a partnership of 4 agencies that aim to provide timely, relevant and comprehensive information about the epidemiology of HIV in Ontario. OHESI produces reports and factsheets and individuals can be notified of new reports by subscribing to the newsletter.
- Rapid Response – access research evidence to your questions:
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 policy. For each Rapid Response, we will:
- Conduct searches of relevant databases (e.g., Cochrane Library, Health-Evidence.ca and PubMed/Medline)
- Review the results for systematic reviews and primary studies that are relevant to the request
- Summarize key findings from each review and study that we identify
- Synthesize the key findings into a concise summary
- Send the completed summary to the requester and share it on our website
You can access a complete library of complete rapid responses here or contact the Rapid Response service if you have any questions at [email protected]
- Evaluation Support:
The OHTN provides program evaluation consultation to support its community-based network partners in all steps of the program evaluation process
- Developing an evaluation plan
- Creating a logic model
- Selecting indicators
- Choosing evaluation design and data gathering methods
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Preparing an evaluation report
To request support, please contact Metty Assefa at [email protected]
- OCHART and OCASE:
We provide data extraction and report submission support. For help with these tools, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
The OHTN has a variety of grants that may be of interest to ASOs including Incubator Grants ($50,000-$300,000) and Community-Based Project and Participatory Evaluation Grants ($25,000-$50,000)
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
- HIV Systematic Reviews
SHARE (Synthesized HIV Research Evidence) is an easy-to-search, real-time repository of HIV-related systematic reviews. Whether you’re a researcher, community member, healthcare provider or policymaker, SHARE provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for HIV-related information that has been published through a systematic review.
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The Ontario Organizational Development Program (OODP) strengthens the capacity of HIV/AIDS organizations and programs in Ontario through the provision of leading-edge organizational development (OD) support. Our offerings include strategic, program and operational planning supports; one-on-one coaching for Executive Directors and Board Chairs; a range of interactive workshops on key OD topics. We have many online resources, including organizational health assessments and practical tools and templates that support organizations in areas such as governance, partnership and collaboration, programming, policy development and more. We also offer customized consults that are tailored to meet the unique needs of individual organizations. Our consultants have a deep understanding of HIV/AIDS, and the needs of the AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) that are part of the wider HIV/AIDS sector. We understand the assets ASOs and the communities they serve can leverage and the needs they have. We come with decades of experience and expertise in training, facilitation, strategic thinking, planning and coaching. OODP is committed to realizing GIPA/MEPA, and to exploring, naming and addressing the impact of anti-black racism and colonization in our own work and how we do it.
Please visit our website at www.oodp.ca. You can also find out more about what we can offer you by getting in touch with Radha Nayar, Program Administrator at 1-877-512-0201 or at [email protected].
The Toronto HIV/AIDS Network (THN) facilitates HIV/AIDS planning, collaboration, engagement and innovation to improve access to programs and services for people from diverse communities living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. THN’s key areas of capacity building work in the HIV sector are through a leadership role in Toronto to Zero and the Volunteer HIV Core Training program.
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To see a calendar of events for the greater Toronto area, click here.
To learn more about Volunteer HIV Core training, click here or contact Murray Jose-Boerbridge.
Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative is an initiative, located in 16 regions across Ontario, working to strengthen the capacity of communities to support women living with HIV and those who face systemic and structural risk factors for HIV acquisition. WHAI uses a Collective Impact approach to work at effecting change across Ontario. You can read more about it here. WHAI’s goals are to reduce HIV transmission among women, enhance community capacity to address HIV, and build safer environments to support women and their HIV related needs. WHAI does this by:
- Partnering with local community organizations to increase their capacity to respond to women’s HIV related needs.
- Providing consultation and advice to local organizations, as requested.
- Facilitating or leading local initiatives to serve as a catalyst for the integration of HIV into programs and planning.
- Providing HIV related information to service providers in the community, at local community events, forums or conferences.
- Distributing resource material and other HIV prevention tools (safer sex materials, information, condoms, etc.) to community agencies serving women.
- Providing HIV-related referrals to local community organizations and strengthens the relationship between the local HIV sector and other women-serving sectors.
To get more information about our work, see whai.ca
To connect with a local WHAI worker, visit: whai.ca/contact-us/
To see events happening across Ontario related to women and HIV, visit whai.ca/whai_events/
To find resources by WHAI, visit whai.ca/resources/
Molly Bannerman, Director