Ensure the quality, consistency and effectiveness of all provincially funded HIV programs and services

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.

  • Women, HIV & Stigma: A Toolkit for Creating Welcoming Spaces This toolkit is part of a series created to assist community organizations and their staff to work with women in Ontario who are living with HIV and AIDS or who are facing systemic risk factors for HIV transmission.
  • Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence: Questions and Answers This guide is for women, including trans women, who are living with HIV and who experience or are at risk of experiencing violence from their intimate partner.
  • Women & HIV in Ontario: An Introductory Toolkit This toolkit is part of a series created to assist community organizations and their staff to work with women* in Ontario who are living with HIV and AIDS or who are facing systemic risk factors for HIV transmission.
  • 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: Managing Grief And Loss In The Workplace – A Handbook For Managers And Supervisors This training manual is comprehensive resource for managers and staff to support multiple levels of organizational response to the impact of grief on the workplace. ‘When Grief Comes to Work’ is a 220-page handbook to foster resiliency in the workplace through helping agencies develop appropriate and responsive policies.
  • 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
  • WHAI Forum This forum brings together WHAI coordinators from around Ontario to share knowledge and experience, learn new skills, collaborate on work, and build network connections. For more information about WHAI, please see www.whai.ca.
  • 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: Bringing GIPA to Life through Building Collaborative Relationships TTOA increases the capacity of ASOs to build effective working relationships between ASO staff and PHAs in multiple roles. There are 13 TTOA ASO Pilot Site Partners across Ontario which support and collaborate with Peer Facilitators to create and deliver on-going local programs. They also share local ideas and practices to help develop the provincial ...
  • 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.
  • Treatment Update Treatment Update is CATIE’s cutting-edge developments in HIV research and treatment. Provides pertinent, up-to-date and unbiased treatment and related information.
  • Trans Inclusion Pocket Guide A guide developed through the shared lived experience of trans women living in Ontario, specifically about the critical work of trans inclusivity in WHAI work. This resource explores information about trans women in Ontario.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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 – the Multiple Loss Journey The Multiple Loss Journey is a visual representation of loss and resiliency developed by community members who have directly experienced ongoing AIDS-related deaths. Distinct aspects of loss and relevant intervention strategies are presented graphically through this visual tool. It can be placed on a wall or on the floor. Translations in French & Spanish.
  • Support Workers Skills Building Workshop This workshop will be re-designed to become a 2 year KTE strategy developed in collaboration with OODP and the AIDS Bureau. Information gathered from the environmental scan of ASO support work, the ASO Needs Assessment and an information session with ASO Executive Directors will all help to inform the curriculum moving forward.
  • Strengthening the Capacity of Service Providers to Deliver HIV Prevention Programs to the African, Caribbean and Black Communities in Ontario 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.   (No link available)
  • 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.
  • Staff Work Planning Facilitation of staff work planning and other planning processes to increase the capacity of ASO staff to initiate, manage and/or participate in the process of staff work planning. A work plan is a document that maps out the proposed steps for how a goal will be accomplished, including who will be involved and timelines.
  • Soutenir efficacement les mères Une trousse de ressources pour fournisseurs de services aux mères vivant avec le VIH
  • Sage Sage is a community-driven space for organizations and other HIV & hepatitis C service providers in Canada to share and archive their digital information resources and connect with peers in the field. Search the Sage collection to find client resources, guidelines and manuals, policies and procedures and other resources.
  • Safer Injection Equipment (handout) A quick reference handout explaining the what, why and how of each piece of safer crack use equipment.
  • Safer Crack Use Equipment (handout) A quick reference handout explaining the what, why and how of each piece of safer crack use equipment.
  • Resilient Workers: Essential Tools for Support and Stability Training With the ongoing presence of grief/trauma in the lives of PHAs and Peers, both workers and peers are impacted by the human interactions which are part of fulfilling their roles. Creating structured supports to respond to this impact is essential to the sustainability of people fulfilling such complex roles. See: Resources for Training Manual
  • Resiliency Initiative Resiliency Initiative includes both Resiliency Framework and Resiliency Map as tools to support a workplace team in expanding shared awareness of multiple loss impact on work-related areas. The Resiliency tools provide opportunities for groups to assess personal, team and organizational strategies for promoting resilience in the face of ongoing loss, change and transition.  Also available ...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prevention in Focus Prevention in Focus is CATIE’s spotlight on HIV prevention programs and research
  • PrEP & Women: What you need to know This pamphlet will help answer questions women may have if considering going on PrEP.
  • 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. 
  • Positive Women & Breastfeeding This is a resource about breastfeeding for HIV positive women and service providers.
  • Outcome Evaluation 101 This is a program evaluation e-learning module.
  • Our Agenda = Mental Health Workshop it is a three part workshop developed to be delivered to local mental health providers to increase their capacity to more effectively respond to the unique mental health stressors that gay and bisexual men experience. The workshop covers gay social determinants of health, intersectionality, syndemics and resilience.
  • 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 Staff Workplanning Guidelines and Template This document is intended for use by individual staff working in the HIV sector. It can also be used by a staff team. It is a planning tool to complement the other planning documents used by the organization, including the strategic plan and implementation plan.
  • 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 Leading Change in ASOs Resource: A Resource for Executive Directors The goal of this resource is to increase the capacity of leaders in ASOs to effectively lead change in their organizations. It provides a framework for understanding change and practical strategies for implementation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy for African, Caribbean and Black Communities 2013-2018 The ACB Strategy provides a framework for the response to HIV/AIDS in Ontario’s ACB communities. It 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.
  • 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.
  • Making Outreach Matter Making Outreach Matter is an online good practice guide that outlines approaches and strategies for developing outreach programs targeting GBMSM (volunteer training, bar/bathhouse outreach, etc.) The guide was developed in partnership between GMSH and ACT and provincial advisory body of gay men’s outreach workers.
  • Living in the Asterisk (*) – What does U=U mean for women? This resource is intended to be used to support community conversations about women and HIV, and the U=U messaging.
  • Les femmes, le VIH et la stigmatisation : une trousse d’outils pour créer des espaces accueillants Les femmes, le VIH et la stigmatisation : une trousse d’outils pour créer des espaces accueillants
  • Les femmes et le VIH en Ontario : une trousse d’introduction Cette trousse fait partie d’une série conçue pour aider les organismes communautaires et leur personnel à travailler auprès de femmes qui vivent avec le VIH et le sida ou qui font face à des facteurs de risque systémiques pour la transmission du VIH, en Ontario.
  • La PrEP et les femmes – Ce que vous devez saviour La PrEP et les femmes - Ce que vous devez saviour
  • 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.
  • Human Resource Skills for Middle Managers HR skills training for middle managers, EDs and those responsible for HR activities for the agency. Topics include employment law, discipline and termination, performance management, human rights, introduction to OPRAH, etc. A total of 4 modules have been developed. Each session is 2 days in duration.
  • 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.
  • HIV and Immigration Service Access Training The CAAT HIV/AIDS Immigration Service Access Training program aims to support staff to engage and work with IRN PHA communities to effectively address issues related to their migration and settlement needs, including but not limited to service access, coordination and capacity building issues.   (ongoing development of website)
  • Guide de poche de l’IFVS sur l’inclussion trans Bienvenue dans le Guide de poche de l’Initiative femmes et VIH/ sida (IFVS) sur l’inclusion trans : placer les femmes trans au centre de notre travail.
  • 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.
  • GMSH Skills Building Symposium The GMSH Skills Building Symposium is a conference focused on GBMSM health, HIV prevention and sexual health promotion. These summits bring together Ontario’s ASO leadership and gay men’s programs to engage in research, programming strategies, and good practices in sexual health work with GBMSM. This event is by invite only.
  • Fiche d’information sur l’allaitement maternel Le lait maternel est un des liquides corporels qui peuvent être porteurs de VIH. Puisque les bébés peuvent être exposés à l’infection à VIH par l’allaitement, cette méthode d’alimentation n’est PAS recommandée aux mères qui vivent avec le VIH, au Canada.
  • Femmes vivant avec le VIH et violence au sein d’une relation intime Femmes vivant avec le VIH et violence au sein d'une relation intime
  • 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 ...
  • Executive Director Symposium Formerly known as the ED Retreat, this 2 day workshop focuses on topics and skills building that are relevant to Executive Directors of ASOs. If there are hot button issues to discuss such as funding then this is the place it happens. Skills building sessions usually focus on human resources or organizational development.
  • Executive Director Roles and Responsibilities Coaching Regular one-on-one coaching sessions that cover a range of issues related to the ED’s role and responsibilities for a period of up to one year. Coaching sessions can take place in-person or by skype or phone.
  • 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.
  • Cruising Counts: Program Guide for Online Sexual Health Outreach in Ontario This guide is designed to support online (sexual health) outreach services to GBMSM. This program guide captures recommendations, best practices and processes currently being used by different online outreach programs across Ontario. The guide includes research evidence that is based in Ontario and evaluates the efficacy of online outreach work to local GBMSM.
  • 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.
  • Collective Action Community Change: A Provincial Situational Analysis by the Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative This is a collective representation of 16 situational analyses completed by Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) Coordinators across Ontario. Each situational analysis explored the strengths, needs and experiences of women living with HIV and facing systemic risk factors for acquiring HIV as well as community capacity to address women’s HIV-related needs.
  • 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.
  • CATIE Website The CATIE website includes up-to-date prevention, treatment, healthy living and programming information on HIV and hepatitis C
  • CATIE Ordering Centre The CATIE Ordering Centre provides resources free-of-charge to ASOs, healthcare providers and other frontline service providers across Canada. Find a resource on: The Essentials; Sexual health; Harm reduction; Transmission, testing and diagnosis; Prevention technologies; Treatment; Living with HIV and/or hep C; National Response and statistics; Social and legal issues; Specific populations.
  • 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.
  • Best Practices: Injection Drug Use Equipment and Supplies 90 minute webinar (pre-recorded or offered live once a year) Developed for people working in harm reduction programs such as needle exchanges or outreach teams that are distributing and/or exchanging equipment with people who are injecting drugs or smoking crack cocaine.
  • Best Practice: Crack Smoking Equipment and Supplies 90 minute webinar (pre-recorded or offered live once a year). Developed for people working in harm reduction programs such as needle exchanges or outreach teams that are distributing and/or exchanging equipment with people who are injecting drugs or smoking crack cocaine.
  • 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.
  • Annual WHAI Symposium This annual forum is aimed at bringing WHAI Coordinators and the management teams at their respective agencies together to share information about existing work, collaborate on emerging issues, learn, and build province-wide connections. For more information about WHAI, please see www.whai.ca.
  • 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
  • Advanced Harm Reduction 90 minute webinar (pre-recorded or offered live once a year) We cover: Concepts around being ‘second on the needle’; Women-centred harm reduction issues; Risk reduction tips for clients who are using drugs; Concerns with cocaine adulterants; What legal issues you should be aware of when distributing harm reduction equipment; Overdose prevention and response; Other resources
  • Actions collectives, Changements communautaires Un rapport provincial d’analyse de situations, par l’Initiative Femmes et VIH/SIDA
  • 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.