Articles tagged with: CAS AGM and PHA Forum

Forum for hope

published: June, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Conferences, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The CAS (Canadian AIDS Society) Forum for People living with HIV is In Regina, Saskatchewan next week. Bob Leahy says it's a meeting to watch for those following the course of HIV advocacy in Canada.

Forum for hope

Opportunity knocks Next week sees sixty people living with HIV from across Canada gather in Regina, Saskatchewan. It’s an annual event, usually a precursor to the CAS Annual General Meeting held immediately following it. There will be no such double-barreled affair this year, Money is tight and PHAC is no longer funding AGMs so the AGM will be held in a different (online) format at a later date.  It’s unusual for financial considerations to intrude so glaringly, but as previously report

Funding update: Canadian AIDS Society says it’s time for the movement to mobilize to get more money from the Feds

published: March, 14, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

The clock is ticking as 30% of community-based HIV organizations, including CAS, are set to lose federal funding in a year’s time. Bob Leahy reports

Funding update: Canadian AIDS Society says it’s time for the movement to mobilize to get more money from the Feds

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is fighting for its life. It’s not alone. It was one of many agencies whose letter of intent to apply for a renewal of funding under the Community Action Fund administered by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) was disallowed in October of last year.  As we reported in October 2016 PHAC has in the past provided funding to  community based organizations who respond to HIV  - AIDS Service Organizations (ASO’s) plus national partners like CATIE, the I

Canadian AIDS Society’s AGM and PHA Forum in Ottawa is coming in June: some scholarships for people living with HIVs available

published: January, 06, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Community Events, Conferences, Events, Upcoming Events, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says you have until February 13 to apply: you should consider going out and meeting HIVers from all across Canada

Canadian AIDS Society’s AGM and PHA Forum in Ottawa is coming in June: some scholarships for people living with HIVs available

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) has announced that the 2015 People Living with HIV/AIDS Forum and the Canadian AIDS Society AGM will be held June 12-15 at the Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa. Scholarship application forms for those people living with HIV wishing to attend and requiring financial assistance to do so are now available on their website.  What is the Canadian AIDS Society? It’s a national coalition of numerous community-based AIDS organizations from across Canada. Its goal is to st

Canadian AIDS Society’s AGM and PHA Forum in Ottawa: some scholarships for HIVers available

published: February, 02, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy says you have until February 14 to apply: you should consider going out and meet HIVers from all across Canada

Canadian AIDS Society’s AGM and PHA Forum in Ottawa: some scholarships for HIVers available

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) has announced that the 2014 People Living with HIV/AIDS Forum and the Canadian AIDS Society AGM will be held June 6-9 at the Lord Elgin in Ottawa. Scholarship application forms for those people living with HIV wishing to attend and requiring financial assistance to do so are now available on their website.  What is the Canadian AIDS Society? It’s a national coalition of numerous community-based AIDS organizations from across Canada. Its goal is to strengthen

Getting involved nationally

published: July, 01, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Activism, Conferences, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow recently made his first foray in to activism at the national level, by attending the Canadian AIDS Society’s recent AGM and Forum for People Living with HIV. Here’s his report.

Getting involved nationally

Over the past three to four years I’ve been attending every conference, workshop or training session I could to learn all there is to know about this virus I live with – and to find ways to get involved. There are few things locally or around the province of Ontario that I haven’t already been involved in. I've been volunteering with two local AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs), doing some public speaking, trying my hand at facilitating peer led workshops, getting involved in community-

Finding a national voice

published: June, 24, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Canada has no national organization for people living with HIV. But Bob Leahy says there's a need for a strong national voice, and delegates to the Canadian AIDS Society’s recent AGM and Forum for People Living with HIV seem to agree.

Finding a national voice

Adversity often brings people together, sharpens the focus on the real priorities and spurs action where action did not previously exist.   And if outright extinction isn’t in the wind, some would say the infrastructure that the AIDS community has built up over the last couple of decades is decidedly vulnerable, thanks to funding realignments proposed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). That complex infrastructure includes an annual Forum for people living with HIV drawing poz me