Articles tagged with: Gary Lacasse

Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) announces no Forum for people living with HIV this year.

published: March, 16, 2018 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Social Media, Gay Men, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Media, Bob Leahy - Publisher

A sign of the times: Bob Leahy talks with CAS ED Gary Lacasse on the impact of funding cuts which will also see the national agency further downsize on April 1

Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) announces no Forum for people living with HIV this year.

The announcement came as no surprise to anyone following recent developments in the HIV movement in Canada. “Unfortunately, with the significantly changing landscape of the HIV movement (including massive cuts to government funding for HIV/AIDS community-based organizations), we will not be holding a 2018 forum due to financial constraints” said the email from CAS ED Gary Lacasse. “We have worked tirelessly in order to secure funding but as of yet have not been successful because no fund

Canadian AIDS Society Forum for people living with HIV moves to Regina, AGM goes online

published: May, 01, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Activism, Conferences, Events, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy with the scoop on what funding challenges mean for the upcoming CAS Forum and AGM

Canadian AIDS Society Forum for people living with HIV moves to Regina, AGM goes online

Regina, Saskatchewan It was a break from tradition. The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) had hoped to have their annual Forum and AGM in Vancouver, B.C.. But funding issues have curtailed those plans. The forum for people living with HIV will instead be held in Regina, Saskatchewan June 7 and 8. PositiveLite.com has learned that the AGM, which usually piggybacks on to the forum, will instead be conducted by way of online webinar at a date to be confirmed. That sounds like an unusual move and it

CAS downsizes by two to cope with surprise financial losses; a whistleblower among those let go

published: January, 13, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Editor Bob Leahy on the latest developments in the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) affair; he talks with those most affected

CAS downsizes by two to cope with surprise financial losses; a whistleblower among those let go

PositiveLite.com learned late Tuesday that Canadian AIDS Society staffer Jeff Potts, a ‎National Programs Consultant and one of the "whistleblowers" in the story that we broke last October, has had his employment terminated, effective immediately. A second un-named employee, a recently hired communications specialist, has also been terminated. While some were quick to speculate that Potts’ termination was the result of the discontent he voiced to the CAS board in an open letter last Fall

Canadian AIDS Society in crisis or in chaos? Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015 edition

published: November, 04, 2015 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Things go from bad to worse – to worse still – as another board member resigns, while others are left in the dark as the Acting Chair struggles to rebuff community protests while keeping the organization barely afloat.

Canadian AIDS Society in crisis or in chaos? Wednesday Nov. 4, 2015 edition

Yesterday marked yet another day of crisis for the under-siege Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) board of directors. Meanwhile community outrage at the appointment of past board chair Gary Lacasse to replace resigning CEO Monique Doolittle-Romas reached new heights.  Many community members are now considering how best to reverse the Lacasse appointment and unseat the current board of directors.  Here is what PositiveLite.com learned yesterday in this fast-moving story.  Acting Board chair Davi