Articles tagged with: Ontario AIDS Network

Social determinants of health linked to HIV mortality rates

published: March, 27, 2018 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Social Media, African, Caribbean and Black, Gay Men, General Health, Mental Health, Research, Health, Sexual Health, Revolving Door, Media, Guest Authors

People with HIV in Ontario still dying at higher rates than the general population.

Social determinants of health linked to HIV mortality rates

 Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital Dr. Sean Rourke, a neuropsychologist at St. Michael's Hospital and scientist at its Centre for Urban Health Solutions,  TORONTO, March 19, 2018 -- People who are living with HIV in Ontario have access to good health care and medications, yet they are still dying younger and at substantially higher rates than the rest of the population, according to a new study published today. The findings suggest that the overall well-being of these people is being neg

Honoured for their work

published: December, 04, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Community Events, Events, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com was at the 2014 Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Awards in Toronto last week to celebrate the induction of the four 2014 award winners.

Honoured for their work

This year, the Great Hall, of Hart House, University of Toronto was the venue for the Ontario AIDS Network’s Honour Roll reception. Everybody was there, including Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins.  The annual awards have four categories The Person with HIV/AIDS Leadership Award went to Art Zoccole, the popular Executive Director of 2-Spirited People of the First Nations; Art has a long history of working on issues relating to Aboriginal people and HIV.

The 2012 Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Awards

published: November, 23, 2012 Written by // John McCullagh - Publisher emeritus Categories // Activism, Events, Health, Living with HIV, John McCullagh

The annual OAN Honour Roll Awards acknowledge the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and voices to champion the cause of HIV/AIDS in Ontario.

The 2012 Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll Awards

Each year since 1996, the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN)  has recognized outstanding leadership and achievement within the HIV/AIDS movement in Ontario through its Honour Roll awards. The Honour Roll acknowledges the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and voices to champion the cause of HIV/AIDS in Ontario.  The OAN is a coalition of people living with HIV and AIDS, AIDS service organizations and AIDS service prog

On the road with Wayne

published: November, 20, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Conferences, Living with HIV, Wayne Bristow

Two down and one to go. Wayne Bristow is.taking time out of his Ontario HIV convention tour to talk a bit about it and why he does it.

On the road with Wayne

I could say that the main reason I do this stuff would be "because I need something to do and I have a lot of time". But really the reason is it helps me learn more about what I'm living with, that I am going to live with, and I learn about all the new research and interventions that are happening that will allow me a long, healthy and productive life.  I've learned that I am not a victim. I can't honestly feel that I am a survivor. I contracted HIV in a time when medications were available

Honour Roll

published: August, 25, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Community Events, Activism, Events, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Live in Ontario and know someone whose contributions to the HIV community deserve special recognition? The Ontario AIDS Network is currently accepting nominations for its 2012 Honour Roll awards. Find out more here.

Honour Roll

About the Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll The Honour Roll acknowledges the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and voices to champion the cause of HIV/AIDS. It's a celebration of outstanding leadership and achievement within the HIV/AIDS movement in Ontario. The Honour Roll acknowledges the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and

Leadership training for people living with HIV: no longer a dream

published: October, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Features and Interviews, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Pacific AIDS Network and the Ontario AIDS Network team up to develop leadership skills in HIVers; the results are in and it’s working

Leadership training for people living with HIV: no longer a dream

Some take on leadership by choice, others by accident. Says Wayne Bristow, PositiveLIte.com writer from Guelph, Ontario “the first time I thought about learning more about HIV and myself was in 2006. I took the Positive Leadership Level One course. I was about to lose my job of 27 years and I thought the course could help motivate me to move forward with my future. It was during the course that I learned it was designed to find the leader in me. What I gained from it was the knowledge and co

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General is dragging its feet . . .

published: August, 18, 2011 Categories // Guest Authors

. . on its promise to develop prosecutorial guidelines to limit HIV criminalization. Here's what you can do to help.

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General is dragging its feet  . .  .

An update on the Ontario Prosecutorial Guidelines Campaign & Community Consultations. This from the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law & HIV Exposure. The Campaign Background In the fall of 2010 the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law & HIV Exposure (the Working Group) publicly launched the Campaign for Ontario Guidelines for Criminal Prosecutions of HIV Non-disclosure. We called on Ontario’s Attorney General to immediately undertake a process to develop guidelines for Crown

Up in the air: HIV & Poz Prevention Programs

published: November, 03, 2010 Categories // Activism

Last week I found myself in one of my favorite cities, the big smoke; Toronto, where I was attending 4 days of working groups.

Tuesday found me sitting on the Provincial Campaign Working Group, tasked with helping to develop an HIV prevention campaign, Wednesday I participated for the first time in a Poz Prevention Working Group, and on Thursday and Friday I joined men from all over the province for the Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance’s Provincial Advisory Body Meeting who were doing strategic planning.I was there as a representative for the AIDS Service Organization I work for here in Ottawa, I’m a Community De