Over the past 18 months, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has led the development of a Pan-Canadian Framework for Action to address sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in Canada. The Framework, which is in the final stage of approval by federal, provincial and territorial governments, was developed with the input of a broad range of partners and stakeholders including people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C. The Framework sets out a roadmap for collaborative and complementary multi-sectoral action to reduce the impact of STBBI in Canada and to contribute to global efforts to end AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections as major public health concerns. The Government of Canada is developing an implementation plan that will outline concrete federal actions to be undertaken to implement the Pan-Canadian Framework for Action.
To support this work, PHAC is inviting people living with HIV or hepatitis C to participate in a series of virtual roundtable discussions to inform the federal implementation plan based on their experiences and perspectives. These roundtables are an example of the Government of Canada commitment to meaningfully engage people living with HIV and/or hepatitis C in the development and implementation of policies that affect them.
The virtual roundtables in English and in French (area of focus, dates and times are listed below) will be held using WebEx allowing participants to interact via a combination of an online platform and telephone line at a location of their convenience. Three roundtables were held on June 8, 11 and 12 with additional dates added to allow for greater participation.
If you are interested in participating, please register, using the corresponding link below, in the session of most interest to you.
Participation to these sessions is strictly reserved for people living with or with lived experience of HIV and/or hepatitis C
First Round of Virtual Roundtables ***Please be advised there is space available for registration for June 18 and June 19 sessions.
|People living with HIV – English||June 8, 2018 from 12:30PM to 2:30PM EST||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1df10d1c609e521d858abaf7b36c7f73||completed|
|Personnes vivant avec le VIH – Français||11 juin, 2018 de 14:00 à 16:00 HNE||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee40f80da723ae5008ced4fc4de9f04b0||completed|
|People living with or with lived experience of hepatitis C – English||June 12, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM EST||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec4468f04e4ee9efe0c6b295c3843c485||completed|
|Personnes vivant avec et/ou ayant une expérience vécue avec l’hépatite C – Français||18 juin, 2018 de 13 :00 à 15 :00 HNE||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e48448005ab02ba338991b57653c41bec||18JUIN|
|First Nations, Inuit and Métis people living with or with lived experience of HIV and/or hepatitis C – English||June 19, 2018 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM EST||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef7e5de913ab6590dd69f9c27b0a928f6||JUNE19|
|People living with HIV||June 25, 2018 – 12:30pm-2:00pm||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec80c7b318e3a981a5f916923f662087d||june25|
|Personnes vivant avec le VIH||26 juin, 2018 – 1:00pm-2:30pm||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=eaa2be9e56a0e521f8ad95d374ddb1437||26juin|
|People living with and/or with lived experience of hepatitis C||July 3, 2018 – 1:00pm-2:30pm||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6381240a5777856ca9e9f517962ba8f2||july3|
|Personnes vivant avec et/ou ayant une expérience vécue avec l’hépatite C||6 juillet, 2018 – 1:00pm-2:30pm||https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee0d26de3b7dda0bb69eb0329fcb85271||6juillet|
|People living with HIV and/or hepatitis C (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)||July 9, 2018 – 1:00pm-2:30pm||
Once you register, supporting materials, WebEx instructions and teleconference information will be sent to you prior to the discussion.
Please note that the views and experiences shared through these roundtables will be summarized and may be shared with various internal and external audiences. However, comments will not be attributed to individual participants.
We would like to thank the Canadian Positive Peoples Network, Action Hepatitis Canada, la Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida, le Centre d’aide aux personnes atteintes de l’hépatite C, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network and all of our partners for their support in the design of these roundtables.