Category: CBR Musings

  Michelle is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study. She also works at Positive Living North, and is a board member with the Pounds Project in Prince George. What first piqued your interest in the HIV/ hepatitis C sector? My first eye opening experience with HIV was when I met… Read more »

It is estimated that 14% of Canadians living with HIV (or approximately 9,000 people) do not know that they are HIV-positive. According to the CATIE report (2019), 71% of key players working in testing think that HIV self-testing is an important approach to reach the undiagnosed. Now is an important and critical time here in… Read more »

The JIHR Needs You for Peer Review!

The Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) needs your help! The JIHR has received an unprecedented number of submissions this year and is still looking for academic-based colleagues to support peer review of submissions. Please check out the flyer below for more information. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact… Read more »

Data matters. In light of the reports of inequitable data collection related to COVID-19 and the advocacy efforts to record data disaggregated by race, we need to think about what such data can tell us and why it is important. First, the requirements for equitable data collection are complex. Data collection is just one area… Read more »

Job posting: Making it Work Peer Research Associate

        Making It Work: Supporting Indigenous, Community Approaches to Integrated Service Models for People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C, and/or Challenges with Mental Health, or Substance Use.     The Making it Work Community-Based Research project is looking for community members from Vancouver, Victoria and Smithers to join the research team as… Read more »

Doing Community-Based Research in the Context of COVID-19

The world of community-based research has shifted considerably in the context of COVID-19. We have had to learn to adapt, change course, and reimagine many different projects and programs- and now have the opportunity to share some of the things we have learned and lessons along the way. I asked several people involved in community-based… Read more »

What’s in Your Evaluation Toolbox 2.0?

“What’s in Your Evaluation Toolbox 2.0?”  – such was the theme of the recently held Canadian Evaluation Conference held in Vancouver earlier this year. This theme, posed as a question, challenged the presenters and the participants to share the evaluation tools they rely on in advancing the field of evaluation. This theme also recognized that… Read more »

Two-Eyed Seeing and Realist Evaluation

Making it Work (MIW) is a Community-Based Research (CBR) project that is looking at integrated services for people living with HIV, hepatitis C, and/or challenges with mental health and substance use, with a particular focus on Indigenous service delivery models and cultural safety. The project uses a Two-Eyed Seeing approach and Realist Evaluation to help… Read more »

Check It Out – June 2020 Newsblast, AHA Centre

  The Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) has released their June 2020 Newsblast. Check it out for information about the work of the AHA Centre (including the Call for Submissions and an Invitation for Peer Review for the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR)), as well as information on upcoming events and… Read more »

An Invitation to Peer Review   Special Issue:  Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) is expecting a high volume of submissions and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to participate in peer review for Volume 11 — “Allyship” has… Read more »

We heard from community that there was a need for accessible, clear information about HIV to support front-line staff working in housing. So, adapting content originally published by CATIE, we have created a new module for the HIV Housing Toolkit to do just this! This new module “HIV Information for Housing Staff” is the ninth… Read more »