Tag: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

On October 20 and 21, people living with HIV, community workers, lawyers and academics from across the country met in Toronto to officially launch the new Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization. The Coalition was founded by a group of Canadians and representatives of Canadian organizations who met at the HIV Is Not A Crime… Read more »

We are at a crucial moment in Canadian drug policy. The federal government has declared a restored commitment to harm reduction and public health, and is open again to discussions with civil society. As evidence of this new dialogue, on June 17, we welcomed the federal Health Minister, Dr. Jane Philpott to Toronto to deliver… Read more »

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network’s 2016 are pleased to announce the release of their 2015–2016 Annual Report. Titled Turning Point, the document provides a glimpse into some of their accomplishments over the past year, names the many people and organizations that helped along the way, and looks forward to the work ahead. Turning Point acknowledges… Read more »

June 1, 2016 — Close to 250 Canadian organizations, including PAN, have signed a statement urging federal and provincial governments to immediately implement prison-based needle and syringe programs (PNSPs) in institutions across the country. Representing the views of a broad cross-section of Canadian civil society, the statement highlights the overwhelming scientific, empirical and human rights… Read more »

AVI – Women & HIV Forum and Training

Friday, April 22 10am-4pm Begbie Hall, 2199 Richmond Road, Victoria Register here AIDS Vancouver Island is pleased to invite you to this free, all day forum and training on HIV as it relates to women and their unique experiences with the virus.  The day will include presentations by Dr. Mary Kestler, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network,… Read more »

On February 3, our newly launched report on how Canada can implement prison-based needle and syringe programs (PNSPs) in federal prisons attracted national media attention. On Point: Recommendations for Prison-Based Needle and Syringe Programs in Canada concludes that PNSPs, which provide sterile injection equipment to prisoners who inject drugs and help prevent the spread of… Read more »

The Department of Criminology at Ryerson University, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and PASAN (Prisoners with HIV Support Action Network) have released a research report entitled ‘On Point: Recommendations for Prison-Based Needle and Syringe Programs in Canada’. This report is the culmination of a multi-phase, multi-year undertaking that involved broad consultation and primary research to create… Read more »

This brochure — in five languages — will help newcomers to Canada make informed decisions about disclosing to sexual partners. It provides important information about the criminal law in Canada, public health, and specific implications for newcomers, including permanent residents, students, temporary workers, visitors, refugees, and people without immigration status. Click here to download the guide…. Read more »

In a television interview this week, actor Charlie Sheen revealed he is living with HIV, claiming that part of his reason for doing so is to put an end to years of rumours as well as extortion through threats of revealing his status. His revelation has prompted a flurry of media attention and many questions… Read more »

The votes are in — and new opportunities now exist to advance the health and human rights of those living with and affected by HIV. If you agree that we need a strong voice holding Canada’s new government to its promises of change, please support us by making a donation today. As we have done… Read more »

On October 19, 2015, Canada’s voters have an opportunity to decide what kind of government they want — one that will uphold health and human rights for all, or one that will maintain outmoded and ill-informed policies proven to produce devastating consequences for both individual and public health. The Legal Network sent a questionnaire to… Read more »