Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)

Réseau canadien des personnes séropositives (RCPS)

The CPPN acknowledges that its corporate office in Peterborough (ON) sits on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Missis​sauga adjacent to Haudenosaunee Territory and in the Territory covered by the Williams Treaty, and that its operations and management office sits on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.  We recognize and deeply appreciate the contributions that Métis, Inuit, and other Indigenous Peoples have made to shape and strengthen our local communities, our provinces and territories, and our country as a whole.

Le RCPS reconnaît que son bureau principal à Peterborough (ON) est situé sur le territoire traditionnel de la Anishinaabe Mississauga adjacent au territoire de Haudenosaunee et sur le territoire couvert par le traité Williams, et que son bureau des opérations et de gestion se trouve sur le territoire traditionnel non cédé du Peuple Algonquin Anishnaabeg. Nous reconnaissons et apprécions profondément les contributions des Métis, des Inuits et des autres peuples autochtones à la formation et au renforcement de nos communautés locales, de nos provinces et territoires et de notre pays dans son ensemble.

Establishing Priorities

In August 2017, we initiated our "Establishing Priorities" initiative: a comprehensive, 3-part process designed to:

  • Validate and/or amend our Mission and our Vision;
  • Identify and articulate our work's "critical pathways"
  • Review and revise our overarching goals; and (ultimately),
  • Prepare for the development of future funding applications/submissions.

Part 1 of this integral process was an extensive online survey in August 2017.


A copy of the survey report is located here.

Note that the report is still in its draft form since our consultations with members and key community partners are ongoing.

Part 2 was and continues to be a series of regional symposia with our members and key community partners.

  • Our first regional gathering was in Vancouver on April 21, 2018 with members and partners from British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.
  • Our second symposium brought together members and partners from all four Atlantic provinces on June 23, 2018.
  • Our next opportunity will be with members and key community partners from The Prairies and the Northwest Territory, tentatively planned to take place in Saskatoon (SK) in June 2020.
  • Then, we will wrap-up this part of our Establishing Priorities initiative with members and partners from Ontario, Nunavut, and Quebec in September 2020 (likely in Toronto or Montreal).

Part 3 will be about engaging with the entire CPPN membership to review and validate all of the key findings: gaps, opportunities, and recommendations identified through the entire process.


Once our analysis is complete and our members are comfortable with the resulting actions we will take as an organization, we will outline a forward-thinking, sustainable plan for the CPPN's ongoing work, and we will pursue funding opportunities in earnest to support our ongoing presence and credibility in Canada (and around the globe).