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.

Deborah Norris

Secretary of the Board of Directors and Treasurer

Regional Director: The Prairies

[email protected]

Deborah Norris has been an activist and advocate for people living with HIV since soon after her HIV diagnosis in 1991. She has been an active member of the boards of local, provincial, national and international groups of people living with HIV. Deborah originally sat on the Board of CPPN starting in the spring of 2017 and resigned in September of 2018. She was again elected to the CPPN Prairie seat in January of 2019. Since 1992, Deborah has provided peer support to people living with HIV and community education on the social/psychological issues of living with HIV and the basics of HIV infection. In the mid-1990s, she co-founded a non-profit society for women living with HIV in Alberta and was its chairperson for three years. Deborah was recognized by HIV Edmonton with a Community Leadership award and nominated for a Woman of the Year award in Edmonton. She is looking forward to continuing to represent the voices of people living with HIV.