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.

Kathleen Bird

Co-Chair of the Board of Directors

Director At-Large

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In her personal life Kathleen Bird is a mother and feels forever blessed with her three daughter’s all in their twenties. Kathleen is a 56-year-old female who uses the pronouns she and her. She was diagnosed HIV+ in January of 2000 and later diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 2006. Kathleen was treated for and cleared HCV in the spring of 2017. Kathleen is a grateful graduate of the Positiv​e Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) and Turning to One Another (TTOA). She currently sits on her local Hep C Advisory and co-facilitates a monthly drop in. Kathleen recently joined the Central East Opening Doors (CEOD) Planning Committee and looks forward to engaging in the conference planning process. Kathleen shares she tries to be available whenever and wherever her local ASO may need her. She is honoured to be a part of the CPPN board of Directors and is eager to work, to learn, and to share in the experience and excitement of the success she is confident the CPPN will achieve.