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Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)

Réseau canadien des personnes séropositives (RCPS)

"Equalize" for Equity and Access

« Égaliser » pour l’équité et l’accès »

In Quebec City in July 2022, Pope Francis called upon authorities and diplomats to "promot[e] the legitimate rights of the indigenous populations and to favour processes of healing and reconciliation between them and the non-indigenous people of the country." He acknowledged that Canada's residentials schools represented a "tragic example of 'cancel culture'". The CPPN stands in solidarity with our Indigenous brothers and sisters, and we share the Pope's affirmation 'decrying' this country's genocide of our Indigenous Peoples.

À Québec, en juillet 2022, le pape François a appelé les autorités et les diplomates à « [promouvoir] les droits légitimes des populations autochtones et à favoriser les processus de guérison et de réconciliation entre elles et les non-autochtones du pays ». Il a reconnu que les pensionnats destinés aux enfants autochtones du Canada représentaient un « exemple tragique de « cancel culture ». Le RCPS est solidaire de nos frères et sœurs autochtones, et nous partageons l’affirmation du pape « dénonçant » le génocide de nos peuples autochtones par ce pays.

Supportive environments and mobilization

Our first 5-year plan includes activities and interventions which intend to support meaningful engagement and mobilization opportunities for people living with HIV or HIV co-infection. We want to foster collaboration with partners to deliver capacity-building and issue-specific skills training, and fora to address gaps, needs or priorities, and current issues. Our work plan also includes activities that facilitate opportunities through which people living with HIV or co-infection participate and contribute as credible experts in their own lives in the development and implementation of evidence-informed policies, programs and services that are grounded by the application of GIPA/MEPA/MEWA principles.

The goals that underscore our supportive environments and mobilization activities strive to: (1) strengthen individual/ community capacity; (2) connect participants to resources, tools and support, with the aim of addressing barriers, increasing participant's sense of credibility, self-confidence to prevent infections and improve health outcomes; and, (3) contribute to improved access to health, social and support services.

With a view to challenging assumptions which contribute to and/or perpetuate stigma and discrimination, and to influencing change in knowledge, attitudes and behaviours, we will work closely with CPPN members and key community partners to focus our efforts on these very specific "calls to action":

  1. Care and support for ALL of us!
  2. Ending stigma and discrimination (once and for all).

With a view to establishing people living with HIV and HIV co-infections as credible authorities in the development, interpretation, and implementation of evidence-informed decision-making, and to promoting the importance of GIPA/MEPA/MEWA, our work plan includes this specific "call to action":

We are experts; our lived/living experience IS evidence!  We need to make sure that it matters!

With a view to making meaningful and effective contributions to Canada's global commitments/targets (e.g., 90-90-90 treatment target for HIV; "getting to zero by 2030" for HIV, eradication of viral hepatitis/hepatitis C by 2030, etc.), we will focus efforts on this specific "call to action":

Meeting domestic commitments to global targets: we must not leave anybody behind!


(en franç​ais)