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Engaging communities on an Exciting and Energizing journey to advance Research on HIV and Immigration: highlights of the CAAT research think tank 2012

Engaging communities on an Exciting and Energizing journey to advance Research on HIV and Immigration: highlights of the CAAT research think tank 2012

  Participants at 2012 CAAT Research Think Tank CAAT started the 2012 summer season by organizing a research think tank on HIV and Immigration that focus on the priority concerns of newcomer and racialized communities in Canada. The full-day session was held on May 29th at the Ramada Hotel in...
CAAT Receives Casey Award 2012

CAAT Receives Casey Award 2012

  CAAT is proud to be one of the recipients of the 2012 Casey Awards, presented at the Casey House Snowball gala event on February 25th, 2012. Created in memory of Casey House founder, renowned social justice activist June Callwood, the Casey Awards annually recognize Canadian individuals or organizations whose...
New group graduated from ETSN Level 2 Training

New group graduated from ETSN Level 2 Training

On October 1-2, 2011, 16 participants and 11 trainers/peer facilitators spent an intensive training weekend at Kempenfelt to complete the first ever ETSN level 2 peer counselor training.  The participants came from graduates from 2 previous level 1 training series that occurred in the last year. Since its inception in...
Exciting News from the CAAT Research Front

Exciting News from the CAAT Research Front

Exciting CAAT news from the research front! This year CAAT has succeeded in getting our first CIHR CBR operational funding for our new research study CHAMP: “Community Champions HIV Advocates Mobilization Project”. The CHAMP study was developed as a strategic community-based action research initiative in response to the key findings...
Legacy Project's participants tell their stories!

Legacy Project’s participants tell their stories!

Members and service providers share their personal stories on mentorship. Legacy Project Newsletter:  Communiqué #1 - June 8 2011  
CAAT Receives CIHR Funding for CHAMP Research

CAAT Receives CIHR Funding for CHAMP Research

The CAAT research team has recently received CIHR funding for their innovative community based research study: CHAMPS: Community Champion HIV/AIDS Advocate Mobilization Study. We have now hired our project coordinator and recruited our team of culturally diverse peer research associates who are undergoing intensive training prior to the launch of...
CAAT Gets Equity Award from City of Toronto

CAAT Gets Equity Award from City of Toronto

In November 2009, CAAT received the Equity and Human Rights Award from the City of Toronto in recognition of our leadership in addressing mental health challenges faced by newcomer PHAs and our contribution in improving service access to services for people living with HIV/AIDS. CAAT Co-chairs, staff and community partners...
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CHAMP Report launch at press conference

L-R: Drs. Kenneth Fung, Josephine Wong, Mrs. Evana Ortigoza, Ms. Ping Paglingayen, Mr. Henry Luyombya and Dr. Alan Li discuss the CHAMP study and its findings in successful HIV stigma-reduction in Greater Toronto Area’s ethno-racial communities,  March 23, 2016 Click here for the full report http://www.hivimmigration.ca/?p=1501

CHAMP Research Report: Reducing HIV stigma and advancing equity through committed action

Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) launched our signature CIHR –funded Community HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project (CHAMP) Report in Toronto. The CHAMP study engaged both people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) and non-PLHIV leaders from different sectors (faith, media, social justice, settlement, health etc.) within 3 communities (Asian, Black and Latino) to pilot and test the...

CAAT showcases report on successful HIV stigma-reduction intervention research

For Immediate Release Wednesday March 23, 2016 Toronto, ON ETHNO-RACIAL COMMUNITY COALITION SHOWCASES REPORT ON SUCCESSFUL HIV STIGMA REDUCTION INTERVENTION RESEARCH Government statistics and research studies have consistently shown that racial minority and newcomer communities bear a disproportionate burden of HIV. Previous research also showed that HIV stigma and discrimination, and the lack of HIV...

15 Years of Collective Empowerment

Supporting the Supporter Research Think Tank

Supporting the supporter research think tank March 2014 Through collaborative partnerships with the CIHR Centre for REACH, Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment and Ontario HIV Treatment Network organized a national research think tank with a goal to share knowledge and regional priorities for addressing the needs of PHA service providers. Held in Toronto on March...

Anti-HIV stigma reduction Night at St.Matthias Church Fri December 6!

To culminate World AIDS Week 2013, come and join us at St. Matthias Anglican Church in Trinity Bellwoods for an open dialogue about HIV Stigma Reduction with leaders from CAAT (Community for Accessible AIDS Treatment), ACAS (Asian Community AIDS Service), Black CAP (Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention) and the Anglican Church. LGBT faith leaders, Father...

CAAT Champion, Henry Luyombya, recognized by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation for his longstanding fearless leadership in HIV stigma reduction

On Saturday, 2nd November 2013, Staying Alive – an international MTV program, celebrated 15 years of fighting against HIV/AIDS. The MTV Staying Alive Foundation organized an extravaganza to showcase its achievements. The event took place in London, England at the St. Pancras Rennaissance Hotel and was attended by hundreds of celebrities. CAAT Champion, Henry Luyombya,...

The Power Of Grassroots Innovations: CAAT’s Pioneering Study In Stigma Reduction Is Setting New Trends In CBR And Mental Health Research

CHAMP: Community Champions HIV/AIDS Advocates Mobilization Project’s innovative design and groundbreaking method of engaging both the affected individuals/communities and community leaders from faith, media, social justice, and arts sectors have contributed to the development of important research addressing stigma of mental illness in Canada. This summer, Josephine Wong and Kenneth Fung of the CHAMP research...

CAAT’s new staff: Capacity Building Coordinator

The CAAT team is pleased to introduce you to our first Capacity building coordinator Raj Jagwani. Raj migrated to Canada 10 years ago , after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Winnipeg, Raj moved to Vancouver where he got involved with the Rainbow Refugee Committee (RRC) providing support to refugees in Canada for...

CAAT 2013 AGM SNAPSHOTS

CAAT held its 5th Annual General Members meeting on Thursday October 17, 2013 at the Ramada Hotel, 300 Jarvis street, downtown Toronto. The well attended event featured among others CAAT program peers as keynote speakers. They spoke about their experiences with Newcomer Sexual Health, ETSN, Legacy and CHAMP. The heart warming and inspiring stories of...

Call for nominations for CAAT Steering committee members

Nomination for CAAT Steering Committee Members CAAT is looking for 2 new Steering Committee members for this Annual General Meeting scheduled for October 17th 2013. If you or your agency is interested in nominating a representative to the CAAT Steering Committee, please fill out the attached form and return it to: Shannon Ryan Co-chair of...

“CAAT CHAMP team at the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion (Aug 25 to 29, 2013) in Pattaya, Thailand: Drs. Alan Li, Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, and Josephine Wong facilitated a 90-minute workshop on CHAMP interventions (SJCB-Social Justice Capacity Building, and ACT-Acceptance Commitment Training); Dr. Maticka-Tyndale also delivered an oral presentation on social and economic factors that contributed to CHAMP participants staying in or dropping out of the study.”