Main Sponsors

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is Canada’s federal funding agency for health research. Through the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada, CIHR has funded the CTN, a central feature of the national response to the HIV epidemic, since 2001.

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care
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Providence Health Care is a health care provider that operates seven facilities in British Columbia, including St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. PHC provides patient and family centred care to all British Columbians. Driven by compassion and social justice, PHC is at the forefront of exceptional care, research, and innovation.

The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia
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The University of British Columbia is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia’s oldest university. The university ranks among the top three universities in Canada.

Key Partners

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)

The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
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CAAN provides a National forum for Aboriginal Peoples to holistically address HIV and AIDS, HCV, STBBIs, TB, mental health, aging and related co-morbidity issues; promotes a Social Determinants of Health Framework through advocacy; and provides accurate and up to date resources on these issues in a culturally relevant manner for Aboriginal Peoples wherever they reside.

Canadian Association for HIV Research

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)
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CAHR fosters collaboration and co-operation among Canadian HIV research communities, including basic, clinical and social sciences, epidemiology and public health. CAHR also engages people living with HIV/AIDS and AIDS service organizations in ongoing dialogue and information exchange to ensure that HIV/AIDS research remains responsive to the epidemic and its stakeholders.

CATIE

As Canada’s official knowledge broker for HIV and hepatitis C, CATIE strengthens Canada’s response to HIV and hepatitis C by bridging research and practice. CATIE connects healthcare and community-based service providers with the latest science, and promotes good practices for prevention and treatment programs.

 

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)
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The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) is a group of experienced health outcomes researchers based at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. CHÉOS investigators evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions in populations to understand how to improve health and transform health systems for the future.

Industry Partners

Gilead Sciences Canada

Gilead Sciences Canada
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Gilead Sciences is a research-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines.

Merck Canada

Merck Canada
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With headquarters in Kirkland, Quebec, Merck Canada is a research-intensive biopharmaceutical company that is dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for today and the future.

ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare
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ViiV Healthcare is an independent company combining the HIV expertise of GSK, Pfizer, and Shionogi and is devoted to HIV/AIDS research and treatment and to supporting people affected by HIV/AIDS across Canada.

WelTel

WelTel
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Connecting patients to their providers via any mobile phone, WelTel is the world’s leading, evidence-based digital health solution that increases treatment adherence, and cost-effectively improves outcomes through enhanced clinical management and predictive modelling.

Research Collaborators (Canada)

All Nations Hope Network

All Nations Hope Network
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All Nations Hope Network envisions healthy individuals and communities, where the physical, spiritual and social needs of Indigenous people living with and affected by HIV and Hepatitis C are met, and where they are meaningfully involved in decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE)

Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE)
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The Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE) is a research collaboratory focused on studying HIV persistence during antiretroviral therapy and developing strategies towards a sustainable HIV remission. CanCURE’s innovative scientific program is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC Network)

Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CanHepC Network)
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CanHepC is a national hepatitis C (HCV) research network linking over 100 researchers, health practitioners, community members, trainees, policy and decision makers from across Canada as well as international partners.

Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration (CANOC)

Canadian Observational Cohort Collaboration (CANOC)
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The CANOC Centre brings together a diverse team to capitalize on the unique and robust CANOC database, maximizing the quality and breadth of the health services and policy research generated. The CANOC cohort, which consists of eleven clinical cohorts from British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador, provides researchers with the analytic power to conduct large and detailed analyses of HIV treatment outcomes that would not be possible within individual cohorts.

Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group (CPARG)

Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group (CPARG)
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The Canadian Pediatric & Perinatal HIV/AIDS Research Group brings together healthcare providers and researchers involved in pediatric and perinatal HIV in Canada, with the mandate of optimizing research, surveillance, clinical care, and prevention, of pediatric HIV infection in Canada.

CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH 2.0)

CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH 2.0)
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Reach 2.0 is a nation wide, innovative, virtual laboratory for intervention research, participatory evaluation, and applied program science in HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections.

Driftpile First Nation

Driftpile First Nation
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The Driftpile First Nation is a First Nation with a reserve, Driftpile River 150, located on the southern shore of the Lesser Slave Lake on Alberta Highway 2 in Northern Alberta. The band has approximately 1200 members.

Elevate NWO

Elevate NWO
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Elevate NWO is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides services, opportunities and programs to improve the lives and empower people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis C in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
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The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) aims to provide effective, sustainable, and culturally appropriate health programs and services that contribute to the reduction of gaps in health status between First Nations and Inuit and other Canadians.

Fond de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)

Fond de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)
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The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) is a non-profit agency created under the Act respecting the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche. It is a mandatary of the Québec government and is administered by a board of directors whose members are appointed by the Cabinet.

Ontario Aboriginal HIV and AIDS Strategy

Ontario Aboriginal HIV and AIDS Strategy
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The Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy was created by a steering committee composed of government representatives, researchers, community representatives and people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)
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The Ontario HIV Treatment Network is a non-profit network funded by the AIDS Bureau of the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Providence Health Care Research Institute

Providence Health Care Research Institute
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Providence Health Care Research Institute’s (PHCRI) is the research partner of Providence Health Care (PHC). As a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, PHCRI takes pride in our researchers and programs that actively explore new ways of improving the health of the community.

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Ontario
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Public Health Ontario (PHO) keeps Ontarians safe and healthy. With their partners in government, public health and health care, PHO prevents illness and improves health.

Sucker Creek First Nation

Sucker Creek First Nation
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Sucker Creek First Nation is a Cree First Nations band government whose reserve community is located along the southwestern shore of Lesser Slave Lake near Enilda, Alberta. It is a Treaty 8 First Nation. The band had a registered population of 2,099 and almost 6,000 hectares of reserve land.

The Saskatchewan HIV/AIDS Research Endeavour (SHARE)

The Saskatchewan HIV/AIDS Research Endeavour (SHARE)
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SHARE was founded in 2011 as a research cooperative between research clinicians working at the University of Saskatchewan. Over the last number of years, the people at SHARE worked hard to expand this cooperative into a nonprofit research group that was focused on building research capacity in Saskatchewan and providing evidence-based support and solutions to key issues impacting HIV treatment, care, and preventative programming throughout the province.

St. Paul’s Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic

St. Paul’s Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic
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The Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Paul’s is comprised of a faculty of seven clinicians (including four associate members). The program provides general infectious disease consultation. Areas of particular expertise include: HIV and opportunistic infection management; HIV and hepatitis B or C co-infection; HIV and tuberculosis co-infection; human papilloma virus (HPV) infection; invasive fungal infections; and infection control.

Tallcree First Nation

Tallcree First Nation
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Located in northern Alberta, near Fort Vermillion, is the Anishinabe Tallcree First Nation. There are 7 Reserves which make up this First Nation that covers an area of 9,387 total hectares or 23,195 total acres. Total population is 1,044, with most (547) living away from the Reserves, while 493 live on-reserve, and 4 live on crown land.

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health
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Toronto Public Health (TPH) reports to the Board of Health and is responsible for the health and well-being of all 2.9 million residents. TPH has focused on protecting and promoting the health of Toronto residents since 1883.

Research Collaborators (International)

Agence nationale de recherche sur le sida et les hépatites virales, France (ANRS)

Agence nationale de recherche sur le sida et les hépatites virales, France (ANRS)
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The ANRS consolidates, coordinates, drives, and funds all public research in France on AIDS and viral hepatitis B and C.

AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)

AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)
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The mission of the AIDS clinical trials group (ACTG) network is to cure HIV and reduce the burden of disease due to HIV infection and its complications, including tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. Established in 1987, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) is the world’s largest and longest running HIV clinical trials network.

Clinical Trials Unit at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda (MakCTU)

Clinical Trials Unit at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda (MakCTU)
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MakCTU is dedicated to improving the health of the people of Uganda and beyond and promoting health equity by providing quality education, research, and care.

Corporación de Lucha contra el Sida, Colombia

Corporación de Lucha contra el Sida, Colombia
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En la corporación de lucha contra el sida estamos comprometidos con la satisfacción de las necesidades y expectativas de nuestros clientes y usuarios a través de la prestación de servicios especializados de educación, investigación y salud de manera íntegra.

Fundación Huesped, Argentina

Fundación Huesped, Argentina
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Fundación Huésped es una organización argentina con alcance regional que, desde 1989, trabaja en áreas de salud pública con el objetivo de que el derecho a la salud y el control de enfermedades sean garantizados. Nuestro abordaje integral incluye el desarrollo de investigaciones, soluciones prácticas y comunicación vinculadas a las políticas de salud pública en nuestro país y en la región.

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)
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icddr, b is an international health research organisation located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dedicated to saving lives through research and treatment, icddr, b addresses some of the most critical health concerns facing the world today, ranging from improving neonatal survival to HIV/AIDS.

Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas, Brazil (IPEC/FIOCRUZ)

Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas, Brazil (IPEC/FIOCRUZ)
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O Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas (INI) foi criado em 2010 e está localizado no campus de Manguinhos da Fiocruz, com previsão para ocupar um novo espaço no bairro carioca de São Cristóvão em 2018. Suas origens remontam ao Hospital de Manguinhos, criado em 1912.

Medical Research Council, UK

Medical Research Council, UK
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The Medical Research Council (MRC) improves the health of people in the UK — and around the world — by supporting excellent science, and training the very best scientists. The MRC is part of UK Research and Innovation

National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Botswana (NACA)

National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Botswana (NACA)
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The overall purpose of the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) is to develop and support partnerships, harmonize, coordinate and facilitate implementation of the national response to HIV and AIDS in Botswana. NACA has the responsibility to facilitate planning for HIV and AIDS at all levels.

Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) AIDS Centre for Diagnosis and Treatment, China

Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) AIDS Centre for Diagnosis and Treatment, China
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Founded in 1921 by the Rockefeller Foundation, Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) is a national center guiding the diagnosis and treatment of difficult and serious diseases appointed by the National Health Commission. It is internationally reputed for its comprehensive yet specialized departments and rich clinical experience.

San Raffaele University Hospital, Italy

San Raffaele University Hospital, Italy
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IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele is a university and research hospital established in 1971 to provide specialized care for the most complex and difficult health conditions.

Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, China

Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, China
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Based in Jinshan District of Shanghai and funded by Shanghai Municipality, Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center (SPHCC) is a grade A tertiary hospital serving as a health care provider, an educational institution, a research center, and an organization for handling emergencies in public health.

University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy

University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy
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The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, located in Modena and Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, is one of the oldest universities in Italy, founded in 1175, with a population of 20,000 students.

Non-Governmental Organization Collaborators

Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC

Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC
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The Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC (ACPNet) is a support organization founded by people of African descent living with and affected by HIV in British Columbia.

AIDS Committee of Toronto

AIDS Committee of Toronto
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Founded in 1983 by a group of community volunteers, today ACT is a leader in efforts to end AIDS in Toronto. Through HIV and sexual health education, prevention and outreach, we are working towards a city with zero new HIV infections, zero HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.

AIDS Vancouver

AIDS Vancouver
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AIDS Vancouver opened its doors in 1983 as the first AIDS service organization in Canada and in response to the growing need for community health organizations to support individuals vulnerable to the epidemic. Today, over 7,000 people from all over the world are annually accessing some form of service provided by AIDS Vancouver.

Canadian AIDS Society

Canadian AIDS Society
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Created in 1986, the Canadian AIDS Society (CAS) is a national voice for people living with HIV/AIDS and represents our members at the national level. It is devoted to the idea of people working together with a certain knowledge that the stakes have never been higher and the humble notion that they can work together to dramatically change the outcomes of HIV in Canada.

Canadian Hemophilia Society

Canadian Hemophilia Society
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Founded in 1953, the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) is a national voluntary health charity. Its mission is to improve the health and quality of life of all people in Canada with inherited bleeding disorders and ultimately finding cures. Its vision is a world free from the pain and suffering of inherited bleeding disorders.

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
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In December 1992, a group of activists came together to create the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. They were united in their recognition that any effective response to the pandemic must ensure that the human rights of people living with HIV and communities particularly affected by HIV are respected, protected and fulfilled. Today, it is one of the world’s leading organizations tackling the legal and human rights issues related to HIV, and advocating at both the policy and community levels.

Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)

Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)
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The CPPN is an independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada and exists as a people’s network to represent the needs of all persons and communities affected by HIV and HIV co-infections.

Coalition des organismes communautaires québecois de lutte contre le SIDA (COCQ-SIDA)

Coalition des organismes communautaires québecois de lutte contre le SIDA (COCQ-SIDA)
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Vous retrouverez sur ce site toute l’information concernant l’intervention communautaire québécoise dans le domaine de la lutte contre le VIH/sida.

Health Initiative for Men (HIM)

Health Initiative for Men (HIM)
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After years of discussion among gay men in Vancouver about the need for a gay men’s health organization, Health Initiative for Men opened in the heart of Vancouver’s gay village in 2008. In 2009, HIM entered a formal contract with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority to deliver health promotion services to gay men.

HIV Community Link

HIV Community Link
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HIV Community Link exists to support people living with, or at risk of HIV and hepatitis C. We educate communities, give non-judgmental support, tools and information, and offer harm reduction programs and services to populations in Calgary and Southeastern Alberta.

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
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As the primary Canadian source of information on HIV/AIDS and development, ICAD enables Canada to become one of the most effective and influential nations in contributing to the global response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic.

International AIDS Society (IAS)

International AIDS Society (IAS)
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Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members in more than 170 countries. Working with its members, the IAS advocates and drives urgent action to reduce the impact of HIV.

MAX Ottawa

MAX Ottawa
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MAX offers individual, group, and community support and education services by and for guys into guys in the Ottawa region; and works with the health care providers that serve them.

Realize (formerly CWGHR)

Realize (formerly CWGHR)
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Realize is a national, charitable organization that responds to the rehabilitation needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. It bridges the traditionally separate worlds of HIV, disability and rehabilitation. Through research, education and cross-sector partnerships it is working to improve the lives of people with HIV.

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands
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Women’s Health In Women’s Hands is a Community Health Centre for racialized women living in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.

YouthCO HIV & Hep C Network

YouthCO HIV & Hep C Network
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YouthCO was founded in 1994 by a group of youth. Today, YouthCO continues to be peer-led agency working to reduce the impact of stigma related to HIV and hepatitis C.