/R E P E A T -- Notice to media - Minister of Health to participate in World AIDS Day activities and the launch of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week/

OTTAWA, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ -

Thursday December 1, 2016

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, along with other officials, will take part in the commemoration of World AIDS Day and the launch of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week.

The itinerary of events includes:

Ottawa, Ontario

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (EST): Minister Philpott will be joined by the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Kamal Khera, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, MP Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, to receive a Rapid HIV Test and a tour of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Note for Media:

  • The Minister will be available to media at 8:45am

Location
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
299 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (EST): Minister Philpott will attend the World AIDS Day Flag Raising Ceremony, hosted by the AIDS Committee of Ottawa.

Location
Parliament Hill
North steps of Parliament Hill central walkway, between the Centennial Flame and Peace Tower
Ottawa, Ontario
*This is an outdoor event

11:10 a.m.11:30 a.m. (EST): Minister Philpott will attend a viewing of the Canadian AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Note to Media:

  • Cameras only; space is limited.

Location
Parliament Hill
Commonwealth Room (Room 238-S)
Ottawa, Ontario

11:30 a.m.12:00 p.m. (EST) : Minister Philpott will be joined by Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, to make an announcement on Canada's progress towards the UNAIDS global targets on HIV (90-90-90), as well as HIV/AIDS research funding.

Note to Media:

  • The Minister and Dr. Montaner will be available to media following the announcement.

Location
House of Commons Foyer
Centre Block, Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. (EST): Minister Philpott will deliver the keynote address at the launch of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week.

Location
Penthouse, Sheraton Hotel
150 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario

 

SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada

For further information: Media Inquiries: Andrew MacKendrick, Office of Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, (613) 957-0200; Media Relations: Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada, (613) 957-2983


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