Minister of Health and Minister of Indigenous Services Added as Keynotes
OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ -
- Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health – Nov 30 only
- Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services – Nov 30 only
- Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director – Nov 30 & Dec 1
Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (Dec 1-6) launches Nov 30 in Ottawa with a Parliamentary Breakfast, followed by World AIDS Day events on Dec 1st in Ottawa, Iqaluit, Regina and Saskatoon; and Dec 2-6 in Vancouver, Edmonton, Prince Albert, Winnipeg, Eskasoni Reserve, Toronto, and Montreal.
This year's World AIDS Day theme: "My Health, My Right" focuses on the right to health and explores challenges faced around the world in exercising rights. Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) will host the series of events to explore Indigenous right to health challenges - including HIV rates 2.7x higher than other Canadians.
PARLIAMENTARY BREAKFAST | THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:30 – 9:30 AM
Where: Room 7-52, 131 Queen Street, Ottawa ON, K1P 0A1
Limited Space, RSVP: http://bit.ly/rsvpaaaw2017
- Community leaders bringing together Indigenous voices to discuss the World AIDS Day campaign theme on the Right to Health within the context of Canada's HIV response at home and abroad. Includes Keynotes and Nunavut Sivuniksavut student performers.
Co-hosts: Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Results Canada, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and the All-Parliamentary Global Health Caucus on HIV, TB and Malaria
WORLD AIDS DAY | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
When: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Where: 161 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2
- Keynote address by Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS - Executive Director
- Premiere Documentary Screening – "Promising Practices in Eskasoni First Nation– Utilizing Harm Reduction"
- Debut Global Report – Documenting Lessons and Measuring Progress towards Global HIV/TB/hepatitis C Targets in Indigenous Communities
- Also to be shared at the United Nations Indigenous Issues spring 2018.
Indigenous Right to Equitable Health without Discrimination or Stigma. An event with Indigenous leadership, government, sharing from those with lived experience, and cultural sharing.
Co-hosts: Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, Native Women's Association of Canada, UNAIDS, CAAN
SOURCE Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN)
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