Welcome | Biindigen | Bonjour 

The opening Doors Conference is held annually in Northeastern Ontario is an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – AIDS Bureau initiative for People Living with HIV/AIDS (IPHA/PHA), Service Providers, and People Affected by HIV/AIDS and People at Risk.  Each conference is designed to enhance the quality of counseling and meet the needs of the community in Northeastern Ontario.

This year the steering committee is proud to present  Communities in Action – Practical Tools – a way for us to get a sense of different projects happening around Ontario and how we may incorporate the learning into our Northeastern perspective.

Conference schedule

 

 Registration

 

Aanii / Hello / Bonjour,

We are excited by the Opening Doors 2019 line up!  We are also seeing input and welcome suggestions for speakers we have yet to engage for this year and 2020!  Please share with your colleagues, members and partners.

Please note people living with HIV will receive an honorarium for their time and participation as well as travel/accommodation.

Location: The Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre Sudbury, ON

Dates: October 23rd & 24th

Please find the Opening Doors poster with more details about our event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION click here:  https://tinyurl.com/openingdoors2019

or to register by MAIL, complete the registration form and mail it with your payment to the following address: 

Attention: Lynda
Réseau ACCESS Network
111 Larch St, 4th Floor, Sudbury, ON  P3E 4T5 or FAX it to 705-688-0423

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Lynda Carpentier at 705-688-0500.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Miigwetch / Thank you / Merci


Speakers

 

  1. Opening/Closing – Linda Barkman – Elder
  2. Social Assistance/ODSP Changes & HIV and the Law Workshop – Marie Lalande 
  3. PASAN – Lindsay Jennings
  4. Visioning Health II
  5. Safer Spaces – Dale Boyle
  6. Women and PrEP – Exploring Obstacles to Access – Jelena Vermilion & Stephanie Fournier 
  7. From the Bathroom to the Boardroom – Jack Haight
  8.  Peer Engagements Program – Panel – Community Action Fund Alliance – Craig Boucher, Angie Perras, Cindy Brisebois, Kathlerine Savage and James Gough.

    In the 3rd year of a 5 year Program the CAF Alliance is comprised of 5 organizations. The workshop will look at the Peer Engagement Program at Réseau ACCESS Network and Fife House – sharing successes and challenges.

    Participants will have a chance to hear from and ask questions from a panel of community workers (Peers) who will share their lived expertise, how they connected with the program, and roles within the program.

  9. Naloxone & Harm Reduction Lunch and Learn – Amber Fritz & Keenan BoilyNaloxone information, drug trends in Sudbury, harm reduction and the opioid poisoning crisis
  10. Wellness – Caring for the Healer Within – Donald Turner 
  11.  Communites in Action CAFÉ
    • SWANS / Project ARMHER – Tracey Gregory & Katherine Savage
    • Seeking Safety – A Community Toolkit – Amanda Middaugh
    • Medicine Wheel – Donald Turner
    • Grief in the Workplace – Lisa Toner
    • WHAI/GMSH – A Harm Reduction Perspective – Stephanie Fournier & Chasse Gibeault

Final Schedule – click

DAY 1 – October 23

TIME Conference Room 1
7:0=30-8:30 Breakfast & Registration 
8:30-9:00 Opening – Linda Barkman 
9:00-10:00 From the Bathroom to the Boardroom – Jack Haight / 
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:05 Social Assistance/ODSP Changes & HIV and the law  Workshop 
11:05 – 11:20 The HIV Incarceration Experience  –  Nick Czwalsky
11:15-12:15 PASAN – Lindsay Jennings
12:15-1:15 Lunch- Naloxone -Amber/Keenan
1:05-2:45 Visioning Health II
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:30 Visioning Health II
4:30-4:45 Closing – Linda Barkman 
5:00-6:00 Q & A – Brenda Kirkbright (IPHA/PHA/Affected Closed Discussion)

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DAY 2 – October 24

TIME  Conference  Room 1
8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-8:35 Opening -Linda Barkman 
8:30-9:30 Safer Spaces – Dale Boyle
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45 – 11:15 Peer Engagements Program – Panel – Community Action Fund Alliance
 11:15 -11:35 Women and PrEP
Exploring Obstacles to Access –  Jelena Vermilion
 11:35 -12:15 Accessing Service – SWANS Panel 
12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:05-2:45

Communities in Action Café (see list below)

 

2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:45 Wellness – Caring for the Healer Within – Donald Turner 
4:45-5:00 Closing -Linda Barkman 
5:00-6:00 Head home

 

Communities in Action Café

 Participants will have a chance to attend 2 workshops for 45 minute session.  The facilitators will also share with the whole room a brief description of their workshop.

Affected Discussion – 90 min (private space)
Grief in the Workplace – Lisa Toner
Holding Space Workshop – Laur Kelly
Medicine Wheel – Donald Turner
Seeking Safety – A Community Toolkit –  Amanda Middaugh
SWANS / Project ARMHER – Tracey Gregory & Katherine Savage
WHAI/GMSH – A Harm Reduction Perspective

 

Thank you to all the dedicated presenters! 

 

Opening Doors 2020 Steering Committee is seeking presenters for October 2020.  Please pass along any suggestions!

 

 

FAQs

 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Heidi Eisenhauer at 705-688-0500 ext 217  for more information.

 Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is recommended that you bring your ticket to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Are there travel, childcare, accommodation subsidies available.  

Yes*

  • IPHAs/PHAs traveling from outside of Sudbury are eligible for subsidies for participation.
  • Community workers traveling from outside of Sudbury may also be eligible for support – please indicate your need on registration.

 Will there be an Elder Present at the Event

 Yes, there will be an Elder(s) present throughout the event.

Please Note:

  • A light lunch and beverage breaks are provided to all participants.  Please advise us of any food allergies or restrictions. 
  • If you require special accommodations due to mobility, please advise us at time of booking.
  • The Northbury Hotel is a non-smoking hotel.  Smoking and vaping within the building are strictly prohibited.
  • Réseau ACCESS Network will not be responsible for any damages.

 

 

Media Information

Web Presence

  • www.ReseauACCESSNetwork.com/

HIV & Hepatitis C Facts

  • 7 Canadians are infected with HIV every day
  • 21% of HIV positive Canadians don’t know their status
  • An estimated 1 out of 100 Canadians has been infected with Hepatitis C in their lifetime
  • A person can live 20 to 30 years with Hepatitis C without showing any symptoms

Media Contact

Heidi Eisenhauer, Manager of Programs and Services 

Phone: (705) 688-0500, ext 217

Fax: (705) 688-0423

Email: heidie@reseauaccessnetwork.com

Sponsorship

What is Opening Doors?

  • It is a conference that brings together people living with and affected by HIV/AIDs and service providers. It takes place in  communities across Ontario annually. 
  • All proceeds in Northeastern ON are donated to Réseau ACCESS Network; the funds directed to Opening Doors will directly go back into the conference.

What is Réseau ACCESS Network?

  • A non-profit, community-based charitable organization, providing direct assistance to those in Sudbury/Manitoulin, who are living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C
  • Improves the lives of those in the community through: street outreach and harm reduction initiatives, presenting workshops and education activities, clinical services for “at risk” populations, a client food bank, and social services.

What are the benefits to a Community Sponsor?

  • Your business logo will be present on all print material, and online presence (Facebook & website)
  • Your business will be the exclusive sponsor in your field
  • Your business will have the opportunity to have a staff representative present the confernence 

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor - $2,500

  • Exclusive title sponsor of the event
  • Company logo and recognition as Presenting Sponsor on all promotional material produced for the event (social media, digital and printed)
  • All advertising will state “Company and Réseau ACCESS Network present Opening Doors”
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in all email / online communications
  • Acknowledgement as presenting sponsor 
  • Company logo with a link to Sponsor’s website on website
  • Opportunity for on-site signage*
  • Opportunity to provide promotional materials at the event*
  • Opportunity for corporate staff representation at conference

Community Sponsor- $1,000

  • Company logo on promotional material produced for the event (digital and printed)
  • Company logo and recognition as Community Sponsor on social media
  • Company logo with a link to Sponsor’s website on website
  • Opportunity for two staff representatives from the Community Sponsor to be present at conference
  • Opportunity for on-site signage*

Corporate Donor- $100-500 (Cash Only)

  • Company name recognized on social media and online at ReseauACCESSNetwork.com
  • Full charitable tax receipt for amount donated


 

Participating Organizations

  

 

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