Réseau ACCESS Network is a non-profit, community-based charitable organization, committed to promoting wellness, harm and risk reduction and education. Réseau ACCESS Network supports individuals – and serves the whole community – in a comprehensive / holistic approach to HIV/AIDS, Hep C and related health issues.
“ACCEPTANCE, AFFIRMATION, ASSISTANCE, ADVOCACY AND ACCOUNTABILITY”
As a team working collaboratively and with passion, dedication and creativity:
We ACCEPT every individual regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, ethnic origin, gender, language, physical or mental status, sexual orientation, drug and/or alcohol use, age, gender identity, sexual risk behaviour or level of education.
We do all within our power to AFFIRM in each individual’s unique self-worth.
We provide ASSISTANCE to individuals in an atmosphere of confidentiality.
We ADVOCATE for continuous improvement in support services, education, harm reduction, public awareness, and ongoing public financial support.
We are ACCOUNTABLE to the public, individuals we serve, and our funders and supporters for our programs and services and stewardship of funds.
Thu23Feb20178:30 amClairion Hotel - Sudbury Ontario
CLASSROOM CLOSET 2017 Le Placard de la class
Réseau Access Network and RBC are proud to host the 9th Annual Classroom Closet Conference. It is designed for all members of the educational system as well as other community members who would like to make their workplace or educational environment safe and inclusive. This workshop was inspired by the Safe Schools Act.
According to Egale’s 2011 Final Report on Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia in Canadian Schools, in schools that have made efforts to introduce LGBTQ-inclusive policies, GSAs, and even some LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, the climate is significantly more positive for sexual and gender minority students.
Our hope is that The Classroom Closet Conference will provide conference participants with the knowledge, attitude and skills required to support and advocate for LGBTQ students, friends, family members and co-workers. Your attendance is one of that ways we can continue to make Northern Ontario a safe environment for everyone. Today is about coming together, learning, making new friends and meeting new allies
We tried to design the conference to have something for everyone — whether you are just starting to explore these issues, or are already a seasoned expert. So have fun in your workshops, listen, ask questions, and share your experiences.
to register click here: Classroom Registration
Le Réseau Access Network et RBC sont fiers d’organiser la 5e conférence annuelle Placard de la classe. Elle est organisée pour tous les membres du système de l’éducation et les autres membres de la communauté qui souhaitent rendre leur milieu de travail ou de formation sécuritaire et inclusif. Cet atelier a été inspiré par la Loi sur la sécurité dans les écoles.
Selon le rapport final Égale de 2011 sur l’homophobie, la biphobie et la transphobie dans les écoles canadiennes, où ont été déployés des efforts pour mettre en œuvre des politiques incluant les LGBTQ, les AGH, et même un programme qui inclut les LGBTQ, le climat est considérablement plus positif pour les élèves en minorité sexuelle et en variance de genre.
Nous espérons que la conférence Placard de la classe permettra aux participants et participantes d’acquérir les connaissances, l’attitude et les compétences requises pour appuyer et défendre les droits des amis, membres de la famille, collègues de travail et élèves LGBTQ. Votre présence nous appuie à continuer de rendre le Nord de l’Ontario un environnement sécuritaire pour tous. Aujourd’hui, nous nous unissons, nous apprenons, lions de nouvelles amitiés et rencontrons de nouveaux alliés.
Nous avons essayé de créer une conférence qui offre un petit quelque chose à tous les participants et participantes : que vous soyez au stade d’exploration ou un expert chevronné. Donc, amusez-vous dans vos ateliers, écoutez, posez des questions et partagez vos expériences.
Inscrivez-vous ici : Le Placard de la classe
LIENS – HIV | HEP C – LINKS
Drug & Alcohol 1.800.565.8603
Mental Health 1.866.531.2600
Direct Client and Clinical Services
For some considering hepatitis treatment, mental health issues can be a major barrier if the proper supports are not available. Timely access to mental health supports can be crucial in addressing some of the side effects that can arise from treatment. Réseau ACCESS Network offers a regular psychiatric clinic as part of its HCV Treatment Program. The clinic is open to those living with Hepatitis C. Access to psychiatric services is facilitated through the HCV Treatment Nurse.
HIV | HEP C | STI Testing
Testing for HIV, Hepatitis A, B, C, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis as well as a confirmatory Hepatitis C testing is available. We provide a safe confidential space with services that are sex work informed; drug use friendly and free from stigma and discrimination. Access to testing services is facilitated through one of the nurses.
HEP C Treatment and Clinical Services
Gay | MSM (men who have sex with men) Supportive & Clinical Services
Stigma and prejudice around issues of sexual orientation still exists within the community and often prevents individuals from disclosing their sexual orientation. The Gay Men’s Sexual Health program seeks to improve the overall health and well-being of those living with HIV or those at risk of HIV. Supportive counselling, peer group support, referrals and access to primary care, HIV/HCV/STI testing and other health care services is facilitated. Access to the Gay/MSM services and health Clinic is facilitated through the Gay/MSM Education and Sexual Health Coordinator.
Services for People Who Use Injection Drugs
Outreach services are provided based on needs of targeted populations. Individuals struggling with addiction and/or mental health can often be found on the streets. Trained community partners, community workers, peers, volunteers and students, perform street outreach and provide education on reducing potential harm during drug use, overdose prevention through Naloxone training and distribution; along with distributing harm reduction kits/materials. The Sexual Health Coordinator provides outreach to the known gay bar, education and Pride events.
Supportive Practical Assistance
Education and Prevention Services
Women & HIV | HEP C
GAY | MSM (MEN who have SEX with MEN) Educational Services
Stigma and prejudice around issues of sexual orientation still exists within the community and often prevents individuals from disclosing their sexual orientation. The Gay Men’s Sexual Health program seeks to improve the overall health and well-being of those living with HIV or those at risk of HIV. Educational services is offered to gay/msm men through bar and mobile outreach and in-office outreach. Educational information includes safer sex, poz prevention, testing and treatment.