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Welcome | Biindigen | Bonjour 

This year Building Connections will be held – October 21st over zoom. Building Connections will invite Service Providers, and People Affected by HIV/AIDS and People at Risk from Northeastern Ontario to attend. This mini-conference is designed to enhance the quality of counseling, education and meet the needs of the community in Northeastern Ontario.

The team organized for there to be a name pulled from particpants during each session for prizes!  

 

 Registration

 

Aanii / Hello / Bonjour,

We are excited by the Building Connections 2020 line up!  Please share with your colleagues, members, and partners.

Please note people living with HIV will receive an honorarium for their time and participation.

Location: https://building-connections2020.eventbrite.ca

Date: October 21st 1pm-4:30pm

Please find the NOBC-2020_flyer  with more details about the event.

ONLINE REGISTRATION click here: https://building-connections2020.eventbrite.ca

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heidi  705-688-0500 x217.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Miigwetch / Thank you / Merci


Speakers

 

Welcome | Biindigen | Bonjour to the 2020 Building Connections HIV Conference!?

This year Building Connections will be held – October 21st over zoom. Building Connections will invite Service Providers, and People Affected by HIV/AIDS and People at Risk from Northeastern Ontario to attend. This mini-conference is designed to enhance the quality of counseling, education and meet the needs of the community in Northeastern Ontario.

Building Connections 2020 Speakers

Brenda Kirkbride

Registered Nurse, HAVEN (HIV AIDS Extended Network)

Presenting: Changes to HIV Treatment

Brenda has been a nurse for 31 years. For the past 19 years, she has worked in the HAVEN Program located at Health Sciences North (Sudbury). The HAVEN Program is the only outpatient HIV clinic in Northeastern Ontario, serving a large geographical area. Brenda is an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN). She is fluently bilingual and has done many presentations in French and English. A strong advocate for her patients, Brenda is committed to dispelling myths surrounding HIV and addressing the stigma and discrimination it brings.

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Abigail Kroch

Director, Applied Epidemiology Unit, Ontario HIV Treatment Network

Presenting: HIV Epidemiology in Northern Ontario

Abigail Kroch is applied epidemiologist with experience in academic, government and non-profit settings. Her work focuses on translating epidemiological data for use in program planning, policy making and to support community engagement. At the OHTN, she uses provincial data sources to describe the HIV epidemic in Ontario, and develops KTE products directed at government, community, and clinical stakeholders. She supports the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and interventions to improve the provincial HIV prevention, engagement and care cascade.

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Ryan Peck

Executive Director/Lawyer, HALCO (HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario)

Presenting: HIV and the Law 2020

Ryan Peck graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2000. Since 2007, he has been Executive Director of the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), where he was previously both an articling student and a staff lawyer. Ryan has worked as a staff lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, and in the Tenant Duty Counsel Program at the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario. He has also served as criminal duty counsel at Toronto’s Old City Hall. Ryan is a member of the Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (which provides advice on HIV-related issues to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care), chair of the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure, and a recipient of the 2016 Legal Aid Ontario Sidney B. Linden Award.

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PHA Roundtable Breakout

Thank you to all the dedicated presenters! 

 

Building Connections 2021 Steering Committee is seeking presenters for October 2021.  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.

Will  PHAs receive an honorarium for attending as in previous years?

Yes, please register or let the organizers know and an honorarium will be sent to you for participation.  

Will there be an Elder Present at the Event

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

Please Note:

  • Every region has organized places for folks to watch the conference. 
    If you or someone you know needs a place to watch the presentation let us know and we will connect you!

 

 

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 Building Connections?

  • 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 Building Connections 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 for 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 conference

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


 

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