ARCHIVED - Federal Initiative to Address HIV AIDS in Canada - Health Canada

In January 2005, the Government of Canada launched the  Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada. The announcement that ongoing federal HIV/AIDS funding would increase from $42.2 million to $84.4 million annually by 2008-2009 signalled a renewed and strengthened federal role in the Canadian response to HIV/AIDS. The Federal Initiative - a partnership of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Correctional Service Canada- will contribute to a comprehensive and integrated Government of Canada response which acknowledges that addressing the epidemic and its root causes is the only way to bring it to an end.

Partners of the Federal Initiative will collaborate with other federal government departments, provincial and territorial governments, non-governmental organizations, researchers, health care professionals and people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS in five areas of federal action:

  • Program and policy interventions;
  • Knowledge development;
  • Communications and social marketing;
  • Coordination, planning, evaluation and reporting; and

Global Engagement Component

Canadians are actively engaged in the international response to the HIV epidemic. They are involved in a truly diverse array of projects and activities. Voluntary sector organizations, universities and research institutes are at the forefront of Canada's international response and form important partnerships with the Government of Canada.

The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada includes a Global Engagement component. Health Canada's International Affairs Directorate, in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, is responsible for coordinating the global engagement activities. These focus on increasing Canada's contribution of:

  • policy guidance and technical support;
  • sharing health sector experience and knowledge;
  • promoting learning between domestic and international responses; and
  • ensuring policy coherence of Canada's international HIV/AIDS activities.

Opportunities will be developed to encourage Canadian researchers to collaborate in international initiatives.

As part of the Global Engagement component of the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada, funding is available for activities that will increase Canada's contribution of programmatic and policy expertise to the global response to HIV/AIDS and promote learning between the domestic and global responses to HIV/AIDS.

For more information on grant program guidelines and how to apply, please visit the HIV/AIDS Global Engagement Grants.

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