Acknowledgements: Population-Specific HIV/AIDS Status Report: Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men


The Public Health Agency of Canada wishes to acknowledge the individuals, population representatives, community representatives, researchers and government officials who contributed their time, expertise and experience to the development of this population-specific HIV/AIDS status report. Special thanks goes to members of the National Expert Working Group for their exceptional commitment over the course of this project, and for ensuring that this report accurately reflects the realities of gay, bisexual, two-spirit and other men who have sex with men in Canada. Thanks also to the staff of PHAC's Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control and to PHAC regional employees for their leadership and insightful contributions at all stages in the development of this report.

Working Group Members and Contributors

  • Suhail Abualsameed, Supporting Our Youth (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Barry Adam, University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario)
  • Stephen Alexander, Canadian AIDS Society (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Robert Allan, AIDS Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • Phillip Banks, HIV Prevention and Awareness (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Chris Buchner, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Paul Harris, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Gens Hellquist, Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
  • Michael Hickey, AIDS Committee of Ottawa/Pink Triangle Services (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • Peter Ho, Asian Community AIDS Services (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Ed Jackson, CATIE (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Richard Jenkins, Two Spirit Circle of Edmonton Society (Edmonton, Alberta)
  • Jay Koornstra, Bruce House (Ottawa, Ontario)
  • René Lavoie, COCQ-sida (Montréal, Quebec)
  • Maria MacIntosh, AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • Duncan MacLachlan, AIDS Committee of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Rick Marchand, Community Based Research Centre (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Frank McGee, Government of Ontario AIDS Bureau (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Leo Mitterni, Hassle Free Clinic (Toronto, Ontario)
  • James Murray, Government of Ontario AIDS Bureau (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Rui Pires, AIDS Committee of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Carlos Rivas, AIDS Committee of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Wayne Robert, Health Initiative for Men (HIM) (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Robert Rousseau, Séro-Zéro (Montréal, Quebec)
  • Bill Ryan, Rézo/McGill University (Montréal, Quebec)
  • Stephen Smith, British Columbia Ministry of Health (Vancouver, British Columbia)
  • Jean Tremblay, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (Montréal, Québec)
  • Haran Vijayanathan, AIDS Committee of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Russell Westhaver, St. Mary's University (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
  • Art Zoccole, 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations (Toronto, Ontario)

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