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Presentations

Presentations

HIV is preventable and individuals can take simple steps to drastically reduce their risk. By knowing the risks and sharing prevention information with service users, service providers like you can help prevent the spread of HIV infection. All of our education services are free of charge and aim to increase your capacity to address HIV/AIDS in our local community.

All presentations are customizable to meet the needs of your organization or group. Scheduling of education and outreach services is flexible; we are able to accommodate evening and weekend bookings if necessary. Some presentations can be delivered as a lunch and learn, where a complimentary meal is provided.

Please do not hesitate to request more information on issues specific to your organization, a series or combination of presentations or workshops. Some presentations allow you to choose areas of focus or perspectives to inform the presentation delivery, which are indicated below:

HIV/AIDS Basics

This presentation builds a baseline understanding and shared working knowledge of HIV/AIDS and HIV transmission risk. It covers ACW programs and services, HIV/AIDS key definitions, transmission, prevention and risk, current statistics, and HIV-related stigmas.

Hepatitis C Basics

This presentation builds a baseline understanding of Hepatitis C and Hepatitis C transmission risk. It also covers ACW programs & services, principles of harm reduction, current Canadian statistics, prevention, testing, and treatment.

Demographic Profile of African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities in Canada and Ontario

To be prepared for the future, you must know and understand the past. This presentation will provide the history of the ACB population in Ontario, examining policies and practices in Canada which continue to contribute to the ACB community’s vulnerability
to HIV/AIDS.

Skill Building: Effective Partnerships

This presentation will increase the capacity of participants to effectively collaborate and create partnerships to better meet the HIV-related needs of ACB communities.

Women & HIV for Health Care Professionals or Students

This presentation provides an overview of HIV with an emphasis on women-specific risk factors and pregnancy. It also covers stigma & discrimination in health care settings, occupational exposure, and recommendations on how to work with women at risk of, affected by, or living with HIV.

Conversation Starters: A Parents’ Guide to Talking to Children about Sexual Health

This workshop series will provide participants with basic HIV/AIDS information pertinent to ACB community members, STIs and contraceptives, sexual orientation, in addition to providing practical strategies for parents on how to discuss sexual health topics with their children. It offers participants strategies and techniques on how to engage in a dialogue surrounding sexual health related topics with their children, while also providing strategies and techniques for building healthy parent-child relationships.

Our Agenda: Supporting a Strong Mind, Body and Community

This workshop is designed to increase your awareness of the issues relevant to gay and bisexual men. It will provide you with some key skills and strategies for working with this population, discuss referrals, and show you how to engage with the Our Agenda website. The workshop consists of 3 parts:
• The Fundamentals
• Our Minds, Our Sex
• Skills and Strategies

AIDS Committee of Windsor: Programs & Services

This presentation describes the programs and services offered by ACW within the following departments: People Living withHIV/AIDS (PHA) Client Support Services, Harm Reduction, the Volunteer Leadership Program, and Education & Outreach.

Living with HIV: A Shared Personal Story

A representative from our Speakers’ Bureau with lived experience will provide a firsthand account of what it means to live with HIV. The presenter will describe
their experiences and answer audience questions.

Status of the Epidemic among ACB Communities in Canada and Ontario

This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of the current HIV epidemic among ACB communities in Canada and Ontario.

Skill Building: Working within an Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression (ARAO) Framework

This presentation will enhance the capacity of service providers to better understand the importance of working from an ARAO Framework when serving ACB communities, as well as the importance of integrating culturally competent practices into their organizations.

HIV Testing: Assessing Your Risk

This presentation provides a general understanding of HIV transmission, risk factors, and prevention. It provides information on types of HIV tests, when to test, and where you can get tested in your community. The presentation encourages participants to be proactive in taking charge of their sexual health and incorporates activities to help them assess their risk of contracting HIV.

Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

A training module for service providers that offers support in creating and aintaining a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ people, addressing homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and how to be an ally.

Facts Every Newcomer Should Know

This presentation provides an overview of HIV trends in Ontario among newcomer communities, barriers to HIV prevention, harm reduction strategies, and how participants can help lower their risk of transmission.

Building Capacity around Women & HIV

This presentation provides an overview of HIV basics with particular emphasis on women-specific risk factors including biological risk, risk-taking behaviours, and the social determinants of health. It will also discuss recommendations on how to build organizational capacity when working with women at risk of, affected by, or living with HIV.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Basics

This training module offers a general overview of the LGBTQ community, and a basic understanding of different sexual orientations and gender identities. It also discusses appropriate language and terminology, and ways your agency can implement LGBTQ inclusive policies.

HIV Related Stigma & Discrimination

Participants will gain a basic understanding of HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and its effects. As well, this presentation offers strategies for participants to reduce the impact of HIV-related stigma and discrimination within the community.

Response to HIV/AIDS in ACB Communities in Canada

This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of the current response to HIV/AIDS in ACB communities in Canada and Ontario. Participants will engage in critical thinking exercises regarding gaps in the response including the various ways in which service providers can play a more active role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Women & Harm Reduction

This presentation discusses
basic harm reduction principles and how women, in particular women who use drugs, are positively affected by programs that adopt a harm reduction approach. It will explore areas of stigma and discrimination and offers practical tips to implementing a harm reduction approach at your organization.

HIV/AIDS Basics & Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

This presentation informs and educates the public on the basics of HIV and STIs, transmission, prevention, treatment and related stigmas. Participants will gain a better understanding of transmission risk, as well as prevention methods. STIs covered include: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes, HPV, and Hep B & C. The
presentation also covers a brief overview of ACW programs and services.

Keeping ACB Communities Healthy: Practical Tools for HIV Prevention

This presentation will strengthen the capacity of service providers to
assist in the prevention of HIV transmission, as well as assist in keeping ACB persons living with HIV healthy. Topics will include HIV prevention work with ACB communities, health equity and intersectionality, and stigma and discrimination.

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