Positive Actions:

Positive Actions:

HIV Stigma Has Met Its Match

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Together We Can Break Stigma
HIV stigma is a serious and pervasive problem in canada. We want your help to change this!

The Positive Action initiative is your chance to secure one of ten $20,000 grants to use in the creation and execution of a positive action to help end HIV stigma in your community.

The
Initiative

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Our initiative aims to reduce HIV-related stigma in communities across Canada through the creation of peer-led interventions or positive actions
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Our belief is that one small action has the potential to make significant change. The positive action you create might be the catalyst needed to break HIV stigma in Canada.

How to Submit Your Positive Action

The purpose of the e-module is to provide curated learning and resources essential to developing and implementing positive actions.
It is not mandatory to complete the e-module in order to submit your POSITIVE ACTION letter of intent, however, it will help you formulate your development and implementation plan.

The E-module: Learn to Create and Implement a Positive Action

The purpose of the e-module is to provide curated learning and resources essential to developing and implementing positive actions.
It is not mandatory to complete the e-module in order to submit your POSITIVE ACTION letter of intent, however, it will help you formulate your development and implementation plan.
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The
Letter of
Intent:

This is the POSITIVE ACTION submission form where you put your campaign idea down on paper (electronic paper).
This component is MANDATORY.
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In order to qualify your POSITIVE ACTION campaign for our review, you must submit your letter of intent form NO LATER than November 17, 2023.
This is the POSITIVE ACTION submission form where you put your campaign idea down on paper (electronic paper).
This component is MANDATORY.
In order for us to review your POSITIVE ACTION, you must submit your letter of intent form NO LATER than November 17, 2023. This deadline applies to LOI submissions in English only. The deadline for French language LOI submissions is December 22, 2023. French LOI submissions will be accepted after the French info session on November 22, 2023.

The
Details

What is a POSITIVE ACTION?
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A positive action is an intervention. You can use the terms interchangeably. Both are actions that promote health at a community, regional, or national level by creating change.

After discussions with our community advisory committee, we decided to use the term ‘positive action’ rather than ‘intervention.’ We feel it fits better with our vision and more openly inspires strength-based, inclusive, and equitable approaches.

What are the goals of Positive Actions?
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1. Change attitudes and behaviours to reduce HIV-related stigma where it happens.

2. Change stigmatizing policies or practices in healthcare settings, workplaces, and community organizations.

3. Ensure that people living with HIV can access culturally safe and stigma-free services.

4. Improve the health of people living with HIV.

5. Enhance the capacity and empower people living with HIV (peers) to become stigma reduction champions.

Who can create a POSITIVE ACTION?
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Any team, large or small, existing or just beginning, can apply for a Positive Action grant. However, there are a few administrative requirements needed from teams. For more details, check out our downloadable funding overview document available in the Letter of Intent section above.

Who are peers in POSITIVE ACTION?
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Peers are people living with HIV who are hired into roles where their lived experience is essential to the work.

What is the LIFECYCLE OF THE INITIATIVE?
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We will provide seed funding to a total of 10 positive actions over the next 3 years (2024-2026). Don’t worry if you can’t apply this year, there will be an opportunity to apply in subsequent years.

How does FUNDING work?
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1. Teams will submit their completed LOI document to the Positive Action coordinator.

2. A review panel will evaluate the submissions and notify teams if they have been selected to move forward and submit a full proposal.

3. Teams who are invited to submit a full proposal will be required to attend the full proposal planning workshop.

4. If a team's full proposal is successful, their positive action project will be funded up to $20,000.00. Each team must have an association with an organization or institution willing to hold and administer the grant funds.

For more details, check out our downloadable funding overview document available in the Letter of Intent section above.

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Updates
and
Announcements

Stay up to date with the Positive Actions initiative.
French Info Session

For those who could not attend our French info session, click here to watch the recording.

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English Webinar

If you were not able to make the webinar, don't worry! It has been recorded and is available to view on our YouTube.

The Positive Actions initiative is proudly funded and supported by

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