Indigenous Communities

Overview

Imprisonment. Lack of culturally appropriate access to health services and resulting poor health. Poverty.

Each of these factors increases a person’s risk of contracting HIV — and in Canada, Indigenous people suffer disproportionately from all of them

We’ve collaborated with Indigenous organizations across the country since 2001 to respond to HIV on two fronts:

  • in marginalized populations in which Indigenous people are overrepresented, such as prisoners and drug users, and
  • in Indigenous communities, where discrimination, inadequate funding and inconsistent quality of HIV programs and services all remain problematic.

Learn more:

PublicationsNews

A gender-centred dialogue on Alternative Justice Responses to HIV non-disclosure criminalization

On June 20th, 2022, the HIV Legal Network, in collaboration with Communities, Alliances & Networks and the Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative, hosted a roundtable about alternative justice responses to the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure in Canada.

Rights Within Reach: Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The HIV Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV and criminalization, in Canada and internationally. In 2021, we undertook a planning process that would shape the strategic goals and priorities for the organization’s next five years (2022-2027). To do this, we sought … Read more

Rights Within Reach: Strategic Plan 2022-2027, Executive Summary

In 2021, the HIV Legal Network undertook a planning process that would shape the strategic goals and priorities for the organization’s next five years (2022-2027). To do this, we sought the input of a broad range of stakeholders, from partner organizations to people living with and affected by HIV and criminalization, to staff. All identified … Read more

Respect, Protect, Fulfill: Supporting the HIV Legal Network

Respect. Protect. Fulfill. You can help challenge wrongs, advance rights, and transform lives. Denied basic healthcare. Criminalized and vilified for love. Unfairly targeted by police. These abuses, and more, are too often the experience of people living with HIV and of communities affected by HIV. At the HIV Legal Network, our mission has always been … Read more

A Moment of Breakthrough - Annual Report 2020-2021

A Moment of Breakthrough: Annual Report 2020-2021

Seizing the moment to push for concrete and lasting change.

Search all publications

HIV, Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in Canada: Top Election 2021 Issues

Joint press release: HIV, Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections in Canada: Top Election 2021 Issues Health and human rights groups identify priorities for federal policymakers as people in Canada head to the polls Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – More than 60,000 people are currently living with HIV in Canada, approximately 13% of … Read more

No “End to AIDS” Without Human Rights: Canada’s Top 5 Issues for World Aids Day 2014

Lawsuit Filed Against Government of Canada for Failing to Protect the Health of Federal Prisoners

HIV and Human Rights in Canada: Top 5 Key Issues for World AIDS Day 2011

Developing World Conditions in Canada Impede Access to HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment and Support

Search all news articles