The Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) is a national professional nursing organization committed to fostering excellence in HIV/AIDS nursing, promoting the health, rights and dignity of persons affected by HIV/AIDS and to preventing the spread of HIV infection.
CANAC’s members hail from all regions of Canada working in clinical practice, education, research and/or administration. We have a proud history of working in collaboration with other nursing organizations and with the international HIV/AIDS community. Volunteerism and solidarity with those affected by HIV/AIDS are the heart and soul of our organization.
Position Statement for the Support of Nurses Living with HIV
Read CANAC’s new Position Statement, here.
LGBTI human rights
CANAC endorses the Dignity Initiative to advance LGBTI human rights globally.
Access to medicines
CANAC joins other organizations to raise questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and its impact on access to medicines.
Support. Don’t Punish
CANAC joins the international campaign Support. Don’t Punish.
HIV core competencies
CANAC publishes the result of a pilot project on HIV core competencies.
Human rights and drug policy
CANAC participates in a joint submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding human rights and drug policy.
The work of CANAC is featured in the Canadian Nurse.
CANAC at the Senate
CANAC testifies at the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Bill C-2 at the Senate
CANAC submits brief on Bill C-2 to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Coalition for SIS
The Coalition of Nurses and Nursing Students for Supervised Injections Services is launched.
CANAC joins the Canadian UNGASS Working Group (UNGASS stands for United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs).
Bill C-2 at the House of Commons
CANAC submits brief on Bill C-2 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
Nursing students develop video against Bill C-2 with the support of CANAC.
Harm Reduction = Nursing Care Facebook campaign
CANAC launches the Harm Reduction = Nursing Care Facebook campaign in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association.