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ribbon 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.

Find out more about what we do, here.

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  • Conference Registration

    CANAC is hosting its 24th Annual National Conference from May 19–21, 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  • Membership

    Membership Registration for 2015–2016 is NOW OPEN

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What’s New

2016 Board Nominations!

April, 2016

The call for Board Nominations for the 2016-2018 Board Years is now open!

Click Here for the nomination package Board Nominations 2016 EN

Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended

December, 2015

New deadline for the Call for Abstracts is February 1st, 2016.

Download the forms, here.

Position Statement for the Support of Nurses Living with HIV

November, 2015

Read CANAC’s new Position Statement, here.

LGBTI human rights

October, 2015

CANAC endorses the Dignity Initiative to advance LGBTI human rights globally.

Access to medicines

October, 2015

CANAC joins other organizations to raise questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and its impact on access to medicines.

Support. Don’t Punish

June, 2015

CANAC joins the international campaign Support. Don’t Punish.

HIV core competencies

June, 2015

CANAC publishes the result of a pilot project on HIV core competencies.

Human rights and drug policy

May, 2015

CANAC participates in a joint submission to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding human rights and drug policy.

CNA Now

May, 2015

The work of CANAC is featured in the Canadian Nurse.

CANAC at the Senate

May, 2015

CANAC testifies at the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

Bill C-2 at the Senate

April, 2015

CANAC submits brief on Bill C-2 to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

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Coalition for SIS

March, 2015

The Coalition of Nurses and Nursing Students for Supervised Injections Services

The Coalition of Nurses and Nursing Students for Supervised Injections Services is launched.

www.nursesforsis.com

UNGASS 2016

February, 2015

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

October, 2014

CANAC submits brief on Bill C-2 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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Supporting students

March, 2014

Nursing students develop video against Bill C-2 with the support of CANAC.

Watch here.

Harm Reduction = Nursing Care Facebook campaign

January, 2014

CANAC launches the Harm Reduction = Nursing Care Facebook campaign in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association.

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