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ACAP Projects in Nova Scotia

AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton (ACCB)

Organization

AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton

Description

The AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton (ACCB) is a community-based, volunteer-driven organization that offers programs and services throughout Cape Breton Island. The organization aims to reduce the spread of HIV and to create supportive environments for people living with and affected by it. Operational funding from ACAP supports four programs: health promotion, prevention, creating supportive environments and strengthening community-based organizations. The project's success will be demonstrated by improved prevention programming for young people, women and people who inject drugs, increased access of people in rural communities to health and social services for HIV/AIDS, and more widespread availability of HIV/AIDS services provided by physicians and public health nurses.

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS)

Organization

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia

Description

The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia (ACNS) is a community-based, province-wide organization, whose mandate is to support and promote the well-being of people who live with and/or are affected by HIV/AIDS and to reduce the spread of the infection in Nova Scotia. ACNS offers programs and services throughout the province in partnership with the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton and the Northern AIDS Connection Society. Operational funding from ACAP supports three initiatives: prevention/education, creating supportive environments and strengthening community-based organizations. The project's success will be demonstrated through enhanced partnerships with agencies that serve vulnerable populations; improved prevention programs for gay men, women and rural populations; and increased access to health and social services for both people with HIV/AIDS and the gay/lesbian/bisexual community.

Healing Our Nations

Description

Healing Our Nations teaches and supports Aboriginal peoples in the prevention of HIV/AIDS in a manner that is respectful of native ways of life. Specifically, they have worked with members of the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nations (regardless of residency), as a central mobilizing agency in relation to HIV/AIDS throughout traditional territory from 1993. Healing Our Nations provides education and prevention training and representation in each of the four Atlantic provinces, including Newfoundland but not Labrador. Healing Our Nations’ strategy prioritizes primary goals as prevention and empowerment. Education, awareness, support, capacity building and networking activities are driven by the HIV/AIDS related needs of the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nation peoples throughout the Atlantic region.