Dear ACCH Members, Partners, and everyone else we cross paths with:
As we move forward in our new normal, the ACCH is still working hard from our home offices to process Harm Reduction orders, facilitate connections, and share our resources related to working online.
We want to recognize the efforts and dedication of our colleagues working on the frontline of COVID-19. Sending love and safety to the people working at our grocery stores, and food delivery chains, who are making sure we have more toilet paper.
A note about our operations:
- The ACCH team has always worked from their homes, and we will continue to do this.
- We are moving any in-person meetings we may have had to teleconference calls.
- Any members that need access to an online meeting platform, please contact us, we can provide that access to you.
Don’t forget this is a short time, not a long time, so please wash your hands, and know you will hear children screaming in the background of meetings.
The Alberta Community Council on HIV supports community based responses and provides provincial leadership through collective action and a unified voice. The ACCH provides capacity building opportunities, policy research, advocacy and coordination. ACCH takes the lead in the following areas in HIV and related issues
• Undertaking initiatives that are provincial in scope and benefit from the collective voice
• Providing leadership in identifying issues, policy input and research at provincial and federal levels
• Identifying systemic barriers and developing initiatives to address them
• Building relationships with provincial and federal leaders to elevate awareness and influence policy and resource allocation
• Identifying ways at the provincial level in which people at risk and those living with HIV and related issues can achieve greater involvement, or more meaningful involvement, in decisions affecting their lives
• Identifying ways at the provincial and federal level for the expansion of harm reduction services; including education, overdose prevention, reduction of the stigmas, safe consumption sites and access to quality healthcare.
• Providing services that can benefit from provincial economies of scale.
• Provides stewardship of funds for member organizations.
ACCH provides provincial leadership through its collective voice to bring about social change with respect to the human and social impacts of HIV and related issues.
Our collective action will improve systems pertaining to HIV and related issues and enhance the lives of Albertans.