Programming Connection

Program Models 

Each of the programs profiled in the Programming Connection is a model of frontline practice: a program that advances HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, treatment, care or support efforts in Canadian communities. Descriptions of Canadian programs included in the Programming Connection are developed in collaboration with service providers:

  • Case studies are in-depth descriptions of programs
  • Program elements provide a snapshot of one element of a program, or an overview of an adaptation of an existing program
  • Bright Ideas! are brief descriptions of programs

Visit our home page to browse program model categories or see below for our complete list of case studies, program elements and bright ideas.

Bright idea

Connecting at-risk people to the services they need.

Case study

An integrated public health follow-up process where physicians can delegate follow-up services to trained nurses.

Bright idea

A telemedicine program that gives HIV-positive clients living on reserve access to an HIV specialist.

Bright idea

A support centre for sex workers and women in crisis.

Case study

A housing program that provides intensive support to people living with HIV who have complex needs.

Bright idea

A weekly drop-in that provides people who use drugs a place to receive peer support.

Program element

To connect with men often missed by traditional outreach approaches, GAP-VIES is constantly on the lookout for new locations to reach out to straight men of Haitian origin to spread the word about sexual health and HIV prevention.

Bright idea

A discussion group for gay men and other men who have sex with men to ask about their sex lives in a safe space

Case study

A short-term outreach-based case management program for individuals at ongoing high risk for HIV infection.

Bright idea

A simple game that explains hepatitis C