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.

Case study

An outreach initiative that engages African and Caribbean barbers and hair dressers to deliver HIV/AIDS information to their customers.

Case study

A peer-led outreach program for Asian women working as sex workers in massage parlours.

Case study

A program to train people who use injection drugs to recognize signs of drug overdose and administer artificial respiration and naloxone if overdose does occur.

Case study

The overdose prevention site at St. Paul’s Hospital offers a safer place to use drugs in the West End of Vancouver.

Case study

A peer-based program that offered low-barrier HIV testing and connection to care through street fairs and in community organizations

Case study

A clinic and outreach service that trains people living with HIV to help HIV-positive clients develop the ability to better manage their own health and care.

Case study

The Peer to Peer Program trains HIV+ peer mentors to provide tailored support to other people living with HIV.

Case study

An anonymous rapid POC HIV testing pilot in two Ontario correctional facilities.

Case study

A toolkit for organizations that want to develop policies and practices that support their clients to make decisions about HIV disclosure

Case study

An interactive six-week program for people living with HIV where participants learn tools and skills to help them self-manage their health.