Programming Connection

Operation Hairspray 

Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa, Ontario
2010

Challenges

  • HIV/AIDS phobia, stigma and discrimination can make business owners and employees, as well as their customers, reluctant to participate.
  • To serve both the English- and French-speaking African and Caribbean communities, it may be necessary to have a dedicated Prevention Worker for each population if a bilingual candidate is not available.
  • Employees of service-oriented businesses may be difficult to train when interrupted by customers or job-related responsibilities.