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Have you ever wondered how you can share an outreach manual you’ve developed? How to find an example of a workshop evaluation form? Where to find examples of resources that other organizations have developed?

Sage is an online tool to support people who work in HIV and hepatitis C in Canada to share and find information. Introduced in 2014, it was relaunched in 2021 with a brand-new look.

How can Sage support your work?

Sage is a response to feedback from people who work in HIV and hepatitis C for increased access to digital information resources, improved capacity to share information resources online, and better awareness of resource development activities in the HIV and hepatitis C communities.

Sage can support your work in three ways:

1. Sharing and archiving resources

You can increase the reach and national access of your digital information resources by adding them to the Sage collection. Contributions to Sage can include:

  • pamphlets, posters and other published resources you’ve created to educate others
  • research reports, program evaluations, annual reports and other resources that share the work your organization has done
  • internal policies and procedures you’ve created to document and guide how you work that can be used as models by others

2. Accessing resources

You can search the Sage collection for tools and models to support your program planning and delivery. A fellow service provider may already have added to the collection a resource they’ve created that meets your need, such as information for a client or sample questions for the development of a survey.

3. Connecting with other service providers

Sage is a centralized place for service providers to pool the information resources they’ve created. Using Sage’s list of contributors, you can contact other service providers to learn more about the development process for a particular resource or to seek permission to adapt and use a resource in your own work.

What’s new on the updated Sage website?

In addition to a refreshed design, the relaunched Sage website has these new features:

  • full access to all documents for all users (no membership required)
  • simpler layout that is easy to navigate 
  • improved categorization for quick searches 
  • responsive design for different devices and screens 
  • meets and exceeds web accessibility standards 

Be part of the Sage community

To share your resources in Sage, sign up to become a member!

By becoming a Sage member, you’ll be adding to the collective knowledge of Canadian HIV and hepatitis C service providers and supporting the information needs of your peers. As a Sage member you can decide how to best use Sage to disseminate and archive your resources by picking and choosing what resources you want to share.

For more information on how to join Sage and add your resources to the collection, visit www.sagecollection.ca. Sage is a free tool administered by CATIE. 

About the author(s)

Erica Lee is CATIE’s manager of website content and evaluation. Since earning her master of information studies, Erica has worked in the health library field, supporting the information needs of frontline service providers and service users. Before joining CATIE, Erica worked as the Librarian at the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).