CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS National Digital Repository of HIV Resources: HIV Sector Community Consultation

The National Digital Repository of HIV Resources (NDR) Project Team is looking for people to take part in HIV Sector Community Consultation.

The community consultation will seek to gain input from community stakeholders in order to inform the development of the National Digital Repository of HIV Resources (for more information, see the project description below). Specifically, participants will be asked to provide input in areas including NDR collection scope, policies & procedures, technical functionality, design, and interactivity.

We would like to invite all interested HIV/AIDS sector staff and volunteers, as well as People Living with HIV/AIDS throughout Canada to participate. The community consultations will take place via teleconference and will be held in both French and English. We encourage people from all regions across Canada to participate in the language they feel most comfortable with or in both English and French teleconference calls.  

Two dates and times for both French and English have been created to help accommodate people’s schedules.
The English teleconference calls will take place on March 15th and 16th, 2011 from 1 to 2pm EST.  The French teleconference calls will take place on March 22nd and 23rd, 2011 at 1 to 2pm EST.


If you would like to take part in the community consultation, or for more information, please contact:

Brittany Graham
Program Consultant
Canadian AIDS Society
190 O’Connor, Suite 800
Ottawa ON K2P 2R3
Telephone: 613.230.3580 ext. 126 / 1.800.499.1986
Fax: 613.563.4998
Email: [email protected]

Your participation would be very much appreciated! Thank you for your consideration.

With warm regards,
The NDR Project Team

Project Overview:
This project is collaboration between the three partner organizations Canadian AIDS Society, Canadian AIDS treatment information Exchange and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. These three organizations have recognized a gap in resource sharing and information exchange amongst individuals and organizations working within the HIV Sector and are creating a repository of online resources to help fill this gap.

What is the National Digital Repository of HIV Resources?
The repository will be a national, online, centrally housed, community created and community used collection of HIV related resources. Any Canadian organization producing HIV, hepatitis C and co-infection related resources will be able add their resources to the repository. Organizations will be able add their resources themselves following a simple upload process. All resources housed in the repository will be available to any individual or organization. Users can access the resources from anywhere at anytime. They can take any number of resources to create their own collections that meet their specific needs. Also resources can be downloaded and re-purposed in order to fit with an organization’s specific audiences or purposes.  Through contributing their own resources an organization’s collection can grow and be built upon with the other resources found in the repository.

Ultimately the National Digital Repository of HIV Resources will support the information needs of HIV and hepatitis C service providers by providing a centralized, online, community-driven space for the collection and dissemination of Canadian produced HIV and hepatitis C relevant information resources.