Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)
Réseau canadien des personnes séropositives (RCPS)

An independent network for and by people living with HIV and HIV co-infections in Canada
Un réseau indépendant pour et par les personnes séropositives et avec des co-infections au Canada

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

The CPPN is committed to making equity, diversity, and inclusion a priority by proactively engaging communities that are most impacted by HIV and HIV co-infections.

The CPPN is committed to representing the needs of diverse communities of Canadians living with HIV and HIV co-infections. CPPN membership is especially encouraged for people from key "priority populations", including (but not necessarily limited to):

» People who use or used drugs

» People with different abilities and people with disabilities

» Indigenous Peoples

» Ethnocultural communities, including immigrants, migrants and refugees, and foreign-born, non-status persons who reside in Canada

» Gay men and other men who have sex with men

» People engaged in the sale, trade or purchase of sex

» People living in or recently released from correctional facilities

» Transgender people

» Youth

» "Consumer-survivors" of mental health and wellness issues

» People who identify as women and/or girls

The CPPN recognizes that other people and/or groups and other emerging "priority populations" may be unrepresented and/or under-served (e.g., people who live in rural areas, people who live in remote northern communities, long-term survivors and people who are aging). CPPN membership is also encouraged for people from these "priority populations."