Cultivating innovation,
collaboration and results
from coast to coast

We are a national network of changemakers, including HIV/AIDS researchers, people living with HIV, community-based organizations, clinicians and policymakers. REACH Nexus is structured around seven regional core teams that stretch from coast to coast. Each team has community and academic leads and determines its own regional research priorities. Our national leadership supports these teams, identifies opportunities for cross-regional initiatives and facilitates collaboration across teams on shared goals.

Alberta & Northwest Territories

REGIONAL LEAD: Alberta Community Council on HIV

The Alberta Community Council on HIV (ACCH) is a non-profit, provincial member driven network of regionally based organizations. ACCH and its members have a collective responsibility to STBBI issues and its outcomes at the provincial and local level. Through a social justice lens, ACCH supports community-based responses to HIV, Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections (STBBIs) and sexual health via advocacy, harm reduction, education and health promotion.

Our Leadership Objectives

The Alberta Community Council on HIV supports community-based responses and provides provincial leadership through collective action and a unified voice. The ACCH provides capacity building opportunities, policy research, advocacy and coordination. ACCH takes the lead in the following areas in HIV and related issues:

  • - Undertaking initiatives that are provincial in scope and benefit from the collective voice
  • - Providing leadership in identifying issues, policy input and research at provincial and federal levels
  • - Identifying systemic barriers and developing initiatives to address them
  • - Building relationships with provincial and federal leaders to elevate awareness and influence policy and resource allocation
  • - Identifying ways at the provincial level in which people at risk and those living with HIV and related issues can achieve greater involvement, or more meaningful involvement, in decisions affecting their lives
  • - Identifying ways at the provincial and federal level for the expansion of harm reduction services; including education, overdose prevention, reduction of the stigmas, safe consumption sites and access to quality healthcare
  • - Providing services that can benefit from provincial economies of scale
  • - Providing stewardship of funds for member organizations

Regional Initiatives


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