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.



Number of people living with HIV who met with the Quebec Stigma Index


Number of peer research associates recruited and trained for Quebec Stigma Index


Types of barriers identified in one study as blocking access to health care for people living with HIV with a precarious immigration status


Men who have sex with men responded to the MOBILISE! survey

REGIONAL LEAD: Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-SIDA)

COCQ-SIDA's mission is to bring together Québec community organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS and to exercise its leadership in order to encourage, support, consolidate and promote autonomous community action in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Québec.


1. To support member organizations in the development, maintenance and recognition of their contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

2. Promote and support consultation mechanisms in order to develop and defend the positions of the various stakeholders on common priority issues.

3. Representing member organizations and advocating for community response in the face of government and para-government organizations and before the general public.

4. Mobilize people living with HIV and the general public to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the social determinants of health that influence it.

COCQ-SIDA is guided in its actions by the following principles:

1. Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV.
A fundamental element of the pandemic response is to ensure People living with HIV are involved at all levels of and in all sectors: community, governmental, para-governmental and private.

2. Solidarity
Accountability and reciprocity expressed through support, collaboration and partnership at all levels of the organization - local, regional, national, pan-Canadian and international.

3. Autonomy
Respect for the right to set directions and make decisions.

4. Opening
Respect for different and diverse realities.


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