About HIV north Society

Our mission is addressing the Social Determinants of Health through innovation, collaboration, education, support and harm reduction.

Our vision is a safe and inclusive world, free of discrimination.

Our idea is to provide wraparound supports addressing risks related to sexually transmitted and blood borne infections, and to respond to identified community needs. We aim to build a respectful, comprehensive and dignified network of support for all populations

Download our HIV North Brochure for a detailed look within our agency.

 

Board

We greatly appreciate our community members who serve on our Board. Their dedication and expertise allows us to continue the work that we do.

President: Tina Nelson
Vice President: Cheryl Hardy
Past President: Gordon Pellerin
Secretary: Erin Gallup
Treasurer: Robert Thomlinson
Director: Brianne Hudson
Director: Amanda Ferguson
Director: Cheryl Hardy
Director: Jacquline Jonasson
Director: Janet Tink
Director: Dwayne Quilty
Director: Jeremy Warner
Director: Kristy Jackson
Director: Bonnie Schaefer

If you are interested in being a Board member with us, please visit our Volunteer page for more information.

 

 

Programs – Grande Prairie  Description
Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Housing First program part of the City of Grande Prairie’s Homeless Initiative.
  • Supports individuals living in market housing maintain housing stability;
  • Housing Support Workers assist in setting up wraparound supports to address the Social Determinants of Health;
  • Provides longer term services for individuals and families needing more permanent housing supports.
Street Outreach
  • Provides support to people experiencing homelessness;
  • Connects individuals experiencing homelessness with Housing First agencies and Centralized Assessment;
  • Completes evening and weakened housing checks for Housing First agencies;
  • Harm reduction supply distribution;
  • Connects people experiencing homelessness to income supports and other community supports.
Take Home Naloxone
  • Overdose prevention and education;
  • Naloxone kit distribution.
Healthcare Navigator
  • Healthcare advocacy and navigation for individuals needing support;
  • HIV and HCV related care and support.
Youth Mentor
  • Gender and sexual diversity education and support
  • Youth drop-in;
  • NEW * Comprehensive Drug Education and support.
Education
  • Sexual health and drug use education;
  • Harm reduction education.
Harm reduction supplies
  • Safer injection supplies and disposal;
  • Safer sex supplies.
Women’s Drop-in
  • Drop-in program for women involved in; or at-risk of entering the sex trade.
Programs – Fort McMurray Description
Take Home Naloxone
  • Overdose prevention and education;
  • Naloxone kit distribution.
Education
  • Sexual health and drug use education;
  • Harm reduction education.
Harm reduction supplies
  • Safer injection supplies and disposal;
  • Safer sex supplies.
Outreach
  • Outreach support at community agencies;
  • Harm reduction supply distribution;
  • Naloxone distribution;
  • Referral services;
  • Supports people living with HIV and HCV;
  • Advocacy.
Community Engagement
  • Supports community connections;
  • Informs community about services available;
  • Engages the Indigenous community in HIV North supports;
  • Engages African. Caribbean and Black communities in HIV North supports.