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Well-being Project Presentation at CAAN’s Wise Practices & Skills Building Conference

During the week of May 16th, members of the Dr. Peter Centre’s Knowledge Translation & Evaluation Department attended CAAN’s Wise Practices & Skills-Building Conference.

Savannah Swann, Cary Welham, Elder Maggie Paul and Sally Woodside (pictured left to right) shared findings from the Well-being Project – a partnership project with Communities, Alliances and Networks (CAAN) exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender-based violence among Indigenous women living with HIV and hepatitis C.

The presentation shared findings from national dialogue sessions in each of the four directions (North, South, East and West), during which Indigenous women living with HIV/hep C shared their perspectives on gender-based violence during COVID-19, as well as recommendations for how service providers and community members can properly respond.

This project is creating safer communities by creating culturally responsive, trauma-aware gender-based violence prevention/intervention resources for Indigenous women living with HIV/ hep C and the health care providers that serve them. These resources will be shared via a national knowledge transfer campaign this year!