The Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) is a national professional nursing organization committed to fostering excellence in HIV/AIDS nursing, promoting the health, rights and dignity of persons affected by HIV/AIDS and to preventing the spread of HIV infection.
CANAC's members hail from all regions of Canada working in clinical practice, education, research and/or administration. We have a proud history of working in collaboration with other nursing organizations and with the international HIV/AIDS community. Volunteerism and solidarity with those affected by HIV/AIDS are the heart and soul of our organization.
Over the past few months, the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) has been mobilizing against Bill C-2. CANAC considers that Bill C-2 is a further set back to responsive, socially just health care approach that is evidence-based and focused on harm reduction. Learn more about Bill C-2: cnc-aiic.ca
This video was created with the support of the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care. Bill C-2 sets out 26 additional requirements that must be met before the Federal Minister of Health will consider a decision on supervised injection site. Learn more about Bill C-2 here (pdf).
Media Release - Nov 13, 2013
CANAC is announcing its support and alliance with Providence Health Care, Vancouver, who along with five patients and PIVOT legal society, today launched a constitutional challenge to overturn recent amendments to federal regulations that prevent the delivery of life-saving treatment to vulnerable addictions patients.
The legal action comes in the wake of Federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose’s October 3, 2013 changes to federal regulations making diacetylmorphine a restricted substance under the Food and Drug Act, preventing it from being available through Health Canada’s Special Access Programme (SAP).Read More (pdf) >>