The Positive Voices Conference is a conference organized by and for people living with HIV across the province of Alberta. The Positive Voices Conference provides an opportunity for people living with HIV to form meaningful connections with their peers while also developing key knowledge and skills that they can apply back in their local context.
The Positive Voices Caucus recognizes that people living with HIV come from a variety of backgrounds, with unique skills and experiences, and varying levels of knowledge. Therefore, the caucus tries to find a range of topics and presenters to ensure there is something interesting, educational, and challenging for all in attendance. Some examples of recent sessions participants have been treated to include:
Biomedical Developments in HIV Prevention
Telling Your Story
How to Create Change in Your Local Context
HIV and Alberta’s African, Caribbean, and Black Communities
HIV and Aging
Mental Health First Aid
The Positive Voices Conference moves around the province, with the last three conferences being held in Nordegg, Morley, and Jasper, Alberta. Transportation, accommodation, and meals are covered for all participants to ensure that the conference is accessible to all people living with HIV.
The last Positive Voices Conference occurred in January 2017. We are currently awaiting additional funding before we are able to schedule the next conference. In order to make sure you hear about the next conference when information is available, follow us on social media here or join our mailing list by sending us an email here!