Mission, Vision and Values
- Our Mission
To provide support, prevention, education and outreach services from an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework that promotes the holistic wellbeing of those living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa.
- Our Vision
A world in which the human rights and dignity of people living with, affected by, impacted by and at risk of HIV/AIDS, are respected and realized; and where societal attitudes, laws and policies facilitate HIV prevention efforts, holistic care, treatment and support.
- Our Values
ACO is a learning organization that operates within an integrated anti-racism anti-oppression social justice framework. We achieve our mission through the following values:
- Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA)
- Health Promotion
- Harm Reduction
- Sex Positivity
- Client-centered holistic approach to health
- Self determination
- Community Engagement
- Collaboration and Partnerships
Policy and Position Statements
- Position Statement
ACO has endorsed the UNAIDS Policy position on criminalization of non-disclosure of HIV status: This statement by the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights is issued to support the recent documents and their recommendations against overly broad criminalization of HIV exposure and/or transmission. These documents recognize that, in the overwhelming majority of cases, applying criminal law to HIV transmission or exposure does more harm than good. Rather than introducing laws criminalizing HIV exposure and transmission, countries need to change laws and policies that stand in the way of effective HIV prevention and treatment.
- Gender Identity Policy
- Harassment and Violence in the Workplace Policy
- Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression Policy
- ACO Bylaws
- GIPA/MIPA (EN)
- GIPA/MIPA (FR)
The GIPA/MIPA Principle, an explanation of the principle of the Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS and the principle of the Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS and why it is important for you and your community.
Please find below a link to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa’s 2010 strategic plan. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and/or print the plan.