Our Vision: Life without HIV/AIDS.
Our Mission: We strive to create an environment in which people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS feel empowered and supported. Our aim is to end stigma and discrimination, and reduce new cases of HIV.
Strategic Directions to 2015
- ACNS secures diversified, sustainable funding.
- Influence public policy towards adequate funding
- Explore capacity for new fundraising events and opportunities for enhancing existing events/sources.
- Gain increased support from the corporate community
- Explore options for more ‘passive funding’ such as planned giving campaigns and foundations, etc.
- ACNS increases capacity, provides opportunities for professional development, and creates a supportive working environment for the board, staff and volunteers.
- ACNS takes an active role in training and educating board, staff and volunteers
- Recruit skilled and committed board members, staff and volunteers.
- Enhance the capacity of the board members, staff and volunteers to fulfill their roles and responsibilities.
- Identify staff, board and volunteer needs for support and mechanisms for addressing those needs.
- ACNS offers relevant and responsive programming.
- ACNS regularly evaluates and responds to emerging trends in the community and identifies program needs
- Provide supportive services to enhance the wellness of people living with and affected by HIV.
- Provide prevention programs and resources that help to change HIV risk behaviors and where appropriate other behaviors related to sexually transmitted/blood borne infections (STBBI).
- ACNS will offer programming that acknowledges the impact of mental health upon individuals, groups and priority populations.
- ACNS addresses HIV/AIDS related Stigma and Discrimination.
- ACNS offers programs and information that addresses misinformation about HIV and where appropriate other sexually transmitted/blood borne infections (STBBI).
- ACNS informs the public, partners and key stakeholders about the impact of HIV stigma and discrimination.
- ACNS offers programs to people living with HIV that assist in providing resources and tools in supporting a response to discrimination.
- Enhanced mechanisms for Persons Living with HIV to be involved provide input and engaged in mentorship in all ACNS activities.
- Enhanced mechanisms for PHA involvement (mentorship/GIPA)
- Enhanced mechanisms for PHAs to inform ACNS activities/priorities (stories)
- ACNS will strive to actively involve community partners and stakeholders in our work.
- ACNS will enhance existing partnership and develop new partnerships in HIV work
- ACNS will develop new partnerships in HIV work.
- By working collaboratively, ACNS will increase and enhance HIV engagement across Nova Scotia.
- ACNS will endeavor to increase and enhance integration and public engagement around the development and implementation of an HIV-STBBI framework.