Lived Experience Advisory: Communications

Nine Circles is recruiting people living with HIV to advise on our organization’s communications activities. The Lived Experience Advisory will give you an opportunity to share your journey, tell your stories of resilience to challenge stigma and fear, and empower others living with HIV.


Advisory activities could include:

  • learning and practicing different storytelling techniques to share personal stories of resilience, with an opportunity to share those stories more widely through Nine Circles’ existing communications channels (website, social media, e-news)
  • brainstorming ideas and contributing key messages for campaigns and events
  • speaking or taking part in the program at AIDS Walk or World AIDS Day
  • learning how to give a successful media interview and how to deal with reporter’s questions

The Lived Experience Advisory will meet approximately 6 times a year, with casual consultation by electronic communication (email or a private social media group) in between. There are currently spaces for 10 people in the group.

Note: Disclosing your HIV status beyond the group is not required to be a member of the advisory. People can choose to share their story with a wider audience, but opportunities to share stories anonymously, or contribute behind the scenes are options. You only need to share what you are comfortable sharing.

LEA Application/More Information
(You can drop off your application at our front desk, mail it, email it or fax it)

Application forms and questions can be directed to:

Teri Stevens
Community Engagement Coordinator

Nine Circles Community Health Centre
705 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0X2
Phone: 204-940-6000
Fax: 204-940-6003

Deadline: Applications are due by April 27, 2018.
Applications received after the deadline will be put on file for future recruitment.