News from the MB HIV Collective Impact Network

Innoweave Collective Impact Coaching Award ($5000)

On behalf of the MB HIV Collective Impact Research-Evaluation-Action Network, Nine Circles received the Innoweave Collective Impact Coaching Award ($5000) from the McConnell Foundation. We are receiving the support of Sally Fazal, Innoweave Consultant, who came to Winnipeg for an all-day meeting with our Network Champions on Monday Oct 18, 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to pressure test our theory of change and also help the group prepare for our November 24th meeting. Present at that meeting were Albert Mcleod (Two Spirted People of Manitoba), Paula Migliardi (SERC), Linda Larcombe (University of Manitoba), Laverne Gervais (Ka Ni Kanichihk), Genevieve Boily-Larouche (National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases), Shohan Isley (The 595), Mike Payne (Nine Circles CHC & MB HIV Program), and Tina Sorensen (Nine Circles CHC).


Building Capacity in Collective Impact workshops: presented by Liz Weaver of the Tamarack Institute Training

The United Way Winnipeg hosted this training in September with Nine Circles contributing funding support. A group of reps from various Winnipeg collective impact initiatives were provided with train-the-trainer training for 3 days and Laurie Ringaert, our Coordinator, attended. On September 15, an open Collective Impact 101 workshop was held called Accelerating Community Change through Collective Impact and five of our Network Champions attended: Albert Mcleod, Tina Sorensen, Linda Larcombe, Paula Migliardi, Carla Cochrane (AMC) along with Laurie Ringaert. The intent of having our Champions attend was to build capacity on collective impact in our Network.


Research Proposals

We are proud of our Research Teams! Two research proposals to request funding have been submitted by our Network members. These proposals will contribute to two of the key activities of the collective impact network: Community Readiness & Stigma.

1) Community Readiness: HIV Risk Reduction in Northern Manitoba: A Pilot Study to Assess Community Readiness in a First Nation Community. Submitted to REACH 2.0 August 2016. Team: Dr. Linda Larcombe (PI), Chief J. Antsanen (Northlands Denesuline First Nation), A. Mcleod, M.Payne, T. Reimer, L. Ringaert, M. Becker, C. Cochrane, C. Anderson, Dr. A. Meyers, Dr K. Kinew, Renee Mashing, Dr. Orr, Dr. Keynan.

2) Stigma: HIV Stigma and Discrimination in Manitoba. Submitted for a CIHR Catalyst Grant June 2016. Team: Dr. Gayle Restall (PI), Mike Payne (Principal Knowledge User), P. Migliardi (Co-investigator) P. Roddy (Knowledge User), R.Lees (Co-applicant); P. Bilsborough (Knowledge User), J. Price (Knowledge User) J. Wylie (Co-investigator); M. Becker (Co-investigator) Collaborators: S. Rourke (REACH 2.0), C. Worthington (University of Victoria) S. Illsley (595 Prevention Team).


Upcoming Event – Think Tank : Closing the Gap on HIV Testing in Manitoba.

Our Next HIV Collective Impact Research-Evaluation-Action Network Event will be held November 24, 2016 from 9:30-2:30: Think Tank : Closing the Gap on HIV Testing in Manitoba. The event will be held at the Qualico Family Centre in Assiniboine Park. The purpose of the Think Tank will be to move our Network forward with its goals and activities specifically around HIV Testing in Manitoba and include deliberation on current gaps, strategies to move forward and action steps. Register here.