Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


AIDS Community Development Worker

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Crossroads International / Carrefour Canadien International
Acronyme : CCI
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Canadian Crossroads International is an international volunteer cooperation agency that brings together citizens and organizations in Canada and developing countries in order to reduce poverty, combat HIV/AIDS and promote women's rights. With almost 50 years of experience, CCI works to create a more equitable and sustainable world by engaging and strengthening individuals, organizations and communities through mutual learning, solidarity and collective action. The foundation of our work is the development of long- term partnerships between like-minded organizations in Canada and in the South. Within the framework of these three-way partnerships (CCI, Southern organization and Canadian organization), we carry out activities to build partnership, develop organizational capacity and engage the public - with volunteer exchange (North-South, South-North and South-South) being the primary means to achieve our goals. We believe the engagement of the Canadian public is an essential element of this approach and work in this respect with organizations and individuals throughout Canada.
Adresse : 317 Adelaide St. W, Suite 500
M5V 1P9
FAX: (416) 967-9078
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : AndréAnne Cloutier
Courriel : info@cciorg.ca
Pays : Ghana
Ville : Accra
Secteur : Politique en matière de population/santé et fertilité
Description du stage : Building on its strengths and current programming, Pro-Link is working towards providing integrated services to PHAs (persons living with HIV or AIDS) and the general public through the establishment of a centre. The services they would be providing include voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), country kitchen (PHAs cooking their own food and having a meal a day), a resource centre, recreational facilities, a referral service that would include referral for ARV and legal services.

In Canada
Pre-departure, the intern will spend time with the Canadian partner, learning about their work and gaining skills and materials relevant to the placement mandate to share with Pro Link. The intern will learn valuable intercultural skills in pre-departure training offered by CIL and CCI.

Upon return from the placement, the intern will share knowledge gained in the placement with the Canadian partner, CCI and others through public engagement. Re-entry training will assist the intern in ways to apply the learning gained through the placement and discuss opportunities to remain involved in international development.

The intern will assist Pro Link in creating an integrated psycho-social services support program that meets the needs of female PHAs. Focus will be on developing new programming that addresses women's issues such as land rights, martial law, nutrition, child rearing, negotiating safe sex, etc. It is expected that the programmatic approach will be founded on the greater involvement of people with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) principles and include structuring a participatory monitoring and evaluation system. The intern will also build the capacity of the Pro Link team to promote their expanded services in the wider community, using formal and informal networks.
Organisation d'accueil : Pro Link
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Founded in 1993, Pro-Link is a development-oriented, non-profit, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization that seeks to ensure equitable development for rural and urban poor, especially women and girls. For more than ten years, Pro-link has worked with many communities to fight HIV and AIDS, promote sexual reproductive health, improve food security through supporting communities to embark on livestock and agricultural extension programmes, protect the environment through re-forestation, promote education through skills training for poor rural youth especially girls, resettle trafficked children and rehabilitate physically challenged children and adults. Additionally, as a result of its empowering process, Pro-link now boasts of the establishment of 15 CBO's made up of people with HIV/AIDS associations and women's group.