The OAN strives to unite those working to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Ontario. We pursue social justice for people with HIV and AIDS and help our members build skills and capacity.
About Our Charity
The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) is a coalition AIDS Service Organizations and AIDS Service Programs who work collectively to provide a just, effective response to HIV and AIDS, improve life for people infected with and affected by HIV and AIDS, and prevent the spread of the virus.
The OAN is a member-driven organization. Since we were established (August 13, 1993), we have created a forum where members debate key prevention, treatment and advocacy issues. We create opportunities for people with HIV and AIDS and community-based organizations to share experiences and develop new skills. The OAN also works to give the community-based HIV and AIDS sector a collective voice.
Our members have used that voice effectively – to advocate successfully for funding for HIV and AIDS services, to actively promote the greater involvement of people with HIV and AIDS, and to speak loudly on issues that affect the rights and well-being of people with HIV and AIDS, such as income and housing supports for people with HIV.