About the HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Program

Giving direction: the Community-Based Research (CBR) Steering Committee

The CIHR HIV/AIDS CBR Program is guided by the efforts of the CBR Steering Committee. The Committee has equal representation of HIV/AIDS CBR researchers and broader community organizations for both the General and Aboriginal streams of the program. The Steering Committee was established in 2006 and guides the development of the CBR program through recommendations to the CIHR HIV/AIDS Research Advisory Committee (CHARAC) and CIHR.

Current CBR Steering Committee Membership

General Stream:

  • Jacqueline Gahagan, Dalhousie University
  • Saara Greene, McMaster University
  • Francisco Ibanez-Carrasco, University of Toronto, Ontario HIV/AIDS Treatment Network (OHTN) - Co Chair
  • Patrick McDougall, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation
  • Kenneth King, Community Representative

Aboriginal Stream:

  • Renee Mashing, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) - Co-Chair
  • Charlotte Reading, University of Victoria
  • Tracey Prentice. PhD candidate, University of Ottawa
  • Candice Lys, PhD candidate, University of Toronto
  • Judy Mill, CHARAC Representative
  • Alexandra King, University of British Columbia


  • Jennifer Gunning, HIV/AIDS Research Initiative, CIHR-Institute of Infection and Immunity
  • Jacques Dalton, CIHR-Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health
  • Mary Fraser-Valiquette, Deputy Director, CIHR  Strategic Program Design and Analytics
  • Jacqueline Arthur, Public Health Agency of Canada
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