Who We Are

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) is a collaborative network of:

  • People with HIV
  • Community-based agencies
  • Health care providers
  • Government policy makers
  • Educators
  • Researchers

Our network supports and conducts high quality research to help end the HIV epidemic, and shares the best available evidence with all those who can put that knowledge into action. We are an active, committed partner in Ontario's HIV/AIDS strategy.

Our Goals

To achieve our mission and fulfill our role in the provincial strategy, we will pursue four key goals:

  • Strengthen Our Network
  • Promote Rigorous, Relevant Research
  • Move Research Evidence into Action to Influence Policy, Practice and Programs
  • Ensure Organizational Integrity and Accountability within the OHTN

Read our Strategic Plan to 2015 to learn how we will achieve these goals.

Our Principles

Our work is guided by the following principles:

  • Partnership, collaboration and respect
  • Relevance and timeliness
  • Greater involvement of People with HIV
  • Social Justice/Equity
  • Diversity
  • Integrity and accountability
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Impact

How We Are Governed

The OHTN is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the following stakeholder groups:

  • People with HIV
  • Primary Care Physicians Groups in Toronto and Ottawa
  • Ontario HIV Outpatient Clinic Directors and Coordinators Group
  • Canadian Association for HIV Research Ontario

Representatives of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care also participate on the board as non-voting members.

We also are governed by the OHTN By-Law and Diversity and Inclusion Statement.


We supported 20 medical students who organized lectures on HIV-related issues at the University of Toronto that attracted up to 80 medical students per lecture.