Community based research

Lori LyonsOHTN, Research Pages

Researchers emerge from different corners of Ontario. One has a question and one has a magnifying glass.

The OHTN offers community-based research funding to support community-based agencies, their staff, and people living with HIV/AIDS in undertaking research and evaluation activities. These activities must have a meaningful impact in the short- to medium- term for those most affected by HIV. Funding may aid community members to:

  • Develop and modify effective programs and services
  • Develop new policies and practices
  • Generating preliminary data to make the case for additional research
  • Build research partnerships with other stakeholders including researchers, policy/decision makers, community-based organizations, and people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Support effective knowledge translation and exchange

Recently Completed Projects

Access, Identity and Men (AIM): Sexual Health among South Asian Men who have Sex with Men
Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP)

Prison-Based Needle and Syringe Program Guidelines – Community-based Researcher-in-Residence Award, Emily van der Meulen

Developing a psychoeducational support group of serodiscordant couplesAIDS Committee of Toronto

Evaluation of a peer-based model of support for HIV Prevention (HIPS)Street Health

Restorative Justice/Harm Reduction pilot projectRittenhouse

Taking the sexy health carnival on the pow-wow trailNative Youth Sexual Health Network

A needs assessment of hidden and hard to reach populations in Northern Ontario and NiagaraReseau Access Network

Comparing models for engaging marginalized populations in Community Based ResearchCasey House

Exploring the role of social work in supporting people affected by HANDAIDS Committee of Toronto

Supporting the supporters: Promoting resilience among people living with HIV/AIDS service providers – Regent Park Community Health Centre

Size Matters: An investigator of needle gauge on illicit injection outcomes – South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for the AIDS Committee of Toronto – AIDS Committee of Toronto

Examining the hospital experiences of people living with HIV/Hepatitis C who use substancesCasey House

Legal needs assessment for Trans Ontarians – HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Participatory Program Evaluation ProjectThe Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

Waterloo Region Gay/Bi/Trans Men Who Have Sex With Men Situational Assessment (2 parts) – AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo & Area

This is Not Art TherapyThe Toronto People With AIDS Foundation

The ART of conversation: Developing a peer telephone support program for people living with HIV who use substances and are facing challenges with antiretroviral adherence following hospitalization – AIDS Committee of Toronto

Youth, HIV, and Housing: A study exploring the barriers and challenges experienced by unstably housed youth living with HIV – Fife House Foundation

Adaptation of AFFIRM for newcomer African, Caribbean and Black men who have sex with men – BlackCap

Identifying wise practices in building communities resilience: the ethno-racial treatment support networkd (ETSN) program education project – Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment

Visioning health II: Developing culturally-grounded strength based health intervention for HIV-positive indigenous women who have been incarcerated – PASAN

Bringing HealthCare to the Streets – Elevate NWO