As a settler-led organization, AIDS Vancouver is working to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous people in our communities including the original stewards of this land - Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. We honour the Indigenous volunteers, staff, and community members who have shaped our work over the past 40 years. Today, we are working to create intentional opportunities for Indigenous leadership, and ensure our organization is safe, respectful, and culturally connected for Indigenous people in our communities. We are deeply grateful for the leaders within our organization who are part of this process.

Indigenous Committee

Every two weeks, the Indigenous Programming Committee meets at AIDS Vancouver. This group provides direction on Indigenous programs and events at AIDS Vancouver, and provides input on research specific to Indigenous people within our community. The Indigenous Programming Committee also helps to


hi, I'm from manitoba. I have been positive for over 33 years and have been very active in volunteering at various non profit organizations aids service as well  other non-profits.I also worked part-time at canibas dispenaries. Most recently at a restaurant in New West until COVID started and then was laid off. I would like to find some other work in the future.

Elder Sandy

In 2020, Elder Sandy Laframboise generously started work with AIDS Vancouver in our efforts to fully respect, welcome, and support Indigenous people within our community. It is a result of her leadership that our Indigenous Programming Committee began.