OAN Skills Development Program

The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) offers the Skills Development Program which is an important resource for professional development in the HIV/AIDS sector. Workshops are designed to include up to two participants per agency, with all travel, hotel (if applicable), meal and child minding costs to attend these workshops covered by the OAN. All travel arrangements should be made with our travel agent, Amanda Kelly amanda@premieregroup.com

HIV Sector Leadership Symposium

October 22 & 23, 2020

Middle Manager's Meeting

November 16 & 17, 2020

The Skills Development Program is designed for OAN member agencies and affiliates (where applicable). The purpose of the program is to build capacity for the day-to-day running of AIDS Service Organizations and to support staff to better serve people infected, affected and at risk of HIV infection. By doing so, we can produce more productive, self-sufficient, professional, cohesive AIDS Service Organizations and Member Groups throughout Ontario.


Leadership Symposium

This symposium is open to all OAN Member/Affiliate Directors, Executive Directors and HIV Resources Ontario Members. The date for 2021 is To Be Announced.

In order to craft the most useful and relevant agenda for participants, we will be inviting feedback from our Membership and will let you know when registration opens.


Middle Managers Workshop

This symposium, which is open to up to two (2) participants per Regular or Affiliate Member of the Ontario AIDS Network who:

– have management responsibilities within their organization;
– may or may not have direct reports;
– is not in the role of Executive Director;
– is not a PPN director;
– is not a member of HIV Resources Ontario.

The Middle Manager’s Workshop will take place on November 16 & 17, 2020.

Support Workers Workshop

The Support Workers Workshop is open to two frontline workers from each Regular or Affiliate Member of the Ontario AIDS Network and HIV Resources Ontario Member Agency. The Support will take place in Toronto over two days from January 21 & 22, 2021 and will be in partnership with Casey House.

ED/Board Chair Forum

The ED/Board Chair Forum is open to one Executive Director or one Director and one Board Chair from each Regular or Affiliate Member of the Ontario AIDS Network and HIV Resources Ontario Member Agency. The ED/Board Chair Forum will take place in Toronto over three days from March 5 – 7, 2021.

OAN Skills+

The OAN is proud to pilot a new online initiative of monthly topical workshops called OAN Skills+.

OAN Skills+

OAN Skills+ aims to fill the large gaps between in-person gatherings with one-hour online webinars hosted by the OAN and featuring a facilitator from within our network and a special guest presenter.

OAN Skills+ webinars will take place from 11am – 12 pm, the third Wednesday of the month.

Upcoming Skills+ sessions are listed below:





Date Topic Moderator Expert

HIV Self-Testing Kits with bioLytical
Watch Recording of Webinar

Phillip Banks, GMSH

Rick Galli, Chief Technology Officer
bioLytical Laboratories

07/17/19 Microaggressions & HIV
Watch Recording of Webinar
Maureen Owino, CAAT Ammaar Kidwai, MA,
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology
Ryerson University