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NoTimeToWait. 1ST NATIONAL YOUTH AIDS CONFERENCE | NOVEMBER 21-22, 2020


LetsStopAIDS is Canada’s Youth-HIV charity focusing on HIV prevention and knowledge exchange by engaging young people and fostering leadership. Founded in 2004 by the then 15-year-old Shamin Mohamed Jr., LetsStopAIDS inspires youth in Canada and globally to play a meaningful role in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Today, LetsStopAIDS strives to achieve zero new Youth-HIV infections.



WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? The HIV epidemic is far from over. Since 2014, Canada’s Youth-HIV rates have risen 31%, where just under one-quarter (616) of all HIV diagnoses in 2018 being youth aged 15 to 29. Little to no information on community support and continued stigma prevent young people from accessing critical care. The sexual health of young people has mostly been overlooked. COVID-19 has only emphasized these health inequities, with already low rates of youth engagement dropping further. We have NoTimeToWait.


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NoTimeToWait 2020 is Canada's ďŹ rst Youth-HIV Leadership Conference. NoTimeToWait provides young Canadians with an opportunity to further their knowledge on HIV-related issues and develop the advocacy skills necessary to carry out sustainable initiatives. NoTimeToWait attendees will become key stakeholders in ending the HIV epidemic by 2030.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in information sessions, keynote speaker panels with Q&A, and interactive breakout sessions. There will be several workshops focused on building tangible leadership and advocacy skills, networking with peers and non-proďŹ t exhibitor booths, connections to volunteer and career opportunities, and a chance to showcase Youth-HIV artwork and research.


Our Focus

NoTimeToWait 2020 will promote greater HIV awareness and will focus on these topics:

Prevention Understand what prevention is, learn about social determinants of health, and explore mental health and harm reduction programmes.

Your HIV Status Learn how to get tested (self and laboratory), and examine plans on implementing testing programmes.

Treatment Examine methods of treatment (PrEP, PEP and other HIV medication), how to navigate through the healthcare system and post-diagnosis social support.

Staying Healthy Explore how youth can maintain

Access

a healthy lifestyle post-treatment

Determine where youth can get care

treatments, long-term outcomes,

services and ďŹ nd community-based care options, as well as learn about criminalization and stigma.

and keep updated on new and adhere to PrEP or HIV medication.

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#NoTimeToWait Conference Programme & Itinerary

Break Time • Special Message from PLHIV & Personalities and Intro to Seminar Speakers

How Did We Get To Where We Are?

Let’s Talk: Prevention, Your HIV Status and Access

Lunch Break

• Speakers will explore health equity, HIV self-testing, dating & sex, stigma, COVID-19, and more concerning the topics. • Q&A session between each topic

• Special Guest appearance • Introduction to NGO booths and Keynote Speakers

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM

• Speakers continue to discuss topics concerning the topics and explore national, global, medical and PLHIV perspectives.

Break Time • Special Message from PLHIV & Personalities and Intro to Seminar Speakers

Workshops & Group Activities • Period available for booking and attending workshops on how to de-escalate microaggressions, starting a grassroots initiative, and more. • 4 of 8 workshops will run every 30 minutes

That’s a Wrap!

Roundtable Discussions: Keeping Yourself & Your Peers Safe • Speakers will discuss topics concerning the themes and explore national, global, medical and PLHIV perspectives.

• 1 on 1 NGO and networking booth sessions • Live breakout sessions

Roundtable Discussions: Living with HIV? How to get care and how to support the process?

9:00 PM

2:00 PM to 2:15 PM

12:45 PM to 1:30 PM

• Discuss HIV history, trivia and HIV research advancements • Live Q&A, polling and video clips (TBA)

4:00 PM to 4:15 PM

• Introduction to HIV leaders and Speakers • Social media engagement activities led by LetsStopAIDS Peer Educators

Roundtable Discussions: What’s stopping you from finding out your status?

4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

NoTimeToWait? HIV Leadership and Social Media Activism

Activism Speed Dating

5:15 PM to 6:15 PM

• Land Acknowledgments and Opening Remarks • What is LetsStopAIDS and Conference Agenda • Youth-HIV Advocacy & Activism Grant and Prize reminders • Announce upcoming HIV leadership speakers

6:15 PM to 6:45 PM

Welcome!

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM

DAY 1 - Saturday, Nov 21

• Speakers discuss topics concerning the themes and explore national and global perspectives.

• Closing statements Details on NoTimeToWait Party 2020; admission free for attendees

NoTimeToWait Party 2020


2020

2:15 PM to 3:15 PM

1:45 PM to 2:15 PM

12:45 PM to 1:45 PM

All Hands on Deck to Make a Difference • Explanation and guidelines to participate in the Youth-HIV Advocacy & Activism Grant • Q&A session

Break Time • Special Message from PLHIV & Personalities and Intro to Seminar Speakers

Let’s Talk: Treatment and HIV Suppression • Speakers will explore topics such as U=U, PrEP, supporting PLHIV and more concerning the topics • Q&A session between each topic

3:15 PM to 4:15 PM 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM

• Welcome & Day 1 Recap • What's to come & Day 2 agenda overview

4:30 PM to 5:20 PM

What Did I Learn? What’s to Come?

5:20 PM to 6:00 PM

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM

11:00 AM to 11:15 AM

DAY 2 - Sunday, Nov 22 Activism Speed Dating • 1 on 1 NGO & networking booth sessions • Live breakout sessions

Break Time

Performances Workshop A: Captain Condom and Zoom STI’s • Theatrical performance by youth from SExT Workshop B: Arts Performance Mix • Beatboxing, Spoken Word, and Dance performances

Thanks for Coming! • Closing remarks • Raffle giveaways, Youth-HIV Advocacy & Activism Grant announcements and Live polling • World AIDS Day 2020 and Final statements

Roundtable Discussions: What Treatment Options Exist? What Advancements Are Being Made? • Speakers will continue to discuss topics concerning the themes and explore national, global, medical and PLHIV perspectives.

Lunch Break • Special Guest appearance • Reintroduction to NGO booths & Workshops

Get Involved and Find Your Space as a Youth Social Activist • Booking and attendance period for workshops • 4 of 8 workshops will run every 30 minutes

Label Tags

Live Chat

Webinar

Breakout Session

Recorded

Networking

Live

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YOUTH-HIV ADVOCACY & ACTIVISM GRANT NoTimeToWait 2020 attendees can apply for the Youth-HIV Advocacy & Activism Grant to help kickstart grassroots initiatives developed by youth looking to improve their local communities. Skills-building workshops will help attendees develop their project plans, and an outline of all essential criteria will be provided. Projects must focus on HIV-related issues, encourage youth leadership and activism, and address the needs of the attendees' community.


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Let's Share and Discuss Ideas Together

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Let's Inspire

and Motivate Each Other!

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Let's Create our Project and Get Funded!

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BE OUR FRIEND

$20,000+ Fund the Digital Event Space • Market NoTimeToWait on

By supporting NoTimeToWait, you will create a unique network of meaningful connections to improve young people’s leadership skills and increase their participation in activism movements. Your involvement will not just help make NoTimeToWait 2020 happen, but also support many of the young people across Canada who will lead future advocacy initiatives in ending the HIV epidemic and other health inequalities.

$10,000 Fund the Youth-HIV Advocacy & Activism Grant

$1,500

Fund 150 NoTimeToWait Leadership Kits sent across Canada

Fund 50 NoTimeToWait Leadership Kits sent across Canada

• Subsidize up to 30 youth registration fees to NoTimeToWait

• Subsidize up to 10 youth registration fees to NoTimeToWait

• Provide infrastructure for two additional NGO/community booths

• Provide infrastructure for an additional NGO/community booth

• Provide infrastructure for five additional NGO/community booths

• Invite an additional key speaker to host Skills-Building Workshop

• Market NoTimeToWait on Digital Platforms to reach vulnerable groups

• Provide post-conference access to health & well-being platforms

• Support unavoidable administrative fees like domain registration, insurance, food for volunteers and in-person participants

• Provide post-conference access to health & well-being platforms such as Headspace

• Support unavoidable administrative fees like domain registration, insurance, food for volunteers and in-person participants

unconventional Digital Platforms, such as dating apps & blogs.

• Subsidize 50 youth registration fees to NoTimeToWait

• Outreach and Access to Vulnerable Communities with limited resources

• Engage social media personalities that would increase awareness & engagement

• Create income opportunities for young speakers and workshop facilitators ($9,800 value)

$5,000

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OUR PARTNERS Our 100% volunteer-driven team has engaged in many meaningful conversations with Canada’s HIV community. NoTimeToWait 2020 would not be possible without the driving force that is our youth volunteers. We have reached out to members of the community and our partners, whose expertise has helped us build NoTimeToWait's vision into what it is today. This list is not exhaustive, and the conversations we are having with potential partners are still ongoing.

NoTimeToWait Team Tatiana Goulart National Manager Kuan Chen National Project Manager Bukenya Lewis Denis Peer Education Manager Laura Foran NoTimeToWait Conference Coordinator Saskia De Vries NoTimeToWait Conference Coordinator

Fara Seddigh Content Manager Jane Dim Youth-HIV Conference Planner Joann Guevara Lead Copy Editor Laya Lakkaraju Research and Grants Specialist Mustafa Taheri Grants Project Manager

Angelene Sagun Creative Lead - Brand Identity Angela Andrade Graphics Designer Aysia Wilson Youth-HIV Conference Planner Dhula Al-Basha Grants Writer Emma Nassif Youth-HIV Conference Planner

Nilram Jalilian Youth-HIV Conference Planner Nizhi ‘Nikola’ Xu Youth-HIV Conference Planner Sarah DeBuono Youth-HIV Conference Planner Sarswati Koul Grants Writer Shayan Heybati Youth-HIV Conference Planner

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LetsStopAIDS is a registered Canadian Charity 86145 2639 RR0001

LetsStopAIDS HQ 122 John St., Floors 2 & 3 Toronto, ON M5V 2E3

info@LetsStopAIDS.org Office - +1 416-231-2333 Toll-free -1-866-530-AIDS (2437)