The Ontario AIDS Network Honour Roll is a celebration of outstanding leadership and achievement within the HIV/AIDS movement in Ontario.
The Honour Roll acknowledges the long-term and consistent contributions of individuals or organizations that use their experiences, skills, resources and voices to champion the cause of HIV/AIDS.
The Honour Roll recognizes innovative and pioneering work towards developing best practices and increasing the capacity of the community-based AIDS movement in Ontario.
Recipients will have contributed to reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, promoted the empowerment of People Living with HIV/AIDS and extended the capacity of the community movement as a major response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ontario.
The Honour Roll is divided into four awards. A maximum of one nominee will be inducted in each category annually.
The Person with HIV/AIDS Leadership Award honours a person with HIV/AIDS who openly demonstrates resilience; providing inspiration and leadership advocating for all people with HIV/AIDS. Recipients of the award display leadership in the face of challenge inspire community action and reinforce the principles of community values, while aspiring to reduce stigma and discrimination.
The Caregivers Award is bestowed upon an individual or organization that works or volunteers in the direct provision of supportive care for people living with HIV/AIDS through the delivery of front line service or treatment. Recipients of this award inspire hope and dignity with compassion and respect.
The Community Partners Award recognizes an individual or organization that works or volunteers directly or indirectly in the provision of community support through the provision of resources, research or treatment to improve quality of life and dignity for people living with HIV/AIDS.
The Award for Social Justice in HIV/AIDS is awarded to an individual or organization whose significant contributions bring awareness to issues of social justice and HIV, engage the broader public in the advancement of social justice and HIV concerns and advocates for issues of social justice and HIV in an effort to change public policy. Recipients of The Award for Social Justice in HIV/AIDS are named by the Board of Directors of the Ontario AIDS Network and nominations are not accepted for this award.