HIV and Poverty in Canada

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The CAS Guide to Income Advocacy
Ainsley Chapman and Jes Smith. The Canadian AIDS Society, Ottawa: 2006

A toolkit of resources that individuals and AIDS Service Organizations can use to fight poverty and to advocate for increased income and disability supports. It addresses housing, income, health, food and more!

Individual Advocacy

Recording Events
How Has This Situation Affected Me?
Keeping Records
Communication Skills
Getting an Appointment
Writing a Letter
Record of Personal or Telephone Contact
Helpful Organizations
Self Advocacy by Phone
When a Decision Doesn't Go Your Way
How Can I Get This Situation Resolved?

Structural Advocacy

Build or Join a Campaign
Develop a Position Statement
Using Posters

Working with the Media

Working with the Media
Writing Letters to the Editor