The Community Investigators (CI) Program supports CANOC’s goal of improving treatment quality, health outcomes, and engagement with care for individuals living with HIV in Canada. Through the application of a participatory research approach, the CI Program aims to enhance the quality of research conducted and to improve opportunities for knowledge dissemination and application of research findings.
The strategies utilized by the CI Program to achieve this include:
- engage community members and scholars in collaborative research
initiatives to promote research agendas that reflect community aspirations
and visions of change;
- create opportunities for capacity building and reciprocal learning between Community Investigators and scholars; and
- pursue knowledge translation and exchange activities that make research
findings more readily available to community organizations and individuals
living with HIV.