The Community Consensus Statement outlines a shared critique of why Canada’s approach to HIV criminalization is wrong and calls for some specific actions that federal, provincial and territorial governments should take to end unjust criminal prosecutions against people living with HIV. It was developed by the CCHRC to be a common set of demands by those organizations who sign on to it. The Coalition is looking for widespread endorsement of the Statement by HIV organizations and other organizations concerned about unjust HIV criminalization across Canada. The Statement reflects a consensus. The more endorsements the statement receives, the stronger our collective advocacy will be in getting governments to take the steps outlined in the Statement.
Download the Community Consensus Statement (including the full list of endorsers).
Download a document with “Frequently Asked Questions” about the Community Consensus Statement.
Download our statement, issued ahead of World AIDS Day 2018, calling on the federal government to follow through with its commitment to limiting the unjust use of the criminal law against people living with HIV in Canada.