Canada Pavilion at AIDS 2018

Canada Pavilion at AIDS 2018

Canada: Building on Our Diversity

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

CSIH led the design, development, and coordination of the Canada Pavilion at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The International AIDS Conference is the world’s premier global conference on HIV and AIDS. The theme of AIDS 2018 was Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

More than 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries came together in Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018). The work of Canadians was on display at the Canada Pavilion led by CSIH in collaboration with 20 organizations, the National Advisory Committee, with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada

CSIH would like to thank the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, the Minister of Health, for spending time at the Pavilion engaging with Canadian delegates. Minister Petitpas Taylor participated in activities, checked out the videos and resources available on touchscreen platforms. The Minister also spoke to CSIH staff about the planning process and took the time to get to know Pavilion volunteers. At the end of her visit, Minister Petitpas Taylor showed her Canadian spirit at the Pavilion photo booth! 

Canada Pavilion Activities

The Pavilion featured a full program that highlighted Canadian research, community programs and the lived experience of people with HIV in an engaging and interactive way. To request the full program, contact

National Advisory Committee

CSIH relied on the valuable support of a National Advisory Committee (NAC) for the organization of the Canada Pavilion at the AIDS 2018 conference. To view full list of NAC members, contact

AIDS 2018 Resources

CSIH developed an online resource bank of Canadian research, programs, and policies to be highlighted at the conference. Click here to check it out.

Positive Living: HIV stories from Canada 


A refugee who learns he is HIV positive when he arrives in Canada, a native person with a dual identity, a few ordinary Canadians who were told they would die soon, a victim of rape, a young woman born with HIV, a housewife, a youth educator…The video is out! 


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