NEW BRUNSWICK

AIDS New Brunswick/SIDA Nouveau-Brunswick
65 Brunswick St., Fredericton, NB E3B 1G5
Phone: (506) 459-7518
Fax: (506) 459-5782
E-mail: yaccj@nb.aibn.com
Web site: www.aidsnb.com
Contact: Sarah Tsiang

Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Description: YAC is a program advisory committee by youth for youth that involves New Brunswick youth from throughout the province. YAC provides input for AIDS New Brunswick's programs and services.
Goal: To represent the views, opinions and needs of young people in New Brunswick and to provide input on programs and policy development for AIDS New Brunswick in terms of youth programs, education and services; to promote the participation and membership of young people in AIDS New Brunswick; to provide input on the decision making process on programming for youth throughout the province; and to develop mechanisms to promote a community-based response to HIV/AIDS for young people within the province.
Services: YAC has been involved in the creation of our HIV/AIDS Jeopardy game, information line, pocket cards and stickers, teacher's information sheets, and our most popular brochure, "HIV: reduce the risk!".
Youth Involvement: Youth are involved in all planning and delivery stages.
Age Range: 12-25
Language(s): English and French
MONCTON SIDA-AIDS Moncton
165A Gordon St., Moncton, NB E1C 1N1
Phone: (506) 859-9616
Fax: (506) 855-4726
E-mail: sidaidsm@nbnet.nb.ca
Web site: www.sida-aidsmoncton.com
Contact: Lisa White

Ask, Listen and Plan - Phase II
Description: This project, which runs from March 2004-March 2006 aims to: strengthen the capacity of youth in New Brunswick to provide information and support to peers related to healthy sexuality, increase knowledge and comfort level of parents regarding healthy sexuality and youth, and increase community's acceptance of healthy sexuality.
Goal: To reduce the risk of HIV and other STIs among at-risk youth in southeastern New Brunswick.
Services: Youth develop interests in activities which will help them get the "healthy sexuality" message to other youth (marketing, graphic design, photography, videography, playwriting, radio broadcasting).
Youth Involvement: A youth committee of 15 at-risk youth provides direction for the various project components and actively participates in and evaluates these components. Parental committee develops and delivers "Sex 101" to other parents to increase comfort level so parents can be a resource to youth.
Age Range: 15-19 and their parents
Language: English
Peer Education Project
Contact: Joline LeBlanc
Description: Youth from various high schools in the area are trained on HIV/AIDS and related issues such as violence in relationships, drug and alcohol use, homophobia, etc. and then act as educators in the high school setting.
Goal: Peer educators organize awareness activities within area schools in order to educate the rest of the students.
Services: Peer-driven prevention education workshops for high school students.
Youth Involvement: Workshop content is in?uenced by feedback received from students.
Age Range: 14-17
Language: English

SAINT JOHN

AIDS Saint John
115 Hazen St., St. John, NB E2L 3L3
Phone: (506) 652-2437
Fax: (506) 652-2438
E-mail: safespaces@gmail.com
Web site: www.safespacesfundy.ca and www.geocities.com/aidssj
Contact: Michael Brown
Safe Spaces Fundy Region
Description: A youth-directed program for GLBTQ youth.
Goal: To end discrimination around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity; to reduce isolation and promote acceptance; and to provide information, resources and support.
Services: Information and awareness to the community on homophobia and heterosexism; Web site with local information; youth-organized social events; and in-service/professional development.
Youth Involvement: Youth develop resources and the Web site, and advise on all aspects of the program.
Age Range: Under 30
Language: English

 
 
 
 
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