Series - Support and Education

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Support and Education

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  • 1991-2017 (Creation)

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Extent: ca 90 cm of textual records and other material.

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The series contains resources and materials that the Positive Women’s Network (PWN) created and collected to support and educate its members and the larger community. PWN's support and education activities fall into several categories including: the production and distribution of a bi-monthly newsletter, The Positive Side, and quarterly magazines with members' personal stories, advice, resources, and columns; training in retreat planning, and organizing and participating in retreats; organizing and participating in workshops on topics such as peer training, diabetes and HIV, boundaries, body mapping, massage therapy and more; developing educational content including tool-kits for members and the community such as the Peer Support Training toolkit and The Women and HIV Education toolkit; engaging in community research projects; collecting resources such as the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) magazine, also called The Positive Side, various educational films, and news-clippings about the PWN and HIV/AIDS in the larger community; documenting, memorializing and celebrating PWN achievements as well as the lives of friends and family who had passed away; and participating in conferences.

Record types in the series include the following: the PWN Positive Side Newsletter, PWN Quarterly Magazine, research reports, posters, banners, awards and certificates, news-clippings, retreat planning tool-kits, Women and HIV Education tool-kits, workshop and retreat fliers, agendas, and evaluations, conference materials, educational films, and films and photographs of PWN members and events.

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Restrictions on access: The Positive Women’s Network memorial book contains personal information from third parties. As such, it has been restricted until the year 2067.

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