Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment

The Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) is a coalition of more than 30 Ontario based organizations from the legal, health, settlement and HIV/AIDS sectors. It was formed in 1999 to improve treatment and service access for marginalized people with HIV/AIDS. Since its inception, CAAT has been at the forefront of education, research, service coordination and advocacy on issues related to HIV, immigration and access. In 2001, CAAT undertook a groundbreaking collaborative community based action research project: Improving treatment access for PHAs who are immigrants, refugees and without status (IRN-PHAs). The study documented the challenges faced by these vulnerable PHA groups and engaged stakeholders from various sectors to develop a joint action plan to address these barriers. Please click here to see a complete listing of all publications and resources created through the work of the coalition.