What’s Hot Episode # 13

Engaged Yet?

“Engagement” is a word that holds great meaning in the HIV sector, it drives programming, shapes research methodologies and is a key element in successful interventions. But how do we measure and achieve engagement and how can it be sustained over time? Does it lift you up or eventually always let you down? What’s the difference between engagement and participation? Peer engagement roles are diverse, we talk about: peer researchers, peer navigators, peer support workers and peer evaluators. However, are we doing enough?


Sarah Flicker 

Associate Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies
York University, Ontario

Jaydee Cossar

Manager, Peer Leadership Development Institute & Stigma Index Project
Pacific AIDS Network, British Columbia


Tsi Tsi Tigere

Peer Researcher

Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN)

Andre Ceranto

Coordinator, Volunteers & Peer Engagement
Fife House, Ontario


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