Greater and Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA)
TAN is committed to helping people living with HIV/AIDS and their allies in our community in the following ways:
- We are committed to Greater and Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA); GIPA/MIPA puts people living with HIV/AIDS at the centre and is grounded in human rights and the dignity of the full human being. We are committed to personal and social transformation.
- We aim to transform all who live with, work in, and are affected by HIV/AIDS in Ontario.
- We value community expertise in embracing the challenge for the betterment of society, inclusion over exclusion, a quest for integrity at all times, and the embodiment of self- determination.
- We promote the evolution of thought, action and collaboration among us and with our allies.
Because GIPA/MIPA is about human struggles and aspirations. Ethics, empowerment, and accountability are its foundation.
We acknowledge that GIPA is never achieved once and for all. It is a goal and commitment that must be continually renewed. GIPA is a practice, not a project, and is similar to all other accountabilities of healthy HIV organizing and service delivery. Our practices in AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) must be continually re-evaluated in light of the changing realities of HIV/AIDS and of those living with it.
In July 2011, TAN endorsed and signed on to the Ontario Accord.