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Ontario Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS (OACHA)

Ministry
Health
Address
56 WELLESLEY STREET WEST, 9TH
TORONTO
M5S2S3
Phone
(416) 327-8797
Fax
(416) 327-9388
Background
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE ACT, RSO 1990, C. M.26, S. 9 (opens a new window)
Function

Established in 1991, OACHA is an advisory agency of the provincial government. The mandate is to provide strategic advice to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care ('the Minister') on all aspects of HIV-related education, prevention, treatment, care and support in Ontario. OACHA will support and promote informed decision-making. In this capacity, OACHA will provide advice on strategic directions for policy and service delivery, to stimulate thought and influence action, through the Minister, across the government.

Membership

OACHA will be comprised of up to 21 individuals, unless the Minister or the ministry determines that additional members are needed to ensure that the committee reflects the principles of membership outlined in its terms of reference. Co-chairs: The Minister will appoint Co-chairs from among existing OACHA members, at least one of whom will be a person with HIV. By bringing together the lived experience of people with HIV and the professional training and experience of people working in key

Term

The Minister will appoint members for such period as the Minister may determine, usually for terms of one to three years. Members cannot serve longer than 10 years in a continuous fashion.

Meetings
The committee meets approximately four times a year. OACHA may establish working groups to assist in its work. Working groups must include at least one member of OACHA. Experts external to OACHA can be invited to participate on working groups, as needed.
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Co-Chair (Part-Time) MURRAY JOSE-BOERBRIDGE
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2024
toronto
2. Co-Chair (Part-Time) TOBIN BROWN
04-Nov-2021 - 16-Mar-2024
newtonville
3. Member (Part-Time) BRIAN LESTER
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2023
london
4. Member (Part-Time) LINDA BLAKE-EVANS
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2023
dundas
5. Member (Part-Time) PAUL MACPHERSON
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2023
ottawa
6. Member (Part-Time) RICHARD RAINVILLE
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2023
sudbury
7. Member (Part-Time) MAUREEN OWINO
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2024
scarborough
8. Member (Part-Time) TOBIN BROWN
17-Mar-2021 - 16-Mar-2024
newtonville
9. Member (Part-Time) GARETH HENRY
07-Apr-2021 - 06-Apr-2024
toronto
10. Member (Part-Time) GILLIAN LUNNY
07-Apr-2021 - 06-Apr-2024
kenora
11. Member (Part-Time) TARA JEWAL
07-Apr-2021 - 06-Apr-2024
toronto
12. Member (Part-Time) FATOUMATA (FANTA) ONGOIBA
23-Nov-2021 - 22-Nov-2024
toronto
13. Member (Part-Time) DEBORAH YOONG
29-Nov-2021 - 28-Nov-2024
toronto