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1National HIV/AIDS Voluntary Sector Response Fund Name of organisation: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (CHLN) Project Title:

HIV, health and human rights in Canada: deepening and sharing knowledge, strengthening prevention and care, enhancing awareness and capacity Project Number: 6962-15-2011/1860160 Recommended amount: $467,926 (Year 1: $227,062 Year 2: $240,864) Synopsis of the Review Process Recommendation: The project has been recommended for funding with changes and conditional on the review and approval of the clarifications as identified below. Strengths of the Application: Demonstrates expertise among staff and the organization has the infrastructure and capacity necessary to achieve the project objectives. Well written and comprehensive proposal. Provides good evidence that organization is engaging with key priority populations. Weaknesses of the Application: The focus on human rights in the activities identified in this proposal does not always demonstrate a clear link to the public health objectives of the Fund. There were also concerns that the outputs/outcomes are not sufficiently linked to objectives, and therefore do not directly contribute to the goal of this Fund. Several of the activities may be considered as advocacy which is not eligible under this Fund Links between staff responsibilities in relation to specific activities could be more explicit The evidence of need for some activities is not always clearly demonstrated, i.e. little evidence provided to substantiate need for deliverable or how it will be used by intended audience. Does not provide clear evidence or quantifiable data to substantiate organizations ability to reach target audiences A number of activities and products integrate evidence, but do not move beyond HIV/HCV to include other relevant communicable diseases

Review Committee Results and Clarifications required: Activities recommended for funding: Activity 2.2 Know your rights: educating and empowering PLHIV Activity: Develop and share eight know-your-rights information tools on topics identified by people living with HIV/AIDS, regarding privacy rights and disclosure obligations in employment, education, childcare and healthcare contexts for frontline organizations. Outputs: short survey to identify top-priority questions of PLHIV about HIV-related privacy rights and disclosure obligations in contexts related to employment, education, childcare, health care and access to treatment; and 8 know your rights tools for PLHIV Activity 3.1 Capacity-building workshops for front-line organizations and other service providers AND Activity 3.2 Annual Symposia on HIV, Law and Human Rights Activity: Develop and deliver capacity building workshops, information sessions and the Annual Symposium on HIV/AIDS, Law and Human Rights for people living with HIV/AIDS, frontline HIV/AIDS and public health service providers, lawyers and other stakeholders in order to increase their knowledge, understanding and capacity to assist people living with HIV/AIDS and other key priority populations affected by HIV/AIDS and HCV in dealing with discrimination, disclosure issues and access barriers to a range of social and health services Outputs: Approximately 27 domestic workshops for front-line organizations and service providers on the topics of discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS; disclosure rights and responsibilities; and how to address access barriers to a range of social support and health services. Note: Workshops will be held at national, regional and provincial meetings of frontline organizations and at CHLNs annual Symposia. Activity 3.3 Technical support to ASOs/CBOs and others Activity: Provide technical support (information and expert analysis) to people living with HIV/AIDS, frontline AIDS service providers, community-based organizations, health professionals, legal professionals and researchers on HIV/AIDS and coinfection-related prevention, care, treatment (including access to anti-retroviral treatment) and support. Outputs: Individualized written and/or verbal responses to an estimated 400-500 requests for information and analysis, primarily provided to front-line service providers. Note: Includes technical support (information and expert analysis) regarding access to anti-retroviral treatment (treatment as prevention from Activity 1.4).

The following activities have not been recommended: Activity 1.1 Aboriginal people and HIV/HCV in Saskatchewan: Public health and human rights challenges - This activity was deemed to be duplicative of activities already undertaken in the province. While the potential for CHLN to bring value to the government and communitys efforts to address new cases and their underlying conditions, reviewers felt that the activity as described in the proposal would not be aligned with the approach undertaken under the new provincial strategy and the provincial leadership teams structure. Activity 1.2 Women, HIV and housing insecurity - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the resource would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 1.3 HIV and Womens sexual and reproductive health - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the resource would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 1.4 Treatment as prevention: human rights imperative and issues - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the tools would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. - However, technical support (information and expert analysis) regarding access to anti-retroviral treatment has been recommended and included under Activity 3.3. Activity 2.1 Women and the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure: video screenings and panel discussions - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether these events would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 2.3 HIV and human rights e-bulletin - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the communication tools would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 2.4 Handbook for journalists - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether this communication tool would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 2.5 Making the links between human rights, HIV and public health: strategic communications via media - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the communication tools would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 2.6 HCV health and human rights challenges in Canada - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the resource would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 3.4 HIV and disability: Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - This activity was not found to be in alignment with the goals of the Fund. It was also determined that this activity could be interpreted as advocacy which is not eligible for funding. Activity 3.5 HIV and womens rights: info sheets - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether these resources would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. 3

Activity 3.6 HIV/HCV and injection drug use: info sheets - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether these resources would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 3.7 HIV/HCV in prisons: info sheets - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether these resources would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 3.8 Criminal law and HIV non-disclosure: info resources - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether these resources would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 3.9 AIDS and Law Exchange (AIDSLEX): Global knowledge exchange and capacity-building on HIV, law and human rights - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the communication tool would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding. Activity 4.0 HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review - It was unclear from the details provided in the proposal whether the communication tool would be used for advocacy purposes, which is ineligible for funding.

PHAC Application Financial Review Directives:

Salary increase between year 1 and year 2 can not exceed 1.5% for full-time and part-time employees, and can not exceed 3% for contractual employees. Allowable cost for hotel accommodation in Canada should not exceed $180/night Hourly rate for contractual employees should not exceed $100/hour or $750/day Honoraria can not exceed $200/day and should be reported as service contract related to a specific expertise (e.g., Elders, guest speakers). If appropriate, incentives for participants may be used, but need to be provided as a non-cash vouchers (e.g., grocery gift certificate, bus tickets) All proposed expenditures that can not be clearly associated with a specific project activity and/or lack detailed information are deemed ineligible. Budget clarifications and modifications required: Note: - Salaries have been recalculated in year 2 on the basis of a salary increase of 1.5%. - Salaries have been reduced to reflect time allocated to recommended activities. Personnel: (Year 1: $146,065 Year 2: $148,676) Executive Director - Year 1 $18,987 - Year 2 - $18,592 Deputy Director Year 1 $14,328 - Year 2 - $14,496 Senior Policy Analyst A Year 1 $12,429 - Year 2 - $12,441 Senior Policy Analyst B Year 1 $12,429 - Year 2 - $12,441 Senior Policy Analyst D Year 1 $11,800 - Year 2 - $12,441 Communications Director Year 1 $8,650 - Year 2 - $10,518 Communications Specialist Year 1 $5,020 - Year 2 - $6,144 Communications and Outreach Strategist Year 1 $9,224 - Year 2 - $9,410 Program Support Manager Year 1 $9,394 - Year 2 - $9,380 Administrative Assistant Year 1 $6,429 - Year 2 - $6,405 Finance Manager Year 1 $7,987 - Year 2 - $7,994 Employers Share of payroll deductions (15%)- Year 1 $17,501 - Year 2 - $18,040 Translation Year 1 $3,928 - Year 2 - $3,928 Layout and Design Year 1 $3,500 - Year 2 - $2,000 Interpretation Year 1 $2,260 - Year 2 - $2,260 Web Designer Year 1 $500 - Year 2 - $500 Videographer Year 1 $1,500- Year 2 - $1,500 Payroll Administration Year 1 $199 - Year 2 - $186 (moved from other)

Travel (Year 1: $35,050 Year 2: $38,045) Transportation Year 1 $ 22,250 - Year 2 - $24,590 Living Expenses Year 1 $12,800 - Year 2 - $13,455

Material (Year 1: $17,280 Year 2: $18,361) Health Breaks Year 1 $4,187 - Year 2 - $4,188 Facility Rental Year 1 $2,000 - Year 2 - $2,000 Office Supplies Year 1 $1,067 - Year 2 - $1,068 Printing Year 1 $4,000 - Year 2 - $5,000 Photocopying Year 1 $500 - Year 2 - $500 Materials Distribution Year 1 $750 - Year 2 - $750 Resource Centre Acquisitions Year 1 $520 - Year 2 - $592 Quicklaw Year 1 $740 - Year 2 - $740 Advertising Year 1 $2,000 - Year 2 - $2,000 Postage and Courier Year 1 $280 - Year 2 - $287 (moved from other) FP Infomart Year 1 $1,236 - Year 2 - $1,236 Equipment (Year 1: $6,255 Year 2: $6,502) Equipment Purchase Year 1 $293 - Year 2 - $305 IT Upgrades Year 1 $180 - Year 2 - $180 Equipment Maintenance Year 1 $1,235 - Year 2 - $1,375 Office Equipment Lease Year 1 $1,131 - Year 2 - $1,225 Telephone Equipment Lease Year 1 $916 - Year 2 - $917 Special Equipment Lease Year 1 $2,500 - Year 2 - $2,500 Note: Equipment costs for this project are shared with the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation Rent & Utilities (Year 1: $12,132 Year 2: $13,304) Rent Year 1 $11,440 - Year 2 - $12,530 Utilities Internet Year 1 $80 - Year 2 - $86 Utilities - Telephone Year 1 $612 - Year 2 - $688 Evaluation: (Year 1: $4,751 Year 2: $10,449) FTE Personnel - Year 1 $3,500 - Year 2 - $6,277 (Please reallocate under Personnel category to appropriate position) Evaluation Consultant Year 1 $1,000 - Year 2 - $3,696 Translation Year 1 $149 - Year 2 - $374 Teleconferences Year 1 $102 - Year 2 - $102 Other: (Year 1: $5,529 Year 2: $5,527) Insurance Year 1 $1,015 - Year 2 - $1,015 Audit Year 1 $1,087 - Year 2 - $1,087 Professional Development and Membership Year 1 $2,137 - Year 2 - $2,136 Recruitment Year 1 $794 - Year 2 - $794 Bank Charges Year 1 $496 - Year 2 - $495 Next Steps: Once the clarifications will be received and reviewed the following revised documents will be required to prepare the Contribution Agreement: Revised workplan Revised budget Revised Evaluation Plan Once the Contribution Agreement has been signed, we will contact you to finalize your evaluation plan.