Our Organization

Our Mission

The mission of the Coalition Sida des Sourds du Québec is twofold:

  • To inform and warn the Deaf and Hard of hearing community of Quebec of the risks of contracting HIV/AIDS and STBBI (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections)
  • To provide services and activities to Deaf and Hard of hearing people living with HIV/AIDS and STBBI

Our Value

Respect for Deaf and Hard of hearing people in their culture, language and development — that is the fundamental value of that governs the actions of La Coalition Sida des Sourds du Québec.

Our Goals

According to Article 7 of the CSSQ By-Laws, following are the goals of the Coalition Sida des Sourds du Québec:

  • To obtain and update all available information on HIV/AIDS and STBBI
  • To sensitize all D/deaf people and/or associations of D/deaf people about the issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and STBBI; preventing and reducing the effects of HIV/AIDS and STBBI
  • To adapt verbal, visual, written and/or electronic information, and making it available to all D/deaf people and/or associations of D/deaf people
  • To evaluate the needs and/or specific preoccupations of all D/deaf people who have HIV/AIDS and its aftereffects
  • To offer and/or facilitate access to medical, psychosocial and interpreting services, and to offer medical and moral support to all D/deaf people who have HIV/AIDS and its aftereffects
  • To speak to public, parapublic and private organizations on behalf of all D/deaf people and/or associations of D/deaf people regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS and STBBI
  • To defend and represent the interests of all D/deaf people who have HIV/AIDS, as well as those experiencing preliminary symptoms and aftereffects
  • To set up and operate one or more information network(s) in order to serve the interests of D/deaf people and/or associations of D/deaf people
  • To receive donations, legacies and contributions in cash, securities and real estate; to administer these donations, legacies and contributions, to organize fundraising campaigns in order to raise funds for charitable purposes
  • To provide proper training to D/deaf people and/or associations of D/deaf people in order to fulfill these goals
  • To represent the Coalition in dealings with provincial, national and/or international organizations
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