Carceral Committee

This committee serves as an anchor for exchanges between different fields (community, institutionnal, transition homes) on the subject of incarcerated people.

The situation of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs) continues to be alarming in federal correctional facilities. Several studies show that inmates are more at risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and/or the hepatitis C virus (HCV) than the general population.

Although the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has developed several programs to counter this situation and promote the improvement of inmates’ health, it is undeniable that the involvement of other stakeholders is essential. Community organizations are essential partners in this fight and many are already working with this clientele.

Committee members:

Provincial Committee

The Provincial Committee about Hepatitis C goal is to coordinate community groups and help make their reccomandations known, help to increase knowledge, partnerships and policy-making of its members. The Provincial Committee has as a philosophy to always put at the center people living with hepatitis C, autonomy, empowerment and harm reduction.

Map of the members of the committee (2022-2023)

Our partners

CAPAHC is a proud partner of various Quebec, Canadian and international organizations :

Action Hepatitis Canada is a national coalition of organizations working to address hepatitis B and C. Their work involves engaging government, policy makers, and civil society across Canada to promote hepatitis B and C prevention.

To achieve a world free of viral hepatitis, the World Hepatitis Alliance provides global leadership in awareness, advocacy and the fight to end social injustice.

Created in 1997, the PNMVH is a continuing medical education organization for Quebec health professionals working in the field of HIV and viral hepatitis.

The Regroupement Intersectoriel des Organismes Communautaires de Montréal brings together 300 community organizations in the metropolitan area, working in health and social services, family, immigration and collective advocacy.

The Réseau d’aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréal (RAPSIM) was created in 1974 by several people working with people experiencing homelessness. These people were concerned with the realization of projects and the setting up of organizations to help people affected by homelessness in Montreal.

The APS affirms that patients must be at the heart of the organization of the Quebec health and social services system.