Who are we

Our organization

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Réseau de la Santé Sexuelle des Sourds du Québec is twofold:

  • Inform and warn the deaf and hard of hearing community in Quebec against the risks of contracting HIV / AIDS and STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections);
  • Provide services and activities to deaf and hard of hearing people with HIV / AIDS and STBBI, LGBTQ +, who are addicted and homeless.
  • Respect for the deaf person in his culture, his own language and his development, such is the basic value which guides his action.

OUR GOALS

According to Article 7 of the RSSSQ By-Laws, following are the goals of the Réseau de la Santé Sexuelle des Sourds du Québec:

  • Obtain and update all the information available on HIV / AIDS and STBBI, LGBTQ +, addictions and homelessness.
  • Raise awareness among all people and / or associations of people living with deafness on the phenomenon of HIV / AIDS and STBBIs as well as on the means to prevent it and / or reduce its effects.
  • Disseminate and adapt this information by any means of oral, visual, written and / or electronic communication to any person and / or association of people living with deafness.
  • Assess the specific needs and / or concerns of anyone living with deafness affected by HIV / AIDS and its derivatives, LGBTQ +, addictions and homelessness.
  • Offer and / or facilitate to any person living with deafness affected by HIV / AIDS and its derivatives, LGBTQ +, addictions and homelessness, the obtaining of medical, psychosocial, interpreter, material and / or moral support.
  • Communication support service for people living with deafness affected by HIV / AIDS, LGBTQ +, addictions and homelessness to improve their participation in society.
  • Be the spokesperson for any person and / or association of people living with deafness vis-à-vis any public, parapublic and private body with regard to the prevention of HIV / AIDS and STBBI, LGBTQ +, addictions and homelessness .
  • Defend and represent the interests of anyone living with deafness affected by HIV / AIDS and STBBI, its foreplay and its derivatives, LGBTQ +, addictions and homelessness.
  • Establish and operate one or more information networks to better serve the needs and interests of any person and / or association of people living with deafness.
  • Receive gifts, legacies and other contributions of the same nature in money, securities or real estate, administer such gifts, legacies and contributions; organize fundraising campaigns with the aim of raising funds for charitable purposes.
  • Provide adequate training to people and associations of people living with deafness in order to achieve its objectives.
  • Represent the network to any provincial, national and / or international organization.

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