On December 8, graduates from across Canada, and in Australia and New Zealand will gather online to celebrate 15 years of the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI). During this milestone celebration event, attendees will come together to honour the PLDI’s past, present and future, and to present PLDI Leadership Awards to program facilitators and graduates from Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. This celebration will also give attendees a chance to share their experiences, send a message to a new graduate, and to provide feedback that helps us shape the PLDI of the future.
We look forward to seeing you. The first 50 PLDI graduates who sign up and attend will receive a a door prize.
How to Attend the PLDI 15-year Anniversary Celebration
- Date: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021
- Time: 5:00 to 7:30 pm (EST)
- Where: Zoom
- Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcscOqtqD4jGteAsT7mbgxc_s1gQD1B6mJi
NOTE: After submitting your registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link for accessing the event.
Initiated by people living with HIV of the Ontario AIDS Network in 2006, the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has had an important impact on many lives and projects linked to the HIV sector.
Over its lifetime, PLDI has been offering leadership training and is proud to be reflecting on and celebrating its 15 years, 180 months and, most importantly, the 7,989 years of lived and living experience of our graduates. Since 2006, PLDI has grown into a national program now available online and in both French and English through our partnerships with COCQ-SIDA, and the Pacific AIDS Network, and has expanded its reach into Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Today, more than 1,000 HIV positive leaders in Canada have graduated from the PLDI, many of whom who have modeled the way, inspired their peers and taken action to bring forward change through leadership in their local community. Graduates of the program use their knowledge and leadership skills to help reduce stigma and promote effective interventions and prevention practices related to HIV. They are volunteers, board members or staff in their local AIDS Service Organizations (ASO’s) and have gone on to become leaders in communities across the province.