Resources

Toolkits

  • Legal Toolkit – all you need to organize your legal campaign.

Print Materials – Campaign Flyer

Feel free to download these materials to post or distribute in your workplace.
To arrange for printed copies to be delivered to you, please email info@giveaday.ca

To learn more about HIV/AIDS in Africa

If you are looking for up-to-date, reliable information about AIDS in the world, please visit any of the following sites:

Email signature

Here’s a creative way to spread the idea to your friends and colleagues. Consider an email signature that will challenge others to Give a Day’s pay to World AIDS.

Follow the Help instructions in your mail software to add a signature at the bottom of every email you send. It could read……

On December 1, I’m giving a day’s pay to World AIDS. Will you consider doing the same? Check out www.giveaday.ca

YouTube Channels

Videos and Books

There are some excellent books and multimedia resources that may be helpful in your campaign.

Films

  • “Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma” (2008) A documentary about humanitarianism through the experiences of Dr. James Orbinski, founder of Dignitas International.
  • “A Closer Walk – a film about AIDS in the world” (2003) is an excellent resource. It could be shown at a workplace lunch meeting. It can be ordered through www.acloserwalk.org or www.directcinema.com.
  • CBC Documentary “The Value of Life: AIDS in Africa Revisited” (2003) can be ordered from the CBC website.
  • “Race Against Time” (see below under ‘Book Suggestions’) is available in audio format.
  • “Yesterday” (2004) is a moving Oscar-nominated drama based in South Africa; available through www.amazon.ca.
  • “Tsepong: a clinic called hope” (2005) is a 1-hour film telling the story of Canadian medical personnel responding to AIDS in Lesotho, Africa; available through www.whitepinepictures.com.
  • “Their Brothers’ Keepers” (2005) A film about 2 child-headed families; 55 minutes in length; available through www.bullfrogfilms.com.
  • “3 Needles” (2005) tells the story of the AIDS pandemic from 3 different perspectives. This should be available at your local DVD rental outlet.
  • “A Grandmother’s Tribe” (2007) A one-hour documentary about the lives of grandmothers caring for AIDS orphans in Kenya. Available through www.agrandmotherstribe.com.

Books

  • “An Imperfect Offering: Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century” by Dr. James Orbinski is a searing personal memoir that is also an urgent call to confront suffering in all its many forms.
  • “Race Against Time” by Stephen Lewis – based on the 2005 Massey Lectures.
  • ”The Bottom Billion: Why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it” by Paul Collier.
  • “Half of a Yellow Sun” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • “The Thing Around Your Neck” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  • “28: Stories of AIDS in Africa” by Stephanie Nolen of the Globe & Mail. Buy several copies and share them with your friends and colleagues!
  • “The Heaven Shop” by Deborah Ellis is written for young readers (beginning about Grade 7). Why not read it alound as a family? It will open your eyes, bring you to tears and make you want to reach out.
  • “Chanda’s Secret” by Allan Stratton is appropriate for Grade 9 and upward. It is also an excellent book for your family to read and discuss together.
  • “We are all the same” by Jim Wooten is a true and provocative story which is highly recommended.
  • “Black Death: AIDS in Africa” by Susan Hunter gives a detailed look at the background of AIDS in Africa with discussion of what lies ahead.
  • “As they see it: The development of the African AIDS discourse” by Raymond Downing is a fascinating look at the AIDS crisis as documented by African scholars.
  • “Moving Mountains: The race to treat global AIDS” by Anne-Christine d’Adesky.

Speakers

As much as possible we will try to accommodate requests for a speaker. Please get in touch with us with the details of your request at info@giveaday.ca.

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