GIPA is the Greater Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS. MIPA is the Meaningful Involvement or people living with HIV/AIDS, and MEPA is the Meaningful Engagement of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
For many years, Fife House has championed the engagement and involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2011, Fife House formally joined other organizations in Ontario and signed the Ontario Accord, which is a statement created by the Ontario AIDS Network allowing organizations to formally endorsed the principles of GIPA/MIPA.
You can review the full Accord and its content.
Today Fife House has peers involved in every area of the organization, including our volunteer program, our Board of Directors, and as staff members. Fife House is committed to continuing to embrace GIPA/MIPA principles and to being even more inclusive for people living with HIV/AIDS, in ways that are meaningful to them.
In 2015, Fife House created the GIPA Advisory Committee as one of the ways to actively advance GIPA/MIPA in our day-to-day operations.