ACE Train-the-Trainer Program

Joining us to be trained as ACE facilitators

In this second phase of our project, we will engage and build capacity among service providers and community leaders using a “train-the-trainer” capacity-building approach. ACE graduates from Phase Two will be mentored to become ACE facilitators and facilitate intervention groups of community members of the affected communities. These trained service providers and community leaders will collaborate in small teams of 4-5 members and be mentored by the principal investigators to facilitate the ACE intervention for community members in Phase Three.
Please note that participation in this phase is for invited service providers and community leaders affiliated with our collaborating agencies, who are committed to conducting our Phase 3 capacity-building activities in early 2025. Registration information will be sent directly through the collaborating agencies by our staff team. Other interested community members will be welcome to join our training activities when Phase 3 rolls out in early 2025.

Learn more about our Training

Who can participate?

  • A service provider / community leader working with racialized people or immigrants experiencing or affected by HIV related stigmas in one of the six project cities (Calgary, Edmonton, Greater Toronto Area , London, Niagara, Ottawa)
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Fluent in English
  • Available to complete the ACE training
  • Committed to becoming an ACE training facilitator
  • Our local site coordinators, in collaboration with local agencies, will invite participants. If you’re interested, please reach out to the local site coordinators in your region as mentioned in the flyer below.

What is involved?

Complete six weekly online self-directed learning modules (approximately 1-hour each)
Attend the six weekly corresponding online Zoom group training (approximately 1.5 to 2.0 hours each)
Participate in two sessions of training on facilitation (2.5-hour each), as well as complete the pre-, post-, and 3-month post follow-up surveys (15-30 mins each)
A biweekly activity log on how you have applied the ACE learning in your everyday life post-training
A subset of participants who take part in the online training modules will be randomly invited to participate in a focus group 3 months after the ACE training. All focus group discussions online via zoom will be audio–recorded which makes it impossible for you to participate if you do not want to be audio-recorded. There will be between 6 to 8 participants in a group.
You will receive a small honorarium of $30 every time you complete a survey and $40 if you are selected and attend a focus group session.
Please refer to our recruitment flyer below for more details, or to contact our Local Site Coordinators in your region.