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Resources for Community-Based Research

We have chosen to share these documents as resources for those interested in community-based research. We hope they may be useful to you and your projects. Please make sure to appropriately reference "The CHIWOS Research Team" when sharing and using the information in these documents.

General CHIWOS Documents

PRA Training Materials

We have chosen to share the CHIWOS PRA Training Manual in its entirety so that others may benefit from this work. We ask that you cite the manual using the suggested citation below.  If you would like to use large parts of this manual, we would appreciate being notified so that we know where the work has been useful.


More than 35 CHIWOS PRAs across Canada completed and contributed to this training. Potential users of this training manual are encouraged to involve CHIWOS PRAs in the process of planning and/or delivering their training. Please contact your regional CHIWOS coordinator so that we can be of further assistance.

Suggested Citation: CHIWOS PRA Training Working Group (2013). CHIWOS Peer Research Associate Training Manual: English Quebec Version. Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS): Toronto, Canada. Available online: Date:

PRA Training: Facilitators' Handbook

CHIWOS Peer Research Associate Training Manual

Steering Committee Meetings

Slides for 2016 Steering Committee Meeting

Slides for 2017 Steering Committee Meeting

Slides for 2019 Steering Committee Meeting

Additional Links

​Women and HIV

Community-based research and HIV

Social determinants of health (SDOH)
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