CAAT History Published by University of Toronto Press

The history of CAAT and the experiences of our first community based action research study was detailed in a chapter in a new book titled “Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious legal Status in Canada“, edited by Luin Goldring and Patricia Landolt and published by the University of Toronto Press.

Chapter 15 of the book: “From Access to Empowerment: The Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment and its work with People living with HIV-AIDS and precarious status” was written by CAAT founding member Dr. Alan Li with the support of CAAT members Derek Thaczuk and Dr. Josephine Wong. It recaps the history of the formation of CAAT; the development, processes and lessons learnt through our first community based action research on improving treatment access for immigrants, refugees and non-status PHAs; and its subsequent impact on the journey of collective empowerment that our communities have taken in the last 13 years.

The book is available from the University of Toronto Press website and