The symposium entitled Children and HIV: Equity Now! - Reaching all children in the epidemic hosted by The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS and The Teresa Group took place in Durban, South Africa on Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th 2016, preceding the AIDS 2016 21st International AIDS Conference.
Over 360 people from 30 countries registered for the two exciting days. Service providers, donors, researchers, advocates and policy leaders debated and explored emerging evidence and promising programs, and identified the issues and the children who most need our support.
For more information and to find the final program and PowerPoint speaker presentations, please go to the symposium website.
The Teresa Group Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standard Program
May 31st 2016 – The Teresa Group today announces that it has been
accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this
achievement, we join a growing community of more than 175 organizations
dedicated to operational excellence.
The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for
charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five
fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and
transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for our commitment to
accountability, transparency and good governance” says Board President,
“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program
accreditation,” says Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine
Canada. “It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build
public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. These
organizations take accountability and operational transparency very
seriously. We’re glad to have them on board.”
Investment in Donor Trust
The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase the
transparency of charities and nonprofits, and to strengthen public
confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole. Trust
is the foundation for what matters to us, our stakeholders and those who
support us. Accredited organizations invest in what matters: trust.
Transparent, peer-review process
Our policies and procedures in the five areas of compliance were
evaluated by a group of volunteers from the sector, and were found to be
compliant with the Standards Program.
“As a small organization, rooted in the community, we recognize how
important it is to be accountable not only to our donors but also to the
children and families we work with and the partners who share our
vision and mission” says Executive Director, Nicci Stein.