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Living Positive Victoria welcomes Emil Canita to the role of Community Engagement Officer.

In this role, Emil will contribute to the media and communications functions of the organisation and assist the Senior Communications Officer in the development of content for our communications platforms to help convey the breadth and diversity of Victoria’s HIV populations.

Living Positive Victoria CEO, Richard Keane, welcomes Emil to the role by saying “communications and IT administration have been the wheelhouse of the Covid-19 response for Living Positive Victoria and resource reallocation in these areas has been crucial in our ability to pivot and adapt in a genuinely responsive way over the last five months. As part of this important reconfiguration, we warmly welcome Emil to the role of Community Engagement Officer for the next 12 months. He brings a unique set of skills that will add great value to our team.”

In joining the team, Emil is “looking forward to learning, connecting, and creating meaningful outcomes with the diverse Positive Communities of Victoria. I’ve worked as a Volunteer, HIV Peer-Tester, Health Promotion Officer, Communications Officer and a Board member in this brilliant sector and I’m looking forward to using all these previous roles to inform this new and exciting position. I believe that the whole positive movement still has a long way to go when it comes to representing our diversity and addressing the inequity of positive lives in this country. I would like to help create more spaces for other voices like mine to help define, provide support, and allocate resources to this inspiring and resilient community and movement. I’m looking forward to meeting you and the members that make up Living Positive Victoria.”

Emil will bring a strong creative and multi-dimensional experience to the organisation that will further connect people living with HIV across Living Positive Victoria’s programs, services and resources.