About

pan-2016-2017-staff-photoPAN Staff
From left to right: Janice Duddy, Heather Picotte, Vicki Nygaard, Jennifer Evin Jones, Stacy Leblanc, Mona Lee and Jaydee Cossar

Our Vision

We lead an inspired, strong, and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions.

 

Our Mission

Working collaboratively, the Pacific AIDS Network builds the capacity and skills of its member organizations, including people with lived experience, to effectively address HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions.

 

Our Strategic DirectionsValues and Approaches_Page_1

To fulfill our vision and mission, we will pursue four strategic directions:

  1. Maximize our member organizations’ programs and services
  2. Strengthen our governance
  3. Build capacity in innovative and relevant community-based research
  4. Ensure our effectiveness

 

Our Values & Approaches

Our vision, mission, and strategic directions embody a set of values and approaches that underpin all our work and relationships. Our values and approaches guide how we design, carry out and evaluate our initiatives, and how we form and maintain our partnerships.

 

Values

Our vision, mission, and strategic directions embody a set of values and approaches that underpin all our work and relationships. Our values and approaches guide how we design, carry out and evaluate our initiatives, and how we form and maintain our partnerships.

Inclusive, Meaningful Involvement
In all our work we strive to include a diversity of people with lived experience of HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions, and to ensure meaningful opportunities for their involvement as leaders.

Collaborating & Partnerships
We support the generation and explorations of creative and practical ideas and approaches to energize and strengthen our work and the work of our members to provide the highest quality services and outcomes.

Excellence & Innovation
We support the generation and exploration of creative and practical ideas and approaches to energize and strengthen our work and the work of our members to provide the highest quality services and outcomes.

Evidence-Based
We support, use, and promote access to the best, most relevant research and community-based knowledge to improve policies, practices, and programs impacting PAN’s work and the people our members serve.

Accountability & Stewardship
We are accountable to our membership and stakeholders, adhering to the highest standards or professional integrity, ensuring transparency, timely reporting, and the best use of our resources in achieving our goals.

 

Approaches

Continuing our HIV/AIDS Legacy
We honour the pivotal importance and role of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) in our past and present work. As we move forward and evolve as a network, supporting our members to address the needs of PHAs, and facilitating the involvement of PHAs within the network itself, will continue as PAN priorities.

Social Change
We are committed to reducing health inequities, stigma, and discrimination by recommending and taking actions to successfully address key contributing social and economic factors.

Harm Reduction
We apply a harm reduction framework and work to support evidence-based policies, programs and practices that focus on keeping people safe, and minimizing death, disease and injury associated with higher risk behaviours.

 

Programming

PAN provides skills-building and targeted workforce development opportunities to the staff and key volunteers of member organizations.  Through delivering training and workshops, personnel and key volunteers of PAN member organizations have the opportunity to explore, learn best practices and network with their peers from around the province.  Content specific to those living with HIV and to those who are HCV co-infected has also been developed to provide PHAs with similar opportunities for skills development and networking. PAN therefore strives to increase the local, regional and provincial capacity of HIV/AIDS and HCV service providers to develop and implement culturally appropriate skills/strategies that enhance prevention and education programming and the quality of life of PHAs.

With a large geographically dispersed province like British Columbia, and a province with unique challenges that often vary from region to region, the need to bring people together to discuss challenges and successes is critical.  PAN provides PHAs and service providers with the opportunity to explore best and promising practices, ensuring that those living with HIV, co-infected with HCV, or at risk for HIV/HCV infection, receive the best care, treatment, support and prevention/educational information possible.

Beginning in September 2009, PAN has been working in partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) to deliver leadership training to PHAs in BC.  This is a peer-driven and delivered professional development opportunity dedicated to assisting PHAs in realizing their individual leadership potential.

Visioning Documents

PAN’s Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018 (pdf)

PAN’s Strategic Plan Infographic 2013 – 2018 (pdf)

Annual Reports:

Society Documents:
PAN was incorporated as a not-for-profit Society on July 18, 2003.

PAN’s Consolidated Constitution and By-Laws

Organizational Documents:

PAN’s Code of Ethics

PAN’s Code of Conduct

PAN Code of Conduct Related to Board of Directors

PAN’s Research Integrity Policy