Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

PHAC Seeks Input on Draft STBBI Framework

Submitted by the Public Health Agency of Canada   Dear Stakeholders, We would like to share with you the first draft of A Framework for Action Towards the Elimination of Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections as Public Health Threats in Canada by 2030. As you know, the Public Health Agency of Canada hosted a meeting… Read more »

Overdose Crisis and Response Round Up- July 18

Highlighting pieces from BC and around the globe.   BC overdose warning system aims to alert users about potentially deadly drugs Medical health officers in the Vancouver area are aiming to quickly warn drug users about clusters of overdoses and batches of contaminated drugs based on reports from people who use illegal substances. The pilot… Read more »

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has released several new pieces that may be of interest to PAN members. If you aren’t aware of the publications or work of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, I highly recommend a visit to their site. The people at the Network do great human rights-based work that reaches across advocacy, research,… Read more »

Our colleagues at CATIE have distributed the following information to remind organizations of resources available for World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28, 2017. Whether you are already engaged in hepatitis C work or if you are looking to build your capacity in this area, CATIE has resources to help you… Read more »

Substance Use News: June

“Every 4 minutes 1 person who injects drugs becomes infected with HIV.” This statement comes from a newly released policy report from UNAIDS on Harm Reduction. It examines the public health implications of drug policy worldwide and highlights other health issues faced by people who use drugs (PWUD), including a high incidence of hepatitis C… Read more »

  The 2017-2018 call for proposals under the Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples: Programs and services funding stream is now open. About the call As part of the new Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples  program, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is launching a call for proposals for projects that will support organizations delivering a… Read more »

  “I would like to acknowledge that PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with BC’s 198 First and Métis Nations.”   Within the past couple of months, PAN staff decided to add the territorial acknowledgement above to our email signatures. Although it may seem like a small thing, deciding on… Read more »

Health Canada is inviting letters of interest for community groups interested in funding to “strengthen responses to drug and substance use issues in Canada.” The summary of Health Canada information appears below; please follow links for complete details.     Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) is pleased to invite eligible organizations to… Read more »