Category: Community News

Hepatitis C News

  Treatment Successes It’s getting better: AIDS Map’s Roger Pebody wrote about findings from here in BC that show that  among the populations of people with HCV, an analysis found that older people, those co-infected with HIV, those who have cirrhosis and those who use drugs are more likely to receive direct-acting antiviral HCV treatment… Read more »

Gay Men’s Health Summit Registration Open

Join the Community Based Research Centre for our most ambitious Gay Men’s Health Summit yet.  This year’s Summit will focus on optimizing HIV combination prevention strategies for gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM). This unique conference experience will give members of the community, government representatives, academics, and health care providers a… Read more »

Seeking Volunteers for a Community Advisory Board

From Dr. Nathan Lachowsky This is an invitation for gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirit and trans men across British Columbia who have personal experience using crystal meth and are comfortable discussing this topic among peers. We are building a Community Advisory Board (“CAB”) for a new pilot research study focused on crystal meth interventions. The study… Read more »

from Men’s Health Initiative The next PRICK! testing event will be on September 28th, from 6-8 PM.  PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’ Our definition of ‘guy’ includes: bi, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys who like… Read more »

Suicide Prevention Training for Queer Service Providers & Allies

From the Crisis Centre   Join us in Building a Suicide-Safer Queer Community! “We know that as many as 1 in 5 LGBT people have attempted suicide,” says Dr. Travis Salway, a post-doctoral fellow with the BC Centre for Disease Control/UBC School of Population and Public Health. “Thus it is essential to build a network… Read more »

AVI Report and Action: The Overdose Crisis- Where to Next?

  A message from AVI’s Executive Director, Katrina Jensen Dear community members, We are pleased to share The Overdose Crisis- Where To Next? report from the May 10th symposium on community response to the overdose crisis, as well as invite you to join us in the creation of a local Overdose Crisis Community Response Network for… Read more »

Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) Seeks Input

As you may know, the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) has been working collaboratively with the Public Health Agency of Canada to establish a Contribution Agreement for project funding under the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund.  It is anticipated that an Agreement will be in place in the coming weeks.  Work is underway to establish… Read more »

CHIWOS Webinar: Trauma and Violence Aware Care

  This was shared by CHIWOS The Canadian Webinar Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights would like to invite you to ‘Save the Date’ for the first of a multi-phase series of webinars focused on key aspects regarding the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV in Canada: Trauma and… Read more »

The next PRICK! event will be in Penticton on Thursday Aug 31s.  PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI and HIV testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’ Penticton Opt Clinic 740 Carmi Ave, 1st Floor @ Government St Penticton (Just up from Penticton Regional Hospital) BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 1-800-739-7367 or…drop in and get PRICKED! Brought to… Read more »

New Managing Director for CBRC- Jody Jollimore

From the Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health The Board of Directors of Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) is excited to announce the appointment of our new Managing Director, Jody Jollimore. Jody will be replacing Rick Marchand who will move to Senior Program Advisor to the Board. Jody joined CBRC… Read more »

2017 UWW/REACH 2.0 Fellowship Awards Announced

Universities without Walls (fondly referred to as UWW) provides distance education “that moves people and HIV research evidence into practice, and practice into research.” Projects are community-based enquiry to benefit community outcomes. UWW principles include openness, collaboration, plain language, and making research skills visible and accessible to all involved. UWW offers e-learning options you can access… Read more »

Simon joined the PAN team in April 2017, taking on two roles within the organization: Executive Assistant and the Collective Impact Network Coordinator, a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative being led by PAN acting as the “backbone organization”.  Simon has been working and volunteering in the non-profit sector since graduating with a chemistry… Read more »