Category: Evaluation News

Part 2 of a 2-part series   |   Read Part 1 This post is Part 2 in our two-part series related to Pacific AIDS Network’s (PAN) oral and poster presentations at this year’s Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. The first post in the series focused on Jaydee Cossar’s oral… Read more »

Part I of a 2 part series   The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) had the good fortune of presenting several research and evaluation projects at the recent Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) Conference in Montreal, QC. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet, reconnect, and learn from a diverse group of researchers, people with… Read more »

A New Evaluation Resource: Peer Evaluator Training Manual

  PAN is excited to introduce a new comprehensive resource on evaluation – the Peer Evaluator Training Manual! We hope this will be a good resource for PAN, REACH and other teams doing participatory evaluation work around the country. This resource will particularly be useful to those seeking to build evaluation capacity including teams that are working with people… Read more »

Introduction to Realist Evaluation

What is Realist Evaluation? Realist Evaluation is a theory-based approach that asks “How or why does this work, for whom and in what circumstances?” rather than just “what works?” The goal is to develop a detailed theory on how a program works and unpack the processes that are normally non-observable. When to Use Realist Evaluation… Read more »

Population Size Estimates Resources and Case Studies

Population Size Estimates (PSEs) for key populations most affected by HIV and HCV, namely gay, bi and other MSM and for people who inject drugs, have been developed. This project has been led by the BCCDC and supported by the Pacific AIDS Network, with consulting work provided by the University of Manitoba. In addition to the… Read more »

PAN JOB POSTING: Making It Work Research Coordinator

Making It Work Research Coordinator (Part-time) Position: Research Project Coordinator Status: Part Time Position (~12 hours per week) Time Period: 44 week position Remuneration: $23-$25/hr Location: Anywhere in the Province   The Pacific AIDS Network and the Making It Work project is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate and administer activities of this community-based research… Read more »

Participate in Pivot’s Project Inclusion

  Welcome to Project Inclusion – A human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention! At Project Inclusion we believe that stigma and exclusion are not inevitable. One key way to prevent HIV, Hepatitis C and overdose is to advance the human rights of people who have been excluded or stigmatized in society as a result of homelessness,… Read more »

Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old (HIV-)… Read more »

Darcy joined PAN in the summer of 2016, as one of the new Peer Evaluators working on the PLDI Impact Evaluation team. He comes from a varied career background and is currently a licensed educator and thespian (for anyone who might recall his 2015 Fringe musical – LOCO HERO JOE). Darcy is pleased to have… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI), a three-module leadership training program led by and for people living with HIV (PLHIV), has delivered 20 sessions of leadership training to over 167 participants in BC since 2009, when PAN’s partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network was established. The purpose of this highly-valued series of three- and four-day… Read more »

On November 2, 2016 Dr. Mark Tyndall, Executive Medical Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, gave a presentation at AIDS Vancouver Island’s Annual General Meeting outlining the facts about supervised injection sites and what they mean to our communities. His presentation was called Moving Forward with Supervised Injection Sites … Busting the Myths and… Read more »

Heather was hired as a contractor in October 2016 to support PAN’s Evaluation and Community Based Research Programs, thanks to funding from the CBR Collaborative Centre and REACH. Collaborating with PAN staff and the Peer Evaluators on the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s impact evaluation will be a major component of Heather’s work over the coming… Read more »