Category: Resource and Funding News

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 »

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 »

Pacific Hepatitis C Network Launches Help4Hep BC

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is thrilled to introduce our brand new hep C helpline – Help4HepBC!  Launched May 15, Help4Hep BC is a peer-to-peer helpline where peer navigators work with callers – people living with hep C, family, friends, health care providers, counsellors and other supports – to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on…. Read more »

The criminalization of drug use and the people who use drugs affects HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) rates and patterns in how HIV and HCV are transmitted. Healthcare access for people who use drugs can be complicated by the criminalization of drugs, and this impacts health outcomes those who are often vulnerable as a result… Read more »

The Canadian Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CANAC) wrapped up their conference this weekend in Regina. I would have loved to be there, as one of the features of the conference was a presentation by Irene Goldstone and Marilou Gagnon on how nurses have led the way on implementing harm reduction. CANAC makes a… Read more »

HIV and Aging… There Are Resources on That!

Based on feedback from our members, PAN has identified HIV and aging as a priority area of focus. Interest in accessing resources related to aging with HIV was put forth at the Fall 2016 PHA forum, where it was suggested that PAN’s website could include a resource section focused on this topic area. HIV and… Read more »