The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) works collaboratively with almost 50 member organizations and people affected by HIV and hepatitis C to build capacity and skills for stronger communities in British Columbia. We provide workplace training, leadership development, and research and evaluation initiatives to support all regions in the province. We are the voice for our members, advocating for change in public perception and policies.

We help organizations build stronger communities and leaders.

HIV is the heart of our work historically, and people with HIV have an important role in our past and present directions. Our work has expanded as issues related to HIV emerged: hepatitis C and other health diagnoses, mental health, and problematic substance use. Other issues that impact how people access care include safe housing, food security, and poverty in general. These issues influence our work and we support the involvement of people with lived experience in our community-based response.

We value the meaningful involvement of people with lived experience.


Territorial Acknowledgement: PAN, as a provincial organization, gratefully and respectfully works and partners with BC’s 198 First and Métis Nations.



Banner images: Joffre Lakes McKay Savage; Tod Mountain, Ruth Hartnup; Mountains, Murray Foubister; Kootenay River Near Floe Lake, Peter Burka; Sechelt Beach, Ken McMillan
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The Gender and Sexual Health Initiative (GSHI) seeks a Community Engagement Coordinator Status: Part-Time with availability Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays 12 to 14 hours per week. One year contract with potential for renewal. Job Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience and ranges from $22 per hour to $23 per hour…. Read more »

CTAC Needs Your Help!

Dear CTAC Friends, Partners and Stakeholders, In a press release dated February 6, the Canadian Treatment Action Council  (CTAC) announced it has published a white paper entitled, “The time has come to eliminate hepatitis C in Canada,” which summarizes the increasing gaps in Canada’s response to the hepatitis C epidemic and identifies seven calls-to-action. CTAC… Read more »

  Researchers from  Dalhousie University and Nine Circles are working on a CIHR-funded study,  Moving Beyond Piloting POCT: A Social Ecological Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Scaling up HIV Point-Of-Care Testing (HIV POCT) in Canada. Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan (Dalhouise) and her team devised this study to determine the number of HIV Point-Of-Care (POCT) pilots that were created… Read more »


Drug Substitution Therapies and Community Health

The overdose crisis continues unabated in BC, a tragedy that continues to unfold. Meet two people at the front lines of this epidemic: Dr. Christy Sutherland and Wendy Stevens.  They’ll present information on the use of naloxone and opioid substitution therapies as well as the importance of wraparound care and community development. Presenters: Dr. Christy… Read more »