Membership Benefits and Expectations

 

Our mission states: Working collaboratively, the Pacific AIDS Network builds the capacity and skills of its member organizations, including people with lived experience, to effectively address HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and related communicable diseases and conditions. PAN is made up of 40 organizations providing important supports and services in communities across the province.

We rely on our members to be actively engaged! There is strength in numbers. This is what makes our network effective and collaborative.

And we need to hear from you! This ensures that our work is provincially informed. Member input on needs, issues, challenges and successes drives our work in the present, and shapes our future directions. Members also provide an invaluable perspective on frontline service realities that informs our advocacy with government and other decision makers.

 

What PAN gives to members – what you can expect from us

 

What PAN asks of members – what we expect of you

  • Support and promote voices of people with lived experiences (PWLE). Dedicated support by Executive Directors and senior leadership for the involvement of PWLE within their organizations and with PAN, so that individuals participating as representatives or delegates at PAN events are fully able to engage.
  • (Required in the bylaws) Complete the Annual Member survey. Your input is essential to help PAN as an organization stay relevant and responsive.
  • Provide updates and feedback on regional challenges and successes, in support of our provincial mandate.
  • Participate in collective actions and joint advocacy initiatives (when appropriate).
  • Respect the Group Guidelines and Responsibilities at PAN events and meetings.
  • Engage fully at the annual AGM and related meetings.
  • Recommend candidates for the PAN Board of Directors and support their engagement at the board level (particularly for PWLE).
  • Promote benefits of PAN membership to other eligible organizations, and support their application.
  • Update us with any organizational changes and contact details.

 

Renew membership

As required in the bylaws, we ask all members to renew membership every 3 years, to consider the expectations and benefits when doing so, because the strength of PAN as a provincial network depends on the contributions of each member organization.  Your input and engagement is essential for our work together.

 


* As at this time, PAN sits at the following national tables:  National Working Group on HIV/AIDS Research; PHAC’s STBBI National Framework roundtable; Canadian AIDS Society’s National Testing Day Committee.  PAN also sits at the following provincial tables:  STOP HIV/AIDS Collaborative Implementation Committee; PHSA’s Collective Impact Network (CIN); Gay Men and HIV Provincial Working Group; regular meetings with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC); Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (POMRT) Advisory Committee; Overdose Prevention and Education Network (OPEN) Committee, coordinated by the Community Action Initiative (CAI).