Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

        Lessons learned from supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites in Canada Recorded November 6, 2019. Now available on demand. Watch on Vimeo This webinar was presented in partnership with the Dr. Peter Centre. This webinar focuses on lessons learned from a national teleconference network for supervised consumption site (SCS) and overdose… Read more »

Working Together Against Stigma on World AIDS Day

The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference” and PAN is happy to have been part of a community effort working to address stigma in BC. We are working in collaboration with Health Authority representatives to honour those living with HIV and AIDS by fighting stigma. We have developed anti-stigma… Read more »

Keep up the pressure for life-saving health services!

Via the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network  Now that the election is over and Canada’s new government is taking shape, it’s time to keep the pressure on. Despite the devastating overdose crisis, drug policy and harm reduction services didn’t get nearly enough play during the campaign. But we can’t let these critical issues be pushed aside…. Read more »

Call for Abstracts, CAHR 2020

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 29th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2020) Topics fall under CAHR’s four tracks: Basic Sciences Clinical Sciences Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences Social Sciences   An additional oral abstract session will once again be offered with a focus on Key Populations. For information on the… Read more »

Red Scarf Awareness Campaign 2019

  Jeanette at AVI Health and Community Services made us aware of this cool campaign!   Join us November 13 for a “Knit-In” supporting the local Red Scarf HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative What is the Red Scarf Campaign? Red Scarf is a movement bringing community together to raise real awareness and knowledge about the positive advances in… Read more »

Substance Use News October 2019

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

The Hepatitis Services team at the BC Centre for Disease Control is conducting a survey and needs input!   Who should complete this survey? People who provide (or work at a clinic that provides) hepatitis C treatment in British Columbia. Please also share this link with other people in your network to help achieve a… Read more »

Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity presents Dr. Mark Gilbert Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: Hurlburt Auditorium, St. Paul’s Hospital (1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver) Dr. Mark Gilbert is the Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control, and an Associate Professor (Partner)… Read more »

In Her Words: Women Talk About Healthcare in BC

A new report illustrates gender inequities within BC’s healthcare system.  In Her Words shares the stories of women across the province, highlighting concerning information, including:   • One third of the women surveyed do not feel their needs are being met or treated effectively by the current healthcare system. For Indigenous women, it was nearly… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2018-19

We are happy to present the 2018-19 Year in Review, our annual report. We thank our members, allies, and stakeholders for their roles in the work we have accomplished over the past year, and encourage people to contact us if they would like more information. Message from the Executive Director     Dear Friends, Looking… Read more »