Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

      Dear Colleagues, The collaborating partners for the Canadian Webinar Series on Implementing the WHO Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV are thrilled to invite you to offer your input and insight into the development of a national action plan to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with… Read more »

World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Calendar

Our 2018 calender is live!  Each year we gather information about events for World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. This year’s calendar is live and will be updated on a regular basis. If you’d like to submit an item, please include the following information: 1) Event name; 2) Organizer; 3) Date and time; 4)… Read more »

The public health emergency declared in BC in April 2016 as a response to the climbing rate of overdose deaths has not come close to ending, and efforts to slow it down are still running behind despite tireless and compassionate work by people on the frontlines. Below are some highlights on public health impact, harm… Read more »

Submit Your Abstract for CAHR 2019

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019) Topics fall under CAHR’s four tracks: Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences and Social Sciences. An additional oral abstract session will once again be offered with a focus on Key Populations. For information on the… Read more »

Join the Canadian Public Health Association for the webinar Experiences of fighting sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) related stigma in African newcomer communities. It will be presented by Simret Daniel and Babou Kinkumba from Sexuality Education Resource Centre. During this interactive webinar, gain insight on the stigma related to STBBIs experienced by African newcomer communities,… Read more »

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network    Health Canada has launched a consultation on strengthening Canada’s approach to substance use issues. The purpose of this consultation is to ask Canadians for new and innovative ideas on how to further strengthen the federal government’s health-focused approach to substance use issues through the Canadian Drugs and Substances… Read more »

Call for Members of BC Community Advisory Board

Are you interested in making a positive change to how testing for sexually transmitted and blood borne infections (STBBI) is delivered in your community? Join our BC Community Advisory Board!   What is GetCheckedOnline (GCO)? GetCheckedOnline is an internet based STBBI testing service developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control. GCO allows you to… Read more »

Limiting HIV prosecutions: Nice talk, but little action

This is a reprint of the latest Communique from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. Add your name to subscription list for Legal Network email updates.   It’s past time for action by the federal government. On World AIDS Day 2016, the federal Justice Minister declared that Canada must address the “overcriminalization of HIV” that contributes to… Read more »

Learn what your organization can do to act on the findings of  Project Inclusion, a human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention in BC. Pivot traveled to communities in BC to speak with people coping with poverty, homelessness, and substance use about how programs and policies affect their health. Pivot’s Darcie Bennett will… Read more »