Category: Advocacy, Policy, Public Health

Join the Canadian Liver Foundation in fight against stigma

via the Canadian Liver Foundation Today’s issue is a complicated one, but it’s one we need to talk about more often. And that’s the relationship between liver disease, stigma, and drug use. Why is this important? A couple of reasons: There are more than 100 liver diseases, and very few of them are actually caused… Read more »

P4W Memorial Collective Calls for Support

via the P4W Memorial Collective The P4W Memorial Collective is an abolitionist group of women who were imprisoned at the federal Prison for Women, alongside women, trans and non-binary folks who have never been in prison, working together to create and enliven healing spaces and abolitionist dreams. The Collective is concerned about the recently published… Read more »

    Date: September 17, 2020 Time: 9 – 10:30 AM Pacific time This webinar is a partnership between the Alliance for Healthier Communities and CATIE. Race-based epidemiological data are not currently being collected in a consistent manner across Canada, including during the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and in regards to HIV and hepatitis… Read more »

PHCN & HepCBC- Formal Announcement

via Pacific Hepatitis C Network and HepCBC It is with deep gratitude and excitement that we bring you this news: Pacific Hepatitis C Network and HepCBC are officially in the process of becoming a single, hepatitis-serving organization. On August 26 2020, the HepCBC Board of Directors voluntarily resigned, and an entirely new slate of directors… Read more »

Substance Use News August 2020

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. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened… Read more »

Launching Canada’s World Sexual Health Day Website

  from the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity As CGSHE we are excited to announce that we have partnered with the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) to launch the World Sexual Health Day -Canada platform: www.worldsexualhealthday.ca. Since 2010, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) has been calling organizations, communities and individuals… Read more »

International Overdose Awareness Day  has been running for almost 20 years and is a global event held on 31st August, aiming to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as… Read more »

Supervised consumption sites and services are an integral part of the Government of Canada’s response to the opioid overdose crisis. Since 2017, supervised consumption sites located across Canada have received almost 2.2 million visits, reversed nearly 17,400 overdoses without a single death at a site, and made approximately 84,400 referrals to health and social services…. Read more »

Thanks to leadership from REACH Nexus (CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS), we are imminently expecting Health Canada’s approval for Canada’s first HIV self test. This builds off previous changes made in September 2019 making Biolytical’s INSTI HIV POC more accessible for use by non-healthcare providers. In order to support implementation REACH Nexus has launched… Read more »

The following statement was issued jointly by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (“Legal Network”), the Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-SIDA), and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO). TORONTO, August 7, 2020 — This week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in R. v N.G., a… Read more »