Category: CBR Musings

2019-20 Year in Review: Training and Leadership

The Year in Review   PAN’s Training and Leadership department offers in-person training events, virtual knowledge sharing and capacity building events; and a wealth of continuously updated resources via our website.  As in years past, we have presented a range of in-person events. However, with the emergence of COVID-19, we had to reshape the events… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Community-Based Research

The Year in Review This year has been a busy one for the Community-Based Research (CBR) Department at PAN! We currently support three signature CBR projects – the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, Making it Work, and Positive Living, Positive Homes. We also support capacity-building relating to CBR with our members and allies… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Evaluation

The Year in Review   This has been a year of growth for our evaluation work at PAN and the department continues to be very active on a number of evaluation programs, projects and fee-for-service contracts.   The CIHR Centre for REACH (REACH Nexus) One of the biggest changes over the last year has been… Read more »

The Year in Review: Message from PAN Leadership

Rising to the challenges of our times J. Evin Jones, Executive Director and Board Co-Chairs, Katrina Jensen and Patrick McDougall   Dear Friends, Since the time of last year’s annual report, while PAN and our member organizations have realized many successes, it has been an incredibly challenging year. The overdose crisis is worse than ever… Read more »

Complete the COVID-19 Edition of Sex Now Survey

A new special COVID-19 edition of Community Based Research Centre (CBRC)’s annual Sex Now survey is now open! (Learn more about the annual Sex Now survey here). This online survey, open to gay, bi, queer and trans men, and Two Spirit and non-binary people (GBT2Q), explores experiences around the “health and well-being of gay, bi,… Read more »

New study on strengths and resilience of people living with HIV in BC is looking for participants! Are you a person living with HIV living in BC? 19 years or older? Would you like to share about your strengths and resilience in confronting stigma, about experiences of stigma, and programs and services? You may be… Read more »

  Michelle is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study. She also works at Positive Living North, and is a board member with the Pounds Project in Prince George. What first piqued your interest in the HIV/ hepatitis C sector? My first eye opening experience with HIV was when I met… Read more »

It is estimated that 14% of Canadians living with HIV (or approximately 9,000 people) do not know that they are HIV-positive. According to the CATIE report (2019), 71% of key players working in testing think that HIV self-testing is an important approach to reach the undiagnosed. Now is an important and critical time here in… Read more »

The JIHR Needs You for Peer Review!

The Journal of Indigenous HIV Research (JIHR) needs your help! The JIHR has received an unprecedented number of submissions this year and is still looking for academic-based colleagues to support peer review of submissions. Please check out the flyer below for more information. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact… Read more »

Data matters. In light of the reports of inequitable data collection related to COVID-19 and the advocacy efforts to record data disaggregated by race, we need to think about what such data can tell us and why it is important. First, the requirements for equitable data collection are complex. Data collection is just one area… Read more »

Job posting: Making it Work Peer Research Associate

        Making It Work: Supporting Indigenous, Community Approaches to Integrated Service Models for People Living with HIV, Hepatitis C, and/or Challenges with Mental Health, or Substance Use.     The Making it Work Community-Based Research project is looking for community members from Vancouver, Victoria and Smithers to join the research team as… Read more »

Doing Community-Based Research in the Context of COVID-19

The world of community-based research has shifted considerably in the context of COVID-19. We have had to learn to adapt, change course, and reimagine many different projects and programs- and now have the opportunity to share some of the things we have learned and lessons along the way. I asked several people involved in community-based… Read more »