Category: CBR Musings

Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old (HIV-)… Read more »

Tell us your thoughts on housing for folks living with HIV!

image by Gabe Boothroyd, The Mainlander, May 31, 2016 The Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study invites people with experience in the HIV and housing sectors in Greater Vancouver to complete a short online survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living with HIV, health and social service providers who work with HIV-positive… Read more »

Darcy joined PAN in the summer of 2016, as one of the new Peer Evaluators working on the PLDI Impact Evaluation team. He comes from a varied career background and is currently a licensed educator and thespian (for anyone who might recall his 2015 Fringe musical – LOCO HERO JOE). Darcy is pleased to have… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI), a three-module leadership training program led by and for people living with HIV (PLHIV), has delivered 20 sessions of leadership training to over 167 participants in BC since 2009, when PAN’s partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network was established. The purpose of this highly-valued series of three- and four-day… Read more »

On November 2, 2016 Dr. Mark Tyndall, Executive Medical Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, gave a presentation at AIDS Vancouver Island’s Annual General Meeting outlining the facts about supervised injection sites and what they mean to our communities. His presentation was called Moving Forward with Supervised Injection Sites … Busting the Myths and… Read more »

Heather was hired as a contractor in October 2016 to support PAN’s Evaluation and Community Based Research Programs, thanks to funding from the CBR Collaborative Centre and REACH. Collaborating with PAN staff and the Peer Evaluators on the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s impact evaluation will be a major component of Heather’s work over the coming… Read more »

Interested in conducting a program evaluation but not sure how or where to start? Curious about how you can tell if your program is having a positive impact on your participants? Needing to demonstrate program outcomes and results using rigorous program science? PAN is pleased to announce an evaluation capacity- and skills-building initiative to facilitate… Read more »

BC Stigma Index is now Recruiting Participants

What does Stigma mean to you? [easy-image-collage id=19124] The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index (the Stigma Index) is a dynamic research project in British Columbia, born out of a community-identified need to turn the tide against persistent HIV stigma and discrimination. Linked to the international HIV Stigma Index initiative, it is the first… Read more »

Invitation to participate: Trans Priorities Project

Are you a researcher who conducts research about trans women’s health and/or HIV or a service provider who works with trans women affected by HIV? The Trans Priorities Project would like to hear your thoughts about research priorities and information needs around trans women and HIV. The Trans Priorities Project is a trans-led initiative to… Read more »

In 2013, a diverse team of community-based researchers completed the Food Security Study, which explored the relationship between food, nutrition, and health for people living with HIV in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Recently they published postcards and fact sheets with their study findings. They also shared some of their housing-related data from BC with… Read more »

PAN has recently launched a new, online tool to support the building of shared, or common measures for community-based HIV and HCV Organizations in BC. This tool outlines a series of indicators that can be used to measure the contribution community-based HIV/HCV organizations are making to the prevention and care cascade in their region. It is hoped… Read more »

SHAPE Study is Recruiting Participants

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS’ SHAPE study, launched in March 2016, is looking for participants. The purpose of this study is to learn what challenges individuals face accessing HIV care and treatment in the context of increased funding for HIV care through the province-wide rollout of the STOP Program. More information about the… Read more »