Category: Community News

Job Posting: Hepatitis C Leadership Project Coordinator

Position: Project Coordinator Status: 0.8 FTE (4 days/week) Time Period: 2 ½ year contract position Remuneration: $50,000 pro-rated ($40,000 per annum) plus a competitive benefits package Location: Flexible Reporting to: Director of Program Development Closing date for applications: Thursday, May 2, 2019 by 4:00 PM   Summary of the position: The Hepatitis C Leadership Project Coordinator, working… Read more »

BC Priorities Project 2019, Simon Fraser School of Public Policy Excerpt from the Executive Summary: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Canada exemplifies the widening gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health outcomes. Approximately 250,000 to 275,000 Canadians are living with HCV, with Indigenous peoples being disproportionately affected (CATIE, 2018). Although HCV demographic information is limited,… Read more »

Job Posting: Executive Director (Interim), Blood Ties

Blood Ties is seeking to fill the position of: Executive Director – Interim (sabbatical leave replacement) Flexible start date between August 15th and October 1st, 2019 End date: August 15th, 2020 Blood Ties Four Directions Centre invites interested and qualified candidates to apply for the leadership position of Interim Executive Director. Blood Ties is a… Read more »

PHSA Innovation Fund

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has released guidelines on their $100,000 Innovation Fund. This one-time funding for fiscal year 2019/2020 is dedicated to exploring innovative solutions with demonstrable impact to HIV and HCV in British Columbia. Projects may be provincially focused or regionally focused with the potential for scale up.   PHSA is particularly… Read more »

New Prosecutorial Guidelines Announced

Over the past few months, PAN and other allied organizations including the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (CHLN) have been in contact with BC Attorney General David Eby’s office regarding collective concerns about the ongoing overly broad and unjust use of the criminal law in relation to HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission. We have called on… Read more »

The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation provides compassionate HIV care for people living with significant health and social issues including mental illness, trauma, addictions, unstable housing and poverty. Through its day health, 24-hour care residence and enhanced supportive housing programs, the Dr. Peter Centre provides healthy meals, counselling, therapies, nursing, and a safe place for peer… Read more »

Date: Thursday April 25th, 2019 Time: 10 AM Pacific time   Viral hepatitis – including hepatitis B and C – has been characterized by the World Health Organization as a major public health burden. In this webinar, PHAC’s Sexually Transmitted Infections and Hepatitis team will present the latest national data for hepatitis B and C… Read more »

From Pivot Legal Society  On April 1, 2019, the Director of Public Prosecutions directed federal Crown prosecutors to minimize detentions for breaches of bail conditions, in part by no longer imposing the following bail conditions on people experiencing addiction: ‘Abstinence’ conditions, which criminalize people who possess and use illicit drugs; Prohibitions on carrying ‘drug paraphernalia’,… Read more »

Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access

The Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access project was a partnership of AIDS Vancouver Island and the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative in Ontario.This project examined how women use Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) and what makes OPS more or less accessible to women. Between June and August 2018 surveys were conducted at 5 OPS:… Read more »

Living in the Lower Mainland means a hyper-awareness of the housing affordability crisis. It is impossible to ignore the uncomfortable reality that the Lower Mainland is an expensive place to live. Similarly, in Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH for short), a community-based research study, it became evident that the housing affordability crisis in the Lower… Read more »

Universities Without Walls seminar 9: “A narrative inquiry study into the experiences of transitions into and out of correctional facilities in Alberta for people living with HIV”   Date: Monday April 15th, 2019. This is an online event and you must register in advance. Time: The registration will tell you to log on next Monday, April… Read more »

Positive Living BC presents their latest Community Forum: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization and Access to Care: Findings from the Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment (SHAWNA)   Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 PM Location: Chateau Granville Best Western – 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) in Vancouver   Presenters:… Read more »