Category: Community News

Hepatitis C Course from eduCATIE+

CATIE is offering a Hepatitis C Basics course, through eduCATIE+, tailored for the Pacific region (British Columbia and the Yukon). CATIE’s Hepatitis C Basics blended learning course aims to provide foundational knowledge of hepatitis C, covering topics such as hepatitis C transmission, testing, treatment, prevention and health literacy. This is an introductory-level course geared toward… Read more »

Foster Nation’s 3rd Annual Misfit Christmas

  This event is a sober, free, kid friendly, all ages gathering meant for people in/from government care, self identified misfits, community allies, and folks who don’t have a place or people to spend Christmas Eve with! We will be open from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm, at the WISE hall(1882 Adanac Street) in East… Read more »

Giving Voice Call for Proposals

(Excerpt. See full call)   The Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women (MACIW) is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the Giving Voice 2019-2020 – 2020-2021 project. Funding is available for community groups and organizations who want to host or participate in community-based events that would “Give Voice” to stopping violence against Indigenous… Read more »

Pivot Legal Society Release Project Inclusion Report

From Pivot Legal Society Project Inclusion is a comprehensive study into the ways in which specific laws and policies in policing, health care, and the court system directly undermine the health and safety of people who are homeless and living with substance use issues by trapping them in a cycle of criminalization. Pivot travelled to… Read more »

Webinar: HIV surveillance in Canada: 2017

  Date: Thursday December 13, 2018  Time: 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a global public health issue with an estimated 1.8 million people newly infected in 2017. The Public Health Agency of Canada monitors newly diagnosed cases of HIV through a national HIV Surveillance System, in partnership with all… Read more »

Job Posting: Administrative Coordinator Position, CIRCLE

  Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Victoria   Administrative Coordinator Position The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Victoria is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to ensure the efficient day-to-day operation of the Centre, work with other staff and faculty and support the Director. The successful candidate… Read more »

Webinar: Big River First Nation- Know Your Status Program

PHAC Webinar Series Date: December 6, 2018 Time: 10 AM Pacific time   This presentation will provide an update on the unique situation experienced in Saskatchewan, Canada with sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and share best practices in responding to HIV, hepatitis C, and STI. The presentation will also provide an introduction to the Big… Read more »

PRICK! Events Near You

Trouble finding a place to get tested for a possible sexually transmitted infections? Not feeling comfortable talking to your doctor about your sex life? Have some questions that you would like answered by a professional? PRICK! offers private and confidential full STI testing events in the Interior Health area for all ‘guys who like guys.’ If PRICK!… Read more »

The Push to End Unjust HIV Prosections in BC

This past December 1, the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Department of Justice announced  a new directive regarding prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases– one that “… will reflect the most recent scientific evidence related to the risks of sexual transmission of HIV, as reviewed by the Public… Read more »

Via Public Health Agency of Canada   Dear HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund Recipients, As we recognize World AIDS Day on December 1, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is highlighting the efforts of community-based organizations across the country to reduce HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections…. Read more »

  Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM, which was held on the traditional territories of the Syilx (Okanagan) people October 30-31st.   We were gifted with a welcome from Elder Wilfred “Grouse” Barnes and drummer Margaret Manuel who opened the event and set the tone for… Read more »

World AIDS Day

December 1st will mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, and this year’s theme is “Know Your Status.”  It has always been vital to know your HIV status, so that if you are HIV-positive, you can follow up and get the treatment, healthcare and other supports that you need. Knowing your status is all… Read more »