Category: Community News

Find Mental Health Services with MindMapBC

MindMapBC is a mental health service finder which helps people locate appropriate and accessible mental health services. It can be difficult to access mental health services, especially those that are affirming of LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, and other gender- and sexually-diverse) people. In addition to barriers that are commonly experienced by people of… Read more »

Webinar from PHAC: Syphilis: Key Populations in Canada

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Time: 10-11 AM Pacific time Several key populations have been disproportionately affected during the syphilis epidemic in Canada in recent years. The Public Health Agency of Canada recently released an in-depth look at syphilis in Canada in the past decade in a report titled Syphilis in Canada: Technical report on… Read more »

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (The Federation) is seeking a quick learner with strong organization and information-gathering skills who enjoys working in a team environment. This is a contract position (1-year with the possibility to extend) working from a remote home office. The successful applicant will be responsible for: • Administrative tasks… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 10 – 16, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the… Read more »

Job Posting: Outreach/Case Manager, Heart of Richmond

Job Details: This is a part time position – approx. 21 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday – Flexible hours) Compensation: Starting at $26/hr, Salary will depend on the applicant’s qualifications, experiences, and skillset.   We are seeking an individual with an experienced background in Social Work and/or Psychiatry with a knowledge of HIV. The… Read more »

Love Positive Women – Share Yours!

via the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)  The CPPN is developing an ambitious initiative that will, during the first two weeks of February, acknowledge and promote “Love Positive Women”. We do take our love for positive women from coast-to-coast-to-coast seriously and I know that you do too. CPPN is hoping you add your support to ours… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 3 – 9, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using… Read more »

New role in NDP cabinet to support the non-profit sector

  In an earlier blog post, we highlighted three influential umbrella groups supporting non-profits and charities in BC. One of these, Vantage Point (VP) exists to support those in leadership roles, but recently has also been involved in advocacy and, in May, co-created the No Immunity report emphasizing the challenges of COVID-19 to the sector, including… Read more »

Many reading this will know Vikki Reynolds, who works within many communities. Vikki worked with us last year in the initial response to the changes COVID was imposing on our work, building Solidarity Groups, to support frontline workers and Executive Directors in their roles. Vikki has shared a new resource co-created with Riel Dupuis-Rossi &… Read more »