Category: Community News

BC’s Overdose Overview: June 6-12, 2021

Support for the community Check the latest drug alerts for people who use substances, including up to date information on: • overdose alerts • overdose prevention sites • safety information • drug checking information Overdose event tracking The weekly overdose dashboard provides provincial and regional information on: • Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BC Emergency Health… Read more »

The Dr. Peter Centre is leading a bilingual National COVID Vaccine Community of Practice to support agencies in facilitating ongoing knowledge translation and exchange for both the people they serve and the frontline workers who serve them, in addition to providing a repository of information frameworks for developing structures and processes, strategies for engaging stakeholders,… Read more »

Enabling Accessibility Fund – Call for Proposals now open

Calls for Proposals under the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) program through Employment and Social Development Canada has been launched. This CFP funds capital projects to help increase the physical accessibility of community spaces and work spaces. We will be accepting applications from organizations that wish to receive funding under the following components: Mid-sized projects (open… Read more »

Looking for participants over the age of 55! Indigenous Self-Identified Women 55+ living with HIV who consume Cannabis To find out more about the community engagement session, and if you are eligible to participate, please contact: Claudette Cardinal [email protected] or text/call 778-875-9717 Mary Vaccaro [email protected] or text/call 905-933-9150

Remembering Marcie Summers

It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of long-time advocate and ally Marcie Summers. Marcie was active in the community-based HIV movement beginning in 1986, working as a volunteer in the Speaker’s Bureau at AIDS Vancouver. In 1993, she began working as Executive Director for Positive Women’s Network. In 1996, she was a… Read more »

Job posting: Peer Navigator, AIDS Vancouver

Internal/External Posting Position Title: Peer Navigator Grid Level: 34 Benchmark: Support Worker II Union: Community Subsector Collective Agreement Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 AM -5pm (32 hours per week) Location: 1101 Seymour St, Suite 401, Vancouver BC Start Date: As soon as possible Accountability: Manager of Peer Navigation Send Cover Letter and Resume to: [email protected],… Read more »

Hep C Support Packs for Youth

    YouthCO is a youth-led HIV and Hep C organization that seeks to reduce stigma related to HIV and Hep C throughout British Columbia using peer education and peer support. One of the ways we want to show up for youth in BC to create a Hep-C support package that would include some everyday… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: May 30-June 5, 2021

Support for the community Check the latest drug alerts for people who use substances, including up to date information on: • overdose alerts • overdose prevention sites • safety information • drug checking information Overdose event tracking The weekly overdose dashboard provides provincial and regional information on: • Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BC Emergency Health… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day course

In the leadup to World Hepatitis Day, CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and Hepatitis C information, is partnering with the BC Hepatitis Network to deliver a training course for you and your colleagues on Hepatitis C Treatment. This course is being delivered to frontline workers across British Columbia. CATIE’s Hepatitis C Treatment course aims to develop in-depth knowledge on the treatment of hepatitis… Read more »

HIV in My Day Town Hall

HIV in My Day is a community-based oral history project collecting stories from long-term survivors and caregivers about the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in British Columbia. So far, over 110 interviews have been collected for this project, most of which are available in a publicly accessible digital archive at the University of Victoria. At… Read more »

Changes in Leadership at the HIV Legal Network

This news comes from the HIV Legal Network newsletter. Stay up to date with the HIV Legal Network by subscribing here. After nearly 28 years of involvement with the organization, 14 of them as Executive Director, our own Richard Elliott is stepping down and moving on to new adventures — though we know him well… Read more »

Call for applications: the Intersectoral Action Fund

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has announced a new funding opportunity: the Intersectoral Action Fund. Under the Intersectoral Action Fund, PHAC is seeking proposals for community-based projects that support collective action on the social determinants of health. PHAC encourages all to share the information broadly with their networks. Intersectoral action refers to the… Read more »