Category: Community News

We welcome today’s statement from Health Minister Adrian Dix acknowledging World AIDS Day and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week. We want to thank Minister Dix and Ministry of Health staff for inviting PAN to help inform some of the messaging for this year’s WAD statement. Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has issued the following statement in… Read more »

Canada’s response to HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted or blood-borne infections (STBBIs) is desperately lacking. HIV infections are up (11% in the past decade) despite highly effective testing, treatment and prevention methods. Significant outbreaks of syphilis and gonorrhea are causing alarm. Help reverse these trends by sending a letter to the Minister of… Read more »

Special Virtual Event: Two-Spirit Reconciliation

Date: Thursday December 16, 2021 Time: 10 AM – 1:30 PM Pacific time We are pleased to announce a West Coast learning and discussion event with Cree Two-Spirit activist, researcher and educator Harlan Pruden.  It will feature two interconnected sessions with a break in between. We expect to spend about three hours together. Discussion will… Read more »

Date: Thursday, December 2,  2021 Time: 10-11 AM Pacific time The COVID-19 pandemic presents new and distinct challenges to the sexual health and well-being of youth. Educators in schools and health care settings are uniquely positioned to provide young people with sexual health education and/or care to help youth build their capacity to enhance and… Read more »

Job Posting: Indigenous Youth Communications Coordinator, IPS

Via Indigenous Perspectives Society   Wage: $19.50-$25 per hour based on skills and abilities Hours: 35 hours per week for an initial 6-month term with possible extension Location: Negotiable. If the successful applicant resides on Lekwungen Territories, a blended work at home and office work arrangement is preferred. As an Indigenous organization, IPS believes that much of the… Read more »

  The Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program is extending the deadline for the submission of 2021-2022 grant cycle applications to 4:30 PM Pacific time on December 13, 2021. The annual Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program provides one-time funding to organizations from across BC for the implementation of crime prevention and… Read more »

New Horizons for Seniors Program 2021 Call for Proposals

Via the New Horizons for Seniors Program   On November 23, 2021, the Government of Canada is launching the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2021-2022 call for proposals (CFP) for community-based projects across Canada. Please note that the online application and applicant guide will only be available on the Employment and Social Development Canada… Read more »

Presenter: Guy Felicella Moderator: J. Evin Jones Date: Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 Time:  1:00-2:00 PM The next in our PAN Presents webinar series concentrates on alternative models of safer supply, something that stirred up interest during our last webinar with the BCCSU. Guy Felicella will springboard from his statement “We need to meet substance users where they’re at,… Read more »

    Date: December 1, 2021 (World AIDS Day) Time (Updated): 2- 4 PM Location: Vancouver AIDS Memorial Wall, Sunset Beach (Beach Ave and Jervis St), Vancouver Many have experienced a heightened sense of loss, isolation and frustration over the past two years. The COVID pandemic, the overdose crisis, ongoing inaction on Truth and Reconciliation,… Read more »