Category: Community News

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is preparing for the planned launch, in Fall 2020, of open solicitations for the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) and the Harm Reduction Fund (HRF). Through the CAF and the HRF, PHAC supports time-limited community-based projects across Canada to reduce HIV, hepatitis C and other… Read more »

CBRC Webinar on New Testing Tech

Date: Thursday June 25, 2020 Time: 9:30 AM Presenters: Chris Draenos, Darren Ho, Community Based Research Centre After years of advocacy, Health Canada is expected to approve the first HIV self-test in the country over the coming weeks. As testing is the critical first step in HIV prevention, treatment, and care cascade, HIV self-testing will… Read more »

The Men’s Wellness Program Health Promotion Educator provides programming, education, and support relating to: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STIs, substance use, sexuality/sexual decision-making, testing, treatment, and prevention strategies as a means of increasing community awareness and wellness, and reducing the further incidence of HIV, HCV, STIs, and other related blood-borne illnesses with a focus on the needs… Read more »

Via the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network  Dear National Partners: I am reaching out to invite your organization to endorse a joint open letter to Minister of Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef, calling on her to include sex workers in the COVID-19 response. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, one of the allied group members of… Read more »

We’re happy to introduce Katsistohkwí:io Jacco, who has recently joined the Making it Work Research Project as Research Trainee. Katsistohkwí:io is currently completing her Masters in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood at the University of Victoria. Read the Meet the People at PAN series.   What first piqued your interest in the… Read more »

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is offering one-time funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) in British Columbia to support their response to COVID-19. PHSA acknowledges that CBOs face various challenges to offering programming and services during a pandemic. The total amount of funds available is $700,000. The maximum that will be awarded per application is… Read more »

PAN statement on Racism 

  We oppose anti-Black racism, and strongly condemn all acts of anti-Black discrimination and violence. We acknowledge that racism towards Black people and other people of colour has not ended, but continues to exist and create harm every day. We stand in solidarity with Black communities everywhere. Racism – individual, interpersonal, institutional and structural –… Read more »

Support Local Black-led Organizations

via PIVOT, reprinted with permission The last two weeks we have seen an upsurge of support for Pivot’s Criminalization & Police Accountability work. People are moved to act by the uprising for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Nina Pop and Breonna Taylor and countless Black people murdered by law enforcement. In… Read more »

A new website and initiative called The Positive Effect, jointly sponsored by the CIHR Centre for REACH 3.0 and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), has now launched at The Positive Effect site and initiative showcases and highlight stories, experiences, and reflections of people living with HIV, as well as those who work… Read more »

CHIWOS Scholar Awards

Call for Applications The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) is pleased to announce this special call for the CHIWOS Scholar Awards with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN). This unique funding opportunity will support training and mentorship opportunities for emerging academic scholars who are interested in building their capacity… Read more »

Substance Use News May 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened… Read more »