Category: Community News

Trans Pulse Canada Survey

Trans PULSE Canada is a community-based survey of the health and well-being of trans and non-binary people in Canada. The Trans PULSE Canada team is a majority-trans group of community and academic researchers from across Canada. Together we bring more than 180 person-years of experience on more than 80 community-based research studies. Trans PULSE Canada… Read more »

Vancouver Coastal Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer, Dr. Patricial Daly, has released a new report: Response to the Opioid Overdose Crisis in Vancouver Coastal Health. It looks at harm reduction, improving treatment, and strategies for supportive environments. It begins,  “Substance use disorder is a chronic, relapsing condition, requiring a comprehensive system of care that identifies… Read more »

Along with a number of community advocates, this spring PAN submitted letter to the Canadian Medical Association regarding the Draft Canadian Medical Association’s Policy on HIV. We are aware that PAN member organizations and public health representatives did the same. We are watching for updates and will share as we learn more.   Cécile Bensimon,… Read more »

From CBRC We are delighted to announce Andrew Gurza as the first of our 4 Keynote Speakers for Summit 2019! Andrew Gurza is a Disability Awareness Consultant and Cripple Content Creator whose written work has been featured on national and international media outlets such as CBC, Huffington Post, and The Advocate. He is also the… Read more »

Background: Realize Realize is a national, multi-sector, multi-disciplinary organization, formed in 1998 to address the emerging need for a national comprehensive response to rehabilitation issues in the context of HIV.  It is Realize’s vision that the daily lives of people living with HIV/AIDS will be improved in direct and meaningful ways through rehabilitation care, support, and services. Through… Read more »

PAN presents: Positive Living, Positive Homes at CAHR 2019

The 2019 Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) conference was held in Saskatoon in April. As part of our work around community-based research, we presented findings from the Positive Living, Positive Homes study in a poster session. Our poster discussed findings around disclosure and stigma surrounding housing for people living with HIV. To see greater… Read more »

Show Your Support for Prison Needle and Syringe Programs

PAN has endorsed the statement below, and we share this so others may consider doing so as well. From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: Three years ago, PAN signed a petition urging governments in Canada to immediately implement needle and syringe programs in prison. The petition acknowledged the overwhelming evidence supporting prison-based needle and syringe… Read more »

Know Your Rights Handbook

Pivot Legal Society has launched Know Your Rights: A guide for people who rely on public space. This guide is a toolkit designed for people who rely on public space and regularly interact with law enforcement figures, including police, bylaw officers, and private security guards, due to their living conditions. Download the guide In tandem… Read more »

Work Location:  713 Johnson Street Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday End Date: January 10, 2020 or the return of the incumbent   Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Programs and Practice and the Executive Director, as required, the Harm Reduction Services Manager is responsible for the management, supervision and administration of all… Read more »

With the federal election approaching, a series of LGBTQ2 organizations and national networks have developed a pre-election statement for all the political parties. The link to the the statement provides more information, including the entire statement, the context, who developed it and why. Statement (excerpt): We call on all political parties running in the Canadian Federal… Read more »

New resource from YouthCO: Reclaiming our Health

YouthCO has released a new booklet (available on their website) called Reclaiming Our Health. This booklet was developed with funding from the PHSA Innovation Fund. This booklet, developed by and for Trans, Two Spirit, and non-binary (T2SNB) youth, helps to provide information about HIV and hepatitis C that is both accurate and useful for these… Read more »