Category: Community News

From Pivot Legal Society I am writing to see if any of your organizations would be interested in signing onto our open letter to Minister Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, concerning his dismissal of the Provincial Health Officer’s urgent call to effectively decriminalize illicit drug possession in B.C. last month. As allies… Read more »

Charities Information Session in Vancouver

The Charities Directorate at the Canada Revenue Agency is pleased to announce the return of our free in-person charities information sessions. The information sessions will cover a variety of topics related to maintaining a charity’s registered status, and the responsibilities and legal obligations associated with operating a registered charity. These sessions will inform registered charities… Read more »

CAHR 2019 Sessions online

This update arrived from folks at CAHR: CAHR would like to thank the nearly 700 individuals that attended CAHR 2019 in Saskatoon. With a theme of “Wuniska!”, CAHR 2019 had a stellar program of world-renowned speakers and presentations of leading research. CAHR would like to thank Conference co-chairs Drs. Alexandra King and Linda Chelico —… Read more »

Substance Use News May 2019

  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. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

Volume 14, Issue 3 – Guest Edition of the First Nations Health Authority Health Systems Innovation: Privileging Indigenous Knowledge, Ensuring Respectful Care, and Ending Racism towards First Nations in Service Delivery The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) is pleased to announce a special call for papers from Guest Co-Editors at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA),… Read more »

We are inviting PAN member organizations and allies to help shape an upcoming  “PAN presents…” webinar in June – which will feature staff from the PHSA/ BCCDC/Oak Tree. Towards this end, we invite you to complete a  1 minute poll. Historically as part of our annual Fall Conference, PAN organizes a panel presentation by Regional… Read more »

Please join the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and the AHA Centre on the unceded Territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation for the 2019 Wise Practices and Skills Building Gathering! THEME: New Knowledge. New Skills. New Moon WHEN: August 26-30, 2019 WHERE: Hotel Omni-Royal Montreal 1050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 2R6 HOW: more… Read more »

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), in partnership with PAN and others, is looking for local community-based organizations and health authorities to participate in the second annual national HIV Testing Day on June 27th, 2019 (see press release)   Why get involved? Last year’s national HIV Testing Day was a resounding success. 835 people (including 50+… Read more »

  Date: Wednesday June 19, 2019 Time: 8 AM Pacific Time   Objectives: Explore the community experience of people living with HIV who have had decreased cognition; Review the epidemiology of decreased cognition as it relates to HIV and aging; Characterize and distinguish differences in cognition and methods of screening for decreased cognitive function; and… Read more »

Please see the NEW Funding Opportunity: Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic Disease Program (ESCDP). The ESCDP provides grants and contributions funding to organizations to enhance their capacity for public health chronic disease and injury surveillance activities in order to address persistent public health surveillance evidence gaps and support the development of a robust evidence base on… Read more »