Category: Community News

Our _ Community Health Initiative (O_CHI): O_CHI is a multi-year, BC-wide Community-Based Participatory Research Project that is investigating what systemic change would be for the T2NBY (Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary) Community. O_CHI is a mixed methodology research project that establishes ongoing community resources to accomplish its objectives, while maintaining a commitment to equitable access by… Read more »

Special Presentation by Dr. Christy Sutherland

We are pleased to announce a special event for our member groups and allies. Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS Community Services, will share a keynote address to precede PAN’s Annual General Meeting. She will speak on the topics of a safer drug supply and the question of decriminalization.  We welcome the community, allies… Read more »

Job Posting: Peer Liaison, Dr. Peter Centre

Job Posting: Peer Liaison (2 Positions Available)   Introduction: The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation provides compassionate HIV care for people living with health and social issues including mental illness, trauma, addictions, unstable housing and poverty. Through its day health, 24-hour care residence and enhanced supportive housing programs, the Dr. Peter Centre provides healthy meals, counselling,… Read more »

AIDS Vancouver Island is hiring a Health Promotion Educator for the Men’s Wellness Program in Victoria. Job Summary: 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… Read more »

Funding Announcement for Municipalities:  Community Wellness and Harm Reduction Grant Opportunity – Request for Proposals Community Action Initiative is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity! Please share this announcement with your local municipality! In partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), we are offering funding… Read more »

Proud to Vote: LGBTQ2 Issues in the Federal Election

Updated October 4, 2019 Moving Forward for LGBTQ2 Canadians: a pre-election statement was released publicly on September 30. This is the first time in Canadian history that so many organizations (216!) have come together with such a statement in support of LGBTQ2 issues. Feel free to share the statement on your organization’s social media feeds,… Read more »

Sign the Solidarity Statement for Sex Workers’ Rights

PAN has added our name to the list of organizations signing this solidarity statement, that is being circulated by Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights (a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally) and the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform…. Read more »

Substance Use News September 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 »