Category: Community News

Substance Use News, September 2021

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. 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 coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

CCRHC community consultation and upcoming workshops

  Via the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization  Earlier this year, the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) launched a community consultation regarding proposed Criminal Code reforms to limit HIV criminalization. If you have not already done so, please take the survey today! The consultation will close on October 22nd. In addition, there are three upcoming consultation… Read more »

This summer the Hepatitis C Leadership Project moved into the training phase. This pilot project supported people with lived experience of hep C to consider the leadership skills they have, and build towards their visions of growth. Watch this short video to learn how they evaluated their experiences.     For more information about the… Read more »

Date: October 14, 2021 Time: 11 AM Pacific time Presenters: Guy Felicella and Kevin Hollett Moderator: J. Evin Jones The next in our PAN Presents webinar series focuses on safer supply. More than a year ago, BC introduced the clinical guidance Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies. Hear about how the guidance… 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 the overdose emergency. Since the declaration of the overdose public health emergency five years ago, overdose rates in BC continue to be alarmingly high. This low-barrier funding opportunity is intended to support the… Read more »

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. (Government of Canada)    There… Read more »

Job posting: Trans Connect Program Coordinator, ANKORS

Position title: Program Coordinator, Trans Connect Reports to: Executive Director Positions supervised: 1 Status: Full time, 30 hours/week Wage: Hourly, $25/hr Probationary period: 3 months Benefits: Yes, after 3 month probation Location: Nelson BC ANKORS, a non-profit society whose main office is located in Nelson, BC, seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of… Read more »

Webinar: Ensuring Supportive Services for Men in Sex Work

Date: Wednesday October 20, 2021 Time: 10 AM Pacific time The next in our KnowledgeConnect webinar series focuses on men in sex work. They have particular needs and challenges, from access to health services, to safety considerations, and dealing with stigma. Health Initiative for Men (HIM) provides outreach education along with peer-centred programs. The HIM… Read more »

Community Exchange Meeting: Bridging the Gap in HIV

  You are invited to Gilead’s upcoming Community Exchange Meeting: Bridging the Gap in HIV, which will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, September 22 from 7-9 AM Pacific time.  This meeting will bring international community group representatives together to discuss needs and existing barriers, identify innovative solutions, and share best practices to address health… Read more »

Date: September 29, 2021 Time: 9:30 to 10:30 AM Pacific time COVID-19 vaccines work remarkably well to protect people against serious illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. However, this past summer, people in Canada have been concerned about the new delta variant and the implications of an impending fourth wave. What does the delta… Read more »

Summit 2021: Disrupt and Reconstruct

via CBRC   Registration for Summit 2021: Disrupt and Reconstruct is now open! Summit 2021 will take place online from October 27-29 and features three days of keynote speakers, workshops, roundtables, panels, and poster presentations highlighting critical perspectives, research, programming, and advocacy on queer and trans health in Canada. This year, we examine the unique impacts of… Read more »