Category: Community News

Job Posting: Office Coordinator, YouthCO

YouthCo seeks a part-time Office Coordinator (20 hours per week). YouthCO reduces the impact of HIV and hepatitis C stigma on the youth of British Columbia through peer support, education and meaningful community engagement. We also work to end the stigma around sex and drug use related to HIV and hepatitis C. Within YouthCO, we… Read more »

Job Type: Case Manager/Outreach Location: Richmond BC Date Posted: August 21, 2019 Closing: Sept 20, 2019 Hours: (Part time, Mon – Fri, Flexible hours, $23-25/hr) Location: Richmond, B.C. Job Summary: Reporting to the Board, this position provides support and outreach to clients who have or are at risk for HIV/AIDS, their care givers and families…. Read more »

HIV Self-Testing Clinical Trial

Dr. Sean Rourke works with the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. He is hoping his work on HIV self-testing kits will soon make them available to all Canadians. Video courtesy YouTube   Learn more HIV self-tests haven’t been approved in Canada but researchers want to change that

Community Forum with Timothy Ray Brown

Join Positive Living BC for their next Community Forum  From Positive Living BC’s newsletter:  Presenter: Timothy Ray Brown “My Continued Activism Toward an HIV Cure, with an introduction by Zabrina Brumme, PhD BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS “Timothy Brown: The science behind the world’s first HIV cure.” Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019 Time:  6:30… Read more »

Epidemiology and Population Health Viral Hepatitis Research Program   Status:  This is a part-time (up to 15 hours/week) one-year contract with the possibility of extension. Job start date:  September 1, 2019 Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience and consistent with PRA standards Location:  BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC… Read more »

Get Involved in the Next Stages of the Stigma Index!

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index study team is growing! We are looking for people with lived experience of HIV to join both our study team (this commitment includes regularly attending study team meetings and reviewing/providing feedback on BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index materials) and three advisory committees. You are also… Read more »

PAN Mourns Christopher MacKenzie

We would like to acknowledge the passing of Christopher MacKenzie, who died in a car accident on July 26, 2019. Chris was known to many of us as he was a key contributor at Living Positive Resource Centre (LPRC) for well over a decade. Chris also volunteered on PAN’s board of directors from 2006 to… Read more »

Did you know that hepatitis C can be passed sexually and that some gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) might be at risk? CBRC and CATIE are sending you this invitation to register for a seven-week Hepatitis C Basics and Hepatitis C Treatment course starting on September 3 and ending… Read more »

Counselling for MMIWG Impacted Individuals

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) administers free counselling services in BC available to survivors, family members and individuals affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. People of all genders are encouraged to connect to this counselling. Individuals do not need to have status and can live on or off… Read more »

Update: Prison Needle Exchange Programs

Last month we endorsed the statement calling on the federal government to fix fundamental flaws in the Correctional Service of Canada’s “Prison Needle Exchange Program.” We’ve received a thank you from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Exchange, along with some additional information.   Saturday, August 10, was Prisoners’ Justice Day, and marked the release of this… Read more »

Updated August 26, 2019 PAN has been part of a national conversation with multiple partners including COCQ-SIDA, the Ontario AIDS Network, the Alberta Community Council on HIV in Alberta, and others, regarding Canada’s role in resourcing for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. We were pleased to see the announcement that Canada… Read more »