Category: Community News

BCCDC Hepatitis C Stakeholders Survey

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is conducting a survey of stakeholders involved in hepatitis C (HCV) treatment and related services in British Columbia (BC) to yield a snapshot of hep C care and treatment services in BC and identify barriers and facilitators to hepatitis C elimination. Results of the survey will be used… Read more »

Job Posting: Director of Programs and Practice, AVI

Summary of the Position:  Location: Victoria, BC Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week, permanent Supervisor: Executive Director Salary: Commensurate with education and experience To Apply: Please submit a cover and resume as a single document with Director of Programs and Practice in the subject line to [email protected] by 5 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020. For questions… Read more »

Job Posting: Community Educator, Pivot Legal Society

Pivot is seeking a full-time Community Educator to coordinate, develop and deliver legal education materials and workshops for diverse audiences. The Community Educator works in direct partnership with Pivot’s legal and campaigner team, acting as a knowledge translator, producing plain-language legal information, and undertaking outreach to directly-impacted communities.   About us Pivot works in partnership… Read more »

Menscapes Conference

Updated March 17, 2020: Menscapes has been postponed because of public health redommendatons regarding COVID-19. Updates will be shared when they become available.   Menscapes is a free, one day mini-conference on health and wellness topics for gay, bi, queer men (cis, trans, and two spirit) and those whose lives are intertwined with ours. We… Read more »

Job Posting: Peer Mentor, GetCheckedOnline Research

Status: The Peer Mentor position will be an hourly position. Working hours are flexible in terms of days and timing, but some evenings and weekend hours may be required. Rate of pay: Hourly rate is $30-32/hour, depending on experience. Location: The Peer Mentor position will ideally be based in Vancouver, BC. If you would prefer… Read more »

Online AGM 2020… save the date!

This year’s online Annual General Meeting will take place on October 22nd 2020 in the afternoon (12-3 PM, to be confirmed) and will likely be a similar format to last year – i.e. a relevant keynote presentation followed by our network’s business meeting.   AGM 2019 Thanks to all who attended last October’s AGM and filled… Read more »

Substance Use News: February 2020

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, policy recommendations,… Read more »

Job Posting: Peer Research Associate/ Administrative Support

Peer Research Associate Engagement Coordinator and Administrative Support– HEADS UP! 2 Study Status: This is a part-time (approximately 10-15 hours/week) one-year contract with the possibility of extension. Job start date: March 23, 2020 Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience and consistent with PRA standards Location: Study sites are in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, & Toronto. Location… Read more »

Job Posting: Community Health Associate, CGSHE

  Starting Wage: $25 – $27/hour Status: Temporary Part-Time, 2-3 days per week Summary of Role Responsibilities Reporting to and supervised by the Project Coordinator and with day-to-day supervision by the Sexual Health Research Nurse and working with a community-based research project with cis and trans women sex workers, the Community Health Associate (CHA) operates… Read more »

Ending conversion therapy in Canada

New release:  Ending conversion therapy in Canada: Survivors, community leaders, researchers, and allies address the current and future states of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression change efforts. This report was developed following a November 2019 Vancouver meeting of 31 conversion therapy survivors, LGBTQ2S community leaders, researchers, and policy advocates. The report comes as… Read more »

Job Posting: Finance Director, AIDS Vancouver

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director and as a member of the Leadership Team, the Finance Director is accountable for the overall management of all agency financial services. The Finance Director manages an Assistant Finance Coordinator, works directly with an external auditor and the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee and Finance Committee as well… Read more »

Letter to Minister Morneau regarding pharmacare

PAN’s voice has joined over 150 national and provincial organizations co-signing a letter to Minister Morneau asking for the necessary commitments for pharmacare in this year’s federal budget. The letter reads in part: We are a diverse coalition of 150 national and provincial organizations representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, business, seniors and… Read more »