Category: Community News

Learn what your organization can do to act on the findings of  Project Inclusion, a human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention in BC. Pivot traveled to communities in BC to speak with people coping with poverty, homelessness, and substance use about how programs and policies affect their health. Pivot’s Darcie Bennett will… Read more »

Please find attached a recruitment poster for the PEIRS (Patient Engagement In Research Scale) study. The study is focused on validating PEIRS as a tool. The study is looking to recruit patient partners who are able to communicate in English for an online survey. Please feel free to share with your contacts. Want to take part… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2017

This year we are presenting our Annual Report online. The Executive Summary follows, and other summary reports can be found below. Visit our Annual Reports page for reports from past years. Collaborating with Strength: Executive Summary As we look back on another successful year, we appreciate, as ever, our collaborations and shared work with the… Read more »

This content was originally published by CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.   By Tara Marie Watson and Carol Strike Supervised injection services (SIS) provide safer spaces for people to inject drugs and help reduce the risk of overdose and behaviours linked to HIV and hepatitis C. Now more than ever, as Canada… Read more »

Register Now for CBRC Summit 2018: How’s Your Head?

Summit 2018: How’s your Head? Sexual Identity, Mental Health and Substance Use Date: November 8 – 9 Location: SFU: Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Vancouver, BC Don’t miss this opportunity for capacity building, training, and education initiatives designed to strengthen the network of those working and volunteering in GBT2Q men’s health. Local, national and international activists… Read more »

Community Innovation Grants Awarded to Address Overdose Crisis

The provincial government issued a news release October 12 announcing the recipients of Community Innovation grants through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Community Action Initiative (CAI). A number PAN members are in this group, including AIDS Vancouver Island, Central Interior Native Health Society, Positive Living North, and ANKORS. Twenty-seven communities and organizations in British Columbia were… Read more »

STI & HIV 2019 World Congress

The STI & HIV 2019 World Congress will be held July 14 – 17, 2019, in Vancouver, in the Vancouver Convention Centre. This Congress represents the joint meeting of the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research (ISSTDR) and the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI).  This biennial meeting is one of the largest… Read more »

Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS Program Call for Proposals

The Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS Program is excited to announce a call for proposals for our Community Grants Program. We will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 each to communities or groups who are interested in planning and delivering activities addressing HIV prevention, testing and engagement into care and treatment. Special focus will be… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence HIV Care Rounds presents Effects of Stigma and Loneliness on Cognitive Function in People Living with HIV. Presenter: Dr. Marianne Harris Date: October 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Conference Room 7, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver Register   Learn More BC Centre for… Read more »

The BC Centre for Disease Control released the Overdose Action Exchange (ODAX) meeting report on Wednesday, October 3rd. The meeting, held in June, brought together more than 160 participants who are actively working to respond to the overdose crisis including people with lived experience. The report summarizes meeting discussions on six key themes and outlines… Read more »