Category: Community News

Date: March 10, 2020 Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM Pacific time Join CATIE and the Dr. Peter Centre for a webinar sharing lessons learned from an injectable opioid agonist therapy (iOAT) program in British Columbia. Opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is a medical treatment option used to treat opioid dependency and to reduce the harms of… Read more »

Webinar: Syphilis for Healthcare Professionals

Date: Thursday, February 27 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time Rates of infectious and congenital syphilis are on the rise in Canada. Please join Dr. Troy Grennan (BC Centre for Disease Control) and Dr. Todd Hatchette (NS Health Authority) as they review key information to help healthcare professionals screen, diagnose and treat syphilis. Note: This… Read more »

LEVEL Youth Granting from Vancouver Foundation

from Vancouver Foundation Level Youth Granting: Grants for charities and other qualified donees across the province to engage Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee young people in staff leadership and board governance. Through our work in Fostering Change and Fresh Voices, Vancouver Foundation has learned that our fastest growing youth populations – Indigenous, immigrant, and… Read more »

Call for Papers: Journal of Indigenous HIV Research

  CALL FOR PAPERS for Volume XI Special Issue:  Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The AHA Centre is a national, Indigenous-led collaborative research centre housed at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) that supports HIV and AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) conducted in Indigenous communities across Canada. We support and… Read more »

Updated March19, 2020. Event recorded March18, 2020   This webinar shared information from the formative research informing the Outside In intervention at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) regarding the health and well-being of less-out GBT2Q. Our literature review and consultations with community members showed that compared to their more-out counterparts, less-out community members access HIV/STBBI… Read more »

BC-CfE Update – Spring Edition

The next BC-CfE Update (formerly called the HIV/Antiretroviral Update) will take place: Date: Friday, May 8, 2020 Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Location: Grand Ballroom – North Tower, Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street in Vancouver, on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.(THe hotel is located across from St…. Read more »

Social for HIV Long-Term Survivors

  A new group called Lets Kick ASS, Vancouver is having a coffee social on Friday, February 14 from 3 PM to 5 PM at 1459 Barclay Street in Vancouver. Let’s Kick ASS™—AIDS Survivor Syndrome is a grassroots movement empowering HIV Long-Term Survivors to thrive since 2013. Founded by 35-year-log AIDS survivor, Tez Anderson. Let’s… Read more »

Realize Introduces “To the Beat of Our Own Drum”

Realize launches first of its kind resource to commemorate the 6th African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2020.  Realize, as the secretariat for the National Coordinating Committee on HIV and Aging, has been the leader in Canada in conducting community based research, leading discussions and holding conversations over the years about… Read more »

Substance Use News January 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,… Read more »

HIM Emotion Regulation Skills Training group

The Health Initiative for Men (HIM) Emotion Regulation group is a free, 8-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – based* (DBT)  skills training group facilitated by queer counselors, and open for 2-Spirit, non-binary, trans, queer men, and other men who are into men. The main goal of the group is to support participants in strengthening their capacity… Read more »

Positive Living BC Announces Closure

This note was sent to Executive Directors of PAN member groups earlier today.  February 3, 2020   Dear PAN member organizations, partners and allied organizations. On behalf of the board and staff of PAN, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the announcement from the board of directors of Positive Living BC, that the… Read more »

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time Sex-ed is often treated as a polarizing topic or as fodder for jokes that involve condoms and bananas. It is time to change the narrative! Sex-ed, when done right, is one of the most important health intervention we can offer young people. During Sexual Health… Read more »