Category: Community News

The ‘TASA’ Cheque Day Study Summer 2018 Update

Update from the TASA Study team TASA is a study called “The Impact of Alternative Social Assistance Disbursement on Drug-Related Harm – a Randomised Control Trial.” The Cheque Day Study is looking at whether changing payment timing and frequency would decrease drug-use and related harm. After almost three years, the Cheque Day Study has finished… Read more »

CATIE Survey of People Working in HIV or Hepatitis C

Please complete  CATIE’s survey of people working in HIV or hepatitis C and share among your colleagues who may be familiar with CATIE. This survey will help CATIE to improve the resources and services we offer as Canada’s knowledge broker for HIV and hepatitis C. CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and… Read more »

Picnic for Women Living with HIV

Please share and spread the word to bring awareness to Oak Tree Clinic groups, and connecting HIV+ women at fun picnic event. All HIV+ women welcome. (Women don’t need to have attended the Oak Tree Clinic groups)   Yoga, Arts & Crafts, Frisbee, & Elder Singing. Relax & Enjoy Yummy food !! Date: Thursday, August 9th Location:… Read more »

Vancouver Foundation LEVEL Grant Applications Now Open

  Supporting Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee youth in staff leadership and board governance   Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of 2018 Youth Granting under our new LEVEL initiative. This initiative seeks to LEVEL the playing field by empowering young Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee leaders to amplify their voices in matters… Read more »

Job posting: Manager, Howe Street Site, McLaren Housing

         Introduction Founded in 1987 McLaren Housing Society of B.C. was the first HIV/AIDS housing provider in Canada.  From a private residence offering accommodation to five people the organization has expanded to provide a variety of innovative affordable housing options and support services to more than 300 individuals and families in Vancouver… Read more »

Peer Compensation and Resources

Peer compensation is a timely topic with more projects and organizations implementing “Nothing About Us, Without Us” principles in their work place. Peers have always been an amazing resource and their lived experience is now recognized as critical part of building projects and programs. In PAN’s 2017 Members’ & Stakeholders’ Survey an overwhelming 93% of… Read more »

In April, the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) released “Hep C Resources in BC: what we have – what’s missing – and next steps”. The report outlines the results of their needs assessment, which focused on information and advocacy needs surrounding hepatitis C in the province of BC. This needs assessment was completed as work… Read more »

Per-SVR research study aims to help curb hep C reinfection The new wave is here. Now that effective hepatitis C treatments are available, there is a global movement to end hepatitis C with surging political will. It is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to save 10 million lives by 2030 through effective hepatitis C treatment…. Read more »

Dear Current ISHI Sponsors, We are very appreciative to those who have taken part in the ISHI petition. It would be very much appreciated if you could use your communication platform(s) to help us reach our target of 1000 signatures. There is a digital petition available, and a hard copy. This is the link to the… Read more »

Hepatitis C in Primary Care & Drug and Alcohol Settings: Treating hepatitis C in people who inject drugs   People who inject drugs (PWID) represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. Clinicians working with PWID play an important role in reducing HCV-related morbidity and mortality through early diagnosis and treatment. With the advent of new, well-tolerated,… Read more »

2018 World Hepatitis Day in British Columbia

July 28th is World World Hepatitis Day, a day to raise awareness, educate and advocate. This year we are featuring events and resources to support the movement for better health literacy.   Events Scroll down for information about what’s going on in your BC community. If you’re looking for information across the country, check the CATIE… Read more »