Category: Community News

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS has announced the Spring HIV/Antiretroviral Update: Date: Monday, May 7, 2018 Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Location: Grand Ballroom – North Tower, Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC This is an open educational event sponsored by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and accredited by… Read more »

  Positive Living BC Lunch & Learn The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index Project Presented by Antonio Marante, Stigma Index Project, Knowledge Translator Pacific AIDS Network Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM Location: Positive Living BC – 2nd floor Multi-purpose Meeting Room 1101 Seymour Street, Vancouver Seating is LIMITED…. Read more »

Cheque Day Study Community Impact Survey

    Share your experience and enter to win a $100 gift card   In British Columbia income assistance is paid once a month to all recipients on the same day, generally the last Wednesday of the month. This day is often known as ‘Cheque Day’. There has been a lot of research, and acknowledgement from… Read more »

In follow-up to the December announcement of the establishment of a Provincial Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), an update and funding announcement was provided today (February 1st, 2018) by Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA). Minister Darcy made the announcement made the announcement in Abbotsford, at The King Haven Treatment Centre. Also, consistent… Read more »

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network   Dear colleague, As you are aware, the next round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations is taking place next week in Montréal. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has joined with Public Citizen, Oxfam America and HealthGap to send an open letter to American, Canadian and… Read more »

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

  Reconciliation through Indigenous Education: a free Massive Open Online Course January 30 – March 13, 2018 Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.   Course Description This course will help you envision… Read more »

New Year’s (Special) Resolutions

  Happy 2018 and best wishes to all PAN member organizations, as well as to our allies, partners and stakeholders…We hope that you are entering into the new year rested and recharged! The coming year will be an exciting one for PAN, the last in our current five-year strategic plan.  The board of directors will… Read more »

PrEP: What is it? What does it mean for Indigenous people?

Via Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC)    The CBRC will be hosting a free webinar on PrEP: What Is It? What Does It Mean for BC’s Indigenous People? Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is one way to help prevent HIV. Prophylaxis simply means disease prevention. In this approach, people who do not have HIV… Read more »

  Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 5:30 pm Chateau Granville Best Western – 1100 Granville Street (at Helmcken)   Join us at the Chateau Granville Best Western conference level to meet community members living with HIV, share a delicious meal and discuss topics that are important to Members of Positive Living BC, their friends and… Read more »

Job Posting: Pivot Legal Seeks Executive Director

  Just weeks ago, Pivot Legal Society’s Executive Director Katrina Pacey announced that she will be leaving Pivot after 17 years. Pivot has posted the position and is welcoming applications until February 16. This excerpt is taken from the job posting. Pivot works in partnership with communities affected by poverty and social exclusion to identify priorities… Read more »