Category: Community News

Dear Stakeholders, We are pleased to announce the launch of the solicitation of Letters of Intent (LOI) for the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Harm Reduction Fund for the period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022. The Harm Reduction Fund is investing $3M annually through this solicitation to support two-year projects across Canada… Read more »

This year, Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Summit on October 31 – November 1, 2019. To mark this special milestone, as well as the significant growth in participants over the years, the Summit has moved to a new and more spacious venue, the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel in Vancouver,… Read more »

On June 13 2019, Universities Without Walls will host The Positive Effect: an online conference in the fight against HIV stigma. All you need to join us is a computer that can connect to the internet. We want to share experiences of stigma, collaborate on projects with other HIV+ people, and foster a sense of… Read more »

Inner-City Women’s Initiatives Society Health Promotion Case Manager/Vulnerable Women (Full-Time Position) The Inner-City Women’s Initiatives Society (ICWIS) is a small grassroots non-profit community-based agency that provides services to women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We use a harm reduction philosophy with a client-centered approach and a continuum of care model working in partnership with other health… Read more »

Vancouver Friends for Life Society (VFFL) is a not-for-profit that provides wellness support programs specialized for people living with HIV, cancer, and hepatitis C; as well as general wellness support programs for people facing other challenging health issues. VFFL’s programs and operations are based in the Diamond Centre for Living, a converted and homey heritage house in Vancouver’s West End. VFFL serves the Vancouver community and, through special projects, beyond. The Operations and Program… Read more »

Job Posting: Peer Navigator, Positive Living BC

External Job Posting – Peer Navigator (Part Time On-going, contract) Date Posted: May 3, 2019 Closing Date: Until position is filled Employment Type: Contract Part-Time (5-20 Hours/Week) Location(s): Operating within the area covered under the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Employer: Positive Living Society of British Columbia Send Cover Letter and Resume to: [email protected] or drop… Read more »

Community Grants Manager About the Community Action Initiative (CAI): The Community Action Initiative (CAI) was created to strengthen the role and capacity of the community sector to address substance use and improve mental health for British Columbians. The CAI was established in 2008 through a $10 million grant from the Province of British Columbia, and… Read more »

Excerpt, Smart Sex STI Update, May 2, 2019 by Amalia Plotogea, Helena Swinkels, Shannon McDonald, Evan Adams, Daniele Behn-Smith and Jason Wong   HIV prevention continues to be a public health priority in British Columbia. Incidence and prevalence are two measures of disease frequency used to inform our response to the HIV epidemic. Incidence is… Read more »

Kira is a former staff member at PAN. Kira Haug worked with member group ASK Wellness in Kamloops for many years. Kira was part of the PAN team working on the Human Rights Education Project.   What first piqued your interest in the HIV and hepatitis C sector? In 2009 I started working for ASK Wellness… Read more »

Vancouver International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019 Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Alexandra Park 1775 Beach Avenue, Vancouver   Program MC: Valerie Nicholson Opening remarks and introductions Blessing by Elder Roberta Price Song by Vinko Majstor Speakers from the Audience   MOMENT OF SILENCE   Lighting of the candles – Valerie Nicholson lights the first… Read more »

Chews & Brews for Choice!

Options for Sexual Health is putting on Chews & Brews for Choice – May 9th in Vancouver at a number of venues. People can support us by going for dinner or out for a beer at these establishments!

Substance Use News April 2019

  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 »