Category: Community News

Notice for Positive Women’s Network Members

  Positive Women’s Network has requested this information be shared to reach PWN members. If women connected to your organization may be PWN members, please share this news.    PWN is closing but we wish for your voices to be heard within the community. We want to know what kinds of services or programs you’d like… Read more »

Pacific Hepatitis C Network Launches Help4Hep BC

Pacific Hepatitis C Network is thrilled to introduce our brand new hep C helpline – Help4HepBC!  Launched May 15, Help4Hep BC is a peer-to-peer helpline where peer navigators work with callers – people living with hep C, family, friends, health care providers, counsellors and other supports – to meet the challenges of hepatitis C head-on…. Read more »

Remembering Dr. Mark Wainberg

It was with heavy hearts that we learned of the accidental death of Dr. Mark Wainberg, a passionate leader in HIV research and education. Wainberg was the Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, based at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.  He was also one of the founding members of the… Read more »

Staff Welcomes and Changes

The beginning of a new fiscal year often brings shifts in staffing as some projects are completed or move into different phases — while other new programs and projects begin. We are happy to announce changes to our team, welcoming some new faces while others turn their talents and energies to different challenges. We also… Read more »

Announcement from Positive Women’s Network

Like many HIV and hepatitis C service agencies across the country, Positive Women’s Network (PWN) has been affected by a changing landscape of service delivery models and funding. In December 2016, the PWN Board of Directors announced that it would be pausing services to reflect on the possibility of a way forward given these shifts…. Read more »

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths across British Columbia (BC) since the beginning of 2016. Because PAN’s member agencies and partners have been on the frontlines… Read more »

PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI and HIV testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’  Options for Sexual Health Clinic #102 – 285 Aurora Crescent @ Hollywood Kelowna/Rutland Just NORTH of HWY #33 & Hollywood BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 1-800-739-7367 or…drop in and get PRICKED! Brought to you by: Men’s Health Initiative, Options… Read more »