Category: Community News

The South Island Community Overdose Response Network has released a report from a community symposium that took place on December 12, 2017. Their report from the event is now available:  Community Priorities for Action on Overdose   From the Introduction: In May 2017, AVI with the support of the Community Action Initiative (CAI) hosted a… Read more »

Youth Consultation in Victoria

Vancouver Foundation will be in Victoria on Friday May 11th and we would like to hear from youth and young adults in the region!   Youth and Young Adults Invitation Vancouver Foundation wants to learn from you! Join us for a community conversation with other self-identified immigrant/refugee and Indigenous youth and young adults (aged 18… Read more »

McLaren Housing Expansion

submitted by McLaren Housing   Dear Friends of McLaren, On behalf of McLaren Housing it is my pleasure to share with you all this important announcement. In the fall of 2017, McLaren was invited to submit an application for the site at 1190 Burrard Street in partnership with the Coop Housing Land Trust. I worked… Read more »

From Realize Background: Realize Realize is a national, multi-sector, multi-disciplinary organization, formed in 1998 to address the emerging need for a national comprehensive response to rehabilitation issues in the context of HIV.  It is Realize’s vision that the daily lives of people living with HIV/AIDS will be improved in direct and meaningful ways through rehabilitation care, support, and… Read more »

PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys’ Who is PRICK for? Our definition of ‘guy’ includes: bi, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys who like guys. Tests included are for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis (A,B &C), HIV and syphilis…. Read more »

Community Perspectives on Governance at PAN

This is the fourth in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, PAN Board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. This month, Evaluation Manager Mona Lee takes the results from… Read more »

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) wants to showcase Canadian HIV/AIDS stories. This year the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands from July 23 to 27, will highlight the theme “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.” The Canadian Society for International Health is pleased to be developing and coordinating activities for the… Read more »

Youth and Young Adults Invitation  Vancouver Foundation wants to learn from you! Join us for a community conversation with other self-identified immigrant/refugee and Indigenous youth and young adults (29 and under) If you are interested in addressing the issues faced by your communities and/or interested in working for the non-profit and charitable sector please come join us… Read more »

Job posting: ICM Harm Reduction Support Worker, Victoria

AIDS Vancouver Island (Victoria) is hiring  for full time and casual positions Job Summary: The ICM Harm Reduction Support Worker will work on a multidisciplinary team to provide a broad range of psychosocial and health-related supports to individuals in accordance with the Team’s goals and objectives.   Key Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Actively engages with people who… Read more »