Category: Community News

Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS Program Call for Proposals

The Island Health STOP HIV/AIDS Program is excited to announce a call for proposals for our Community Grants Program. We will be awarding grants of up to $10,000 each to communities or groups who are interested in planning and delivering activities addressing HIV prevention, testing and engagement into care and treatment. Special focus will be… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence HIV Care Rounds presents Effects of Stigma and Loneliness on Cognitive Function in People Living with HIV. Presenter: Dr. Marianne Harris Date: October 10, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Location: Conference Room 7, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver Register   Learn More BC Centre for… Read more »

The BC Centre for Disease Control released the Overdose Action Exchange (ODAX) meeting report on Wednesday, October 3rd. The meeting, held in June, brought together more than 160 participants who are actively working to respond to the overdose crisis including people with lived experience. The report summarizes meeting discussions on six key themes and outlines… Read more »

Status: Full-time Location: Toronto Application deadline: October 22, 2018. We will review applications and schedule interviews on a rolling basis, so we encourage those interested to contact us as soon as possible. About the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Protecting and promoting human rights is not only the right thing to do, it is essential to overcoming the HIV pandemic…. Read more »

YouthCO is hiring a Program Manager for the Yúusnewas program! This role supports and coordinates the Yúusnewa staff team (currently, three staff members), leads the implementation of the Yúusewas workplan, and works with amazing Indigenous youth on our team and across British Columbia. As an organization that strives to be anti-oppressive, we intentionally recruit youth who are… Read more »

Besties Getaway

This fall, youth living with HIV and their friends (siblings, partners, coworkers, teammates, roommate) are invited to a weekend of community building and challenging HIV stigma. During the weekend, we will be talking openly about HIV, and enjoying the camp facilities at Evans Lake Forest Education Society in Squamish, BC. This is a free getaway, and YouthCO… Read more »

Dear Stakeholders, As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned Goss Gilroy Inc. to review the process to develop and implement the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF). The review report (attached) recognizes the challenges associated with implementing changes to long standing funding programs and… Read more »

Healthy Living & Aging for Today’s HIV+ Patients

Positive Living BC Healthy Living Presentation Healthy living & aging for today’s HIV+ patients Presented by Dr. Giovanni Guaraldi, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia (Italy) Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 12 NOON Location: Positive Living BC – 2nd floor Multi-purpose Meeting Room, 101 Seymour Street, Vancouver Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is provided.   Healthy… Read more »

Summary of the Position: Grid Level: 10, $21.94/hour Hours of Work: 22.5 hours/ week, 3 days a week: exact days and times to be determined Work Location: 713 Johnson Street, Victoria Start Date: November 19, 2018   Job Summary: The Men’s Wellness Program Health Promotion Educator provides programming, education, and support relating to: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis,… Read more »

Join us for a webinar on the intersections of HIV and TB in Indigenous communities. This webinar will be presented by Isa Wolf, Clinical Nurse Specialist in tuberculosis (TB) with First Nations Health Authority. Health and cultural factors play roles in how to best support people facing HIV, TB, or both. Isa will help attendees… Read more »

Here to Stay, a Photo Exhibit from MSM Opens October 11

Here to Stay is a photo exhibit from gay and bisexual men who have experienced suicidality (serious thoughts about taking one’s own life, suicide plans and suicide attempts). See what curator Olivier Ferlatte has to say about combating mental health stigma and his work with the men who created these pieces. Exhibition Dates: October 11- 14,… Read more »