Category: Community News

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 »

The Collective Impact Network (CIN) is a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative, being co-led by PAN acting as the backbone. It consists of the nine PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and HCV, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital…. Read more »

HIV/Hepatitis C Services Providers Survey

Options for Sexual Health is doing a Provincial assessment of services providers for women (inclusive of all women) who are at risk or living with for HIV and/or hepatitis C infections.  We would appreciate if you could take a moment to fill our survey by May 15th, 2019.  In addition please pass it on to… Read more »

Important update: working to end HIV criminalization

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Legal Network testifies as Justice Committee begins study Last week, the House of Commons Justice Committee began its study of the Criminalization of Non-Disclosure of HIV Status. Our executive director, Richard Elliott, testified as a key witness to help our MPs gain more insight into what the law should… Read more »

Job Posting: Hepatitis C Leadership Project Coordinator

Position: Project Coordinator Status: 0.8 FTE (4 days/week) Time Period: 2 ½ year contract position Remuneration: $50,000 pro-rated ($40,000 per annum) plus a competitive benefits package Location: Flexible Reporting to: Director of Program Development Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found   Summary of the position: The Hepatitis C Leadership Project Coordinator, working in… Read more »

BC Priorities Project 2019, Simon Fraser School of Public Policy Excerpt from the Executive Summary: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in Canada exemplifies the widening gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health outcomes. Approximately 250,000 to 275,000 Canadians are living with HCV, with Indigenous peoples being disproportionately affected (CATIE, 2018). Although HCV demographic information is limited,… Read more »