Category: Community News

News Release from Health Canada (Excerpt) Life-saving initiatives will provide pharmaceutical-grade medication as alternative to toxic illegal drug supply during COVID-19 outbreak and beyond February 1, 2021 The overdose crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health crises in Canada’s recent history. Tragically, in many communities, the COVID-19 outbreak is worsening this… Read more »

Join the team at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) Status: This is a part-time (minimum 15 hours per week) or full-time (37.5 hours per week) position, depending on the availability of a suitable candidate or candidates. The position is for a one-year contract with the possibility of extension. Job Start Date: As… Read more »

Substance Use News: January 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 17 – 23, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the Glasgow… Read more »

SRH Week 2021 Webinar: Youth-friendly care happens here!

Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (SRH Week) is a yearly campaign designed to raise awareness on sexual and reproductive health and promote resources to improve community health in Canada. How can health care providers ensure that they are upholding the rights of youth in the context of sexual and reproductive health care? By providing… Read more »

Find Mental Health Services with MindMapBC

MindMapBC is a mental health service finder which helps people locate appropriate and accessible mental health services. It can be difficult to access mental health services, especially those that are affirming of LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, and other gender- and sexually-diverse) people. In addition to barriers that are commonly experienced by people of… Read more »

Webinar from PHAC: Syphilis: Key Populations in Canada

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Time: 10-11 AM Pacific time Several key populations have been disproportionately affected during the syphilis epidemic in Canada in recent years. The Public Health Agency of Canada recently released an in-depth look at syphilis in Canada in the past decade in a report titled Syphilis in Canada: Technical report on… Read more »

The Federation of Community Social Services of BC (The Federation) is seeking a quick learner with strong organization and information-gathering skills who enjoys working in a team environment. This is a contract position (1-year with the possibility to extend) working from a remote home office. The successful applicant will be responsible for: • Administrative tasks… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 10 – 16, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the… Read more »