Category: Community News

The Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grant application process opens on Monday, June 4th!   The Community Action Initiative (CAI), in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), has funding available for Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grants. These grants will augment the impact of the previously… Read more »

PRICK! STI Testing Events in Interior BC

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… Read more »

AIDS Vancouver Island seeks a Medical Office Administrator for the Westshore AVI Health Clinic.   Job Summary: The Medical Office Administrator will oversee the daily operation of the office by performing medical and secretarial duties, and help to maintain an efficient and cooperative operation.   Key Duties and Responsibilities: Maintains health care staff schedules and appointments… Read more »

This is the fifth 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. One of the proposed changes is to designate a seat… Read more »

Camp Moomba, July 15-20

Camp Moomba is a free, overnight summer camp program for youth (6-17 yrs) living with and impacted by HIV! At Moomba, campers choose their challenge in activities like kayaking, arts and crafts, and archery, while connecting with their peers to challenge HIV stigma, and learning Indigenous teachings from Elder Val. Moomba provides everything campers need… Read more »

UPDATE May 23rd: Dear anti-stigma friends: Please, accept my apologies, we are postponing the KTE Committee meeting scheduled for this coming Friday, May 25 until further notice. Thanks to all of you who wrote expressing interest. It is advisable to wait until after June 15 when a national group is coming together to advice on… Read more »

Community Action Initiative Updates

Excerpts from the May edition of the Community Action Initiative’s News and Notes for May 2018.  Click here to view the entire CAI Update in a new browser window Overdose Emergency Response Centre CAT Grants Community Action Initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre, has launched… Read more »

Presented by CATIE and Positive Living BC Date: June 4, 2018 Time: 9 -10 AM Pacific Time/ Noon to 1 PM  Eastern time Register now   Join CATIE and Positive Living B.C. for a webinar about the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV (GIPA/MEPA) in peer health navigation, a person-centred approach… Read more »

The latest Gathering Wisdom Forum was held in Vancouver May 15-17. This Forum invites three representatives from each BC First Nation community in BC to discuss health and community wellness issues for Indigenous people in BC. This year Dr. Shannon McDonald, acting Chief Medical Health Officer with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) was among the speakers… Read more »

PRICK! Testing Event on May 31st in Penticton

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 »