Category: Community News

Time for a Quickie? STI Express Testing is Now Available

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) will begin offering Express Testing at the STI clinic in Vancouver, on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021. The new STI Express Testing appointments are part of an effort to resume routine testing services that were not readily available during the pandemic. STI Express Testing will be available for chlamydia, gonorrhea,… Read more »

PLDI Core Training Fall 2021

  The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) team is pleased to announce our next Online Core Training Session. It will be held November 13-27, over 3 Saturdays ( 9 AM-12 PM each day). The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) program supports people living with HIV/AIDS top explore and realize their leadership potential. Grads find the… Read more »

Canadian HIV and Aging Symposium and Community UnConference

via Realize Registration is now open for the 3rd Canadian HIV and Aging Symposium and Community UnConference – HIV and Aging WELL: WE Live & Learn Together! The 3rd Canadian HIV & Aging Symposium, aptly titled: HIV and Aging WELL: WE Live & Learn Together, is co-hosted by Realize and the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) Clinical… Read more »

CHIWOS PAW Fraser Salish Gathering

Mark your calendars for an upcoming event organized by the CHIWOS-PAW Team: “CHIWOS PAW Fraser Salish Gathering”, on Wednesday October 13 from 1:00PM – 3:00 PM Pacific time. This event is for those who are living or working in Fraser Health, or who work with community in Fraser Health. During this interactive gathering, Valerie Nicholson and the Wise Women from… Read more »

PAN received this information from the BC government – As follow-up to the August 3rd  announcement that the Province will recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as a day of commemoration, this will provide further clarity as to how the service delivery impacts of that announcement will be supported by… Read more »

The Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization (CCRHC) has previously called for changes to the federal Criminal Code that would limit HIV criminalization. This call was in the Coalition’s Community Consensus Statement released in 2017. Since then, Coalition members have continued to press the federal government for action and have been developing some options for amendments to the Criminal Code. To inform… Read more »

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre has an opening for a Community Harm Reduction Researcher and Coordinator. The Community Harm Reduction Researcher and Coordinator (CHRC) position works with rural communities and people who use substances to develop effective harm reduction strategies that suite their unique needs. CHRC position engages with stakeholders to develop harm reduction research… Read more »

National Women and HIV Workshop Series

via CHIWOS:   Background:  The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) is celebrating 10 years of research and advocacy by, with, and for women living with HIV across Canada! CHIWOS is a national, longitudinal, community-based study with team members committed to creating and using new knowledge to support self-identified women living… Read more »

Joint Response to BC’s “Proof of Vaccination” Health Order

Updated with Response On September 9, 2021, we received a response from Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, to our September 1 letter.  Here are some of the key points, below. We encourage PAN members and allies to read the letter in full as information may apply to your services and/or programs. The letter addresses… Read more »