Category: Community News

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is currently seeking feedback on a draft of its Ethics Guidance for Developing Research Partnerships with Patients guide. This document “focuses on ethical concerns that need to be addressed to maintain trust in research partnerships across the research lifecycle”. Importantly, this draft document may serve as a useful tool… Read more »

The President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV: From Cell to Society is a high-profile lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University. Towards an HIV Cure: Challenges and Prospects, is the next event in the series. This public lecture will feature Dr. Zabrina Brumme, who is the Laboratory Director at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. She… Read more »

  Shared Vision; Regional Action: Using Collective Impact to Strengthen Services for Women Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time Join Molly Bannerman, Provincial Director  of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) in Ontario as she shares the WHAI’s work to strengthen communities. The WHAI builds capacity in organizations that provide services… Read more »

Date: Thursday January 31st, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM, Pacific Time Sexuality and sexual health are integral to wellbeing throughout our lives. Everyone, no matter the age, is entitled to information, support and affirming health care, and that includes sexual health. In this webinar, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights‘ health promotion team will present… Read more »

From HepCBC We’re pleased to invite the public to this FREE family-oriented event January 26, 2019 from noon to 5 PM at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104th Avenue in Surrey. HepCBC will have a “Liver Wellness” Info booth, expertly staffed by HepCBC volunteers, physician Dr. Urvashi Beruar of Sidney and microbiologist Dr. Anuradha Dhavan of… Read more »

Update on The Push to End Unjust HIV Prosecutions in BC

Since the then federal Minister of Justice’s Jody Wilson-Raybould’s World AIDS Day announcement, advocacy has continued apace with BC’s Attorney General David Eby – with strong efforts by Positive Living BC, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and PAN, to name but a few. There was definitely much to be encouraged by… Read more »

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is presenting two education events next week: Are We There Yet? An Update on HIV Cure Research January 23, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Part of the HIV/AIDS Webinar Learning Series is a partnership between the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Positive Living BC…. Read more »

Focus Groups: HIV and Aging in ACB Communities

  Realize is currently conducting focus groups to better understand what it’s like to be an African, Caribbean or Black (ACB) person in Canada who is aging with HIV.  We’re hoping to talk to people with lived experience as well as service providers who support these communities.  Themes emerging from the focus group discussions will inform the development… Read more »

by Emily Sollows, Nurse Educator, Clinical Prevention Services, BCCDC Harm Reduction Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is in search of transgender, Two-Spirit, and/or gender diverse folks to participate in a series of two 2-hour focus groups to inform changes to our service delivery. Our goal is to create relevant resources based… Read more »

Job Posting: Strategic Communications Manager

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is launching a ground-breaking engagement initiative across Canada! Over the next three years, we will be working with communities to improve public understanding of drug policy, promote a public health and human rights-based approach to drugs, and develop momentum for sustained and coordinated efforts to improve responses to harms… Read more »