Category: Community News

PAN is pleased to welcome (back) Marc Seguin, who recently joined the Training and Leadership department as the Positive Leadership Development Institute Manager. Marc was one of the original trainers for PLDI when PAN introduced the program ten years ago. Read about other members of our team in the Meet the People at PAN series.  … Read more »

New webinar from CATIE, in partnership with the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU). Date: Monday October 21, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific time Register now! Hepatitis C prevention, testing and treatment is a critical part of drug user health education and service delivery. Join us for a spotlight on key discussions and… Read more »

CATIE and AVI Hepatitis C Treatment Training

You’re invited to take part in an upcoming Hepatitis C Treatment training! CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and Hepatitis C information, is partnering with AIDS Vancouver Island to deliver a training course for you and your colleagues on Hepatitis C Treatment.  This is a blended learning opportunity (online, and face-to-face). Target Audience This course is geared… Read more »

Via Smart Sex   Please join the BC Centre for Disease Control education team for a Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) webinar to review this new Decision Support Tool (DST) for Registered Nurse assessment and management of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). Title: Registered Nurse Assessment and Management of HIV Pre Exposure Prophylaxis: HIV PrEP DST Date:… Read more »

Job Posting: Indigenous Wellness Educator, FNHA

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) seeks an Indigenous Wellness Educator. This posting will remain open until it is filled. Position Summary Are you a relationship builder who works effectively at collaborating with diverse groups and organizations using exceptional communication skills? If you want to join a passionate team who is dedicated to making a… Read more »

Reimagining our provincial events, and building for the future

PAN EVENTS: Virtual AGM on October 24; PLHIV & PWLEs event on March 11, 2020; Ongoing Webinar Series with Health Authorities & Other Government Stakeholders We are pleased to share that this year PAN will be doing some of our work a little differently, introducing ways for more people to connect. This fall, we will… Read more »

WHEN:  Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer’s requirements here COST: Free (long distance charges may apply if you dial in rather than use Zoom app) LANGUAGE: English REGISTRATION: Register on Zoom (Please join the webinar at 12:00 pm. And the webinar… Read more »

Overdose Washroom Safety Assessment Tool

The City of Vancouver (COV) Washroom Safety Assessment Tool was developed in collaboration with the COV and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) after the Mayor’s Overdose Emergency Task Force received community input (Dec. 2019) that washrooms were an area of concern for fatal overdose. The tool development and safer washroom assessment had 4 stages: 1) Advisory… Read more »

Announcing the HIV Housing Toolkit!

PAN is delighted to announce the launch of its HIV Housing Toolkit! Explore the HIV Housing Toolkit by visiting This Toolkit was developed as part of knowledge translation for the community-based research study Positive Living, Positive Homes. Many people who participated in this study expressed a need for this kind of tool as it… Read more »

Collective Impact Network: Vancouver Friends for Life Society

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 hepatitis C, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s… Read more »

Casual ICM Harm Reduction Support Worker – Victoria Job Summary: The ICM Harm Reduction Support Worker will work on a multidisciplinary team to provide a broad range of psychosocial and health-related supports to individuals in accordance with the Team’s goals and objectives. Key Duties and Responsibilities: Actively engages with people who use substances and individuals… Read more »

Casual Harm Reduction Support Worker – Courtenay and Campbell River   Job Summary: The Casual Harm Reduction Support Worker provides a broad range of low barrier, harm reduction supports to individuals accessing harm reduction programming and services at AIDS Vancouver Island. The Casual Harm Reduction Support Worker will provide evidence-based educational and harm reduction interventions… Read more »