Category: Community News

Besties Getaway

This fall, youth living with HIV and their friends (siblings, partners, coworkers, teammates, roommate) are invited to a weekend of community building and challenging HIV stigma. During the weekend, we will be talking openly about HIV, and enjoying the camp facilities at Evans Lake Forest Education Society in Squamish, BC. This is a free getaway, and YouthCO… Read more »

Dear Stakeholders, As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) commissioned Goss Gilroy Inc. to review the process to develop and implement the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF). The review report (attached) recognizes the challenges associated with implementing changes to long standing funding programs and… Read more »

Healthy Living & Aging for Today’s HIV+ Patients

Positive Living BC Healthy Living Presentation Healthy living & aging for today’s HIV+ patients Presented by Dr. Giovanni Guaraldi, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia (Italy) Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 12 NOON Location: Positive Living BC – 2nd floor Multi-purpose Meeting Room, 101 Seymour Street, Vancouver Seating is LIMITED. Lunch is provided.   Healthy… Read more »

Summary of the Position: Grid Level: 10, $21.94/hour Hours of Work: 22.5 hours/ week, 3 days a week: exact days and times to be determined Work Location: 713 Johnson Street, Victoria Start Date: November 19, 2018   Job Summary: The Men’s Wellness Program Health Promotion Educator provides programming, education, and support relating to: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis,… Read more »

Join us for a webinar on the intersections of HIV and TB in Indigenous communities. This webinar will be presented by Isa Wolf, Clinical Nurse Specialist in tuberculosis (TB) with First Nations Health Authority. Health and cultural factors play roles in how to best support people facing HIV, TB, or both. Isa will help attendees… Read more »

Here to Stay, a Photo Exhibit from MSM Opens October 11

Here to Stay is a photo exhibit from gay and bisexual men who have experienced suicidality (serious thoughts about taking one’s own life, suicide plans and suicide attempts). See what curator Olivier Ferlatte has to say about combating mental health stigma and his work with the men who created these pieces. Exhibition Dates: October 11- 14,… Read more »

BCCfE Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update

  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS will present its Fall HIV/Antiretroviral update on October 22nd, from 830 AM – 430 PM in Vancouver. Registration is free, and now open. Please note that seating is available for up to 400 people and, therefore, pre-registration is strongly recommended. On-site registration will not be available.  … Read more »

Men’s Health Initiative Events: PRICK!

Kelowna-based Men’s Health Initiative has several events coming up. PRICK Health Testing  is a private & confidential full STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’ Testing events take place in several Okanagan communities. Upcoming events are in Kamloops and Penticton. See the Men’s Health Initiative Calendar for details.

Sex Ed is our Right! Sign the Petition

via Mens Health in BC   SEX ED IS OUR RIGHT! – Sign the Petition All students, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ability have the right to learn what they need in order to make safer, informed choices. Likewise, the education and information students receive must also reflect that diversity. Take Action! Sign the… Read more »

Register for CATIE’s eduCATIE+ virtual courses

CATIE is offering a series of eduCATIE+ virtual courses tailored for the Pacific region (British Columbia and the Yukon). Each course combines online education with a virtual session led by a CATIE educator, and course content is tailored to the issues and context specific to your region.   Courses available: HIV Basics: October 22 to… Read more »

CAHR 2019: Key Dates to Note

  Mark your calendars for the Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research Saskatoon, May 9-12th, 2019 Join us for the 28th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2019), from May 9 – 12, 2019 in Saskatoon. Organized annually by the Canadian Association for HIV Research, the Conference is the premier gathering in Canada for those associated in… Read more »

Summit 2018 Keynote; Register Now!

From the Community-Based Research Centre A familiar face at Summit 2018 We are pleased to announce Dr. Olivier Ferlatte, a post-doctoral research fellow at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use as one of our keynote speakers at Community-Based Research Centre’s national event being held November 8 to 10, 2018 in Vancouver. He will join previously… Read more »