Category: Community News

Purpose: The Property Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of 1249 Howe Street, a 110 unit HIV + supportive housing community, located and operated by McLaren Housing Society of B.C. (MHS). He/she will work in collaboration with the Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure that the building operations, policies and procedures are being… Read more »

UNAIDS’ HIV Community Engagement Hub

UNAIDS has launched an online Engagement Hub for Communities living with, affected by and who care about HIV.  This online hub aims to provide communities with strategic information and resources on landmark political processes that could benefit from the active engagement of communities. It is structured under the pillars of sharing knowledge about these processes, providing opportunities… Read more »

This the final webinar in the  series on Peer Navigation Program Development. It is  a partnership between CATIE and Positive Living BC.   Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific Time Peer health navigation is a person-centred approach to guide, connect, refer, educate and accompany people living with HIV through systems of… Read more »

Central Interior Native Health Society Position: PHSA Grant Position, “AUNTIE” Wage: $24-25 per hour Hours: Temporary Full-Time (ending March 31, 2020) Central Interior Native Health Society (CINHS) is a vibrant urban Indigenous Integrated Health Team clinic and educational facility situated on Lheidli T’enneh territory in Prince George, BC. CINHS’ core values are: respect honesty, trust, humour… Read more »

YouthCO has been working to reduce the impact of stigma related to HIV and hepatitis C since 1994. YouthCO’s Yúusnewas program is an Indigenous peer-led program. Their work includes workshops on HIV, sexual health and harm reduction in urban and rural communities; Culture is Healing events by and for Indigenous youth in downtown Vancouver; First… Read more »

As many of us are now aware, U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable), means that people living with HIV (PLHIV) can feel confident that, if they have a sustained undetectable viral load for at least six months, they will not pass on HIV to their sexual partners. Treatment as Prevention®, pioneered by the BC-CfE in 2006, formed… Read more »

New Study Seeks Participants

via the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) newsletter: A new study has been launched to explore the ethical and professional implications of using incentives in the care of people at risk of or living with HIV, including but not limited to testing, treatment, care, counselling, etc. By incentives, we mean food, vouchers,… Read more »

The President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV: From Cell to Society is a high-profile lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University. It is paired with a course, open to university students and community members, about a variety of topics in HIV spanning from the sciences, to the social, and the community. Please visit for more information…. Read more »

The BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions recently released a new report,  Escalating BC’s Response to the Overdose Emergency.   Excerpt from the Executive Summary:  The Province of British Columbia continues to respond to a public health emergency that is claiming four lives every day. The province continues to experience the highest number of overdose deaths… Read more »

Webinar: Gonorrhea Update from Public Health Agency of Canada

  Gonorrhea Update: Treatment Guidelines, AMR Surveillance, Ceftriaxone-Resistant Gonorrhea Case Study Date: Thursday February 28th, 2019 Time: 10 AM Pacific Time Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported bacterial STI in Canada. Reported cases of gonorrhea have more than doubled between 2010 and 2016 with 23,708 reported cases in 2016. This webinar will provide an update on… Read more »

This event is located on the traditional territory of the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), W̱SÁNEĆ and Kwantlen. First Directions: Reclaiming our Bodies is a free program for Indigenous youth in British Columbia. During First Directions, youth travel to Langley, BC, and will stay in shared accommodations with other Indigenous youth, supervised by YouthCO staff. At First Directions, we bring… Read more »

The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is launching a ground-breaking participatory systems change 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 our… Read more »