Category: Community News

On May 1, 2018, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) released a funding opportunity dedicated to exploring innovative, provincial solutions with demonstrable impact to HIV and hepatitis C in British Columbia. The total amount available through this funding was $100,000 and could be awarded to one or a combination of community-based organizations. Applicants were asked… Read more »

Job Summary The UBC Learning Exchange is a learning hub in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) where members of the community and the University can exchange experience and expertise, creating a unique shared space for exploring ideas and opportunities, and building capacity for social change. As a non-traditional academic space, the Learning Exchange bridges conventional boundaries… Read more »

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 objective Grid Level: Grid 11, $23.19 /hour Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week – Sunday to Thursday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm Work Location: AVI Victoria, 713 Johnson… Read more »

Substance Use News: August

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports, policy… Read more »

First Known AIDS Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Submitted by Brian Chittock at AIDS Vancouver:   Please join us to participate in the Dedication Ceremony of the First Known AIDS Memorial in Devonian Harbour Park in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10 AM. We will begin with Elder Valerie Nicholson blessing the land. Bringing greetings from the Mayor and Council and… Read more »

‘Through Our Own Eyes’ Exhibit Opening

An exhibition of photographs and collages on the lived realities of HIV disclosure, stigma and criminalization by cis and trans women living with HIV. Join us for the opening of ‘Through Our Own Eyes,’ an exhibition of photographs and collages on the lived realities of HIV disclosure, stigma and criminalization by cis and trans women… Read more »

Positive Living North Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Positive Living North is coming up. Date:Thursday September 6th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Location: Fire Pit Cultural Drop-In Centre located at 1120 – 3rd Ave. (3rd & George) A meal will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Your valid membership and participation in the AGM ensures that you are… Read more »

Call for Grant Submissions – ViiV

ViiV Healthcare Canada is pleased to announce the return of two annual grant competitions: the Positive Action Canada Indigenous HIV Initiative and the Positive Action Canada HIV Innovation Program. All applications are due September 15th, 2018 for projects beginning early 2019. View application information 

Exciting news from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (excerpt):  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) announced Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been appointed Director of Canada’s leading HIV laboratory program. Dr. Brumme will be on secondment from her position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University… Read more »

PAN’s New Draft Bylaws Released

The story so far… We are pleased to announce that the PAN board is now ready to bring to the membership proposed changes to reflect the needs of our members and to ensure that our governance matches our mission, updated in 2013, to“…lead an inspired, strong, and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related… Read more »

PHSA has released guidelines for an Innovation Fund dedicated to women living with or at risk of HIV and HCV. This funding is for $75,000 per fiscal year, for 2018/2019 and 2019/20. Proposals are due on Friday, September 14th and can be submitted to [email protected] Please use the attached proposal template for submissions.   View application guidelines Innovation Fund… Read more »