Category: Community News

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 »

LEVEL Youth Public Policy Program Info Session

via The Vancouver Foundation  The Vancouver Foundation’s new LEVEL website is live and now accepting applications for the LEVEL Youth Public Policy program for Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee youth between 19 to 29 years old. Vancouver Foundation staff will be in Victoria January 14th to share more about the program and hopefully inspire young… Read more »

Job Posting: Educator, Indigenous Public Health Programs

Chee Mamuk seeks an Educator for their program. Chee Mamuk is a provincial Aboriginal program that provides innovative and culturally appropriate training, educational resources and wise practice models in STIs, hepatitis and HIV. The Educator responsibilities include: Contacting Aboriginal organizations and communities across BC to promote, plan, arrange and facilitate/provide culturally appropriate, community based STI/HIV awareness, education and… Read more »

Join the UBC Learning Circle on Jan 10, 2019 for this critically important session on the Opioid Public Health Emergency and its impact on Indigenous peoples in BC. Andrea Medley from the First Nations Health Authorities’ Indigenous Wellness Team, as well as Indigenous partner organizations working in harm reduction, who will hold discussion on: The… Read more »

Position Title: Regional Health Education Coordinator, Ontario Service: Knowledge Exchange Reports to: Associate Director, Education Position(s) Supervised: None Status: Full-time; 12-15 month contract Location: Toronto, Ontario   A. About CATIE CATIE is Canada’s source for accessible, evidence-based information about HIV and hepatitis C prevention, testing, care and treatment and support. CATIE strengthens the national response to HIV and hepatitis C by… Read more »

Substance Use News January: Directions for 2019

BC remains at the forefront of the Canada’s opioid crisis. What directions might the response take in 2019? Here are some recent pieces marking developments in approaches and continued harm reduction. Public Health and Advocacy City of Vancouver Opioid Emergency Task Force The City of Vancouver launched an Opioid Emergency Task Force in mid-November 2018,… Read more »

Call for Abstracts and Workshop Outlines: CANAC Conference

The Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) is a national professional nursing organization committed to fostering excellence in HIV/AIDS nursing, promoting the health, rights and dignity of persons affected by HIV/AIDS and to preventing the spread of HIV infection. CANAC’s members hail from all regions of Canada working in clinical practice, education, research and/or… Read more »