Category: Community News

Regional Training in Prince George: #PANintheNorth18

Several members of the PAN team were welcomed in Prince George for the regional training on June 5-6. A sincere shout out and thank you from the PAN folks that attended (Stacy Leblanc, Janice Duddy, Mona Lee, Jaydee Cossar, Tabitha Steager and myself) to the people from Positive Living North (Prince George and Smithers), Central Interior… Read more »

PrEP 4 Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll

The BC Center for Disease Control’s Chee Mamuk and the First Nations Health Authority invite you to: PrEP 4 Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’Roll – HIV Prevention Community Forum for BC’s Lower Mainland Indigenous and Two-Spirit community members.   Date: June 18, 2018 5:30 – 7:30pm Location: SFU Downtown Campus Room 1430 515 W Hastings St.,… Read more »

HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Reprinted from Vancouver Island PWA Society site   HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward is an oral history project that hopes to document the beginning of the HIV epidemic (1980s) in Victoria and Vancouver Island’s history by having those with lived experience and their caregivers recount their experiences. We are an inter-generational community-based research team… Read more »

The criminalization of HIV non-disclosure has long been an issue for people living with HIV and their allies. Research shows that given the threat of prosecution, some people may choose not to test for HIV, increasing public health risk overall, an ironic outcome for laws purportedly created to protect and promote public health.  Advocates- including… Read more »

The Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grant application process opens on Monday, June 4th!   The Community Action Initiative (CAI), in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre (OERC), has funding available for Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Grants. These grants will augment the impact of the previously… Read more »

PRICK! STI Testing Events in Interior BC

PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI testing event for all ‘guys who like guys’   Who is PRICK for? Our definition of ‘guy’ includes: bi, cis, curious, gay, male, non-binary, queer, questioning, straight, trans, two-spirit, and all other guys who like guys. Tests included are for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis (A,B &C), HIV and… Read more »

AIDS Vancouver Island seeks a Medical Office Administrator for the Westshore AVI Health Clinic.   Job Summary: The Medical Office Administrator will oversee the daily operation of the office by performing medical and secretarial duties, and help to maintain an efficient and cooperative operation.   Key Duties and Responsibilities: Maintains health care staff schedules and appointments… Read more »

This is the fifth in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, PAN Board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. One of the proposed changes is to designate a seat… Read more »

Camp Moomba, July 15-20

Camp Moomba is a free, overnight summer camp program for youth (6-17 yrs) living with and impacted by HIV! At Moomba, campers choose their challenge in activities like kayaking, arts and crafts, and archery, while connecting with their peers to challenge HIV stigma, and learning Indigenous teachings from Elder Val. Moomba provides everything campers need… Read more »

UPDATE May 23rd: Dear anti-stigma friends: Please, accept my apologies, we are postponing the KTE Committee meeting scheduled for this coming Friday, May 25 until further notice. Thanks to all of you who wrote expressing interest. It is advisable to wait until after June 15 when a national group is coming together to advice on… Read more »

Community Action Initiative Updates

Excerpts from the May edition of the Community Action Initiative’s News and Notes for May 2018.  Click here to view the entire CAI Update in a new browser window Overdose Emergency Response Centre CAT Grants Community Action Initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) and the Overdose Emergency Response Centre, has launched… Read more »