Category: Community News

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network “Today, at the 22nd International AIDS Conference underway in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 20 eminent world scientists — including two leading Canadian researchers — released a groundbreaking Expert Consensus Statement providing their conclusive opinion on the low-to-no possibility of a person living with HIV transmitting the virus in various situations, including via sexual… Read more »

This is the seventh in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. This month we hear again from J. Evin Jones, PAN’s Executive… Read more »

The ‘TASA’ Cheque Day Study Summer 2018 Update

Update from the TASA Study team TASA is a study called “The Impact of Alternative Social Assistance Disbursement on Drug-Related Harm – a Randomised Control Trial.” The Cheque Day Study is looking at whether changing payment timing and frequency would decrease drug-use and related harm. After almost three years, the Cheque Day Study has finished… Read more »

CATIE Survey of People Working in HIV or Hepatitis C

Please complete  CATIE’s survey of people working in HIV or hepatitis C and share among your colleagues who may be familiar with CATIE. This survey will help CATIE to improve the resources and services we offer as Canada’s knowledge broker for HIV and hepatitis C. CATIE is Canada’s source for up-to-date, unbiased information about HIV and… Read more »

Picnic for Women Living with HIV

Please share and spread the word to bring awareness to Oak Tree Clinic groups, and connecting HIV+ women at fun picnic event. All HIV+ women welcome. (Women don’t need to have attended the Oak Tree Clinic groups)   Yoga, Arts & Crafts, Frisbee, & Elder Singing. Relax & Enjoy Yummy food !! Date: Thursday, August 9th Location:… Read more »

Vancouver Foundation LEVEL Grant Applications Now Open

  Supporting Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee youth in staff leadership and board governance   Vancouver Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of 2018 Youth Granting under our new LEVEL initiative. This initiative seeks to LEVEL the playing field by empowering young Indigenous and racialized immigrant and refugee leaders to amplify their voices in matters… Read more »

This spring saw the publication of the updated BC Crown Counsel Prosecution Guidelines including the Sex 2 policy, which indicates how people living with HIV may be charged in cases of non-disclosure of HIV. On May 31st, we posted a blog by PAN’s Executive Director, J. Evin Jones, BC’s New Prosecutorial Guidelines on HIV Non-Disclosure Murky… Read more »

Job posting: Manager, Howe Street Site, McLaren Housing

         Introduction Founded in 1987 McLaren Housing Society of B.C. was the first HIV/AIDS housing provider in Canada.  From a private residence offering accommodation to five people the organization has expanded to provide a variety of innovative affordable housing options and support services to more than 300 individuals and families in Vancouver… Read more »

PAN has recently released a new report, Evaluation Survey Report: PHAC’s HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) Processes and Impacts – reported by community-based organizations in BC. The following is from the Executive Summary, which outlines the history of Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) funding and the evaluation of the the new funding process. (Read… Read more »

Peer Compensation and Resources

Peer compensation is a timely topic with more projects and organizations implementing “Nothing About Us, Without Us” principles in their work place. Peers have always been an amazing resource and their lived experience is now recognized as critical part of building projects and programs. In PAN’s 2017 Members’ & Stakeholders’ Survey an overwhelming 93% of… Read more »

Becoming a Country that Eliminates Hepatitis C

Many PAN members know Laurie Edmiston of CATIE, or have worked with one of the great staff members there. CATIE is a national organization for HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) information and education. Laurie recently wrote a piece that appeared in the Vancouver Sun:  Nine countries will eliminate hep C by 2030. Why not Canada?   Excerpt:… Read more »

In April, the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) released “Hep C Resources in BC: what we have – what’s missing – and next steps”. The report outlines the results of their needs assessment, which focused on information and advocacy needs surrounding hepatitis C in the province of BC. This needs assessment was completed as work… Read more »