Category: Community News

Substance Use News March 2020

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 recommendations,… Read more »

Updated Hepatitis C testing Information from BC CDC

Updated April 14, 2020 Following this posting on April 3, PAN received additional information from the BC CDC on hepatitis C testing in the light of COVID-19. BC CDC has released the following memo, Temporary suspension of non-urgent Hepatitis C (HCV) testing. Most recent information appears in memo and below: All non-urgent hepatitis C testing… Read more »

Webinars with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is offering two COVID-19 response webinars: COVID-19 Response for Unsheltered Homeless People Date: April 1, 2020 Time: 11 AM Pacific time In this webinar, Iain De Jong of OrgCode Inc will offer strategies, tools and advice for providing outreach and support to unsheltered homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

The Friends for Life Women’s Wellness and Leadership Project was designed to support women on their own path to health and wellness. Women throughout British Columbia received financial grants, through funding provided by Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), to support their self-directed health and education opportunities. All grant applicants from across British Columbia were invited… Read more »

Date: April 2, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a global health emergency. In Canada, the HIV sector is concerned with how COVID-19 will affect people living with HIV and affected communities. We are also concerned about how to effectively sustain a response to HIV during a period of… Read more »

  Please watch the short video promo about the upcoming webinar about the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research and register here to attend!   Journal of Indigenous HIV Research Call for Submission Webinar Date: April 22, 2020 Time: 10 AM  Pacific time and 2 PM Atlantic Time Please register here! Check out this year’s Call… Read more »

Updated with on-demand webinar PAN hosted webinar “Research update from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort & highlights from the 2020 CanHepC Symposium & Canadian Liver Meeting: Implications for community & frontline providers” Each presenter summarized the findings from their research that they presented at the 2020 CanHepC Symposium and Canadian Liver Meeting, as well as… Read more »

Webinar: COVID-19, the BC-CfE Response

From the BC CfE website: Learning Series Event Audience: General Public Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:30 PM Location: Register online:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2700549397535263243 Objectives: An update on BC-CfE’s position regarding the COVID-19 pandemic An overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical presentations and prevention Information on what the BC-CfE is doing to facilitate access to ART… Read more »

Job Posting: Research Trainee, Making it Work Study

Status: Part time, 12 hours per week Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2021 with possibility of extension Remuneration: $15,600/year Location: Flexibility within British Columbia.   About the Making It Work Project Making it Work is an Indigenous focused community-based research (CBR) study that is looking at what… Read more »

COVID-19 PAN Statement and Resources

Dear PAN members and allied organizations: Without a doubt, these are challenging and uncertain times. Now it is time for all of us to come together – as we have so many times in the past – to confront this new and significant public health threat. PAN members will no doubt build on their history… Read more »

Job Posting: Interviewer/ Outreach Worker – SHAWNA Project

Interviewer/ Outreach Worker – SHAWNA Project Centre for Gender Health & Sexual Equity (CGSHE) Starting wage: $20 – $23/hour Status: Temporary Part-Time, 1-2 days per week   Summary of Role Responsibilities Reporting to and supervised by the Project Coordinator, the Interviewer/ Outreach Worker operates as a member of a multidisciplinary, collaborative research team.  The Interviewer… Read more »