Category: Community News

From Pivot Legal Society  On April 1, 2019, the Director of Public Prosecutions directed federal Crown prosecutors to minimize detentions for breaches of bail conditions, in part by no longer imposing the following bail conditions on people experiencing addiction: ‘Abstinence’ conditions, which criminalize people who possess and use illicit drugs; Prohibitions on carrying ‘drug paraphernalia’,… Read more »

Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access

The Safer Spaces: Gender & Overdose Prevention Site Access project was a partnership of AIDS Vancouver Island and the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative in Ontario.This project examined how women use Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) and what makes OPS more or less accessible to women. Between June and August 2018 surveys were conducted at 5 OPS:… Read more »

Living in the Lower Mainland means a hyper-awareness of the housing affordability crisis. It is impossible to ignore the uncomfortable reality that the Lower Mainland is an expensive place to live. Similarly, in Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH for short), a community-based research study, it became evident that the housing affordability crisis in the Lower… Read more »

Universities Without Walls seminar 9: “A narrative inquiry study into the experiences of transitions into and out of correctional facilities in Alberta for people living with HIV”   Date: Monday April 15th, 2019. This is an online event and you must register in advance. Time: The registration will tell you to log on next Monday, April… Read more »

Positive Living BC presents their latest Community Forum: HIV Stigma, Disclosure, Criminalization and Access to Care: Findings from the Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Women’s Longitudinal Needs Assessment (SHAWNA)   Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 PM Location: Chateau Granville Best Western – 1100 Granville Street (@ Helmcken) in Vancouver   Presenters:… Read more »

CATIE, Canada’s leading source for HIV information, is developing a new HIV awareness media campaign. CATIE seeks the participation of magnetic couples (wherein one member is HIV+ but the other isn’t) of all sexualities, genders and races. The project aims to educate Canadians that people who are effectively treated for HIV do not pass the virus… Read more »

Take part in LHIVE Healthy Study

Submitted by LHIVE Healthy  The LHIVE Healthy Study recruitment period has been extended to March 2020. Interested in taking part? Would you like to  … Exercise more? Eat better? Smoke less?   A web-based study is currently looking for someone like you!   LHIVE Healthy is a study that aims to find out if web-based… Read more »

From Charity Village: Pivot is seeking a full-time staff lawyer to support our ongoing work and with a focus on our campaign to advance the human rights of sex workers. About Us Pivot works in partnership with communities affected by poverty and social exclusion to identify priorities and develop solutions to complex human rights issues…. Read more »

New resource from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: The Perils of “Protection”: Sex Workers’ Experiences of Law Enforcement in Ontario (pdf).   Excerpt: The Sex Work Documentation Project was borne from a need identified by sex worker advocates and allies to document sex workers’ experiences with law enforcement — exploring the ways in which myriad criminal,… Read more »

New Horizons for Seniors Program Seeks Input

Does your organization work with seniors? The New Horizons for Seniors Program is looking for feedback on their funding process. They are looking for input from organizations comments on the application process whether or not you have applied for funding.   The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) provides funding opportunities for organizations across Canada… Read more »

Substance Use News March 2019

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 »