Category: Community News

The Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN) is excited to invite your participation in a short-term project that aims to gather perspectives, knowledge, and wisdom to inform the multi-stakeholder BC HCV Elimination Forum, scheduled for February 2021. To encourage commitment and action towards eliminating hepatitis C in Canada, the Canadian Network on Hepatitis C (CANHepC) plans… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: October 11-17, 2020

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using… Read more »

Summary of Position Grid Level:  38, $27.84 Work Locations: AVI Courtenay, 355 6th Street Hours of Work: 30 hours/week Schedule: To be determine with the successful candidate Start Date: November 23, 2020 To Apply: please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by 5pm on November 1, 2020.   Job Summary: The Team Lead and Positive Wellness Support Worker  is responsible… Read more »

Job title: Peer Research Associate (PRA) (*1 Position Available*) with the British Columbia CARMA-CHIWOS Collaboration (BCC3) study Job definition: PRAs are women living with HIV who are hired and trained as researchers on our core study team, and who have experiences and identities in common with the study participants that they will interview. Job type:… Read more »

2020 World AIDS Day & Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

Amid the public health crises of COVID-19 and overdose deaths, plus a heightened awareness of systemic racism that plays out in healthcare and other services, Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week (December 1-5) and World AIDS Day (December 1) are undoubtedly going to look different this year. We welcome hearing what you and your communities are doing… Read more »

Developing A Financial Strategy In A Time Of Crisis

Volunteer Victoria is hosting a two-part ZOOM webinar on financial strategy for nonprofit leaders. Registration covers both sessions. Session 1: Monday, November 23, 10:30 AM to Noon Pacific time. Session 2: Wednesday November 25, 110:30 AM to Noon Pacific time.   Suggested Audiences: Executive Directors, senior managers and Board leaders may find this workshop valuable. The… Read more »

October 5, 2020 arrived with the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Medicine being jointly awarded to three scientists for their 1989 discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The scientific work of Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice answered a significant question: since hepatitis A and B had already been discovered and… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Training and Leadership

The Year in Review   PAN’s Training and Leadership department offers in-person training events, virtual knowledge sharing and capacity building events; and a wealth of continuously updated resources via our website.  As in years past, we have presented a range of in-person events. However, with the emergence of COVID-19, we had to reshape the events… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Community-Based Research

The Year in Review This year has been a busy one for the Community-Based Research (CBR) Department at PAN! We currently support three signature CBR projects – the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, Making it Work, and Positive Living, Positive Homes. We also support capacity-building relating to CBR with our members and allies… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Collective Impact Network

The Year in Review   In the last year, through the omnipresent and work-altering impacts of COVID-19, PAN has continued to steer the ‘coordinated and effective community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C in our province’, the stated goal of the Collective Impact Network (CIN). An added uncertainty was that all the community contracts with… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Evaluation

The Year in Review   This has been a year of growth for our evaluation work at PAN and the department continues to be very active on a number of evaluation programs, projects and fee-for-service contracts.   The CIHR Centre for REACH (REACH Nexus) One of the biggest changes over the last year has been… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Resources

The Year in Review   PAN resources are constantly evolving to support the many moving parts in the dynamic work of our communities. Resources range from short reads to deep dives on health and social justice issues, to videos available live and on-demand. Our News and Views section features weekly blogs offering community training events,… Read more »