Category: Community News

Substance Use News May 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,… Read more »

Volume 14, Issue 3 – Guest Edition of the First Nations Health Authority Health Systems Innovation: Privileging Indigenous Knowledge, Ensuring Respectful Care, and Ending Racism towards First Nations in Service Delivery The International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH) is pleased to announce a special call for papers from Guest Co-Editors at the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA),… Read more »

We are inviting PAN member organizations and allies to help shape an upcoming  “PAN presents…” webinar in June – which will feature staff from the PHSA/ BCCDC/Oak Tree. Towards this end, we invite you to complete a  1 minute poll. Historically as part of our annual Fall Conference, PAN organizes a panel presentation by Regional… Read more »

Please join the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and the AHA Centre on the unceded Territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) Nation for the 2019 Wise Practices and Skills Building Gathering! THEME: New Knowledge. New Skills. New Moon WHEN: August 26-30, 2019 WHERE: Hotel Omni-Royal Montreal 1050 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 2R6 HOW: more… Read more »

The Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), in partnership with PAN and others, is looking for local community-based organizations and health authorities to participate in the second annual national HIV Testing Day on June 27th, 2019 (see press release)   Why get involved? Last year’s national HIV Testing Day was a resounding success. 835 people (including 50+… Read more »

  Date: Wednesday June 19, 2019 Time: 8 AM Pacific Time   Objectives: Explore the community experience of people living with HIV who have had decreased cognition; Review the epidemiology of decreased cognition as it relates to HIV and aging; Characterize and distinguish differences in cognition and methods of screening for decreased cognitive function; and… Read more »

Please see the NEW Funding Opportunity: Enhanced Surveillance for Chronic Disease Program (ESCDP). The ESCDP provides grants and contributions funding to organizations to enhance their capacity for public health chronic disease and injury surveillance activities in order to address persistent public health surveillance evidence gaps and support the development of a robust evidence base on… Read more »

New Horizons for Seniors Program Funding Opportunity

On May 15, 2019, the Government of Canada launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2019-20 call for proposals for community-based projects across Canada. The NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program whose goal is to support projects that help improve the well-being and quality of life of seniors and foster social inclusion and engagement of… Read more »

From UNAIDS (excerpt)  UNAIDS and the LGBT Foundation have launched an online survey to evaluate happiness, sex and quality of life for LGBTI people. The survey, the first of its kind, is part of a campaign to gain more information and insight into the challenges faced by LGBTI people. The data gathered will help to… Read more »