Category: Community News

HIV Cure and Research Community Dialogue

“Why we need an HIV cure and how we are trying to get there? Challenges, opportunities and ways forward for Persons Living with HIV” Date: Friday February 7, 2020 Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM Pacific Time Location: Coast Bastion Hotel, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo • What would an HIV cure mean to you? • How does… Read more »

Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Getting on Hepatitis C Treatment

Date: Wednesday February 12, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific Time Hep C treatment is now short term, highly effective, and has minimal side effects for most people. What do you need to know for yourself or the people you support about getting treatment? Join us for a webinar with Pacific Hepatitis C Network team members… Read more »

BCCDC Grand Rounds on BC’s Public Health Emergency

from the BCDC: Please join us our first grand rounds in 2020 on Tuesday, January 7 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in BCCDC Lane Level Lecture Hall where Dr Amanda Slaunwhite and Ms Louise Mellieur present Towards a comprehensive understanding of the overdose crisis and its relationship to social and health inequities. Please see… Read more »

Substance Use News December 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 »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019, Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System. This report explores the current state of health of Canadians and focuses on understanding the impact of stigma on our health, as well as how we… Read more »

Grant: Paid Job Opportunity Posting Date: December 19, 2019 Closing Date: January 13, 2020 or until position is filled Atlantic Regional Research Manager/Coordinator Position, CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS   Position Summary: The CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS (REACH 3.0) is a nation-wide, innovative, virtual laboratory for intervention research, participatory evaluation, and applied… Read more »

Job Posting: Health Centre Manager, Nanaimo

Work with AVI Health & Community Services The AVI Health Centre in Nanaimo is open 4 days a week providing Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) integrated with HIV and hepatitis C services. The OAT clinic was established more than 10 years ago and since then the services have provided comprehensive and seamless care for people living with substance… Read more »

On the eve of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) published a new report based on nine years of research evaluating the impact of Canada’s end-demand sex work laws on sex workers’ safety, health and human rights. December 2019 marks five years since… Read more »

Webinar: Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

Date: Wednesday February 5, 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time   This dialogue-based webinar will be with Andrea Medley, one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction can mean many different… Read more »

Celebrating Indigenous Youth Voices

Join us in honouring voices of Indigenous youth. In the spring, seventeen Indigenous youth from across the province spent a week at the First Directions retreat with the Yúusnewas team, Elder Val Nicholson, and partners at Reel Youth to create these incredible films highlighting the ways colonialism continues to impact Indigenous health. Yúusnewas is a… Read more »