Category: Community News

Webinar : HIV in Canada AND Canadian Perspectives on STBBIs

HIV in Canada: Surveillance Highlights from 2017, followed by Canadian Perspectives on Sexually Transmitted and Blood-Borne Infections Date: Thursday November 29, 10 AM Pacific time   Program HIV in Canada: Surveillance highlights from 2017 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a global public health issue with an estimated 1.8 million people newly infected in 2017. The… Read more »

On August 10, 2018, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) released two innovation funding opportunities dedicated to women and Indigenous women, living with or at risk of HIV and/or HCV in British Columbia. The total amount available for each opportunity was $75,000 per fiscal year, for 2018/19 and 2019/20, for a total of $150,000 each. PHSA is… Read more »

This the 4th webinar in a  series on Peer Navigation Program Development and is a partnership between CATIE and Positive Living BC. Date: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 Time: 9 AM (Pacific standard time). Peer health navigation is a person-centred approach to guide, connect, refer, educate and accompany people living with HIV through systems of care…. Read more »

This is an excerpt from a longer article that appears in the November 19, 2018 edition of the Canadian Medical Assocation Journal. by Jennifer LeMessurier, Gregory Traversy, Olivia Varsaneux, Makenzie Weekes, Marc T. Avey, Oscar Niragira, Robert Gervais, Gordon Guyatt and Rachel Rodin CMAJ November 19, 2018 190 (46) E1350-E1360; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.180311    Abstract Background:… Read more »

Positive Living Fraser Valley seek a Peer Engagement Worker  for the Abbotsford Fraser East region    Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Programs primarily and the Executive Director secondarily, this position will provide a variety of services relating to Harm Reduction and Peer Support and Engagement. These services include provision of Harm Reduction supplies/information… Read more »

Call for Presentations: Mobile Response Team Symposium

The Provincial Overdose Mobile Response Team (MRT) is pleased to issue an invitation for presenters for the symposium to be held April 11-12, 2019 at the Delta Hotel & Conference Centre, in Burnaby BC. Proposals are welcome for workshops from first responders, frontline workers and people with lived experience/peers who have an interest in sharing… Read more »

The Collective Impact Network (CIN) is a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative, being co-led by PAN acting as the backbone. It consists of the seven PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and HCV, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital…. Read more »

In 2018, the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control (CCDIC) commissioned EKOS Research Associates Inc. to conduct a survey asking Canadians questions about their awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). The 2018 survey builds on similar surveys conducted for the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2003,… Read more »

      Dear Colleagues, The collaborating partners for the Canadian Webinar Series on Implementing the WHO Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV are thrilled to invite you to offer your input and insight into the development of a national action plan to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with… Read more »

World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Calendar

Our 2018 calender is live!  Each year we gather information about events for World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. This year’s calendar is live and will be updated on a regular basis. If you’d like to submit an item, please include the following information: 1) Event name; 2) Organizer; 3) Date and time; 4)… Read more »

The public health emergency declared in BC in April 2016 as a response to the climbing rate of overdose deaths has not come close to ending, and efforts to slow it down are still running behind despite tireless and compassionate work by people on the frontlines. Below are some highlights on public health impact, harm… Read more »

Positive Living North seeks a team player with healthy personal characteristics who is passionate about supporting our mandate to assist all people in gaining full access to the Determinants of Health. We seek a dynamic individual who can compassionately, comfortably and confidentially work in an environment that respects diversity and has the ability to deal… Read more »