Category: Community News

Substance Use News: August

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 »

First Known AIDS Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Submitted by Brian Chittock at AIDS Vancouver:   Please join us to participate in the Dedication Ceremony of the First Known AIDS Memorial in Devonian Harbour Park in Vancouver on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10 AM. We will begin with Elder Valerie Nicholson blessing the land. Bringing greetings from the Mayor and Council and… Read more »

‘Through Our Own Eyes’ Exhibit Opening

An exhibition of photographs and collages on the lived realities of HIV disclosure, stigma and criminalization by cis and trans women living with HIV. Join us for the opening of ‘Through Our Own Eyes,’ an exhibition of photographs and collages on the lived realities of HIV disclosure, stigma and criminalization by cis and trans women… Read more »

Positive Living North Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Positive Living North is coming up. Date:Thursday September 6th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Location: Fire Pit Cultural Drop-In Centre located at 1120 – 3rd Ave. (3rd & George) A meal will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Your valid membership and participation in the AGM ensures that you are… Read more »

Call for Grant Submissions – ViiV

ViiV Healthcare Canada is pleased to announce the return of two annual grant competitions: the Positive Action Canada Indigenous HIV Initiative and the Positive Action Canada HIV Innovation Program. All applications are due September 15th, 2018 for projects beginning early 2019. View application information 

Exciting news from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (excerpt):  The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) announced Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been appointed Director of Canada’s leading HIV laboratory program. Dr. Brumme will be on secondment from her position as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University… Read more »

PAN’s New Draft Bylaws Released

The story so far… We are pleased to announce that the PAN board is now ready to bring to the membership proposed changes to reflect the needs of our members and to ensure that our governance matches our mission, updated in 2013, to“…lead an inspired, strong, and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related… Read more »

PHSA has released guidelines for an Innovation Fund dedicated to women living with or at risk of HIV and HCV. This funding is for $75,000 per fiscal year, for 2018/2019 and 2019/20. Proposals are due on Friday, September 14th and can be submitted to [email protected] Please use the attached proposal template for submissions.   View application guidelines Innovation Fund… Read more »

From the CATIE site   Date: Thursday 23 August 23, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM Pacific time/ 12:00 Eastern time   Peer health navigation is a person-centred approach to guide, connect, refer, educate and accompany people living with HIV through systems of care. The goals of health navigation are to support people living with HIV in… Read more »

Registration is now open for the Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update. This education event is for healthcare professionals and those with an interest in HIV and hepatitis C research, treatment and care. Date: October 22, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Location: Grand Ballroom-North Tower Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel (located across from St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown… Read more »

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has completed an RFP process for HIV & HCV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services for Women. This RFP included three components: Component 1. System Navigation and Support Component 2. Network Mobilization and Peer Navigation Services for Women Living with HIV Component 3. Peer-led Indigenous Harm Reduction Programming PHSA is… Read more »