Category: Community News

Yúusnewas announces First Directions Film Release

Yúusnewas, the Indigenous youth program within YouthCO, hold a retreat for Indigenous youth from across the province every year. This year we had the honor of hosting 22 vibrant Indigenous youth. We did one day of sexual health workshops, and three days of film making with our friends at Reel Youth. This retreat was made… Read more »

  BC is in the midst of a Public Health Emergency. Last year 1422 people died of an unintentional overdose. Every community is struggling with the issue of substance use and overdoses. Join us for two days of expert speakers and workshops on how we can work together to find solutions to support people in… Read more »

Positive Living BC Annual General Meeting & Community Forum

  HIV Criminalization Updates Thursday, August 9, 2018 – 7:00 PM Positive Living BC – 2nd floor meeting room Join us at the Positive Living BC 2nd floor meeting room immediately following our Annual General Meeting. The Positive Living BC, Annual General Meeting is a Members only event but the Community Forum presentation will be… Read more »

Live and Love with HIV 

Live and Love with HIV is a new blog and online community where women, partners, and couples living with HIV, and the people who love them, can come together to talk about sex, love, relationships, and pleasure. We believe it’s time to de-medicalize our sex lives, and reclaim our right to enjoy sexuality and intimacy. At Life… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has offered leadership programming to people living with HIV in BC since 2009. We wanted to learn what is working for participants and where the program might be fine-tuned to improve the experience. To evaluate the program’s effect, we used a participatory evaluation process, where peers themselves plan, develop… Read more »

Date: Tuesday Aug 14 5:30-8pm Location: Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society, 442 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC   A Mile in Our Moccasins is a short film that was co-created by five Indigenous youth. Working together they created an Indigenous Youth Speaker Series, a project developed as a way to provide the information and guidance around HIV and sexual… Read more »

CHIWOS Update July 2018

This update comes via Rebecca Gormley, the BC Provinical Coordinator of CHIWOS I’m pleased to share the CHIWOS July Newsletter. CHIWOS is nearing the end of Wave 3, our 36-month follow up surveys, we are excited to share some team highlights over the past 18 months and what you can expect to see over the next coming year. To… Read more »

Webinar: Stigma Reduction Training Tools and Resources

Join us for a webinar on STBBI-related stigma reduction. The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is working in partnership with the Centre for Sexuality to develop knowledge translation and training resources that support frontline service professionals in the provision of safer, more inclusive and less stigmatizing sexual health, harm reduction and STBBI services. Webinar attendees… Read more »

From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network “Today, at the 22nd International AIDS Conference underway in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 20 eminent world scientists — including two leading Canadian researchers — released a groundbreaking Expert Consensus Statement providing their conclusive opinion on the low-to-no possibility of a person living with HIV transmitting the virus in various situations, including via sexual… Read more »

This is the seventh in a series of monthly blog posts representing perspectives on potential governance changes at PAN. These posts represent voices across the network – staff, board members, people living with HIV, and community members – sharing their thoughts on these changes. This month we hear again from J. Evin Jones, PAN’s Executive… Read more »