Category: Community News

The next PRICK! event will be in Penticton on Thursday Aug 31s.  PRICK! is a private and confidential on-the-spot STI and HIV testing event for all ‘guys who like guys.’ Penticton Opt Clinic 740 Carmi Ave, 1st Floor @ Government St Penticton (Just up from Penticton Regional Hospital) BOOK AN APPOINTMENT 1-800-739-7367 or…drop in and get PRICKED! Brought to… Read more »

New Managing Director for CBRC- Jody Jollimore

From the Community Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health The Board of Directors of Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health (CBRC) is excited to announce the appointment of our new Managing Director, Jody Jollimore. Jody will be replacing Rick Marchand who will move to Senior Program Advisor to the Board. Jody joined CBRC… Read more »

2017 UWW/REACH 2.0 Fellowship Awards Announced

Universities without Walls (fondly referred to as UWW) provides distance education “that moves people and HIV research evidence into practice, and practice into research.” Projects are community-based enquiry to benefit community outcomes. UWW principles include openness, collaboration, plain language, and making research skills visible and accessible to all involved. UWW offers e-learning options you can access… Read more »

Simon joined the PAN team in April 2017, taking on two roles within the organization: Executive Assistant and the Collective Impact Network Coordinator, a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative being led by PAN acting as the “backbone organization”.  Simon has been working and volunteering in the non-profit sector since graduating with a chemistry… Read more »

PrEP Works, Stigma Doesn’t: August 9 Event in Vancouver

Please help YouthCO spread the word about their upcoming event at the Pumpjack on August 9! Along with Dr. Hull from the BC Centre for Excellence, the Mpowerment team will be hosting a night of conversation and learning about PrEP. Dr. Hull will be doing a ~25 minute presentation, and there will be at least… Read more »

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has released several new pieces that may be of interest to PAN members. If you aren’t aware of the publications or work of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, I highly recommend a visit to their site. The people at the Network do great human rights-based work that reaches across advocacy, research,… Read more »

Our colleagues at CATIE have distributed the following information to remind organizations of resources available for World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28, 2017. Whether you are already engaged in hepatitis C work or if you are looking to build your capacity in this area, CATIE has resources to help you… Read more »

Positive Living BC Program Updates

  Despite hopes they would be ready for the move to the new and improved Helmcken Street site, Positive Living BC is remaining at 803 East Hastings Street in East Vancouver for now. The move awaits the go ahead from the City of Vancouver. Positive Living BC will remain on Hastings Street until July 31… Read more »

PWN Healing Circles

After 25 years of support, education, and advocacy it is with deep sadness we witness the dissolution of Positive Women’s Network. In an attempt to find some understanding around this profound loss there will be two healing circles. These circles are in response to many requests from women living with HIV to have a space… Read more »