Category: Conferences and Special Events

Summit 2020: November 4-6 In many ways, 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges that make us reconsider how we relate to each other as communities and individuals – and we’re only halfway through the year. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing overdose crisis, and police violence towards Black and Indigenous people within and beyond… Read more »

Beyond Blame at HIV2020 Online: Register Now

Beyond Blame: Challenging Criminalization for HIV Justice Worldwide Date: Wednesday July 8, 2020 Time: 6 AM Pacific time   Beyond Blame is a unique opportunity for both new and long-established activists to learn why HIV criminalization matters. Hear about the wide range of initiatives and strategies that have been used by activists around the world… Read more »

Hep C in Focus: Special Virtual Event

Join us for this special event! Hep C in Focus is a special virtual event featuring presentations, community networking, and resources. Registration provides access to all sessions of the day, which is scheduled to include breaks. You may join any of the sessions using the same registration link. Hep C in Focus is produced in… Read more »

Intersectionality at the CAHR 2020 conference

Intersectionality is a theory that uncovers interlocking inequalities fueled by racial, gender, class, sexual and other inequities. These inequities cannot be separated from the systems that produce them (e.g. policies, societal attitudes, including stigma, political and economic systems). When applying the intersectional lens to HIV research, we can ask how these inequalities shape the likelihood… Read more »

  On March 11, 2020, 58 people from all parts of the province gathered on the unceded traditional territory of the Semiahmoo, Katzie Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations in Surrey for the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) Event entitled “Stories of Lived Experience” (SoLE). The program spanned from learning about leadership, to hearing from… Read more »

Update on Summit 2020 Programming

Via CBRC The CBRC team continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and its impact on our research and programming activities, including our annual Summit, which last year brought together over 300 participants from across Canada and around the world. While CBRC remains committed to delivering a unique and interactive conference during the scheduled… Read more »

PAN Solidarity Groups: Belonging. Solidarity. Connection.

PAN will be hosting a series of online workshop sessions, for frontline service providers of PAN member organizations, with Clinical Supervisor/Instructor/Consultant Vikki Reynolds ( – PAN Solidarity Group: Belonging. Solidarity. Connection. These online sessions will explore the importance of belonging, solidarity and connection in these challenging and uncertain times.  Vikki works to bridge the worlds… Read more »

The Friends for Life Women’s Wellness and Leadership Project was designed to support women on their own path to health and wellness. Women throughout British Columbia received financial grants, through funding provided by Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), to support their self-directed health and education opportunities. All grant applicants from across British Columbia were invited… Read more »

Menscapes Conference

Updated March 17, 2020: Menscapes has been postponed because of public health redommendatons regarding COVID-19. Updates will be shared when they become available.   Menscapes is a free, one day mini-conference on health and wellness topics for gay, bi, queer men (cis, trans, and two spirit) and those whose lives are intertwined with ours. We… Read more »

Online AGM 2020… save the date!

This year’s online Annual General Meeting will take place on October 22nd 2020 in the afternoon (12-3 PM, to be confirmed) and will likely be a similar format to last year – i.e. a relevant keynote presentation followed by our network’s business meeting.   AGM 2019 Thanks to all who attended last October’s AGM and filled… Read more »

BC-CfE Update – Spring Edition

The next BC-CfE Update (formerly called the HIV/Antiretroviral Update) will take place: Date: Friday, May 8, 2020 Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Location: Grand Ballroom – North Tower, Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard Street in Vancouver, on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people.(THe hotel is located across from St…. Read more »