Category: Evaluation News

Darcy joined PAN in the summer of 2016, as one of the new Peer Evaluators working on the PLDI Impact Evaluation team. He comes from a varied career background and is currently a licensed educator and thespian (for anyone who might recall his 2015 Fringe musical – LOCO HERO JOE). Darcy is pleased to have… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI), a three-module leadership training program led by and for people living with HIV (PLHIV), has delivered 20 sessions of leadership training to over 167 participants in BC since 2009, when PAN’s partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network was established. The purpose of this highly-valued series of three- and four-day… Read more »

On November 2, 2016 Dr. Mark Tyndall, Executive Medical Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control, gave a presentation at AIDS Vancouver Island’s Annual General Meeting outlining the facts about supervised injection sites and what they mean to our communities. His presentation was called Moving Forward with Supervised Injection Sites … Busting the Myths and… Read more »

Heather was hired as a contractor in October 2016 to support PAN’s Evaluation and Community Based Research Programs, thanks to funding from the CBR Collaborative Centre and REACH. Collaborating with PAN staff and the Peer Evaluators on the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s impact evaluation will be a major component of Heather’s work over the coming… Read more »

Interested in conducting a program evaluation but not sure how or where to start? Curious about how you can tell if your program is having a positive impact on your participants? Needing to demonstrate program outcomes and results using rigorous program science? PAN is pleased to announce an evaluation capacity- and skills-building initiative to facilitate… Read more »

PHAC’s Evaluation Report Guide and Compendium Online

We have worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to post all of their evaluation tools up on the REACH Website. These tools are meant to be used as a resource to community-based organizations submitting proposals for the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. However, they are also a helpful resource for… Read more »

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 30th to May 3rd at the Westin Bayshore on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver. The theme of the conference, “Facing Forward:  Innovation, Action and Reflection”, is designed to inspire evaluators at all levels to… Read more »

PAN has recently launched a new, online tool to support the building of shared, or common measures for community-based HIV and HCV Organizations in BC. This tool outlines a series of indicators that can be used to measure the contribution community-based HIV/HCV organizations are making to the prevention and care cascade in their region. It is hoped… Read more »

SHAPE Study is Recruiting Participants

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS’ SHAPE study, launched in March 2016, is looking for participants. The purpose of this study is to learn what challenges individuals face accessing HIV care and treatment in the context of increased funding for HIV care through the province-wide rollout of the STOP Program. More information about the… Read more »

Last summer staff and volunteers from PAN had the opportunity to participate in a great event called, Working Together: A Dialogue for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Research Partners. This event was hosted by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Community Based Research Collaborative Centre, a Program of the CIHR REACH Centre, and the CIHR-funded Aboriginal HIV and… Read more »

Reflections on 2016 World Hepatitis Day

July 28th marked World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is an international event focused on raising awareness about viral hepatitis and works to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. In Canada, there is an estimated 250,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C in Canada, many of them are unaware of their… Read more »

Job Posting PLDI Peer Evaluator

 PLDI Peer Evaluator (Part-Time, Time Limited Position) Job Opportunity JOB DEFINITION: PAN is presently in the process of hiring three part-time Peer Evaluators on a time limited basis, to assist with an impact evaluation of the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) – a leadership training program for people living with HIV/AIDS – in BC. For… Read more »