Category: Hepatitis C

We’re excited to announce the Pilot Program of the Hepatitis C Leadership Program, coming up in July 2021. It will be delivered live online.  Are you a person with lived experience of hepatitis C who would like to embark on a leadership journey? This is an exciting opportunity to discover and connect on an individual,… Read more »

Which provinces are on track to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030? Be the first to see the results of the Progress Toward Viral Hepatitis Elimination In Canada: 2021 Report. For the last several months, the team at Action Hepatitis Canada has been working to produce this report, the first of its kind in Canada. Using… Read more »

Get your Help4HepBC tote bag

BC Hepatitis Network is currently offering handy tote bags to BC community-based organizations for use in outreach efforts or community events. The tote bags also help get the word out about the Help4HepBC helpline, a free and confidential peer-to-peer support program that connects peers of lived experience of hepatitis C by phone and text. Some… Read more »

As we head into a new fiscal year and welcome the onset of spring, we would like to take a moment to update members and allies on our work in light of the continuing dictates of COVID. On an operational level, PAN’s own programs and services continue to be impacted as both BC and Canada… Read more »

Hepatitis C Testing Technologies Visual Resource

As the project coordinator for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project, I wanted to learn more specifics about the various hepatitis C testing technologies. During a conversation focused on community knowledge-building with Dr. Sofia Bartlett from the BCCDC, it was recognized that creating a visual summary of hepatitis C testing technologies could be useful for community…. Read more »

Survey: Hep C Elimination Planning in BC

The push to eliminate hep C in BC is on – and community is key to success in reaching the 2030 target date. BCHN defines community in this context as community-based organizations, people with lived and living experience, and anyone impacted by hep C.  The ‘we’ referred to in the following refers to ‘community-based organizations’ specifically. Click… Read more »

Opportunity in question

  Or rather, what is the opportunity within a question? We all like answers because of the opportunity to inform, educate, or clarify. Behind every great answer, however, sits an equally valuable question. The Canadian Liver Foundation recently launched their ‘Just Ask’ campaign to recognize March as Liver Health Month. They invite people to participate… Read more »

  To support applicants in submitting Letters of Intent to the current open solicitations for the HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund (CAF) and the Harm Reduction Fund (HRF), the Public Health Agency of Canada will be hosting additional Question and Answer sessions prior to the submission deadline of January 29th, 2021 at 3… Read more »

Funding Opportunities for Hep C Projects

Gilead Sciences Canada Inc. has launched the CONNECT-C 2021 HCV Grant Program. The program will support well defined projects that aim to improve HCV diagnosis and linkage to care in two of Canada’s priority populations: People who inject or use drugs People with experience in the federal or provincial prison system No more than CAD… Read more »

During these uncertain times it’s vital for frontline service providers and community based workers to have accurate and up to date information about COVID-19. This virtual two hour workshop covers the biomedical basics of COVID-19 and considers the implications of COVID-19 on communities affected by HIV and hepatitis C. Developed by CATIE and adapted for… Read more »

C Beyond Art Contest for people affected by hep C

  The C Beyond Art Contest is for anyone impacted by hepatitis C.  Community members and those supporting them are encouraged to submit their personal art. All contestants have the opportunity to describe the meaning behind the art and how they were affected by HCV. The purpose of this contest is to celebrate those impacted… Read more »