Category: News

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is the day we remember transgender folks who have gone ahead, gone public, gone true to their souls to live lives of dignity. Too many times, they have lost their lives to bigotry and violence. There is energy to change the world, and change it must. We can’t go on like this. I hope… Read more »

Gayle Restall, Associate Professor at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba has contacted PAN to ask for assistance in distributing a request for research participation in a survey about HIV and Workplace Disclosure. The study has been approved by the Health Research Ethics Board at… Read more »

Wednesday May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It’s a worldwide day to celebrate diverse genders and sexualities and note the tensions between living proudly and living with the stigma that many LGBTQ people face. Its aim is “to draw the attention of policymakers, opinion leaders, social movements, the public and… Read more »

Interested in working with a great team this summer? PAN member organization AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) may be your match. AVI is looking for two Social Service Support Workers for the summer (June 5- August 4). One of the positions will be based in Courtenay and one will be based in Victoria.  The Social Service… Read more »

Dr. Peter Centre Seeks Executive Director

Maxine Davis is leaving her Executive Director position at the Dr. Peter Centre. Maxine was born on the East Coast and worked in different parts of the country before settling in BC and taking the helm of the Dr. Peter Centre, where she led the organization for 20 years. We wish Maxine the best as… Read more »

New research demonstrates how construction, gentrification and ongoing criminalization increase risks of violence and harassment of trans sex workers Vancouver, BC [January 11, 2017]—Newly published peer review research shows how gentrification and construction in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, as well as ongoing criminalization, displaced trans sex workers to unsafe and isolated spaces. These factors increased trans… Read more »

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 »

PAN’s Drug Policy Report

PAN’s 2016 Fall Conference was held on October 25 and 26th. A significant portion of the conference program was devoted to discussing the pressing issue of Canada’s national drug policy and its effects on public health in the context of BC’s ongoing crisis of overdose (OD) and overdose deaths. Since that time, we have been… 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 »

Please find attached the combined summary of the engagement process on refreshing the Ministry’s strategic policy related to viral hepatitis (Healthy Pathways Forward) that took place late 2015 and early 2016. Between November 25, 2015 to January 20, 2016 the Ministry of Health (the Ministry), the BC Centre for Disease Control BCCDC) and the BC… Read more »

PAN Job Posting: Evaluation Coordinator

Evaluation Coordinator (Part-Time) Job Posting Position: Evaluation Coordinator Status: Part-time – 0.6 FTE Time Period: To March 31, 2018 with a possibility of renewal/extension Location: To be negotiated Salary Range: $25,000 – $35,000 commensurate with experience Reports To:  Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research PAN is hiring an Evaluation Coordinator, with strong data analytics skills,… Read more »

December 01, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on Canadians, and to give thanks to the many dedicated people who work… Read more »