Category: News

The 2021 Sex Now Survey is now online!

The 2021 edition of Sex Now—Canada’s national health survey for gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) men and non-binary people—has launched. We hope you’ll add your voice and help build healthier and inclusive communities for us all. Developed by CBRC, Sex Now has been collecting and sharing valuable data on the physical and mental… Read more »

Sex Work, Health and Human Rights book launch April 28

From Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity   Please join us for the international book launch of Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights: Global Inequities, Challenges and Opportunities for Action on Wednesday April 28 at 9:00 AM Pacific time. Sex Work, Health, and Human Rights is the first global textbook co-written by sex workers and academics about… 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 »

Take part in STBBI Study

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) is recruiting folks for a study. They are looking for 3-8 participants within the gbMSM population for one focus group with equal distribution among the following age groups: 19-30, 31-64, and 65+. This project is recruiting participants nationally and hoping for equal distribution between provinces. Representation… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview April 4-10, 2021

Help the BC CDC improve how to present publicly available overdose data. Take the Survey before Sunday April 18.   BC’s weekly overdose dashboard of provincial and regional overdose activity provides updates on: • Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) • Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) • Mortality rate maps by Health Services… Read more »

The CV-19 Indigenous Knowledge Translation Working Group recently published some new COVID-19 Indigenous Resources to promote vaccination in Indigenous communities. The new resources are titled Protect Your Community with COVID-19 Immunity and feature five Indigenous doctors and is a series of six printable posters. Additionally, social media images (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) were also developed… 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 »

Toolkit for Submissions to the BC Police Act Review

Share your voice! The Legislative Assembly of BC has appointed the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act and BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has developed a toolkit for submissions. Excerpt: The Police Act governs policing power in the province. The Legislative Assembly of BC has appointed the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act… Read more »

What is the purpose of this study? Our study seeks to understand immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines among people living with HIV, and those without HIV.  We also seek to understand whether COVID-19 vaccines may have any effect on the HIV strains that persist in the body even during HIV treatment.   Who is doing… Read more »