Category: News

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 10 – 16, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the… Read more »

Job Posting: Outreach/Case Manager, Heart of Richmond

Job Details: This is a part time position – approx. 21 hours per week (Tuesday to Friday – Flexible hours) Compensation: Starting at $26/hr, Salary will depend on the applicant’s qualifications, experiences, and skillset.   We are seeking an individual with an experienced background in Social Work and/or Psychiatry with a knowledge of HIV. The… Read more »

Love Positive Women – Share Yours!

via the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN)  The CPPN is developing an ambitious initiative that will, during the first two weeks of February, acknowledge and promote “Love Positive Women”. We do take our love for positive women from coast-to-coast-to-coast seriously and I know that you do too. CPPN is hoping you add your support to ours… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 3 – 9, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using… Read more »

New role in NDP cabinet to support the non-profit sector

  In an earlier blog post, we highlighted three influential umbrella groups supporting non-profits and charities in BC. One of these, Vantage Point (VP) exists to support those in leadership roles, but recently has also been involved in advocacy and, in May, co-created the No Immunity report emphasizing the challenges of COVID-19 to the sector, including… Read more »

Many reading this will know Vikki Reynolds, who works within many communities. Vikki worked with us last year in the initial response to the changes COVID was imposing on our work, building Solidarity Groups, to support frontline workers and Executive Directors in their roles. Vikki has shared a new resource co-created with Riel Dupuis-Rossi &… Read more »

Webinar: Build Your Trans-Friendly Services

Date: Thursday February 25, 2021 Time: 10 AM Pacific time Working within HIV, hep C and harm reduction, you are likely used to working with folks of varied sexual identities, but might not be as experienced working with people along the gender continuum. We’re partnering with Gwen Haworth to introduce you to Trans Care BC. … Read more »

Edi is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? My interest in this work is a result of my own experience in having illness. It is because of this journey that it became very evident to me that although there… Read more »

Date: Thursday, January 21 2020 Time: 10 AM Pacific time Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a continuing international epidemic and an important public health issue in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada works in partnership with other organizations to conduct surveillance on newly diagnosed cases of HIV in Canada. This webinar will present the… Read more »

Webinar: COVID-19, the Continued BC-CfE Response

Date: Wednesday January 20, 2021 Time: 12-1:30 PM Pacific time Free registration Register online now This webinar will include presentations from: Dr. Julio Montaner, Executive Director & Physician-in-Chief, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Dr. Peter Phillips, Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia Dr. Zabrina Brumme, Laboratory Director, BC Centre for… Read more »