Category: News

Victoria – February 7-14 is anti-stigma week in Greater Victoria, and this year’s theme is “Drug Use, Dignity and Human Rights.” To support of the week, AIDS Vancouver Island has issued a statement in support of the “Nice People Take Drugs” campaign from the UK. “We are inspired by the work being done locally and… Read more »

RESEARCH PROJECT COORDINATOR POSITION (5 YEARS) Deadline for applications: 14 February 2011 We are looking for a dynamic individual to help us field two large studies of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Vancouver to investigate HIV prevalence, sexual risk behaviours, drug use, and cultural and individual norms and beliefs. The studies will… Read more »

Job Summary:  The Fund Development Officer will prepare and submit funding proposals to private and public sector sources. Education & Experience: One of the following: a.) Three years of experience in non-profit organizations, including at least one year of experience of researching potential funding sources and of writing successful funding proposals; OR b.) Bachelor’s degree… Read more »

In conjunction with the 20th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research (CAHR 2011) in Toronto, we will be hosting an event on April 13 and 14, 2011, to initiate the development of a comprehensive national research agenda for women, transwomen, girls and HIV/AIDS in Canada. The event will bring together diverse stakeholders including people who… Read more »

Sign the Vienna Declaration

Drug Policy Should Be Based on Science, Not Ideology We are writing to invite you to endorse the Vienna Declaration, a scientific statement calling for evidence-based, public health approaches to drug policies. Through the application of evidence-based research, health policies are increasingly being driven by the best available scientific evidence; however, there remain critical areas… Read more »

VCH STOP HIV/AIDS Project leaders would like to invite you to participate in a half day information sharing and feedback session on the project. Date & Time:   Thursday February 17th, 2011 – 8:30am – 12:30pm Registration/Coffee:   8:30am – 9:00am Session:    9:00am – 12:30pm Location:The Round Room, 2nd Floor (beside the Sassafras Cafeteria) Jim Pattison Pavilion… Read more »

AIDS Vancouver Job Posting – Temporary Case Manager

Job Summary: Working within a harm reduction model, Case Managers deliver services to agency clients by supporting the development of personalized health care plans which contain, as appropriate, strategies for improved medical support, housing, income, psycho-social needs and individual capacities as well as avenues to establish linkages with other community resources.  20-24 hrs. week. The… Read more »

  How do you know what you know? In 2008, ManCount recruited 1,139 gay and bisexual men from Vancouver’s gay venues to complete a questionnaire and provide a finger-prick blood sample. The aim was to measure the rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI, HCV, HPV) in this population. Now the results are… Read more »

Public Lecture – Stanton Peele: TRUE RECOVERY

Portland Hotel Society Public Lecture Series presents: Stanton Peele TRUE RECOVERY: Does addiction treatment detach people from their own recovery by attacking their greatest asset? THURSDAY JANUARY 27, 2011 7:00 – 9:00 pm SFU HARBOUR CENTRE 515 West Hastings Street Room 1900 – Fletcher Challenge Theatre Vancouver Soup, coffee and dessert will be served at… Read more »

Literacy Lives: Training Health Allies

  The Community Education Program at Simon Fraser University and our partners are developing Literacy Lives, a pilot program that focuses broadly on improving HIV health indicators in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In the Literacy Lives Certificate in Community Capacity Building, learners will deepen skills, knowledge and practice as community leaders in creating healthy community. Their… Read more »

Online Certificate in Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is an internationally recognized means of redressing the harms associated with the use and distribution of illicit and licit drugs. It helps people to reach higher levels of health, functionality, self-efficacy and social membership, and also helps end suffering and save lives. On its most basic, on-the-street level, harm reduction is about providing… Read more »