Category: News

Expression of Interest – SICORN Project Summary

Over the last few years, the South Island Community Overdose Response Network (SICORN) has offered a space for people most impacted by overdoses, including drug users, family members of drug users, and overdose responders – including peers. SICORN is seeking a candidate to gather experiences of SICORN participants through interviews, surveys, focus groups or other… Read more »

LPRC Drug Checking Service Update

The FTIR machine will be on site at Living Positive Resource Centre (255 Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna) every Wednesday from 2 PM – 6 PM. Samples can be dropped off during this time, or the rest of the weekdays between 2 PM – 4 PM. For sample drop-off outside of these hours, please call ahead… Read more »

2021 Indigenous Health Conference

The Indigenous Health Learning Lodge and  the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement are proud to present the 2021 Indigenous Health Conference:   Date: Saturday February 27 Time: 5:30 AM – 1 PM Pacific time   The theme of the conference is centered on combating anti-Indigenous racism through institutional and individual allyship. Conference attendees will hear from… Read more »

New website from REACH: REACH Nexus

  REACH has launched a new website for REACH Nexus! “REACH Nexus is an ambitious national research group working on how to address HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STBBIs (sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections) in Canada.”  The new site includes information about projects and initiatives happening through REACH across Canada, as well as information about… Read more »

We’re happy to welcome Diandra Oliver, who recently joined the Research and Evaluation department as Research Coordinator for the Making it Work Research Project. Read the Meet the People at PAN series.   What are you looking forward to in your work over the next year? Joining the Making It Work team at PAN has been… Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: February 7- 13, 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 »

Community Social Services Training Fund

Applications for funding from the Community Social Services Training Fund (CSSTF) are now being accepted.   There are two grant streams that organizations may apply for. Support for Certification/Education Individual Grant (up to $1,500) Support for Organizational Training Grant (up to $10,000)   The Organizational Training Grant has three different application windows—each devoted to a… Read more »

Thanks to those who have participated in PAN’s safe supply surveys! In this blog post, we share a few insights we learned from your responses to the 2nd installment of this survey.  As you might recall, PAN’s safe supply survey was first distributed in July – August 2020. Our aim was to gather input on the rollout of the BC Government’s Clinical Guidance… Read more »

BC CfE Webinar: “Water Women Rising:” Indigenizing Re-search

BC-CfE Webinar Learning Series “Water Women Rising” Indigenizing Re-search to explore how Indigenous women living with HIV understand and support their health Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021 Time:  12  – 1:30 PM  Pacific time Webinar main objectives: Following this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Explain new approaches to research, including Indigenizing the re-search… Read more »

PHAC conducted an online COVID-19 survey on delivery of STBBI services in November & December 2020, as part of a series of four national online surveys to gather timely information on the impacts of COVID-19 on sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) services. As we commemorate Sexual and Reproductive Awareness Week (February 8-14, 2021), we… Read more »

Job Posting: Peer Navigator, AIDS Vancouver

(Part Time, On-going, contract) Closing Date: until position is filled Employment Type: Contract Part-Time (approximately 10 Hours/Week) Location(s): Outreach – Operating within the area covered under the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Employer: AIDS Vancouver Salary Range: $22/hr Send Cover Letter and Resume to: [email protected] Job Summary AIDS Vancouver’s Peer Navigators, in conjunction with the client/participant,… Read more »