Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

Substance Use News November 2019

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

Dr. Nancy Clark is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Development, School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. She is a PAN Affiliated Researcher and is the Co-Principal Investigator on the Making It Work Study Nancy is an alumna of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at UBC and Intersections in… Read more »

Voices For World AIDS Day – Join Us!

Pacific AIDS Network is one of 60 partners brought together by the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) to honour the UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day, which is “Communities make the difference”. CANFAR has created a World AIDS Day-specific site, Voices for World AIDS Day, which features A history of World AIDS… Read more »

Working Together Against Stigma on World AIDS Day

The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference” and PAN is happy to have been part of a community effort working to address stigma in BC. We are working in collaboration with Health Authority representatives to honour those living with HIV and AIDS by fighting stigma. We have developed anti-stigma… Read more »

2019 World AIDS Day & Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”.  Find resources and events to boost your World AIDS Day action.   Resources Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week: The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) announces Indigenous leadership and their supporters will celebrate the 21st Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week December 1 – 6, 2019…. Read more »

Webinar: What’s Happening in Digital Sexual Health

Updated December 5, 2019 Date Recorded: Wednesday December 4,  2019 This dialogue-style webinar in PAN’s KnowledgeConnect webinar series explored some digital sexual health services available in BC.  Digital sexual health programs help people learn about, monitor and enhance their sexual health and knowledge by engaging online. They have the potential to connect with people in… Read more »

Substance Use News October 2019

  Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

Sherri Pooyak is the Community-Based Research Manager, Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative (AHA Centre), Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network. She is a PAN Affiliated Researcher and is the Co-Principal Investigator on the Making It Work Study Sherri is of Cree ancestry from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan and currently resides in Victoria, BC. Sherri Graduated with a… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2018-19

We are happy to present the 2018-19 Year in Review, our annual report. We thank our members, allies, and stakeholders for their roles in the work we have accomplished over the past year, and encourage people to contact us if they would like more information. Message from the Executive Director     Dear Friends, Looking… Read more »

PAN Job Posting: Evaluation Manager

Position: Evaluation Manager Status: Full-Time Position (37.5 hours per week) Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2020 with a likely extension Remuneration: $57,000 – $62,500 based on experience Location: Anywhere in the province (position works primarily from home office, with option of 1-2 days in downtown Vancouver office… Read more »

Realist Evaluation – Let’s Dig a Little Deeper

We first introduced realist evaluation in 2017 with an introductory post on the PAN blog. Since then we’ve done a bit more thinking and planning for our own realist evaluation in the Making it Work Community-Based Research Project. In short, realist evaluation is an approach that aims to answer not only if a program works,… Read more »

Update from the Collective Impact Network

PAN has continued to provide services that strengthen and support a coordinated and effective community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C in our province. We do this by co-leading the Collective Impact Network (CIN) – in active partnership with the PHSA – as well as through the activities of our larger capacity-building network. The CIN… Read more »