Category: PAN News and Events

July 15, 2021 The Honourable David Eby, QC Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing Sent via email: [email protected] Re: Community concern that the elimination of any ‘social distancing’ COVID-19 hotel rooms will exit people to street homelessness   Dear Minister Eby: As the province continues to make tremendous strides in responding to the COVID-19… Read more »

Measuring Impact of Advocacy – Part 2

As we covered in Part 1 of this two-part blog, advocacy is dynamic and not linear. No matter how clearly an organization articulates a pathway to a desired long-term policy change goal, it would be virtually impossible to name, predict or explain all the variables that might be important within that change process. This unpredictability… Read more »

Please note this may be difficult for some to read.   It is with sympathy and compassion that we are thinking of the children who were forced to attend the Kuper Island Industrial School on Penelakut Island (formerly known as Kuper Island) – as well as their families.  With the discovery of 160 unmarked graves,… Read more »

Substance Use News, June 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

Date: July 22, 2021 Time: 10 AM Pacific time Hepatitis C is highly treatable, and once a person begins treatment, they can be cured within a few months. Yet starting treatment isn’t as easy as that for many.  In this webinar, researcher Jessica Jacob will share findings from a study looking at how youth who… Read more »

Please note this piece has details that may make it difficult for some to read. First Nation Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme made the announcement on Thursday June 24, 2021 that 751 unmarked graves have been found in a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in what is commonly called Saskatchewan. We wish to… Read more »

Remembering Marcie Summers

It’s with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of long-time advocate and ally Marcie Summers. Marcie was active in the community-based HIV movement beginning in 1986, working as a volunteer in the Speaker’s Bureau at AIDS Vancouver. In 1993, she began working as Executive Director for Positive Women’s Network. In 1996, she was a… Read more »

Date: June 22, 2021 Time: 10-11:30 AM Pacific time For Pride Month this year, Realize is hosting Queer and Trans Conversations about Disability Leadership. This webinar, part of the Real Talk with Realize series, will be hosted by Melissa Egan, National Lead, Episodic Disabilities at Realize and moderated by Heather McCain, Executive Director of Creating… Read more »

  We are excited to share that I’m Ready, a major HIV self-testing research program has launched from REACH Nexus, which is the same research team that got Canada’s first HIV self-test approved last November. I’m Ready’s goals are to reach people who are undiagnosed, get them connected to care, and to learn through the research how… Read more »

Please note this may be difficult for some to read. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the families and communities impacted by the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The work to find the children has been led by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation along… Read more »

Substance Use News, May 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

Advocacy evaluation is a growing field of evaluation that seeks to capture a lot of the work that often remains unaccounted for, despite its importance for promoting equity and social justice. The theme of this year’s Canadian Evaluation Society Conference focused on ‌evaluation‌ ‌utilization. How do we make sure that ‌we not only use evaluation… Read more »