Category: PAN News and Events

The Year in Review, 2020-21

  Message from PAN Leadership   The theme of this year’s PAN annual report is Doubling Down in Dual Public Health Emergencies.  When talking about the theme for this year’s report and our upcoming AGM. (Register now), we wanted to convey both the challenges facing our sector and communities, but also the strength and resilience of the… Read more »

  As we roll into another fall where the dangers of COVID-19 are both all-pervasive and ever-changing, we wanted to give a quick update on PAN’s response. Communicable disease prevention focuses on basic risk reduction principles to reduce the risk of workplace transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.  Our Communicable Disease Prevention Plan includes… Read more »

Substance Use News, September 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 coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

PAN will hold our Annual General Meeting virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021. REGISTER AND JOIN US FOR ONE OR BOTH PARTS   12 – 1:45 PM  AGM Keynote (All welcome!) Taking Care of Each Other in Times of Change and Crisis Len will talk about how we can mobilize Indigenous knowledge and values to… Read more »

This summer the Hepatitis C Leadership Project moved into the training phase. This pilot project supported people with lived experience of hep C to consider the leadership skills they have, and build towards their visions of growth. Watch this short video to learn how they evaluated their experiences.     For more information about the… Read more »

Date: October 14, 2021 Time: 11 AM Pacific time Presenters: Guy Felicella and Kevin Hollett Moderator: J. Evin Jones The next in our PAN Presents webinar series focuses on safer supply. More than a year ago, BC introduced the clinical guidance Risk Mitigation in the Context of Dual Health Emergencies. Hear about how the guidance… Read more »

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. (Government of Canada)    There… Read more »

Webinar: Ensuring Supportive Services for Men in Sex Work

Date: Wednesday October 20, 2021 Time: 10 AM Pacific time The next in our KnowledgeConnect webinar series focuses on men in sex work. They have particular needs and challenges, from access to health services, to safety considerations, and dealing with stigma. Health Initiative for Men (HIM) provides outreach education along with peer-centred programs. The HIM… Read more »

PLDI Core Training Fall 2021

  The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) team is pleased to announce our next Online Core Training Session. It will be held November 13-27, over 3 Saturdays ( 9 AM-12 PM each day). The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) program supports people living with HIV/AIDS top explore and realize their leadership potential. Grads find the… Read more »

Joint Response to BC’s “Proof of Vaccination” Health Order

Updated with Response On September 9, 2021, we received a response from Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, to our September 1 letter.  Here are some of the key points, below. We encourage PAN members and allies to read the letter in full as information may apply to your services and/or programs. The letter addresses… Read more »

Substance Use News, August 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 coronavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »