Category: Pacific AIDS Network

Webinar: Options for Sexual Health: Partners for Impact

  Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time Join Michelle Fortin and Nicole Pasquino of Options for Sexual Health to hear how their work can support PAN members in frontline services, as well as provide professional development for staff and volunteers. Options for Sexual Health provides BC communities with comprehensive sexual health… Read more »

PAN Research and Evaluation programs are made possible through PAN’s partnership with the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, and the CIHR CBR Collaborative (A Program of REACH). The following post is part of a collection of Regional Accomplishment and Change Stories that were originally published on the REACH site to reflect on work during the REACH 2.0 funding period…. Read more »

  Shared Vision; Regional Action: Using Collective Impact to Strengthen Services for Women Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time Join Molly Bannerman, Provincial Director  of the Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative (WHAI) in Ontario as she shares the WHAI’s work to strengthen communities. The WHAI builds capacity in organizations that provide services… Read more »

Update on The Push to End Unjust HIV Prosecutions in BC

Since the then federal Minister of Justice’s Jody Wilson-Raybould’s World AIDS Day announcement, advocacy has continued apace with BC’s Attorney General David Eby – with strong efforts by Positive Living BC, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation and PAN, to name but a few. There was definitely much to be encouraged by… Read more »

Substance Use News: Directions for 2019

BC remains at the forefront of the Canada’s opioid crisis. What directions might the response take in 2019? Here are some recent pieces marking developments in approaches and continued harm reduction. Public Health and Advocacy City of Vancouver Opioid Emergency Task Force The City of Vancouver launched an Opioid Emergency Task Force in mid-November 2018,… Read more »

Job Description Position: Project Manager & Community Educator Status: 0.75 FTE Time Period: 1-year contract position Remuneration: $52,000 to $57,000 plus benefits Location: Flexible Reporting to: Director of Program Development   Summary of the position: The Project Manager & Community Educator will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Human Rights Education Project (HREP)…. Read more »

The Push to End Unjust HIV Prosecutions in BC

This past December 1, the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and the Department of Justice announced  a new directive regarding prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases– one that “… will reflect the most recent scientific evidence related to the risks of sexual transmission of HIV, as reviewed by the Public… Read more »

  Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Fall Conference, PLHIV Forum and AGM, which was held on the traditional territories of the Syilx (Okanagan) people October 30-31st.   We were gifted with a welcome from Elder Wilfred “Grouse” Barnes and drummer Margaret Manuel who opened the event and set the tone for… Read more »

World AIDS Day

December 1st will mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, and this year’s theme is “Know Your Status.”  It has always been vital to know your HIV status, so that if you are HIV-positive, you can follow up and get the treatment, healthcare and other supports that you need. Knowing your status is all… Read more »

Job Posting: Making It Work Research Coordinator

Position: Research Coordinator Status: Full-Time Position (37.5 hours per week) Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2020 Remuneration: $45,000 – $55,000 based on experience Location: Anywhere in the province (position works from home office)   The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is seeking a Research Coordinator to coordinate and… Read more »

The Collective Impact Network (CIN) is a Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) sponsored initiative, being co-led by PAN acting as the backbone. It consists of the seven PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and HCV, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s Hospital…. Read more »