Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

Proud to Vote: LGBTQ2 Issues in the Federal Election

Updated October 4, 2019 Moving Forward for LGBTQ2 Canadians: a pre-election statement was released publicly on September 30. This is the first time in Canadian history that so many organizations (216!) have come together with such a statement in support of LGBTQ2 issues. Feel free to share the statement on your organization’s social media feeds,… Read more »

Substance Use News September 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 »

PAN is pleased to welcome (back) Marc Seguin, who recently joined the Training and Leadership department as the Positive Leadership Development Institute Manager. Marc was one of the original trainers for PLDI when PAN introduced the program ten years ago. Read about other members of our team in the Meet the People at PAN series.  … Read more »

Reimagining our provincial events, and building for the future

PAN EVENTS: Virtual AGM on October 24; PLHIV & PWLEs event on March 11, 2020; Ongoing Webinar Series with Health Authorities & Other Government Stakeholders We are pleased to share that this year PAN will be doing some of our work a little differently, introducing ways for more people to connect. This fall, we will… Read more »

Announcing the HIV Housing Toolkit!

PAN is delighted to announce the launch of its HIV Housing Toolkit! Explore the HIV Housing Toolkit by visiting www.hivhousingtoolkit.ca This Toolkit was developed as part of knowledge translation for the community-based research study Positive Living, Positive Homes. Many people who participated in this study expressed a need for this kind of tool as it… Read more »

Collective Impact Network: Vancouver Friends for Life Society

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 nine PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s… Read more »

Webinar: Working With Peer Research Associates

In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Peer Research Associates (PRAs) from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index will reflect on their own experiences working on the project, and offer their thoughts on best practices to teams which include or are thinking of including PRAs in their work. These experiences will illuminate and expand on recommendations… Read more »

Now recruiting… PAN Board of Directors!

Do you want to participate on a provincial level regarding HIV, hepatitis C and related issues? Are you looking for a big picture experience as opposed to hands-on opportunity? Do you want to support the frontline agencies in our network?    If the answer is yes, then consider applying to join the Pacific AIDS Network… Read more »

Substance Use News August 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 »

Get Involved in the Next Stages of the Stigma Index!

The BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index study team is growing! We are looking for people with lived experience of HIV to join both our study team (this commitment includes regularly attending study team meetings and reviewing/providing feedback on BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index materials) and three advisory committees. You are also… Read more »

PAN Mourns Christopher MacKenzie

We would like to acknowledge the passing of Christopher MacKenzie, who died in a car accident on July 26, 2019. Chris was known to many of us as he was a key contributor at Living Positive Resource Centre (LPRC) for well over a decade. Chris also volunteered on PAN’s board of directors from 2006 to… Read more »