Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

Webinar: Q&A session about Safe Supply with Guy Felicella

Updated May 20, 2020 BC has released new guidance on providing safe supply to people who use drugs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard from PAN member and allied organizations about uncertainty on how these changes will be implemented, and how people can access safe supply across the province. To help answer these questions… Read more »

Substance Use News April 2020

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. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened… Read more »

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on the not-for-profit and charitable sectors, and no doubt the aftershocks will be continue to be felt for some time to come.  The PAN team would like to share our latest understanding of some of the government supports that have been created for community-based organizations and the… Read more »

At PAN, our Approaches include social change and equity.  An essential piece of supporting the “dignity, health and wellness of all people” is recognizing the interdependence of all species, and the urgent need to take active steps to prevent the destruction of the ecology and environment on which we all rely. Late in 2019, PAN… Read more »

PAN Solidarity Groups: Belonging. Solidarity. Connection.

PAN will be hosting a series of online workshop sessions, for frontline service providers of PAN member organizations, with Clinical Supervisor/Instructor/Consultant Vikki Reynolds (vikkireynolds.ca) – PAN Solidarity Group: Belonging. Solidarity. Connection. These online sessions will explore the importance of belonging, solidarity and connection in these challenging and uncertain times.  Vikki works to bridge the worlds… Read more »

The BC and Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors is working to ensure the “equitable application of public health protections to vulnerable British Columbians” during the dual public health emergencies of drug overdose deaths (declared April 14, 2016) and COVID-19 (declared March 17, 2020). An open letter has been sent to Honourable John Horgan, Premier;… Read more »

Deliberative Dialogue Report – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that a final report from the Deliberative Dialogue, held in November 2019 in Vancouver, is now available. The Deliberative Dialogue was an opportunity for people from across BC (including people with living and lived experiences, staff and other service providers from community-based organizations, and policymakers) to come together for one… Read more »

Substance Use News March 2020

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, policy recommendations,… Read more »

  Please watch the short video promo about the upcoming webinar about the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research and register here to attend!   Journal of Indigenous HIV Research Call for Submission Webinar Date: April 22, 2020 Time: 10 AM  Pacific time and 2 PM Atlantic Time Please register here! Check out this year’s Call… Read more »

Updated with on-demand webinar PAN hosted webinar “Research update from the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort & highlights from the 2020 CanHepC Symposium & Canadian Liver Meeting: Implications for community & frontline providers” Each presenter summarized the findings from their research that they presented at the 2020 CanHepC Symposium and Canadian Liver Meeting, as well as… Read more »

Job Posting: Research Trainee, Making it Work Study

Status: Part time, 12 hours per week Time Period: Position is available immediately – position end date is March 31, 2021 with possibility of extension Remuneration: $15,600/year Location: Flexibility within British Columbia.   About the Making It Work Project Making it Work is an Indigenous focused community-based research (CBR) study that is looking at what… Read more »

COVID-19 PAN Statement and Resources

Dear PAN members and allied organizations: Without a doubt, these are challenging and uncertain times. Now it is time for all of us to come together – as we have so many times in the past – to confront this new and significant public health threat. PAN members will no doubt build on their history… Read more »