Category: PAN News and Events

Jennifer Evin Jones (Evin) joined Pacific AIDS Network as the Executive Director (ED) in 2008. Evin has been working in the community-based response to HIV since January of 1996, after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in History in Women’s Studies at Queens University and the Juris Doctor (or Doctor of Law) degree at University of British… Read more »

  Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old… Read more »

Tell us your thoughts on housing for folks living with HIV!

image by Gabe Boothroyd, The Mainlander, May 31, 2016 The Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study invites people with experience in the HIV and housing sectors in Greater Vancouver to complete a short online survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living with HIV, health and social service providers who work with HIV-positive… Read more »

Many PAN and allied organizations are now undergoing a sustainability crisis due to the current restructuring of federal funding for community-based HIV and HCV services by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the federal government.  Come April 1st, 2017, key organizations that deliver essential front line HIV, HCV and related services across BC,… Read more »

Heather is a former staff member of PAN. Heather was hired as a contractor in October 2016 to support PAN’s Evaluation and Community Based Research Programs, thanks to funding from the CBR Collaborative Centre and REACH. Collaborating with PAN staff and the Peer Evaluators on the Positive Leadership Development Institute’s impact evaluation will be a… Read more »

Reflections on 2016 World Hepatitis Day

July 28th marked World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is an international event focused on raising awareness about viral hepatitis and works to influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment. In Canada, there is an estimated 250,000 people living with chronic hepatitis C in Canada, many of them are unaware of their… Read more »

Jaydee is a former staff member of PAN. Jaydee joined the PAN team in the Spring of 2015, as Manager of the Positive Leadership Development Institute, and Manager of the People Living with HIV Stigma Index project.   What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? I remember learning about HIV at the same time… Read more »

5 Questions with Megan Deyman, PAN practicum student

Megan is a former practicum student at PAN. Megan is working to complete her second year of the Masters of Public Health program at the University of Victoria. For her research thesis, she is looking at the intricacies that tie HIV, access to housing, and health together. She is also completing a practicum placement with… Read more »

Vicki is a former staff member of PAN.   Vicki has been teaching sociology for many years at several BC universities and colleges, and the courses she loves most are the ones focused on social justice. She has worked on several research projects in the past, including a cross-Canada study on the situations of contingent… Read more »

Devyn is a former staff member of PAN. Devyn Flesher, PAN’s Prince George Site Coordinator for the Positive Living Positive Homes study, is a 2nd year graduate student at the University of Northern British Columbia, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies. Her Master’s thesis focuses on representations of female sexuality in the Twilight Saga… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network, on behalf of the Gay Men and HIV Provincial Working Group, is seeking expressions of interest for a Gay Men and HIV Provincial Implementation Consultant. The Provincial Implementation Consultant will be responsible for coordinating and leading project activities related to the implementation of the recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer’s report,… Read more »

On January 8, 2015, a joint letter from PAN, OAN, COCQ-SIDA and ACCH was sent to Federal Minister of Health Rona Ambrose as part of PAN’s ongoing efforts and joint advocacy with our sister networks, working to preserve the envelope of funding within the Federal Initiative dedicated for programs and services on the “front lines”… Read more »