Category: PAN News and Events

We are thrilled to announce that Jaydee Cossar will be joining the Pacific AIDS Network team as the Positive Leadership Development (PLDI) & Stigma Index Project Manager. Jaydee has been an active contributor in the non-profit sector for a number of years. As a peer support advocate and project manager for the Peer Action Support… Read more »

Carlene is a former staff member of PAN. Carlene Dingwall is the coordinator of PAN’s Mental Health, Substance Use and HIV/HCV committee. She is currently living in Kelowna (for a couple of more months) before she heads back to the north. She is currently finishing an interdisciplinary PhD focused on intergenerational trauma and healing.  … Read more »

For immediate release January 8, 2015 The Honourable Rona Ambrose, P.C., M.P. Health Canada Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney’s Pasture Postal Locator: 0906C Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9 Dear Minister, We are writing to request your leadership and your confirmation that the current levels of funding that have been uniquely designated for community led HIV prevention programs… Read more »

Speaking My Truth: The HIV Stigma Index

PAN is working with a team led by people living with HIV in BC to launch a new community-based research project in 2015 that will be looking at stigma. Speaking My Truth: The HIV Stigma Index is an action-oriented project that will document experiences of stigma and discrimination from the perspective of people living with… Read more »

World AIDS Day and AIDS Awareness Week Events 2014

PAN has been busy collecting details on World AIDS Day AIDS Awareness Week Events happening around the Province. We are very proud of the community response happening in every region around the province and encourage you to read about the events and share them with your communities. PAN will also be sending this list to… Read more »

PAN Congratulates PHO on HIV, Stigma and Society Report

PAN recently sent Dr. Perry Kendall, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, a letter of congratulations on his recently released report: HIV, Stigma and Society: Tackling a Complex Epidemic and Renewing HIV Prevention for Gay and Bisexual Men in British Columbia. PAN notes that: “This is a very significant report in that it highlights the importance of HIV… Read more »

Heather is a former staff member of PAN. Heather Picotte is the Positive Living, Positive Homes study coordinator at the Pacific AIDS Network. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies, where her research focused on the food security of people living with HIV in the Okanagan Valley…. Read more »

PAN 2014 Fall Conference and AGM

It gives us great pleasure to announce the 2014 Pacific AIDS Network Fall Conference, Forum, ED Summit, and to provide you with formal notice of the 2014 AGM. Conference Dates: October 21 – 23, 2014 Conference Location: Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel, 7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC Forum for persons living with HIV/AIDS: The Forum will… Read more »

The Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) is excited to announce that that this year’s workforce development training will be focused on Frontline Support Workers and will be held on February 24 – 26 in Richmond. This three-day event will be held in partnership with CATIE. Draft program highlights will be released in late September and registration… Read more »

PAN’s Fall Conference 2013 Evaluation

PAN contracted Catalyst Research Group to conduct a process evaluation of our 2013 Fall Conference. PAN’s overall goal was to deliver the conference in a way that fostered learning about our programs, encouraged fun, and left the attendees feeling re-charged. The conference was a 2-day event that included the following activities: Keynote address by Carla… Read more »