Category: Pacific AIDS Network

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 January: 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 »

World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Calendar

Our 2018 calender is live!  Each year we gather information about events for World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. This year’s calendar is live and will be updated on a regular basis. If you’d like to submit an item, please include the following information: 1) Event name; 2) Organizer; 3) Date and time; 4)… Read more »

The public health emergency declared in BC in April 2016 as a response to the climbing rate of overdose deaths has not come close to ending, and efforts to slow it down are still running behind despite tireless and compassionate work by people on the frontlines. Below are some highlights on public health impact, harm… Read more »

Learn what your organization can do to act on the findings of  Project Inclusion, a human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention in BC. Pivot traveled to communities in BC to speak with people coping with poverty, homelessness, and substance use about how programs and policies affect their health. Pivot’s Darcie Bennett will… Read more »