Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

Online AGM 2020… save the date!

This year’s online Annual General Meeting will take place on October 22nd 2020 in the afternoon (12-3 PM, to be confirmed) and will likely be a similar format to last year – i.e. a relevant keynote presentation followed by our network’s business meeting.   AGM 2019 Thanks to all who attended last October’s AGM and filled… Read more »

Substance Use News: February 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 »

Letter to Minister Morneau regarding pharmacare

PAN’s voice has joined over 150 national and provincial organizations co-signing a letter to Minister Morneau asking for the necessary commitments for pharmacare in this year’s federal budget. The letter reads in part: We are a diverse coalition of 150 national and provincial organizations representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, business, seniors and… Read more »

Call for Papers: Journal of Indigenous HIV Research

  CALL FOR PAPERS for Volume XI Special Issue:  Navigating Allyship: What does it mean to work together in service to the community? The AHA Centre is a national, Indigenous-led collaborative research centre housed at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) that supports HIV and AIDS Community-Based Research (CBR) conducted in Indigenous communities across Canada. We support and… Read more »

Updated March19, 2020. Event recorded March18, 2020   This webinar shared information from the formative research informing the Outside In intervention at Health Initiative for Men (HIM) regarding the health and well-being of less-out GBT2Q. Our literature review and consultations with community members showed that compared to their more-out counterparts, less-out community members access HIV/STBBI… Read more »

Social for HIV Long-Term Survivors

  A new group called Lets Kick ASS, Vancouver is having a coffee social on Friday, February 14 from 3 PM to 5 PM at 1459 Barclay Street in Vancouver. Let’s Kick ASS™—AIDS Survivor Syndrome is a grassroots movement empowering HIV Long-Term Survivors to thrive since 2013. Founded by 35-year-log AIDS survivor, Tez Anderson. Let’s… Read more »

Substance Use News January 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,… Read more »

Job Posting: REACH Evaluation Coordinator

Status: Full-Time Position (37.5 hours per week) Time Period: April 1, 2020 – position end date is March 31, 2021 (with possibility of renewal) Remuneration: $50,000 – $57,500 based on qualifications and experience Location: Anywhere in the province (position works primarily from home office, with option of 1-2 days in downtown Vancouver office location if desired) Posting: We will begin… Read more »

Resources for Harm Reduction Education

If you work in harm reduction education, whether it’s informally with your family, in a workplace struggling with how to understand substance use, or as an educator presenting formally, here are two short videos to add to your resource list. They are great to use in the fight against the stigma directed at people who… Read more »

Webinar: CBRC Sex Now Survey

Date recorded: Wednesday February 26, 2020 Presenter: Ben Klassen, Research Manager, Community-Based Research Centre This webinar focused on CBRC’s Sex Now survey, Canada’s largest and longest-running survey of gay, bi, and queer men’s health (inclusive of trans and Two-Spirit people). Presenter Ben Klassen provided an overview of the survey’s history, questionnaire design and consultation process,… Read more »

Provincial Syphilis Action Plan – Community Consultation

  Date: Thursday January 23, 12-1 PM As you may know, rates of infectious syphilis continue to rise in BC.  Pacific AID Network (PAN) is hosting Dr. Jason Wong from the BC Centre for Disease Control to briefly talk on the current Syphilis Action Plan, and then lead into discussion that aims to help refresh… Read more »

Get Involved in the Hepatitis C Leadership Project

We are looking for people with lived and/or living experience of hepatitis C who are interested in being on the Advisory Committee for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project. This project is a peer-led initiative where hepatitis C community leaders will model their skills and knowledge to inspire other BC community members to embark on leadership… Read more »