Category: Pacific AIDS Network News

Update from the Collective Impact Network

PAN has continued to provide services that strengthen and support a coordinated and effective community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C in our province. We do this by co-leading the Collective Impact Network (CIN) – in active partnership with the PHSA – as well as through the activities of our larger capacity-building network. The CIN… Read more »

Check It Out: New Making It Work Study Logo

We are excited and proud to share our new logo for the Making it Work Community-Based Research (CBR) Study.  Making it Work is an Indigenous-focused, community-based research project in British Columbia co-led by PAN, Sherri Pooyak at the Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative Centre (AHA Centre) and Dr. Nancy Clark at UVIC. This study is… Read more »

Special Presentation by Dr. Christy Sutherland

Please note: Registration closes at 11 AM October 24. We are pleased to announce a special event for our member groups and allies. Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS Community Services, will share a keynote address to precede PAN’s Annual General Meeting. She will speak on the topics of a safer drug supply and… Read more »

Proud to Vote: LGBTQ2 Issues in the Federal Election

Updated October 4, 2019 Moving Forward for LGBTQ2 Canadians: a pre-election statement was released publicly on September 30. This is the first time in Canadian history that so many organizations (216!) have come together with such a statement in support of LGBTQ2 issues. Feel free to share the statement on your organization’s social media feeds,… Read more »

Substance Use News September 2019

  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 »

PAN is pleased to welcome (back) Marc Seguin, who recently joined the Training and Leadership department as the Positive Leadership Development Institute Manager. Marc was one of the original trainers for PLDI when PAN introduced the program ten years ago. Read about other members of our team in the Meet the People at PAN series.  … Read more »

Reimagining our provincial events, and building for the future

PAN EVENTS: Virtual AGM on October 24; PLHIV & PWLEs event on March 11, 2020; Ongoing Webinar Series with Health Authorities & Other Government Stakeholders We are pleased to share that this year PAN will be doing some of our work a little differently, introducing ways for more people to connect. This fall, we will… Read more »

Announcing the HIV Housing Toolkit!

PAN is delighted to announce the launch of its HIV Housing Toolkit! Explore the HIV Housing Toolkit by visiting www.hivhousingtoolkit.ca This Toolkit was developed as part of knowledge translation for the community-based research study Positive Living, Positive Homes. Many people who participated in this study expressed a need for this kind of tool as it… Read more »

Collective Impact Network: Vancouver Friends for Life Society

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 nine PHSA-contracted agencies that are supporting the community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C, alongside the PHSA, and including the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and BC Women’s… Read more »

Webinar: Working With Peer Research Associates

Updated December 17, 2019: In this KnowledgeConnect webinar, Peer Research Associates (PRAs) from the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index reflected on their experiences working on the project, and shared their thoughts on best practices to teams which include or are thinking of including PRAs in their work. These experiences will illuminate and expand… Read more »