Category: PAN News and Events

  We are excited to share that I’m Ready, a major HIV self-testing research program has launched from REACH Nexus, which is the same research team that got Canada’s first HIV self-test approved last November. I’m Ready’s goals are to reach people who are undiagnosed, get them connected to care, and to learn through the research how… Read more »

Please note this may be difficult for some to read. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the families and communities impacted by the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. The work to find the children has been led by the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation along… Read more »

Substance Use News, May 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »

Advocacy evaluation is a growing field of evaluation that seeks to capture a lot of the work that often remains unaccounted for, despite its importance for promoting equity and social justice. The theme of this year’s Canadian Evaluation Society Conference focused on ‌evaluation‌ ‌utilization. How do we make sure that ‌we not only use evaluation… Read more »

Minister Mike Farnworth Assistant Deputy Minister Wayne Rideout Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Via Email: [email protected]; [email protected]   May 13, 2021 Dear Minister Farnworth and Assistant Deputy Minister Rideout, RE: Joint Letter to Provincial Government Regarding Unauthorized Police Enforcement of COVID-19 Travel Restrictions on May 1, 2021 We are writing to follow up… Read more »

As a follow up to the Earth Day Special Webinar on Health, Equity and Climate Change, we are now excited to host PAN Presents: Let’s get together with a small carbon footprint. Date: May 27, 2021 Time: 10 -11 AM Pacific time Our work time and meetings have a hidden carbon footprint! Online video, including streaming,… Read more »

Updated: Let’s Talk Stigma Reduction!

  About the event Date: Friday, June 11, 2021 Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific time Let’s Talk Stigma Reduction! is a coming together of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities to discuss stigma from an intersectional perspective as it is experienced/enacted broadly in relation to health and the social determinants of health. Our goal… Read more »

Equitable online access for information sharing

Starting in 2020, because of restrictions on in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, many services and opportunities in communities shifted to online formats. While many in the disability community celebrated digital adoption for creating accessible opportunities for many folks that could only access online services, we know that many in-person services and programs became inaccessible… Read more »

Relationships between community-based organizations and researchers are very important. We know that having strong, respectful and reciprocal relationships are crucial in doing our work. However, it can be tough to know exactly what steps to take to move these relationships forward when researchers approach community-based organizations to work together. These relationships include a lot of moving pieces, important conversations and meeting each other where… Read more »

We’re excited to announce the Pilot Program of the Hepatitis C Leadership Program, coming up in July 2021. It will be delivered live online.  Are you a person with lived experience of hepatitis C who would like to embark on a leadership journey? This is an exciting opportunity to discover and connect on an individual,… Read more »

Substance Use News, April 2021

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. We share pieces on the social, medical and political responses to the opioid crisis, from advocacy to welcome change. With the added layer of the coronoavirus/COVID-19 public health constraints, those working in harm reduction have heightened concerns about how… Read more »