Category: Peer Leadership

  Michelle is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study. She also works at Positive Living North, and is a board member with the Pounds Project in Prince George. What first piqued your interest in the HIV/ hepatitis C sector? My first eye opening experience with HIV was when I met… Read more »

World Hepatitis Day

July 28, 2020 is World Hepatitis Day World Hepatitis Day 2020 is about the missing millions around the globe who are unaware they are living with hepatitis. British Columbia is part of the picture and Pacific AIDS Network encourages collective effort across the province to find the undiagnosed and link them to care. It takes… Read more »

New PLDI Connections

Hi my name is Marc Seguin and I am the Manager of the PLDI program here in BC. The PLDI acronym stands for the Positive Leadership Development Institute, which is a structured program of professional development trainings for HIV-Positive people in BC. Some of our trainings include reflecting on Core questions, such as Who am… Read more »

CHIWOS Scholar Awards: Priority Call

We, at the Women and HIV Research Program (WHRP) and WHRP’s largest project, CHIWOS, acknowledge that systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence exist in Canada and have been pervasive since the land was colonized. WHRP and CHIWOS were founded on and are grounded in anti-oppressive, social justice, and community-based frameworks. However, we recognize that academic institutions,… Read more »

Beyond Blame at HIV2020 Online: Register Now

Beyond Blame: Challenging Criminalization for HIV Justice Worldwide Date: Wednesday July 8, 2020 Time: 6 AM Pacific time   Beyond Blame is a unique opportunity for both new and long-established activists to learn why HIV criminalization matters. Hear about the wide range of initiatives and strategies that have been used by activists around the world… Read more »

CHIWOS Scholar Awards

Call for Applications The Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS) is pleased to announce this special call for the CHIWOS Scholar Awards with the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN). This unique funding opportunity will support training and mentorship opportunities for emerging academic scholars who are interested in building their capacity… Read more »

Webinar: The Hepatitis C Leadership Project

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020  Time: 10 AM The Hepatitis C Leadership Project is about modelling and developing the leadership skills and knowledge of people with lived experience of hepatitis C in BC. This webinar is an opportunity to hear from some members of the project’s advisory committee that is predominantly led by peers. Topics will… Read more »

  On March 11, 2020, 58 people from all parts of the province gathered on the unceded traditional territory of the Semiahmoo, Katzie Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations in Surrey for the Pacific AIDS Network (PAN) Event entitled “Stories of Lived Experience” (SoLE). The program spanned from learning about leadership, to hearing from… Read more »

The Friends for Life Women’s Wellness and Leadership Project was designed to support women on their own path to health and wellness. Women throughout British Columbia received financial grants, through funding provided by Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), to support their self-directed health and education opportunities. All grant applicants from across British Columbia were invited… Read more »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2018-19

We are happy to present the 2018-19 Year in Review, our annual report. We thank our members, allies, and stakeholders for their roles in the work we have accomplished over the past year, and encourage people to contact us if they would like more information. Message from the Executive Director     Dear Friends, Looking… 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 »