Category: Peer Leadership

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 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 include concepts… 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 »

Pozcast: Supporting PLHIV in their Health

Updated with webinar recording   June 11-17 is Men’s Health Week, and we sat down with James Watson, the host of Pozcast. The goal of Pozcast is to connect people living with HIV with HIV research in ways that matter. Episodes on men’s health have included HIV and fatherhood, and a series on drug use… Read more »

Background:In 2015, PAN began the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index (BC Stigma Index), a community-based research (CBR) study to document the experiences of stigma and discrimination from the perspective of people living with HIV (PLHIV). One of the objectives of this study was to “support PLHIV to be Stigma Index leaders & build… Read more »

As many of us are now aware, U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable), means that people living with HIV (PLHIV) can feel confident that, if they have a sustained undetectable viral load for at least six months, they will not pass on HIV to their sexual partners. Treatment as Prevention®, pioneered by the BC-CfE in 2006, formed… Read more »

The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has offered leadership programming to people living with HIV in BC since 2009. We wanted to learn what is working for participants and where the program might be fine-tuned to improve the experience. To evaluate the program’s effect, we used a participatory evaluation process, where peers themselves plan, develop… Read more »

HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward

Reprinted from Vancouver Island PWA Society site   HIV in My Day: Reflecting Back, Looking Forward is an oral history project that hopes to document the beginning of the HIV epidemic (1980s) in Victoria and Vancouver Island’s history by having those with lived experience and their caregivers recount their experiences. We are an inter-generational community-based research team… Read more »

The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) wants to showcase Canadian HIV/AIDS stories. This year the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands from July 23 to 27, will highlight the theme “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.” The Canadian Society for International Health is pleased to be developing and coordinating activities for the… Read more »