Category: Peer Leadership

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 »

The Making it Work Community-Based Research project is looking for community members from Vancouver and Prince George to join the research team as Peer Research Associates. If you are interested in learning more about research and the Making it Work Study and you feel you meet the description below, please get in touch to tell… Read more »

The 2021 Sex Now Survey is now online!

The 2021 edition of Sex Now—Canada’s national health survey for gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) men and non-binary people—has launched. We hope you’ll add your voice and help build healthier and inclusive communities for us all. Developed by CBRC, Sex Now has been collecting and sharing valuable data on the physical and mental… Read more »

As we head into a new fiscal year and welcome the onset of spring, we would like to take a moment to update members and allies on our work in light of the continuing dictates of COVID. On an operational level, PAN’s own programs and services continue to be impacted as both BC and Canada… Read more »

Become a MindMapBC Advisory Group Member!

What is MindMapBC? MindMapBC is an online service finder which includes accessible and affirming mental health and substance use services and supports in British Columbia. All of the services listed on the site accept self-referrals, many are free or low-cost, and/or are affirming of LGBTQ2+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, and other gender- and… Read more »

People living with HIV wanted for cannabis study

Smartphone-based study of medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis use (SMART-CAN) Purpose York University researchers are seeking research participants to help test a smartphone-based method for assessing medicinal and non-medicinal cannabis use, and associated health outcomes, among people living with HIV. What does the study involve? Two hour online assessment (i.e. Zoom interview and questionnaires) Downloading an… Read more »

  Job Summary: The All Genders Wellness Health Promotion Educator will lead the development of social programming, education, and support services related to community building and social inclusion; gender-affirming care, health service delivery, and health system navigation support; gender identity and gender expression; sexuality and sexual decision-making; mental health and substance use; and HIV, HCV,… Read more »

Substance Use News, February 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 »

“There may be nothing more important for our community than supporting people living with HIV to become leaders.” This is the lead in to the Pozcast episode featuring the Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI).  Hear PAN’s PLDI Manager Marc Seguin along with Tara Jewal (PLDI Manager at the Ontario AIDS Network), and host James Watson… Read more »

BC CfE Webinar: “Water Women Rising:” Indigenizing Re-search

BC-CfE Webinar Learning Series “Water Women Rising” Indigenizing Re-search to explore how Indigenous women living with HIV understand and support their health Date: Wednesday February 24, 2021 Time:  12  – 1:30 PM  Pacific time Webinar main objectives: Following this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Explain new approaches to research, including Indigenizing the re-search… Read more »

The CIHR HIV Clinical Trials Network (CTN) is looking for new members to fill open spots on our Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC represents diverse groups of people living with HIV and other related communities from across Canada. They review research proposals and informed consent forms, and offer formal community input to the CTN’s Steering Committee. A scientific… Read more »