Category: Peer Leadership

Edi is a Peer Research Associate with the Making it Work Community Based Research Study.  What first piqued your interest in the HIV sector? My interest in this work is a result of my own experience in having illness. It is because of this journey that it became very evident to me that although there… Read more »

Date: Thursday Dec 17, 2020 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Since March 2020  the PLDI Training team has held ten Virtual Gathering opportunities for HIV-Positive PLDI Leaders to gather together in leadership, some topics included:  Self-care, Strategies around COVID-19, Strengthening your self-leadership and peer leadership, Gratitude, Diversity, an indigenous peer led Film Screening and… Read more »

Aiming to launch in the spring of 2021, the Hepatitis C Leadership Pilot Program will bring together peers of lived experience of hepatitis C in the spirit of leadership development and community building. As a program trainer you will have the unique opportunity to play a role in helping guide peers on a journey of… Read more »

Got a Minute for Hepatitis C?

    Do you have lived experience of hepatitis C and live in BC? Your thoughts, feelings, and opinions will help build the future leadership training program: Click here to complete the Hepatitis C Leadership Project survey for people with lived experience   Are you part of a community-based organization, public health agency, health authority,… Read more »

  The People with Lived Experiences’ Strengths in the Face of Stigma project (linked to the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index project) is looking for two community members from British Columbia to join the research team as Peer Research Associates. Are you someone with lived and living experience of HIV? Are you passionate… Read more »

October 5, 2020 arrived with the announcement of the Nobel Prize for Medicine being jointly awarded to three scientists for their 1989 discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The scientific work of Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice answered a significant question: since hepatitis A and B had already been discovered and… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Training and Leadership

The Year in Review   PAN’s Training and Leadership department offers in-person training events, virtual knowledge sharing and capacity building events; and a wealth of continuously updated resources via our website.  As in years past, we have presented a range of in-person events. However, with the emergence of COVID-19, we had to reshape the events… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Community-Based Research

The Year in Review This year has been a busy one for the Community-Based Research (CBR) Department at PAN! We currently support three signature CBR projects – the BC People Living with HIV Stigma Index, Making it Work, and Positive Living, Positive Homes. We also support capacity-building relating to CBR with our members and allies… Read more »

2019-20 Year in Review: Collective Impact Network

The Year in Review   In the last year, through the omnipresent and work-altering impacts of COVID-19, PAN has continued to steer the ‘coordinated and effective community-based response to HIV and hepatitis C in our province’, the stated goal of the Collective Impact Network (CIN). An added uncertainty was that all the community contracts with… Read more »