Category: Research

The Public Health Agency of Canada wants your help to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected access to services for the care and prevention of HIV, hepatitis C and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI). We also want to know how access to drug treatment and harm reduction services (such as addictions… Read more »

A new study wanting to talk to people about their thoughts about different testing options for sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infections is seeking participants for a focus group. Right now, they are recruiting for two priority populations – gay, bi and other men who have sex with men (gbMSM) and people from the African, Caribbean, and Black… 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 »

Peer leadership in research and evaluation

One of the core values of our approach to research at PAN is “Meaningful Engagement and GIPA/MEPA”. In practice, this means that people with lived experiences (sometimes known as peers) must be engaged in research at all points in the process, including being actively engaged in developing and leading research. One way that this has shown up in our work… 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 »

Take part in STBBI Study

The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) is recruiting folks for a study. They are looking for 3-8 participants within the gbMSM population for one focus group with equal distribution among the following age groups: 19-30, 31-64, and 65+. This project is recruiting participants nationally and hoping for equal distribution between provinces. Representation… 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 »