Category: Research

Evaluation Capacity Checklist

Research has shown that successful nonprofit organizations tend to be armed with a foundational understanding of evaluation. But what does a “foundational understanding of evaluation” involve? The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has developed an Evaluation Capacity Checklist that assesses key elements in building and sustaining an organization’s capacity for evaluation… Read more »

The Pacific Hepatitis C Network is a provincial network giving voice to people living with and at-risk for getting hepatitis C, joined by those affected by and concerned about hepatitis C. If you are a person in BC living with hepatitis C our ‘Living with the Dragon for people with hepatitis C’ survey is for… Read more »

30 years of AIDS Vancouver – We want to hear your story

AIDS Vancouver’s 30 year anniversary in the summer of 2013 is fast approaching. The team from Be the Change Group Inc., has been contracted to help showcase the incredible 30 year journey of AIDS Vancouver and the HIV/AIDS movement in Vancouver.  We aim to celebrate and remember AIDS Vancouver’s work, from its roundtable inception as… Read more »

In early December, the BC Core Team of the REACH CBR Collaborative Centre met in Vancouver to ignite the Centre’s work here in British Columbia. Funding for the REACH CBR Collaborative Centre in HIV/AIDS was announced by CIHR in June of 2012, thereby launching a vibrant national collaborative among HIV researchers, people living with HIV,… Read more »

We are pleased to announce that PAN is hosting a workshop for people involved in community-based HIV research. This two-day workshop (February 27-28) will bring together community-based organizations, people living with HIV/AIDS, academic researchers, public health representatives, funders and other stakeholders to explore how knowledge can be moved to action in HIV/AIDS research. In this… Read more »

PHCN Practitioner Survey – INVITATION

This fall, the Pacific Hepatitis C Network (PHCN)  embarked on a Core Program and Service Planning Project. To develop an effective Core Program and Services, we need to learn what is important to you in your work (direct or indirect) with people living with or at-risk for hepatitis C.  Our needs assessment process includes surveys,… Read more »

Engaging people who use drugs in policy and program development: A review of the literature Authors: Lianping Ti1, Despina Tzemis, and Jane A Buxton Published in: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy ABSTRACT Health policies and programs are increasingly being driven by people from the community to more effectively address their needs. While a large… Read more »

5 Questions with Researcher Surita Parashar

Surita Parashar helps facilitate “The way I see it,” a community based research project that uses Photovoice methodology to examine the impact of housing on health as seen through the eyes of people living with HIV and AIDS in Vancouver. The project is led by a team of Community Researchers – Randy, Rob, Valerie, Lora,… Read more »

Women and HIV and Trauma: Promising Research and Practices

We know too well about the connection between trauma and HIV. Two recent studies have confirmed that trauma plays a significant role in both transmission of HIV and in treatment failure for women. Concurrently, new promising practices are emerging- in particular, a program called LIFT  (Living in the Face of Trauma) is demonstrating that therapeutic… Read more »

This week I have the opportunity to attend the 26th Annual American Evaluation Association Conference in Minneapolis. As part of my time here, I attended a workshop that focused on getting actionable answers and recommendations from evaluation reports. Have you ever read an evaluation report and still wondered how worthwhile the outcomes really were or… Read more »

Harm Reduction & Homeslessness Resources

Harm reduction is an approach or strategy aimed at reducing the risks and harmful effects associated with substance use and addictive behaviours for the individual, the community and society as a whole. It is deemed a realistic, pragmatic, humane and successful approach to addressing issues of substance use. Recognizing that abstinence may be neither a… Read more »