Category: Resource and Funding News

The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) is presenting the 27th annual conference on HIV and AIDS research in Vancouver from April 26-29, 2018. This conference is an interesting mix of basic and clinical science; epidemiology and public health; as well as social sciences. The call for abstracts has been released and deadline for abstract… Read more »

Westshore AVI Health Centre Opening

AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) is very pleased to announce that the Westshore AVI Health Centre is opening its doors on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.  The centre will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-4:00pm, providing Opiate Substitution Treatment (OST) in a low barrier setting.  We will also offer support and referrals to assist our patients to… Read more »

HPV Prevention Week

October 1-7 is Canada’s first HPV Prevention Week, boosted by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. HPV is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STI) and up to 75% of Canadian men and women will have it at some point in their lifetime. Many will clear the infection on their own, but… Read more »

For those who may wish to apply for funding, there will be two Status of Women Canada Call for Proposals in person funding information sessions: Vancouver: October 3rd from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Registration is limited to 25 people. Kelowna: October 4th from 9am to 11am. Registration is limited to 16 people.   Please contact Thea… Read more »

Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund

This in from Health Canada:  It is with pleasure that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announces the launch of the Infectious Diseases and Climate Change Fund. We are currently accepting funding requests from interested applicants to address the impact of climate change on human health by building and increasing access to infectious disease-based… Read more »

Opioid Crisis Addiction Education 2017

  As we learned in our Rapid Assessment of community –based programs’ needs for capacity building in the face of the overdose crisis, organizational staff and volunteers doing overdose related care and support don’t necessarily have a background in substance use education. This motivated us to develop our Drug Use and Overdose Response Resource page,… Read more »

The CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity would like to inform its community of the following funding announcement: Catalyst Grant: HPV Screening & Vaccination in Underserved Populations  Human Papillomavirus Screening and Vaccination Implementation in Underserved Populations The Institute of Cancer Research in partnership with the Institute of Infection and Immunity , in consultation with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’… Read more »

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has released several new pieces that may be of interest to PAN members. If you aren’t aware of the publications or work of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, I highly recommend a visit to their site. The people at the Network do great human rights-based work that reaches across advocacy, research,… Read more »

Our colleagues at CATIE have distributed the following information to remind organizations of resources available for World Hepatitis Day. World Hepatitis Day is coming up on July 28, 2017. Whether you are already engaged in hepatitis C work or if you are looking to build your capacity in this area, CATIE has resources to help you… Read more »

Substance Use News: June

“Every 4 minutes 1 person who injects drugs becomes infected with HIV.” This statement comes from a newly released policy report from UNAIDS on Harm Reduction. It examines the public health implications of drug policy worldwide and highlights other health issues faced by people who use drugs (PWUD), including a high incidence of hepatitis C… Read more »

  The 2017-2018 call for proposals under the Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples: Programs and services funding stream is now open. About the call As part of the new Urban Programming for Indigenous Peoples  program, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is launching a call for proposals for projects that will support organizations delivering a… Read more »