Category: Resources

Launching July 8: Women-Centred HIV Care Toolkits

Around 14,500 women live with HIV in Canada, and delivering holistic integrated care that responds to their needs and priorities is essential. Based on findings from CHIWOS and an extensive community-collaborative research program, two new toolkits were developed by, with, and for women living with HIV on Women-Centred HIV Care. One was developed for women living with HIV as a self-management and health advocacy tool…. Read more »

We heard from community that there was a need for accessible, clear information about HIV to support front-line staff working in housing. So, adapting content originally published by CATIE, we have created a new module for the HIV Housing Toolkit to do just this! This new module “HIV Information for Housing Staff” is the ninth… Read more »

Support Local Black-led Organizations

via PIVOT, reprinted with permission The last two weeks we have seen an upsurge of support for Pivot’s Criminalization & Police Accountability work. People are moved to act by the uprising for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Nina Pop and Breonna Taylor and countless Black people murdered by law enforcement. In… Read more »

Substance Use News May 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. 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… Read more »

With people returning to workplaces in BC’s Restart Plan, employers and workers alike may be wondering what this means going forward. Below you’ll find a few things to consider for the weeks and months ahead.*  We suggest PAN members consult the Restart Plan, the BC Centre for Disease Control COVID-19 resources, and Work Safe BC… Read more »

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. Community organizations may seek funds to undertake a wide range of activities and to serve a wide range of vulnerable groups. Community organizations may apply for funds… Read more »

Hep C in Focus: Special Virtual Event

Join us for this special event! Hep C in Focus is a special virtual event featuring presentations, community networking, and resources. Registration provides access to all sessions of the day, which is scheduled to include breaks. You may join any of the sessions using the same registration link. Hep C in Focus is produced in… Read more »

A new resource from the AHA Centre, “CAHR 2020 Virtual – Roadmap to Indigenous Presentations” provides a guide to Indigenous presentations (both oral and posters) from CAHR 2020 Virtual.  The Roadmap includes presentation titles and links to quickly access these presentations through the CAHR site (all oral presentations are available as Youtube videos and all… Read more »

Webinar: Q&A session about Safe Supply with Guy Felicella

Updated May 20, 2020 BC has released new guidance on providing safe supply to people who use drugs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard from PAN member and allied organizations about uncertainty on how these changes will be implemented, and how people can access safe supply across the province. To help answer these questions… Read more »

Substance Use News April 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working to support folks who use substances. 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… Read more »

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on the not-for-profit and charitable sectors, and no doubt the aftershocks will be continue to be felt for some time to come.  The PAN team would like to share our latest understanding of some of the government supports that have been created for community-based organizations and the… Read more »

Temporary Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

Via the Overdose Emergency Response Centre of the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions To support parents who are essential service workers during the response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Province is launching a new process. This process will match parents, who are working on the front lines of B.C.’s COVID-19 response and have children… Read more »