Category: Resources

Substance Use News January 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. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

HIM Emotion Regulation Skills Training group

The Health Initiative for Men (HIM) Emotion Regulation group is a free, 8-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy – based* (DBT)  skills training group facilitated by queer counselors, and open for 2-Spirit, non-binary, trans, queer men, and other men who are into men. The main goal of the group is to support participants in strengthening their capacity… Read more »

Resources for Harm Reduction Education

If you work in harm reduction education, whether it’s informally with your family, in a workplace struggling with how to understand substance use, or as an educator presenting formally, here are two short videos to add to your resource list. They are great to use in the fight against the stigma directed at people who… Read more »

Substance Use News December 2019

  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. See our Drug Use and Overdose Response page for resources on overdose services, team resilience, governmental reports,… Read more »

What a Year It Was!

Casting the traditional fiscal year aside, the calendar shows 2019 was an amazing year with you all. Thank you to everyone who walked through the months, events, and issues with us. PAN and our members continued to do critical social justice work in every corner of the province throughout 2019.  Some social change and equity… Read more »

Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has released her latest report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019, Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System. This report explores the current state of health of Canadians and focuses on understanding the impact of stigma on our health, as well as how we… Read more »

Webinar: Harm Reduction and Healing in Indigenous Communities

Watch on demand Date recorded: Wednesday February 5, 2020 This dialogue-based webinar featured Andrea Medley in conversation with Janet Madsen of PAN. Andrea is one of the Indigenous Wellness Educators with the First Nations Health Authority’s Indigenous Wellness team. When Andrea and her teammates are invited into BC First Nations communities, they’ve found that harm reduction… Read more »

Celebrating Indigenous Youth Voices

Join us in honouring voices of Indigenous youth. In the spring, seventeen Indigenous youth from across the province spent a week at the First Directions retreat with the Yúusnewas team, Elder Val Nicholson, and partners at Reel Youth to create these incredible films highlighting the ways colonialism continues to impact Indigenous health. Yúusnewas is a… Read more »

Journal of Indigenous HIV Research

The Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Collaborative (AHA Centre) has released the Journal of Indigenous HIV Research, Volume 10. This volume includes: A Culturally Specific Approach: Developing A Métis Methodology for HIV Research Graphic Facilitation as a Tool to Guide Community-Based Research on Indigenous Boys’ and ​Men’s Sexual Health The WoW Gathering: A Land-Based Positive Action… Read more »

This webinar was recorded on Wednesday January 22, 2020, on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, which includes Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations.   This webinar recapped some of the highlights of last year’s Summit, a conference for Queer Men’s health hosted by Darren Ho and and Jose Patiño-Gomez of Community Based… Read more »

        Lessons learned from supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites in Canada Recorded November 6, 2019. Now available on demand. Watch on Vimeo This webinar was presented in partnership with the Dr. Peter Centre. This webinar focuses on lessons learned from a national teleconference network for supervised consumption site (SCS) and overdose… Read more »