Category: Resources

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 »

Participatory Evaluation Whiteboard Video

In this short video, we will provide you with an overview of participatory evaluation, describing briefly what it is and offering a few useful tips and tools for conducting participatory evaluation projects. In addition to discussing the principles of participatory evaluation, we will also provide an example of a participatory evaluation project and discuss our… 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 CV-19 Indigenous Knowledge Translation Working Group recently published some new COVID-19 Indigenous Resources to promote vaccination in Indigenous communities. The new resources are titled Protect Your Community with COVID-19 Immunity and feature five Indigenous doctors and is a series of six printable posters. Additionally, social media images (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) were also developed… 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 »

Hepatitis C Testing Technologies Visual Resource

As the project coordinator for the Hepatitis C Leadership Project, I wanted to learn more specifics about the various hepatitis C testing technologies. During a conversation focused on community knowledge-building with Dr. Sofia Bartlett from the BCCDC, it was recognized that creating a visual summary of hepatitis C testing technologies could be useful for community…. Read more »

BC’s Overdose Overview: January 24-30, 2021

The BCCDC Overdose Dashboard provides updates on: Illegal drug overdoses attended by paramedics (BCEHS) Illicit drug toxicity deaths (BCCS defined) Mortality rate maps by Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) Severity of ingestion poisoning calls coded in most severe category at time of ambulance dispatch (provincial view) Severity of overdose patient presentation assessed by paramedics using the Glasgow… Read more »

Find Mental Health Services with MindMapBC

MindMapBC is a mental health service finder which helps people locate appropriate and accessible mental health services. It can be difficult to access mental health services, especially those that are affirming of LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, Two-Spirit, and other gender- and sexually-diverse) people. In addition to barriers that are commonly experienced by people of… Read more »

Substance Use News: November 2020

Substance Use News provides a snapshot of news and resources for those working in harm reduction. 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 concerns about how… Read more »