Category: Resources

        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 »

2019 World AIDS Day & Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

The UNAIDS theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities make the difference”. Items are listed alphabetically by Health Authority. If you are planning an event or campaign for World AIDS Day or Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week, let us know. We will be creating a list of what’s happening or available. Please include: Title… Read more »

Substance Use News October 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 »

Two Fresh Tools for GBT2Q

We’ve received this update from Health Initiative for Men   We’re excited to share two fresh tools aimed at empowering GBT2Q (gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and Queer men) to care for their and their partners’ sexual health. What are Tell Your Partners and Your Sexual Health Calculator? Tell Your Partners allows community members who have been… Read more »

The Year in Review: 2018-19

We are happy to present the 2018-19 Year in Review, our annual report. We thank our members, allies, and stakeholders for their roles in the work we have accomplished over the past year, and encourage people to contact us if they would like more information. Message from the Executive Director     Dear Friends, Looking… Read more »

Funding Opportunity from Community Action Initiative

Alcohol & Girls: Making Prevention A Priority Funding Opportunity to Support Development of New Programming for Girls – Request for Proposals Community Action Initiative is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity! Within British Columbia, there is increasing recognition at the local and provincial level that public action to address the issue of risky drinking… Read more »

Special Presentation by Dr. Christy Sutherland

Please note: Registration closes at 11 AM October 24. We are pleased to announce a special event for our member groups and allies. Dr. Christy Sutherland, Medical Director of PHS Community Services, will share a keynote address to precede PAN’s Annual General Meeting. She will speak on the topics of a safer drug supply and… Read more »

Updated November 1, 2019: Deadline to Apply Extended for Funding for Municipalities or Regional Districts Community-based organizations are not eligible to apply for these grants but are encouraged to partner with their local municipalities or regional districts. Community Action Initiative has extended the deadline to submit applications for this funding opportunity. Please share this announcement with… Read more »

Substance Use News September 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 »

Overdose Washroom Safety Assessment Tool

The City of Vancouver (COV) Washroom Safety Assessment Tool was developed in collaboration with the COV and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) after the Mayor’s Overdose Emergency Task Force received community input (Dec. 2019) that washrooms were an area of concern for fatal overdose. The tool development and safer washroom assessment had 4 stages: 1) Advisory… Read more »

Announcing the HIV Housing Toolkit!

PAN is delighted to announce the launch of its HIV Housing Toolkit! Explore the HIV Housing Toolkit by visiting www.hivhousingtoolkit.ca This Toolkit was developed as part of knowledge translation for the community-based research study Positive Living, Positive Homes. Many people who participated in this study expressed a need for this kind of tool as it… Read more »