Category: Resources

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 »

Deliberative Dialogue Report – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that a final report from the Deliberative Dialogue, held in November 2019 in Vancouver, is now available. The Deliberative Dialogue was an opportunity for people from across BC (including people with living and lived experiences, staff and other service providers from community-based organizations, and policymakers) to come together for one… Read more »

Substance Use News March 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, policy recommendations,… Read more »

COVID-19 PAN Statement to Members

Please Note  This was the first statement we published in response to the worldwide changes COVID-19 was bringing to communities. When we published the statement below, we couldn’t have imagined the course of things to come. Since then we’ve developed a set of resource pages. Please refer to them for ongoing developments in BC, rather… Read more »

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 »