Category: Resource and Funding News

During the 2014 Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness conference in Vancouver, a group of individuals came together with a common goal: to ensure that individuals with lived experience received equitable representation from service providers, researchers, policy makers, and others, so that they can better understand and tackle the problem of homelessness. To that end, the… Read more »

Drug Checking at Music Festivals: A How-To Guide

ANKORS is excited to announce the launch of Drug Checking at Music Festivals: A How‐To Guide by Chloe Sage and Warren Michelow – a groundbreaking and comprehensive guide that will move the national and international conversation about drug checking forward into action. This guide is the culmination of fourteen years of experience operating a drug… Read more »

Jun 22, 2016 by Jessica Chenery, Program Lead, Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program, BCCDC, and Amanda Porter, Nurse Educator, Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program, BCCDC What’s Around The Kitchen Table? Around The Kitchen Table (ATKT) is a program that actively engages aboriginal women as natural teachers to host conversations around HIV, STI and hepatitis education in their… Read more »

Hepatitis C treatment has changed dramatically in the past few years, with the development of medications that have cure rates of 90% and greater, few side effects and short durations, often just a few months. While these new medications are an exciting improvement, only a small percentage of people who inject drugs are able to… Read more »

Recorded Webinar: Medical Assistance in Dying (CHPCA)

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) hosted a webinar recently entitled: Providing a Hastened Death or Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID): What Every Health Care Provider Should Know If They Receive a Request It was recorded and is now available online for those who are interested.

Northern Health seeks to extend the reach of community-based services in response to HIV and Hepatitis C. Following the announcement of the Regional HIV and Hepatitis C Implementation Plan in December, 2015, the Regional Chronic Diseases Program (RCD) has been consulting northerners about the best way to assist communities to take the next steps, outside… Read more »

Housing can be an issue for some people living with HIV. Programs designed to provide safe and secure housing for those in need can be a stabilizing force in the lives of people with HIV.     The Enhanced Supportive Housing Program provides intensive support to people living with HIV who have complex needs.  … Read more »

CATIE HepCinfo Update 7.8

Holkira Pak is now indicated for people with HIV/Hep C co-infection or post liver transplant The Holkira Pak product monograph has been updated to include that people who are co-infected with HIV and Hep C or who have had a liver transplant can be treated with this drug combination. Holkira Pak is a combination of… Read more »

Since the arrival of the first anti-HIV drug in the late 1980s, the question of when to begin treatment in the course of HIV disease has ignited debate. Over the years, recommendations about the ideal treatment starting point have moved back and forth between early and late initiation. In the past decade, however, the evidence… Read more »

The 2014/15 From Hope to Health progress report

The BC Ministry of Health is pleased to share with you the second progress report of From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS Free Generation. This progress report covers the second fiscal year of provincial expansion (April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015). In addition, there is a supporting technical document that details the source data and… Read more »

  The Policy & Practice Toolkit for Ontario AIDS Service Organizations on Clients’ HIV Disclosure Decisions and Process was developed for organizations that want to develop policies and practices that support their clients to make decisions about HIV disclosure. Although developed for Ontario, the toolkit is relevant for any AIDS service organization (ASO) that wants to… Read more »

The Programs and Partnerships Division is pleased to announce the release of a new resource entitled At a glance: Prevention of sexually transmitted and blood borne infections among ethnocultural communities. The goal of this resource is to provide public health professionals, researchers, staff in provincial/territorial governments and community organizations with a synthesis of the evidence… Read more »