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  • New Study Seeks Participants

    via the Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC) newsletter: A new study has been launched to explore the ethical and professional implications of using incentives in the care of people at risk of or living with HIV, including but not limited to testing, treatment, care, counselling, etc. By incentives, we mean food, vouchers,… Read more »

  • The President’s Dream Colloquium on HIV: From Cell to Society is a high-profile lecture series hosted by Simon Fraser University. It is paired with a course, open to university students and community members, about a variety of topics in HIV spanning from the sciences, to the social, and the community. Please visit for more information…. Read more »

  • The BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions recently released a new report,  Escalating BC’s Response to the Overdose Emergency.   Excerpt from the Executive Summary:  The Province of British Columbia continues to respond to a public health emergency that is claiming four lives every day. The province continues to experience the highest number of overdose deaths… Read more »

  • Webinar: Gonorrhea Update from Public Health Agency of Canada

      Gonorrhea Update: Treatment Guidelines, AMR Surveillance, Ceftriaxone-Resistant Gonorrhea Case Study Date: Thursday February 28th, 2019 Time: 10 AM Pacific Time Gonorrhea is the second most commonly reported bacterial STI in Canada. Reported cases of gonorrhea have more than doubled between 2010 and 2016 with 23,708 reported cases in 2016. This webinar will provide an update on… Read more »

  • This event is located on the traditional territory of the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), W̱SÁNEĆ and Kwantlen. First Directions: Reclaiming our Bodies is a free program for Indigenous youth in British Columbia. During First Directions, youth travel to Langley, BC, and will stay in shared accommodations with other Indigenous youth, supervised by YouthCO staff. At First Directions, we bring… Read more »

  • The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC) is launching a ground-breaking participatory systems change initiative across Canada! Over the next three years, we will be working with communities to improve public understanding of drug policy, promote a public health and human rights-based approach to drugs, and develop momentum for sustained and coordinated efforts to improve our… Read more »

  • Job Posting: Stride with Purpose Coordinator

    Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families Position: Stride with Purpose Coordinator Wage:     Based on Experience Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, BC Hours:   1 FTE, Mon – Fri business hours, evening and weekends as required.  35 hours per week. Start Date:  March, 2019 Stride with Purpose provides supports and services for people… Read more »

  • Job Posting: HIV/HCV Case Manager, Purpose Society

    Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families Position: HIV/HCV Case Manager Wage: Based on Experience Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, BC Hours: 1 FTE, Mon – Fri business hours, evening and weekends as required.  35 hours per week. Start Date: ASAP   Stride with Purpose provides supports and services for people living with… Read more »

  • AIDS Vancouver Island is hiring. The Men’s Wellness Program Health Promotion Educator provides programming, education, and support relating to: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STIs, substance use, sexuality/sexual decision-making, testing, treatment, and prevention strategies as a means of increasing community awareness and wellness, and reducing the further incidence of HIV, HCV, STIs, and other related blood-borne illnesses with a… Read more »

  • Contribute to Education about Homelessness and Health

    Via Community Voices in Health Professional Education Newsletter. Can you help with a homelessness curriculum project? UBC Medical student Alec Yu is leading an initiative to design curriculum that addresses the effects of housing and homelessness on health. Starting in July, the curriculum will be piloted for third-year medical students during their family medicine rotations across the… Read more »

  • HIV Oral History Project Seeks Participants

    Submitted by the HIV Oral History Project We are collecting the historical, lived realities before it is too late. Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: HIV in My Day is an ongoing community-based oral history project that collects stories of the early years (before 1996) of British Columbia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic from long-term survivors and caregivers. As people living… Read more »

  • Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families The Newcomer HIV Prevention/Health Promotion Support Worker performs a wide variety of supportive tasks to assist in the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among at-risk newcomer populations in the Fraser Health Region. The Purpose Society is funded by Fraser Heath to provide services supporting… Read more »


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