Pacific AIDS Network Society
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Location: Grand Okanagan Resort, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Time: 3:00 PM Registration Opens. 3:30 PM Business Meeting
After over a decade in Richmond, the PAN team is excited to announce we are taking our provincial conference on the road again. This year’s conference of members and allies will take place in Kelowna.
Over the coming months, we will be developing the program for the conference, and there will be an emphasis on Women and HIV and HCV.
PAN will be connecting with member organizations to solicit your thoughts on emerging and important issues in the sector that will help us shape various aspects of the program, so keep your eyes and ears open for follow-up.
Registration information, travel details and logistics will be released soon.
The PAN board of directors and staff look forward to seeing you all in
Jennifer Evin Jones
Pacific AIDS Network
We are already discussing some what will be on the agenda – potential changes to PAN’s governance structure.
As part of the transition process required by the new Societies Act, PAN has a great opportunity to craft bylaws that reflect the mission that has led the work of PAN since 2013: We lead an inspired, strong, and effective community-based response to HIV/AIDS, HCV, and related communicable diseases and conditions. The PAN Board of Directors expanded PAN’s mission statement after an extensive consultation process with Executive Directors, stakeholders and PLHIV including PLDI graduates who had hands on experience with PAN and/or PAN programs, with the majority of member organizations in support.
The Board has always recognized that as a result of the 2013 update to the mandate, changes would be needed to PAN’s governance structures to ensure consistency with inclusion principles of GIPA/MIPA, the HCV Manifesto, and Nothing About Us Without Us. Additionally, it’s critical that Indigenous organizations have a designated voice, consistent with community respect and Truth and Reconciliation principles. As we approach the end of our current strategic plan, and as we make the transition to the new Societies Act, this is an opportune time.
In the coming months, we will look to the membership to provide input and guidance regarding the proposed governance changes. We will be sharing a monthly series of blog posts representing perspectives from across the network – staff, Governance Committee members, people living with HIV, and community members – to share their thoughts on these changes.
Thank you in advance for engaging with us over the coming months, and for your participation at the upcoming AGM! To help support this discussion, we have also created a gateway where people can ask questions and/or request to be contacted by a member of the PAN Governance Committee: [email protected]
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We greatly appreciate the vision of our government funders and their ongoing commitment to supporting the work of the Pacific AIDS Network. In particular we gratefully acknowledge the Public Health Agency of Canada – HIV and Hepatitis C Community Action Fund. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.